by Ed Heath, Chair,
to the Bylaws were completed in timely fashion at the annual meeting,
thanks to the well prepared Delegates. There were five proposed
amendments to the Associations Bylaws:
of the classification, requirements and dues for Junior membership.
the requirement for sponsors for Active membership from three
members in good standing to three individuals, at least two of
whom are members in good standing.
in reinstatement procedure
of the mail notice of Executive Committee meetings
in maximum dues amounts and certain provisions concerning Student
passed with the exception of 3, which was tabled. Confusion about
this book keeping amendment resulted from miscommunication between
myself and the Chairman. We were following different scripts and
acoustics were poor on the podium. I say book keeping because Article
I, Section 9, of the Bylaws clearly prohibits the EC from reinstating
a member who has been expelled for ethical reasons. Article XI,
Section 7 allows the EC, by unanimous vote, to reinstate a member
expelled for ethical reasons. Section 8 of this article, last paragraph,
says the same thing. For the sake of consistency, this amendment
needs to be included in next years agenda.
discussion was centered on amendment 2. An amendment to this proposal
requiring the third individual to be a professional geologist was
of committee members who assisted in formulating this years
amendments is in order. They were: Nilo Azambuja - Latin America,
Paul Britt - Gulf Coast, Paul English - Canada, Tom Ewing - Gulf
Coast, Doug Patchen - Eastern and Mark Rainer - Southwest.