- This year the Credentials Committee comprises:
- David Dolph, Chair, Canada Region
- Margaret Anne Rogers, Vice-Chair, Rocky Mountain Section
- Officer Candidates:
- House of Delegates Chair-Elect
- Larry Wickstrom, Eastern Section
- Steven Goolsby, Rocky Mountain Section
- House of Delegates Secretary/Editor
- Karen Glaser, Gulf Coast Section
- Rusty Gilbert, Pacific Section
On April 22, 2012, our Committee will arrive early to prepare for the welcoming and credentials check of fellow Delegates for the annual House of Delegates meeting in Long Beach. The Committee is responsible for submission to the Chair of the House at the meeting an attested roll of Delegates, Alternate Delegates, and Appointed Alternate Delegates who are qualified to vote.
Delegates arriving at the meeting will be checked against an official list before being seated. A qualified Delegate shall be a full voting member in good standing of the Association as defined by the Constitution and Bylaws (Article IV of Association Bylaws). Qualified Society Delegates shall be members of the Affiliated Society that they represent. However, there are always a few last minute “issues”, often related to Appointed Alternate Delegates who are looking to provide full representation of their Section, Region or Society, but have not notified the House in advance that they will be filling this role. To help minimize last minute deliberations it is highly recommended that Appointed Alternate Delegates provide their names to AAPG Headquarters at least fifteen (15) days prior (by April 7th)to the meeting of the House of Delegates in Long Beach and bring along their identification.
In the event of a dispute over credentials, the Chair shall place the matter before the House. In this event, the Committee shall submit verbally, and in writing, to the House its reason for withholding accreditation. Immediately thereafter, the designating society, as well as the nominated Delegate or Alternate, may submit verbally, and in writing, reasons to support accreditation of the Delegate. The House shall vote on the dispute with a majority vote governing.
The Credentials Committee is looking forward to meeting all of you at the annual House of Delegates meeting and we encourage you to attend this interesting, and lively, gathering where you can receive an excellent overview of what your Association is up to.