Note to the House of Delegates from the President of AAPG
During this year, I hope to instill in AAPG the need to take a long-range view of the Association. By long-range view, I mean 20 to 25 years in the future. What do we want AAPG to be in 2035?
We will celebrate our 100th anniversary in Houston in 2017, and I believe the decisions made by the Executive Committee, the Advisory Council, and the House of Delegates in the next seven years will have a significant bearing on our ability to survive and prosper in the next 100 years.
The question we need to collectively answer is “Do we have the strategy, policy, and procedures in place to effectively accommodate the growth of our membership, disseminate information about geology, and advance the science of petroleum geology worldwide?” I do not believe that we can be content with the idea that what we have done in the past will be successful in the future.