The Mid-Year HoD Leadership Meeting
With only a month left before the meeting in Long Beach, I look forward to a busy and productive HoD meeting. Most of the focus will be on Membership Simplification—a simple process that is taking the delegates several years to debate, refine and establish in final form. We may not be there yet!
We will be moving forward to vote on a membership simplification amendment which has been supported by the Executive Committee; however, there will also be time for discussion about another perspective on membership nomenclature and organization. The goal is to have full discourse among the delegates to help confirm the path ahead. At the conclusion of the discussions, delegates will be asked to vote yes or no for the amendment.
Other topics will include the Strategic Plan Amendment, which will require that any long-range planning recommendations that might involve Constitution and/or Bylaw changes must be reviewed by the House of Delegates. This is an important procedure that will make sure the members of the House are allowed full review and comment to the Executive Committee as it deliberates on AAPG’s future.
A full agenda requires delegates to come to the meeting fully prepared and alert to follow Robert’s Rules of Order as the process unfolds. The activity will be orchestrated for efficiency by Chairman Jeff Lund and we will progress as only the House can do it!
Please take time to read and assess the membership proposals in this Delegates’ Voice. As you do so, also think of streamlining the membership definitions and procedures so that it helps, not hinders, AAPG’s transition to the future.
Arrive early, have some coffee and doughnuts, and we will get to work.
See you there!