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COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES
1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
The purpose of the
Committee on Committees is to recommend to the President-Elect a slate of candidates
for standing, special and ad hoc committees; Association representatives to
other permanent groups; and all other appointments on which the Executive Committee,
the President, or the President-Elect request advice.
The Committee on Committees
(COC) was formed in 1990. The Committee provides advice, recommendations and
suggestions; it does not make any appointments. Only the AAPG President is empowered
to make appointments to the various committees. The AAPG Executive Committee
has the authority to dissolve any standing committee.
At the beginning of
the year, an initial contact letter was sent by the COC to all other committee
chairs. Also included was a copy of the Committee Membership Guidelines. The
contact letter requested certain committee information so that the Headquarters
staff liaison could update all committee records. In addition, the letter recommended
the following suggestions for each committee to follow:
- Review your committee
for geographic representation and, if appropriate, for scientific discipline
- Consider changing
your Vice-Chair(s) each year in order to give several committee members an
opportunity to show leadership.
- Rotate members off
after they have completed a three year term unless their duties and contributions
indicate that you should contact Dan to appoint them for another three year
- Please keep your
Committee Website updated. It should include such basic information as a mission
statement, a list of committee members, pertinent meeting minutes, and a list
of committee goals.
This year the Committee
on Committees accomplished the following:
- Based on recommendations
made at the previous annual meeting, the COC was able to enlarge to twenty
members. This now includes at least one or more members from each Section
as well as from the Canada and Europe Regions.
- During the final
three months of the year, all standing committee chairs and representatives
were contacted regarding their reappointments or replacements,
- and their selections
of vice-chair(s). Every standing committee chair and representative, as well
as most of the vice chairs, should be in place by June 30, 2003.
- Several COC members
have been assisting their liaison committee to recruit new members.
- The COC held its
annual meeting on May 12, during the AAPG Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.
Some of the many items
- The January 2003
Leadership Conference, which a total of ten COC members were able to attend,
was briefly discussed. This included the opening session, which covered association
management, and the five mini-summits. The highlights of the conference can
be found on the AAPG web page.
- Committee chair
replacements for the upcoming 2003-2004 year were announced based on information
available at that time. All standing committee chairs plus representatives
are in the process of being contacted to help incoming President Steve Sonnenberg
organize his year.
- Various other items
about committees were discussed including a) that the Leadership Conference
might be the proper place for a meeting of all attending chairs, vice-chairs,
and COC members; b) the rotation of members after three year terms; c) a request
for a mid-year, as well as an annual report; d) that the Guidelines, which
will be reviewed and updated, should be sent to all chairs and vice-chairs;
e) add more members to all committees as required.
- George Bole, former
Chair of the COC, will head the Guidelines update project.
- The remainder of
the meeting was spent on a) the mission of the COC and the duties of its members;
and b) the activities of several other AAPG committees, including the Convention
Coordination Committee, whose chairman, Tom Chidsey, discussed the current
convention as well as conventions in general.
Peter G. Gray, Chair
George Bole, Dave Campbell, Brian Cardott, Edward Dolly, Pete Gray, chairman,
Robbie Gries, Walter Grun, Ed Heath, John Hogg, Don Lewis, Bob Lindblom, vice-chair,
Clint Moore, Bill Morgan, Michael Party, Pierce Pratt, Deborah Sacrey, Valary
Schulz, Ray Thomasson, Art Van Tyne, Mark Wilson. Gries and Thomasson are Past
Presidents of AAPG. Liaison to the COC includes Steve Sonnenberg, AAPG President-Elect,
and Linda Burris, AAPG headquarters staff.