COMMITTEE REPORT: Credentials
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Houston Meeting Attendance at Record Level
The Credential Committee was chaired by Patrick J. Gooding, Kentucky Society of Professional Geologist, at the 2006 annual meeting. Other members of the committee included George R. Bole and Marty Hewitt, candidates for chairman-elect, and Paul W. Britt and Jeannie Mallick, candidates for secretary/editor.
Initially, 179 delegates were cleared by the Credentials Committee. In addition, there were nine (9) persons who did not get their documentation in on time and requested to be seated in the House. The names and organizations that they represented were read aloud by the Chairman. The Chair of the House, Don Clarke, made a motion to the members to seat the nine individuals in the House. The motion was accepted. The Credentials Committee Chairman then reported that 188 delegates were seated in the House and there was a quorum. The total number of elected delegates to the House is 225. Total needed for a quorum was 113.
After the report was made, three (3) additional delegates were cleared by the Credentials Committee. The total number of delegates present at the 2006 Annual Convention, House of Delegates Meeting, was 191. This represented 85% of the total eligible delegates, with every section and every region being represented.