By: Tom Mairs, Chairman
It is quite explicit in the Rules and Procedures of the House of
Delegates that the Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall submit
to the chairman of the House any proposed amendments to the Constitution
and Bylaws, at least ninety (90) days prior to the annual meeting
so that they can be placed on the agenda, and be disseminated to
the Delegates at least two (2) months prior to the annual meeting
[see III.A.1.d.(2).] At the House meeting in San Antonio the Constitution
and Bylaws Committee proposed a "Resolution for Amendment" regarding
the selection process of AAPG officer candidates by the Advisory
Council. This amendment would allow the Nominating Committee of
the Advisory Council to select the two (2) candidates for each AAPG
office, rather than the Executive Committee being able to select
two (2) candidates from a list of nominees which are provided by
the Advisory Council. Although the Resolution was approved by the
House vote, it was subsequently determined to be null and void,
since the Committee did not follow the proper procedure for presentation.
*(See Chairman Rose's
Report.) The officers of the House of Delegates, particularly
I, as Chairman, take full responsibility for this infraction of
the rules, but I can assure you that the oversight was totally inadvertent.
Obviously, we should have done our homework better and are herewith
alerting future officers to be aware of this procedure.
Pugilist...er...President Bishop, in the June issue of the Explorer
Magazine, lashed out at certain members and procedures of the House
of Delegates, which negatively concerns him. He began with a clean
right uppercut to the jaw, followed by a mildly fair left
jab to the mid-section, but then threw a misguided punch
below the belt line. This attack obviously resulted from the
occasional derogatory oratory delivered by clandestine...er...Chairman
Rose during the Constitution and Bylaws Committee's "surprise" report
which, by the way, was not endorsed by the officers of the House
of Delegates. The uppercut was definitely justifiable following
the rather blatant berating of current and past Executive Committees
(of which I am one), AAPG Presidents, AAPG staff, and our
Association's system of rule and governance. The left jab was
somewhat justifiable due to the covert, non-communicative, and
illegal manner in which the report and proposed "Resolution for
Amendment" came forward to the House. Actually, under the existing
procedural guidelines of the House of Delegates, the presentation
of the report was legal, but not the Resolution for Amendment. Fortunately,
the delegates have somewhat alleviated this communication problem
by approving an amendment to the Rules and Procedures, as proposed
by Sandy Barber at the Salt Lake City meeting, which necessitates
that all future committee reports be distributed to the delegates
at least two (2) weeks in advance of the annual meeting. In my opinion,
the final punch which implied that delegates of the House
made casual "spur of the moment" decisions based on emotion, rather
than reason, was a low blow and certainly not justifiable.
During my many years as an active participant of the House, I have
always observed the House of Delegates meetings to be an open forum
for debate amongst free spirited individuals who are elected by
and represent their peers, and who generally make decisions which
benefit our association and its membership. As Chairman of the House
of Delegates, I take full responsibility for the negative effects
of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee's Report, and certainly
apologize to all those who were offended, but will unequivocally
defend the members of the House of Delegates against the implication
that they are mindless sheep being led to slaughter by the dictates
of a few. Finally, this rift in relations among the governing
bodies and certain "cliquish" factions within each, smacks of a
"high school mentality" and has no place in our professional organization.
We can only grow through communication and cooperation. Nuf Sed!
I do thank and commend the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for
all of their time and effort spent in writing and rewriting the
many legislative items presented to the House this year. Chairman
Pete Rose, and members Clint Moore, George Eynon, and Richard Green
have certainly earned their pay and are to be commended for their
two years and five days following the 1997 House approval of the
International Representation Committee's (IRC) "Resolution for Amendment",
the vote was finally cast resulting in unanimous approval of the
proposed amendment, as amended by the Special Resolution Committee
(SRC), chaired by past Chairman of the House, Dan Smith. I think
that their work clearly illustrates the power of communication and
the spirit of compromise, finally to resolve the many controversial
issues involved in the amendment. The committee, which is too long
to list, should be commended for their cooperative effort in establishing
an accord (See the January 1997 Delegates' Voice). Since
the original IRC proposed amendment was amended by the SRC amendment,
a motion for determination of legality was presented at the June
30, 1999, Executive Committee Meeting, and was approved. As a result
of the IRC amendment, the House of Delegates will now have official
representation on the Advisory Council, being the immediate past
chairman, and the Executive Committee will retain their representation
by the immediate three past presidents. A motion for a proposed
amendment to the SRC Amendment, the "2 for 2 amendment", was presented
on the House floor by Houston delegate Dwight M. "Clint" Moore.
This amendment which called for parity in representation by including
the immediate two past HOD chairmen and the immediate
two past presidents, was narrowly defeated by a margin of 100-95.
of the IRC Amendment is going to necessitate a tedious transitional
phase, due to problems in defining the various Region's boundaries,
establishing leadership and representation in the Regions, and in
changing the composition of the Advisory Council. I strongly encourage
the House of Delegates to be cooperative with the International
Liaison Committee, the Advisory Council, and other affected entities
during this transitional period and to be instrumental in the implementation
process. The entity most affected by the IRC amendment is the Advisory
Council and, as you are aware, it requires a mandatory election,
rather than appointment, of all Councilors. Since some of the Section
Councilors either have time remaining on their term or were selected
to serve prior to the approval of the IRC amendments, the Executive
Committee, Advisory Council, and the officers of the House of Delegates,
after due consideration and under advice of legal counsel, have
adopted and approved the following transitional procedure:
councilor whose term of office began prior to approval of the
IRC amendment will serve out the remainder of his term, regardless
of the method of his selection.
councilor who was chosen to begin his term of office on July
1, 1999, prior to approval of the IRC Amendment, may serve his
three year term regardless of the method of his selection.
councilors to replace those defined above shall be elected as
stipulated in the IRC amendment.
councilors who have been appointed by the Executive Committee
will no longer be members of the Advisory Council since their
office no longer exists.
ad hoc Elected Editor Committee's Report, presented by John Hogg,
recommended a "Resolution for Amendment" to the AAPG Bylaws which
was approved by the House and which will be brought forward at the
annual business meeting in New Orleans in 2000. This is the first
"Resolution for Amendment" to be approved since the Executive Committee
adopted the notification procedure outlined in the ad hoc Committee
on Constitution and Bylaw Amendment Process (COCBAP) report, chaired
by Lee Billingsley. The purpose of the procedure is to improve
communication by informing all affected entities and the membership
of any pending legislative action and to potentially cause the proposed
amendment to be in a more consensus form before they are
debated and voted upon in the HOD. Dan Smith included the
policy requirements in his final report, in the June 1998 HOD Newsletter
and I am, once again, summarizing the intent below, as a reminder
to the incoming House officers and Constitution and Bylaws Committee
30 days of the conclusion of the annual meeting the House of
Delegates should cause to be published all resolutions for amendments
and send notification to the Executive Council, Advisory Council
and other entities affected by the proposed amendment. *Note:
This resolution for amendment was published in the June issue
of the Explorer magazine and I have notified the affected
entities to submit their opinions to the Constitution and Bylaws
Committee by September 30, 1999.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee will then consult with other
interested groups during the writing of the proposed amendment
and request their views by October 30. If alternate views are
identified, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall publish
such views with the proposed amendment.
of Delegates should follow this adopted procedure.
last Delegates' Voice, I have represented the HOD at the
April 9 and 13, 1999 Executive Committee meeting, chaired the April
11, 1999 marathon meeting and attended the Pacific Section annual
meeting in beautiful Monterey, California, April 28-May 1, 1999.
General Chairman Gary Greene reported at the HOD breakfast that
registration included 278 professionals and 335 total attendees
and they anticipated a total attendance in excess of 350. The HOD
breakfast meeting was attended by 23 delegates.
October 1998 Delegates' Voice, I stated that the House officers
were committed to:
the efforts exerted by past chairmen;
the lines of communication within the House and between the House
and the general membership;
involvement among our younger members;
forward previously approved House legislative and procedural matters;
new resolutions to the House floor;
four (4) Delegates Newsletters to keep you informed; and
the House in Executive Committee proceedings.
that we were successful in accomplishing these goals and I am very
proud to have served along with John Hogg and Jean Lemmon who have
been very supportive and contributed so much to our term of office.
Thank you both for your endeavor! And, Jean, special thanks to you
for so graciously tolerating my acute procrastination. My parting
charge to the new officers is to continue, improve upon, and create
new communicative and cooperative goals.
to the new officers for 1999-2000, Lowell Lisher, Chairman Elect,
and Debra Sacrey, Secretary/Editor (Jean and I are continually available
to assist you during the baton passing). Also, I commend opponents,
James Rogers and Joan Barminski, for their effort and commitment
to serve, if elected.
was conducted this year in the eight standing and four ad hoc committees,
composed of approximately 75 members. Your time and efforts for
a job well done are greatly appreciated. Without the superb assistance
of Donna Riggs and staff; Larry Nation and staff; Lyle Baie and
Regina Gill, and many others at Headquarters, my job would have
been much more demanding, and I wholeheartedly thank you all! (and
to V. B. for the 2-step lesson).
want to thank the local society presidents and editors for keeping
me apprised of local activity through your newsletters.
I am very honored to have been chosen by you to serve as Chairman
of the House of Delegates, and am extremely proud of you for your
contribution, cooperation and survival of our super long annual
meeting. Keep up the good work!
Fritz Named Executive Director return
D. Fritz has been named Executive Director of the American Association
of Petroleum Geologists.
president of Masera Corp., Tulsa, is a native Oklahoman and holds
both bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma State University.
assume the directorship on September 1.
professional experience includes working as a geophysicist with
Texaco and exploration geologist with Exxon in the King Ranch area
and the Anadarko Basin, becoming senior exploration geologist based
in Oklahoma City. Fritz was also U.S. Project Manager for ERICO
Inc. in Tulsa before joining Masera.
By: Tom Mairs
Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates was held on April 11, 1999
in San Antonio, and well attended by 198 of the total 234 active
delegates representing the 97 affiliated societies. Summarized below
is a review of business conducted during the marathon
meeting and other significant HOD items.
it necessary this year to alter the standard meeting agenda to assure
that a quorum was present during consideration and determination
of the many legislative items to be presented on the floor of the
House. I know that this created an inconvenience for many of you,
and the HOD certainly appreciates your understanding and cooperation;
however, House business takes precedence over other agenda items
and should be considered in the future under similar circumstances.
first time, the Credentials Committee was composed of the HOD officer
candidates who greeted the delegates as they signed in. I recommend
this in the future as it gives another opportunity for the delegates
to get to know the candidates.
resolved five (5) pending legislative items, all of which were proposed
amendments to the AAPG Bylaws. Three (3) were approved, as written,
and two (2) were approved, as amended. The delegates unanimously
approved the following four (4) proposed bylaws amendments:
ad hoc International Representation Committee's (IRC) proposed bylaws
amendment, as amended and recommended by an ad hoc Special Resolution
Committee (SRC). This amendment, which was proposed and approved
at the HOD annual meeting on April 6, 1997, established international
regions and continuance of United States based sections, a method
to allow international regions to elect their delegates and councilors
from their regions and changed the composition of the Advisory Council,
as stipulated in the February issue of the Explorer magazine.
The details of the SRC amendment were published as a newsletter
insert in the March issue of the Explorer magazine and summarized
on page 30 of the June Explorer. Legality of the IRC amendment
was approved at the June 30, 1999 Executive Committee meeting.
ad hoc Membership Committee's proposed amendment to admit no additional
Junior members subsequent to April 11, 1999; to eliminate the classification
of Junior membership by April 11, 2004; and to transfer Junior members
to the Associate member category, if not transferred individually
prior to that date.
Committee's proposed amendment regarding Division presidents designation
of a proxy, for one meeting only, to attend Advisory Council meetings
in order to make Section 9 of Article V comply with Section 8 of
Article V, amended at the April 25, 1993 annual meeting in New Orleans.
ad hoc Ethics Committee's proposed amendment to allow expulsion
of any member who pleads guilty to certain misdemeanors and felonies
in violation of the AAPG Code of Ethics.
Committee's proposed amendment regarding tenure, appointment and
removal of AAPG committee chairmen and vice chairmen was approved
following some alteration by the delegates. Tenure of the vice chairman
was changed to one year rather than three years, and the entire
Executive Committee, rather than the president, can remove any committee
member, including the chairman and vice chairman, with or without
cause. Legality was approved by the Executive Committee at their
June 30, 1999, meeting.
amendments to the Rules and Procedures of the House of Delegates,
to establish among other things, four (4) House awards were unanimously
approved by the delegates, following some minor changes in the proposed
composition of the Nomination and Election Committee and the Honors
and Awards Committees to comply with regional and sectional representation
in other AAPG entities, as a result of approval of the IRC amendment.
Below are the more significant amendments adopted:
for all committee reports to be submitted in writing in sufficient
time to be distributed to the delegates no later than two (2) weeks
prior to the annual meeting.
of both the Nomination and Election and the Honors and Awards Committees
shall consist of one member from each Region and Section with not
less than 750 members and an additional member from each Region
and Section with more than 5000 members.
four (4) HOD Awards which include the House Certificate of Merit,
House Long Service Award, Distinguished Member of the House,
and Honorary Member of the House.
approved the Florida Association of Professional Geologists and
the Polish Geological Society to become Affiliated Societies and
further approved the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists
(SIPES) and The Geological Society (London) to become Associated
accepted the report of the HOD ad hoc Committee on Elected Editor
and approved the proposed "Resolution for Amendment" as previously
reported in this Delegates' Voice. The proposed change to
the AAPG Bylaws will proceed through the normal legislative process
for consideration by the House at the 2000 meeting in New Orleans.
purposes, it is recommended that a HOD newsletter be published four
(4) times during the AAPG year. Jean Lemmon has done a superb job
in creating the Delegates' Voice with a new format and is
to be commended on the excellent informative content.
K. Lischer, Wyoming Geological Association, was elected Chairman-Elect
(1999-2000) and thereafter Chairman (2000-01) of the HOD, and Deborah
K. Sacrey, Houston Geological Society was elected Secretary/Editor
(1999-2000). John R. Hogg, Canadian Geological Society, will serve
as Chairman (1999-2000) of the House of Delegates. A meeting of
the new HOD officers and four past chairmen of the HOD is scheduled
for July 3, 1999, in an effort to achieve a smooth transition in
the House leadership.
- 2000 Officer Comments return
Chairman, House of
By John Hogg
I would like to thank Tom Mairs, our Past Chairman for his tremendous
efforts on behalf of the House. Tom has spent a very large amount
of his personal time, on not only the business of the House, but
also on other work as a member of the Executive Committee. So, next
time you see Tom, say "thanks". I must also thank Jean Lemmon, our
1998/99 Secretary and Editor of the Delegates' Voice for
all of the time she has spent making the Delegates' Voice,
Jean's name for our newsletter, a powerful information source for
of the House, I would like to welcome you on board for what should
turn out to be an interesting year. To the returning members of
the House, I would like to thank each of you for your diligence
and support of the officers of the House through last year. I look
forward to meeting as many of you as I can in the coming year.
I am joined
this year by Lowell Lischer, Chairman-Elect, and Deborah Sacrey,
Secretary/Editor. As your three officers of the House for 1999/2000
year, we need your feedback on issues which you believe should be
addressed in the coming year. Delegates who would like to become
more involved in the business of the House through service on one
of the standing committees or any ad-hoc committees please drop
me a line at my email address john.hogg<at>encana.com or via the post if
you are interested in spending more time working on House issues.
I believe we can accommodate all volunteers, but not necessarily
for the positions requested. Let's remember that the House is what
we all make it.
annual meeting of the House in San Antonio, through a unanimous
vote, the Delegates approved the establishment of International
Regions and, for the first time in the history of the Association,
we have instituted a fully elected Advisory Council. I'm personally
very proud of our accomplishments during the past year and the ability
of the House to compromise on the International Resolution Committee's
1997 resolutions. Let's remember that this whole movement to have
full international representation in the House began, under the
direction of the late Gerry Cooley in 1995; almost five years ago!
I must admit that I personally have to wonder (when I read Dick
Bishop's comments in the June Explorer that he believes that
the House typically submits legislation without significant input
from committees) just how many people outside the House understand
our process and the many deliberations and consultations that make
up the important decisions that affect the Constitution and Bylaws
of our Association.
I would like to spend some time talking about change. After the
protracted meeting in San Antonio many of you came up to me and
suggested that the meeting was too long, there should be more food,
and there have to be more breaks. At the micro-scale, all of these
very well meaning comments are all about change and improvement
to the way the House does its' business. The members of the House,
I believe, have a great affinity for continuous improvement of the
process of the House and the betterment of the AAPG through changes
to the Constitution and Bylaws of our Association. Our principle
charge each year as Delegates is to continuously review the Constitution
and By-laws and recommend changes that we believe are necessary
in order to improve our Association's communication and democratic
processes and, when necessary, the internal structure of the other
governing bodies of the Association.
enough for this issue. Please drop me, or the other officers, a
line and let me know how you feel about any issues in the coming
By: Lowell K. Lischer
As I prepare
this column I realize in less than two weeks new members will be
assuming their roles in the AAPG leadership and the search will
be well underway for a new Executive Director. Point being, our
Association is far from static. It changes annually and sometimes
in ways we did not anticipate.
was formed to advance the science of geology. We need only look
through our volumes of the Bulletin to realize the how dynamic
the science is or review a few older issues of the Explorer
to recognize how quickly the technology of our profession advances.
If we consider the implementation of the Career Workshops or read
the Career Catalog of the AAPG, it is obvious our Association
has evolved from just a means for sharing our science to one promoting
our profession as well. We should not fear change, but embrace it
as a normal course of evolution - whether it is our earth or our
San Antonio meeting this spring, the House strongly voted in favor
of changing Section 10 of the Association Bylaws governing the nomination
of candidates for AAPG office. The language and intent of the change
was very specific. Unfortunately, the vote was invalid because we
failed to follow the Rules and Procedures governing the introduction
of such proposed changes. The oversight, and that is what it was,
could be blamed on a number of things, none of which have anything
to do with the intent of the language nor the support it received.
As we prepare to deal with this issue again in New Orleans, we will
only be correcting a procedural oversight, not any misconception
of intent of the proposal. I offer this in spite of some disparaging
comments by others regarding the previous House action.
still has the issue of the Bulletin Editor to deal with as
well. Despite the fact that a vote on this matter was less than
unanimous in San Antonio it was clear the majority of the House
of Delegates believes the situation does require change. This too
we need to address in New Orleans as a matter of finalization of
the change. It is my belief the change is a necessary one.
there will be other issues for us to consider when next we officially
meet in New Orleans. The House of Delegates will, as always, review
these issues thoroughly and thoughtfully just as it has always done.
Despite recent criticism, the House serves a specific and very useful
purpose within the AAPG organization. Our obligation as delegates
remains clear; to serve the interests of members who have sent us
to represent them.
forward to working closely with John and Deborah this year. I also
look forward to working with and for all of you as this year's Chairman-Elect.
Thank you for honoring me with this office.
By: Deborah K. Sacrey
congratulations are in order for Jean Lemmon and her Newsletter
Committee for an excellent Delegates' Voice this year.
She has done an outstanding job handling several delicate issues
on which the House voted this past spring. Her issues were timely
and informative, keeping the delegates abreast of the facts at hand.
I applaud her efforts, and plan to follow her example as much as
I wish to thank those delegates who voted for me! This "job" is
a great honor, and I plan to give it my "all" and build upon the
accomplishments of previous Secretary/Editors.
I would like to make the Delegates' Voice a magazine-style
publication similar to The Correlator, DPA's newsletter.
Not only will this be easier to handle and store, but hopefully,
be more readable. Layout and organization in this type of format
will allow for less "white space" and make the information more
compact. Fortunately, AAPG and I have the same software for this
type of venue, and so the impact on AAPG's employee resources for
reproduction could be less than the present format. The one thing
that could stand in the way for this change would be the budget!
I guess when it comes to the September/October issue - we'll find
come along way in getting the committees to send information for
the newsletter to her in a digital format, which has reduced the
amount of re-typing necessary. Typing is not my forte - so that
will be a must for this next year! This will expedite layout
and make the publication process more efficient. If one wants to
contribute information/letters to the editor/announcements to the
newsletter - it will need to be in a digital form (floppy or e-mail).
As I mentioned
in the HOD meeting at AAPG, I want to know more about you. I am
devising a questionnaire to be sent out soon to gather information
about the way our House members meet, exchange information and discuss
issues. A series of articles will then be included in the newsletter,
highlighting several of delegate's groups at one time. In this manner,
everyone has a chance to "meet" all the groups (large and small)
throughout the year.
I would encourage anyone to contact me (preferably by e-mail at: ) about any issues they feel need to be brought
before our membership. To the best of my ability, and with the availability
of space, I will try to get comments, letters, articles and other
information before the delegates in a timely fashion.
forward to working with everyone this coming year.
House of Delegates Honors & Awards return
Call For Nominations
of the AAPG are invited to submit nominations for the following
House of Delegates Honors and Awards. Please provide a single-page
description of the nominee's qualifications by September 31, 1999,
to the AAPG office for the attention of the House of Delegates Honors
and Awards Committee. Note: only Delegates who have served in
the previous two years are eligible for awards.
House Honors and Awards Committee 1997-1999
house certificate of
the dedicated service of the Chairman of the House on behalf of
the members of the AAPG. Award to be presented at the annual meeting
of the House of Delegates in front of the peers he/she has served.
Presented yearly to each Chairman of the House of Delegates at
the end of his or her term. Other outgoing officers may also be
considered for and similarly recognized with the same award. NO
house long service award
continued selfless work of delegates on behalf of his or her affiliated
society members and the AAPG membership at large. In recognition
of persons who have served as Delegates for a minimum of four
terms and have, in addition, taken an active role in the affairs
of the House. Several such awards may be presented per year, though
the award does not have to be given each year. Award to be presented
at the annual meeting of the House of Delegates in front of the
peers he/she has served.
of the house
of unique or exemplary service to the House through committee
work, particularly as Chair of such committees, though this would
not be required. Service as an officer would also be considered,
but not required since there is only a small number of elected
officer positions. More than one award per year may be presented,
though the award does not have to be given each year. AAPG already
has such an award, and this House award is similar in intent,
but reflects the unique nature of the House as a representative
body of the membership. Given the prestigious nature, it is recommended
that this be presented in the Honors & Awards ceremony at
the opening session of the Annual Meeting.
honorary member of the
award of the House, presented at the annual meeting in recognition
of a record of consistent, exemplary service to the House through
committee work. Service as an officer might be expected, though
not required. The award recognizes a history of service and dedication
to the House, not just serving as an officer. Similar to the AAPG
Honorary Membership award, with the slight difference to reflect
the unique nature of the House as a representative body of the
membership. Given the prestigious nature it is recommended that
this award be presented in the Honors & Awards ceremony at
the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the AAPG. More than
one award per year may be presented, though the award does not
have to be given each year. Past recipients of the award will
be invited to attend the annual meeting of the House to be publicly
and Bylaws Committee return
AUSTIN TX 78703
PHONE: (512) 451-8778
FAX: (512) 451-8998
Chairman, AAPG House of Delegates
5646 Milton Street #736
Dallas, TX 75206
responds to our telephone conversation last week, concerning the
wrap-up of final details of the 1998/1999 HOD legislative program.
now been in touch with Craig Blackstock, who does in fact still
need to receive the final agreed-upon language pertaining to the
amendment of Article VIII, Section 2 of the Bylaws, concerning Committee
appointments and removals. I've asked Jean and Clint to provide
Craig the necessary materials no later than Tuesday, May 11, and
will follow through to be sure this gets done timely.
appears that, inadvertently, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee
did not follow House rules pertaining to the circulation of a proposed
resolution to House members prior to presentation before the assembled
House. Accordingly, we believe that the House's approval of our
resolution, to prepare legislation transferring authority for the
nomination of officers from the Executive Committee to the Advisory
Council, is not valid. We regret our error, which was simply the
result of extremely busy people having too much to do. Nevertheless
there are several possible remedies which will allow the proposed
amendments to be voted on in New Orleans in 2000:
signatures on a petition proposing the same amendment and submit
it to the Executive Committee in the next few months;
the Executive Committee, in an act of bipartisan statesmanship that
acknowledges the overwhelming majority with which the HOD approved
our resolution, to take the initiative and approve the language,
thus guaranteeing its consideration at the New Orleans session.
I have overlooked something, this should be the final report of
the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to you as Chairman. I congratulate
you for your many accomplishments this year as Chairman, and would
be happy to serve under your leadership any time in the future.
were no letters to the editor this issue. I am assuming that is
because we just met in San Antonio and it is summer. This space
will continue to be available to present your views.
Jean Lemmon, Editor
HOD ALMOST GOT A FULL
by Patrick J. F. Gratton
HOD Chair A. T. (Toby) Carleton's 1984-85 term of office he developed
several initiatives which improved the House. Continuity among officers
was helped by making the past Chairmen ex-oficio members of the
HOD. As a result, past Chairs may participate fully in House activities
but may not vote unless otherwise qualified.
for Delegates to be better acquainted before the formal meeting
was recognized by Toby. He got the Executive Committee to approve
an eve-of-meeting (Saturday night) dinner for Delegates and guests.
Part of the plan was to allow introduction of new Delegates and
HOD officer candidates. Great idea, but the crash of 1986 scuttled
the full dinner. Still, we have Toby to thank for a much expanded,
almost sumptuous HOD reception!
from the House of Delegates History 1970-1995,
R. Gibson and Herbert G. Davis, compilers/editor