Term End Report
Don Clarke, Chairman
was a "Red Letter Day" for the House of Delegates. AAPG
was petitioned by the National Association of Black Geologists and
Geophysicists (NABGG) and the Association for Women Geoscientists
(AWG) for affiliation as Associated Societies. The House of Delegates
voted to approve these affiliations as Associated Societies. These
societies will not be eligible to elect Delegates to the House of
Delegates. Welcome to the NABGG and the AWG. Each of these petitions
was preceded by stirring speeches of unity. Jeanne Harris spoke
for the AWG and Conrad Allen spoke for the NABGG.
petitioned by the French Association of Petroleum Technicians (AFTP),
Atyrau Petroleum Geologists Association (APGA) in Kazakhstan and
the Sociedad Geologica del Peru for affiliation as Affiliated Societies.
Jean Marvillet spoke for the AFTP, Malik Musagaliyev for the APGA
and Cesar Ardiles for the Sociedad Geologica del Peru. The House
of Delegates voted to approve these affiliations as Affiliated Societies.
These societies will now be eligible to elect Delegates to the House
of Delegates. We welcome these new societies to ours.
has focused on building HoD delegate representation in the affiliated
societies of North America. We were very successful. Most societies
have their complete complement of delegates. Only a few societies
have one vacancy. Internationally the situation is more difficult;
there are many societies who are under- represented or even have
no delegates. Some affiliated societies have no delegates because
it is not practical for the delegate to travel to the annual AAPG
meeting. Times have changed, and with the advances in communications,
there are many ways for the delegates to add valuable input into
how AAPG conducts its business. Service on committees such as this
one is an excellent way to bring ideas forward to the House.
to thank my fellow committee members for their help. These include
Sharie Sartain of Houston, Gulf Coast Section; Doug Patchen of the
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Eastern Section; and
Steve Goolsby, President of Goolsby Brothers and Associates Inc.,
Rocky Mountain Section.