by Robbie Gries
Note: Clint Moore raised an issue in The
Point-Counterpoint section last Fall concerning the Advisory
Committees use of Executive Session to consider certain
matters in private. Robbie Gries responded with a counterpoint
to that article for inclusion in the January DV. However, we were
unable to publish it at that time because AAPG policy is that
nothing can be published about a candidate who is currently running
for an elected office. We are therefore publishing Robbies
response at this time.
to Clint Moores Point:
the decision of the AC to continue the practice of going into Executive
Session to deliberate on both candidates and honors and awards candidates
... Mr. Moore implies this practice is used only because of a few
past/present AC and EC leaders.
to go into Executive Session is taken by the entire AC ... all 20
members. During my time as chairman or subcommittee chairman (chairs
do not vote unless there is a tie), the vote was either unanimous
or near unanimous. This policy is not controlled by the chair but
democratically by the governing body, all twenty members. Just as
it was when Mr. Moore was on the Council.