Proposed Changes to Rules and Procedures
The following proposed changes to the Rules and Procedures are offered for your review prior to attending the annual meeting:
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Article I. B. The number of Active Members of the Association in each United States Affiliated Society and in each International Region as of November 30 of each year shall determine the number of Delegates to which each United States Affiliated Society and each International Region is entitled for the three year term beginning July 1 of the year following the November 30 deadline.
at the next meeting of the House of Delegates.
Article I. C. Officers of the House shall be elected annually by ballot during the annual meeting from among qualified candidates proposed by the Nomination and Election Committee and those qualified candidates who may be proposed from the floor. In the event of a tie vote in any election held for any office of the House, then the House shall re-vote by ballot on only the candidates who tied. In the event of a tie during the re-vote by the House, then the current officers of the House at the annual meeting shall, by secret ballot, vote on the candidates who have tied and such vote shall determine the election. In the event such a vote by the officers of the House shall also result in a tie vote, then the procedure provided for herein shall be repeated until the tie is broken. Candidates for office should abide by the principles outlined in
Part A of the Election Campaign Policy as adopted by the AAPG Executive Committee on April 22, 1997. The three (3) officers of the House shall receive and investigate any allegations of policy violation. The Chairman of the House of Delegates shall be obliged to inform the House prior to election voting of any violations of the Election Campaign Policy. The Chairman of the Nomination and Election Committee shall provide each candidate for House office with a copy of Part A of the Election Campaign Policy as adopted by the AAPG Executive Committee on April 22, 1997, at the time the candidate is officially notified of the candidate’s nomination.
Article II.A 2. MEETINGS, The Chairman of the House of Delegates may shall schedule a two (2) day meeting of the House if the agenda so warrants.
Article III.A. Standing Committees
1. Except as otherwise provided in these Rules and Procedures, the Chairman of the House of Delegates shall appoint, from qualified Delegates (those Delegates as defined in the AAPG Bylaws, Article IV. Section 3.), a chairman, a vice chairman, and all new and all replacement members for the following committees:
Article III.A.1.a. The Nomination and Election Committee shall consist of one (1) member from each Region and Section with not less than seven hundred and fifty (750) members and one (1) additional member from each Region and Section with more than five thousand (5,000) members. The members including a Chairman shall be appointed for one (1) year terms. This committee will present to the annual meeting of the House a slate or slates of two (2) nominees for each of the officers to be elected by the House. The slate or slates with factual background data concerning each candidate shall be given to the Chairman of the House of Delegates by September 30th of each year for publication in The Delegates’ Voice. In addition to the above duties, the Nomination and Election Committee shall be responsible for the administration of the election at the annual meeting. This shall consist of the distribution, collection, counting and reporting the results of the balloting pertaining to the election of officers. No member of the Nomination and Election Committee, while serving on that Committee, shall be considered for nomination as a House of Delegates officer. Each year the Committee shall submit a confidential report to the Chairman-Elect listing each individual considered that year for nomination by the Committee but who was unavailable or ineligible for nomination, and the names of people not recommended for nomination. The report shall be provided by the Chairman-Elect, upon his or her becoming Chairman, to the Nomination and Election Committee serving during his or her term of office; provided, however, that the report shall at all times be kept confidential.
Article III.A.1.g. The Honors and Awards Committee shall.......
-House Recognition of Service–Presented yearly to the outgoing Chairman of the House of Delegates and Secretary/Editor at the end of their term of office.
The House Recognition of Service shall be retroactive to honor each Recording Secretary and Secretary/Editor who has held either one of these offices since July 1, 1996.
The Chairman, Chairman-Elect, and the Secretary/Editor of the House of Delegates shall by majority vote approve or disapprove each candidate as the recipient of the award for which he or she is named as the candidate. Only candidates selected by this committee may receive awards. The Distinguished Member of the House and Honorary Member of the House Awards shall be presented at the awards ceremony at the AAPG annual meeting. Presentation of the
House Certificate of Merit and House Long Service Awards and the House Recognition of Service Awards will be made at the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.
Article III.A.1.g (2)
Only a person who has served as a Delegate within the previous five (5) years may receive an award. Current membership in the House of Delegates is not required.
[Remainder of 1.g to remain unaltered]