2007 Proposed Amendments to Bylaws
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A proposed amendment to Article II, Section 14 (to be renumbered as Section 15 effective July 1, 2007), of the AAPG Bylaws by adding a subsection (c) to Section 14 to provide for restrictions on the candidacy of certain AAPG members for certain AAPG offices.
ARTICLE II. OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND ASSOCIATION POSITIONS
SECTION 14. Limitations on Nominations and Honors and Awards
(c) Members serving as any of the officers described in Section 1 of Article II of these Bylaws, as the Chairman of the House of Delegates, or on the Advisory Council shall not be eligible to be a candidate for any of the offices described in Section 1, Article II, of these Bylaws in any election during such service or in the Association’s fiscal year immediately following the end of such service.
A proposed amendment to Article V, Section 7, of the AAPG Bylaws adding International Regions to those among which the Advisory Council is to review relationships.
ARTICLE V. ADVISORY COUNCIL
SECTION 7. Additional Duties
The Advisory Council shall be charged with reviewing relationships among the Association, Sections, Regions, and Divisions, and other organizations in order to recommend adjustments which will benefit the Association and its members.
The Advisory Council shall engage in such other special projects and shall perform such duties as the Executive Committee may, from time to time, direct.
A proposed amendment to Article VI, Section 1, of the AAPG Bylaws deleting certain language relating to dates which are no longer relevant and no longer required in the Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI. UNITED STATES SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL REGIONS AND TECHNICAL DIVISIONS
SECTION 1. United States Sections and International Regions
This Association shall establish United States Sections within the United States and International Regions outside the United States on a geographical basis to include Association members as individuals or as groups of federated affiliated geological societies, for the purpose of sponsoring technical meetings and publications and otherwise furthering the objectives of the Association within such Sections or Regions.
United States Sections shall be the:
(a) Eastern Section;
(b) Mid-Continent Section;
(c) Southwestern Section;
(d) Gulf Coast Section;
(e) Rocky Mountain Section; and
(f) Pacific Section;
as constituted on January 1, 1999.
International Regions shall be the:
(a) Canadian Region;
(b) Mexican, Central American, and South American Region;
(c) European Region;
(d) African Region;
(e) Asian/Pacific Region; and
(f) Middle Eastern Region.
The Executive Committee shall prior to August 1, 1999, assign countries to each International Region and shall designate an interim president of each International Region who shall coordinate the initial election of officers, Delegates to the House of Delegates, and a member or members of the Advisory Council (if the Region qualifies for such member or members). Subsequent to August 1, 1999, the The composition of each Section and Region may be revised, individual Sections and Regions may be dissolved, and additional Sections and Regions may be established upon application of interested individuals and upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee by vote at the annual meeting of the House of Delegates. The internal affairs of such Sections and Regions shall be administered by each Section and Region consistent with the purposes and policies of this Association.
Each Section and Region shall be entitled to elect, subject to the provisions of Article V, Section 8, subparagraph (d), of these Bylaws, from among Association members in such Section or Region, a Councillor or Councillors to serve for three (3)-year terms as elected members of the Advisory Council. Each United States Section and International Region with less than seven hundred and fifty (750) Association members shall be entitled to elect an Observer as provided in Article V, Section 8, subparagraph (d), of these Bylaws. Each such Councillor and Observer shall be elected by ballot, su mitted to all Association members of the respective Section or Region, from among not less than two candidates nominated by the Section or Region governing body or by submission of a petition of nomination signed by not less than fifty (50) members of such Section or Region and deli ered to the Section or Region president at least 30 days prior to start of said election. Vacancies in Councillor or Observer positions shall be filled by election to be held within 120 days of said vacancy.
A proposed amendment to Article XIII, Section 3, of the AAPG Bylaws adding a new subsection (e), relettering current subsections (e) and (f), and amending current subsection (e) in order to provide for a graduated dues structure for Active Members and Associates and to provide that the annual change in dues for Active Members and Associates may not exceed twenty percent (20%)
ARTICLE XIII. DUES
Section 3, Dues Schedule and Billing
(e) There shall be three levels of annual dues for Active Members and Associates which shall be based on gross annual personal income in United States dollars. The levels are: Level 1 – Annual income greater than $50,000; Level 2 – Annual income greater than $25,000 but not more than $50,000; and Level 3 – Annual income of $25,000 or less. Level 2 dues shall be one-half of Level 1 dues; Level 3 dues shall be one-fourth of Level 1 dues; provided, however, that in no event shall annual dues based on any level of annual income be less than $20.00. An Active Member or an Associate whose annual income is in Level 2 or Level 3 may, at his or her option, pay dues which correspond with any higher level of annual income. The Executive Committee may provide for access to the Bulletin and the Explorer by different means for persons paying different levels of dues.
ef) Except as required to initiate the various dues levels as set out in subsection (e) above, That that the annual change in dues for Active Members and Associates cannot exceed twenty percent (20%), and that this annual change is noncumulative; and
fg) That a penalty to be established annually by the Executive Committee will be levied for each quarter year of delinquency beginning on July 1.