Rules and Procedures
At the mid-year HoD meeting, held in Houston, TX, on December 2nd, several changes to the Rules & Procedures were reviewed and approved by the Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary/Editor. These changes, as noted below in detail, will be reviewed by the House of Delegates at their annual meeting in Long Beach, California on Sunday, April 1, 2007
In summary, there are seven (7) proposed amendments to the HoD Rules and Procedures:
Article I. B., MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICERS, is proposed to bring the Rules and Procedures into compliance with AAPG Bylaws, Article IV, Section 3* which sets the Delegate term as beginning July 1, following election.
*Editor’s note: See the text of AAPG Bylaws, Article IV, Section 3.
Article I. C., MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICERS. This amendment would have HoD officer candidates sign the same election campaign policy as AAPG officer candidates.
Article II.A.2., MEETINGS. The proposed amendment is a change in wording that gives the HoD Chair the option of calling a meeting as opposed to mandating that one be called.
Article III.A.1., Standing Committees. The proposed amendment incorporates the AAPG Bylaws definition of a qualified Delegate into the HoD Bylaws.
Article III.A.1.a., Standing Committees. The proposed amendment expands the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee to the HoD Chair to include the names of all nominees previously received, and makes a grammatical correction.
Article III.A.1.g. Honors and Awards Committee. The proposed amendment deletes wording no longer relevant and correctly states the name of the “House Recognition of Service” award.
Article III.A.1.g. Granting Awards. The proposed amendment makes certain long-standing, but not current, HoD members eligible for awards.
2006-2007 Rules & Procedures Committee:
- George Bole, Chair, Gulf Coast Section
- Steve Sonnenberg, Vice-Chair, Rocky Mountain Section
- Paul Britt, Gulf Coast Section
- Royce Carr, Gulf Coast Section
- Bob Cowdery, Mid-Continent Section
- Mary Dowse, Rocky Mountain Section
- Bob Lindblom, Pacific Section