I was an officer in the Eastern Section when President Bob Jacobi wrote the letter to AAPG requesting that the ACE meeting be held in Pittsburgh in 2013. The last ACE meeting in the Eastern Section was in Atlanta during 1986. It was great to finally have the Pittsburgh meeting take place and see the results of all the hard work of the organizing committee. I hope that AAPG will return to Pittsburgh for a future ACE meeting.
At the HoD meeting, the Resolutions Committee recommended four resolutions for approval. The resolutions were:
- the affiliation of the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists with AAPG,
- the affiliation of the Myanmar Geosciences Society with AAPG,
- the transfer Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan from the Asia-Pacific Region to the European Region and
- the establishment of a new technical division the “Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division.” There was discussion of each resolution by the delegates and all the resolutions were approved by the House.
I’d like to thank all my committee members, Anne Hargreaves, Hugo Matias, Rick Nagy, Mike Allison, Anne Draucker and Connie Knight. I appreciate all the help and hard work from the committee members. Anne Hargreaves, Hugo, Rick, Connie and I will be leaving the Resolutions Committee because our terms expire in July. I enjoyed working with the HoD leadership and I plan to join another committee.