Forewarned is Forearmed
Steven M. Goolsby
of Delegates meeting at the Annual Convention is always enjoyable.
It's a chance to meet friends and colleagues and an opportunity
to take care of the business of running the AAPG. Most folks enjoy
the meeting friends part a lot more than the business side of the
meeting. So it is usually worthwhile to shorten the business side
of the meeting as much as possible. And the best way to do that
is for everyone to come to the meeting prepared.
the last Delegates' Voice that you'll receive before the
AAPG Annual Convention in Dallas, so read it thoroughly and prepare
yourself for the upcoming meeting. Several articles are available
in the issue that should expedite finishing the meeting in a timely
of important subjects are handled at the House of Delegates meeting,
including the reports of the committee chairmen and officers, changes
to the Constitution and By-laws, and the election of new officers.
This issue of The Delegates' Voice should prepare you for
each aspect of the meeting. For example, all the proposed changes
to the By-laws are included in an article by Ed Heath, Chairman
of the Constitution and By-laws Committee. There are several proposed
changes, but a quick read will fill you in and prepare you for a
shorter discussion during the meeting.
all the candidates who are running for HoD offices this year have
written short answers to questions presented to them by Marty Hewitt,
Chairman of the Nominations and Election Committee. Taken together
with the biographical summaries published in the last Delegates'
Voice, the answers to these questions should help you to decide
who is most qualified to run the HoD in the coming years.
who has a report to present during the meeting also has written
an article for this issue. If you have questions for them, it's
easier to email them before the meeting rather than taking the time
for questions during the meeting. So grab a cup of coffee or one
of your other favorite beverages, sit down, and enjoy reading this
issue of The Delegate's Voice. You'll be glad you did when
you get to Dallas in April. I hope to see you all there!