Down the Stretch
by Steven M.
this issue of The Delegates' Voice, it feels like our activities
for this year are in the home stretch. This second issue of the
HoD newsletter contains quite a bit of information, and is well
worth the effort to read. For example, it contains information on
the candidate nominations for next year's HoD officers. And in my
mind, there is not very much that is more important than finding
someone else to take over my chores next year.
to seek contributors to discuss important issues of the HoD in The
Delegates' Voice have produced some good results. This month's
Point-Counterpoint column contains two articles. The first is a
counterpoint response from Robbie Gries to Clint Moore's letter
that we published in the last issue. The second article is a thought-provoking
proposal from Jim Tucker. Both of these articles are worthy of your
consideration. Please keep in mind that we would appreciate hearing
from you if you have an issue that you would like to have the HoD
fewer responses to the second proposal I forwarded in the last issue
of The Delegates' Voice. No one has stepped forward with
any artwork or photographs to help brighten up the pages of this
newsletter. Nor has anyone sent in any brief historical articles
to replace the ones that Pat Gratton has traditionally published
in past issues. If you have any of these materials that you think
would be of interest to the HoD membership, please contact me. Better
still, if you know of someone else you could volunteer for this
duty please let me know. I'd be glad to talk to them about it.
together The Delegates' Voice is a time-consuming process.
It takes a couple of months to get all of the editing done, to publish
the newsletter, and to mail it out to the membership. So if you
have an issue or proposal that you would like to get in front of
the HoD membership for consideration before the annual meeting in
Dallas this coming year, now is the time to step forward with it.
Write it up and send it along to me.
As a last
note, I'd like to remind everyone about our 2003-2004 Membership
Enhancement and Development contest. This is the on-going contest
that AAPG is sponsoring to encourage those in our Association to
recruit new members. The top individual award for the most recruitment
is a trip to AAPG's international conference and exhibition in Cancun,
Mexico, October 24-27, 2004. In addition, the top international
regions and U.S. societies based on percentage of membership will
receive cash prizes. So participation in this contest is well worth
the effort. For recruitment kits and more information, call or email
Donna Riggs at the AAPG office (1-800-364-2274 or ).