Constitution and Bylaws
Consensus for Changes
By Ed Heath, Chair
inter-committee correspondence, the mid-year HOD meeting in Denver,
and review/revisions by counsel, the proposed changes for consideration
by the House at the annual meeting in April are:
[deletions are bracketed]; additions are underlined.
1. A proposed
amendment to Article I, Section 1, of the AAPG Bylaws to delete
SECTION 1. Membership
in this Association shall consist of the following classifications:
(until May 17, 2003)]
2. A proposed
amendment to Article I of the AAPG Bylaws to delete Section 6 thereof
which section contains requirements for the Junior membership classification.
[SECTION 6. JUNIORS]
this entire section is deleted)
sections of Article I renumbered to conform to deletion of Section
3. A proposed
amendment to Article I, Section 9, of the AAPG Bylaws to change
the requirements for sponsors for applicants for Active membership.
9. Election to Membership
candidate for admission as an Active Member shall submit a formal
application on an application form authorized by the Executive Committee,
signed by the applicant, and endorsed by not less than three (3)
individuals, at least two (2) of whom are members who are
in good standing, stating the applicant's training and experience
4. A proposed
amendment to Article I, Section 12, of the AAPG Bylaws to allow
reinstatement to membership in the Association of a prior member
who was expelled for ethical reasons upon the unanimous vote of
the Executive Committee, which reinstatement is consistent with
the provisions of Section 7 and Section 8, Article XI, of the AAPG
SECTION 12. Reinstatement
who has ceased to be a member of whatever classification, who has
resigned, or who has forfeited membership for nonpayment of dues,
[unless] or expelled for ethical reasons, may be reinstated
by the unanimous vote of the Executive Committee, upon fulfillment
of such requirements as may be established by the Executive Committee.
5. A proposed
amendment to Article III, Section 3, of the AAPG Bylaws to provide
for notices of meetings, meetings, and actions without a meeting
of the Executive Committee as authorized by Colorado law.
III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee shall meet immediately before the annual
meeting of the House of Delegates and at such other times during
the year and at such places as designated by such Executive Committee
and at the call of the President. Robert's Rules of Order
shall apply at all meetings except as the same may be inconsistent
with any procedure authorized by this Section 3. [ Notice by
mail of at least five (5) days shall be given to the members of
the Executive CommitteeCommittee prior to meetings, unless waived.]
A quorum shall consist of four (4) members. No proxy votes shall
be allowed and no alternates may be appointed for absent members.
A member of the Executive Committee may participate in a regular
or special meeting by, or the meeting may be conducted through the
use of, any means of communication allowed under the Colorado Revised
Nonprofit Corporations Act.
(c) Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of
the Executive Committee may be taken without a meeting to the full
extent allowed by the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporations Act.
(d) Five (5) days notice of regular or special meetings of the Executive
Committee shall be given, which shall include the date, time, place,
and, if a special meeting, purpose of the meeting. Notice may be
given in any manner permitted by the Colorado Revised Nonprofit
Corporations Act, and shall be effective as provided by such Act.
Members of the Executive Committee may waive notice as provided
under the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporations Act.
6. A proposed
Amendment to Article XIII, Section 2, of the AAPG Bylaws to delete
the reference to the Junior membership classification.
SECTION 2. Dues Benefit
of annual dues for any fiscal year entitles the Active Member, Emeritus
Member, [Junior,] Student, or Associate to receive without further
charge a copy of the Bulletin and the Explorer of
the Association for the year.
7. A proposed
amendment to Article XIII, Section 3, of the AAPG Bylaws to change
the maximum membership dues for certain membership classifications,
delete the references to the Junior membership classification, and
amend certain provisions concerning Student membership and entitlement
to Student dues upon the occurrence of certain events.
SECTION 3. Dues Schedule and Billing
dues of members shall be payable in advance of the fiscal year in
accordance with a schedule to be established annually by the Executive
Committee, provided that the dues shall not exceed the sums set
- Up to [$75] $125
- Up to [$37.50] $62.50
- Up to $30]
- Up to $10
- Up to [$75] $125
schedule shall be subject to the following provisos:
dues are not refundable;
members having previously obtained exemption under the former Life
Member category shall not be required to pay dues;
Juniors will be required to pay the same rate as Active Members
after four(4) years as a Junior;]
(c) That students who join while undergraduates will be [required
to pay the same rate as Juniors after six (6) years of Student membership;
that Students who join while in graduate school will be required
to pay the same rate as Juniors after four (4) years of Student
membership; that eligibility for Student dues rate will cease prior
to the limits herein set forth] reclassified as Associates upon
termination of academic enrollment or upon commencement of full-time
professional employment or practice[; and that individuals from
any class of membership upon termination of full-time professional
employment or practice and enrollment as a student majoring in geology
or in a field of study related to or generally associated with geology
at a college of acceptable academic standards may apply for any
remaining eligibility for Student dues rate under the provisions
herein set forth];
An Associate [who applied for Associate membership subsequent to
April 11, 1999, and] who has completed the degree requirements,
but not the experience requirements, for Active membership shall
pay one-half of the regular Active membership dues for not more
than four (4) years while not having satisfied such experience requirements
and shall pay regular Associate dues thereafter while an Associate.
(e) That the annual change in dues for Active Members cannot
exceed twenty percent (20%), and that this annual change is noncumulative;
(f) That a penalty to be established annually by the Executive
Committee will be levied for each quarter year of delinquency beginning
on July 1.
shall be mailed to each Active Member, Emeritus Member, Honorary
Member, [Junior], Student, and Associate before July 1 of each year,
stating the amount of annual dues.
the proposed changes have been submitted for publication, suggestions,
corrections, objections and comments are invited.
& Bylaws Committee of HoD: Nilo Azambuja,
Paul Britt, Paul English, Tom Ewing, Doug Patchen, Mark Rainer,
and Ed Heath, Chairman