Honors & Awards
Jeannie Fisher Mallick, Chair, Gulf Coast Section
Committee purpose and recommendations
The Honors & Awards Committee recommends members of the House to receive special awards for service to the House of Delegates. The Committee supplies names, considers nominee qualifications, and selects by vote those members to be recommended to the HoD Chair for approval. If approved, they are honored at the next AAPG Annual meeting.
During the 2004-2005 term, the Honors & Awards Committee made recommendations to improve the process of award selection. These recommendations included the establishment of HoD award forms and their posting online and changes to the HoD Rules & Procedures. Changes to the Rules & Procedures were presented and approved at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Calgary and are as follows:
- The deadline to submit recommendations was extended from September 30th to October 31st. The additional month allows for improved participation and allows mo re time for communication between committee members, particularly those serving in International Regions.
- The H & A Committee sought to expand the stipulation in the Rules & Procedures that, no delegate running for a HoD office was eligible to receive a HoD award, to include candidates running for any office within AAPG.
However- let no qualified award candidate be left behind!
- A formal reporting procedure was established in the Rules & Procedures for the outgoing Honors & Awards Chair to convey to the incoming Chair of the House, a list of those delegates that were qualified for or were considered for awards but not chosen by the Honors & Awards Committee. This creates a means of preserving the names of qualified honorees for future consideration and ensures that no delegate deserving of an award is left behind.
HoD Award Recommendation Forms Online
It is an enjoyable task to formally recognize delegates with records of service to the AAPG House of Delegates. Toward the goal of making the award process more accessible to all delegates and better understood, for the first time, the committee has established nomination forms for the three award categories. These awards are Honorary Member of the House, Distinguished Member of the House, and the House Long Service Award. Patterned after the AAPG award nomination forms which have long been available online, these forms serve to clarify eligibility for an award and enables the committee to more readily evaluate a delegate's history of service.
These official forms are now available online as interactive forms or PDFs on the AAPG HoD web page at link: http://www.aapg.org/business/hod/awards/index.cfm or you may request paper forms via mail, from Donna Riggs at 918-560-2612.
Completed nomination forms may be mailed to: Ms. Donna Riggs, AAPG, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK, 74101-0979, USA, or sent by Fax to: 1- 918-560-9418. Upon receipt, the forms will be forwarded to the current Honors & Awards Committee Chair.
The Honors & Awards Committee Members
The H & A Committee has 11 members from 10 areas or regions. If you know of a delegate with a record of service to the House of Delegates, please contact any committee representative with your suggestions. The participation of all delegates in this process is welcome and encouraged. The committee members are:
Jeannie Mallick - Chair
Mark Rainer - Vice Chair
John Griffin, PhD
Cesar Armando Ardiles
Inda Proske Immega
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