Letter from the Chair
We are well into a new AAPG year, and first of all I want to thank the HoD committee chairs, vice chairs, and committee members, who have stepped forward to fill this very important function for the well being of AAPG. You are GREAT! All of the committees are up and running, and while the AAPG Executive Committee had a vision of implementing the many changes that have taken place in the last two years, we have more!
It is vitally important to develop an intelligent and noninvasive approach to attracting international (region) membership into AAPG. If we do not facilitate this need, we will sink into an ineffective “sleepy” association. This is caused by an aging membership, and reduced domestic (section) applications for membership. Somehow, we must attract international (region) members to join, and most importantly, encourage them to be active.
The Constitution and Bylaws and Rules & Procedures committees have already dealt with issues that will be forwarded to the HoD Executive Committee, which consists of the president, president-elect, and secretary/editor.
In August, the AAPG Advisory Council recommended two additional initiatives to the AAPG Executive Committee for consideration and possible passing on to the House for action. One deals with graduated dues for the entire membership of AAPG; the other deals with changes to the petition candidate provisions. You will be advised if either or both of the proposals are moved from EC to HoD.
I am asking each of you to fill out the hardcopy of the survey inserted in the August Explorer or complete the survey at AAPG online by September 30th, and to commit to bringing two (2) new people into AAPG during this year.
Let’s continue to make this Association the very best!