the Membership Drive Committee is seated, an AAPG member
has already recruited six new members, becoming the first to receive
the lapel pin denoting the "six" sign-ups benchmark for the effort.
Yusak Setiawan from Unocal Indonesia, was the sponsor
for six new AAPG members, placing him in the lead for the grand
prize trip to the 2003 AAPG international meeting in Barcelona,
which will be given to the person recruiting the most new members.
Meanwhile, drive chairman Dave Campbell, of Oklahoma
City, announced the seating of the ad hoc Membership Drive Committee.
Committee members are:
- Gulf Coast -- Ed Picou.
- Rocky Mountain -- Ed Dolly.
- Mid-Continent -- Bob Cowdery.
- Southwest -- Mike Party.
- Eastern -- Jane McColloch.
- Pacific -- Bob Countryman.
- Canada -- Susan Eaton.
- Asia/Pacific -- To be named.
- Africa -- Kunle Adesida.
- Middle East -- Mohammad O. Al-Amoudi.
- Europe -- Walter Grün.
- South America -- Nilo Azambuja Filho.
- At-Large -- Pinar Oya Yilmaz.
The committee's job is to activate the societies
and encourage members to become involved in the recruiting effort,
which has a goal of 1,000 net new members.
With the Membership Drive just getting kicked off,
there is still time for members to recruit colleagues to join AAPG.
Members who recruit a new member will "get stuff"
in recognition of their recruiting efforts, including a desk flag
for everyone who recruits one new member, and special lapel pins
for those who recruit three or more.
The top recruiter in each Section and Region will
be awarded 250 AAPG dollars, and the top recruiter will receive
a travel voucher, four nights lodging and registration fees for
the 2003 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona,
Spain. This Grand Prize winner will be announced at the AAPG Annual
Meeting in Salt Lake City, May 11-14.
That leaves some time to bring in new members --
but don't wait too long. May will be here before you know it.
While Setiawan is the proud owner of a "six" lapel
pin, there are several members who brought in two new members each.
So, the trip to Barcelona is still there for the taking.
How do you recruit for AAPG? Chats with those who
have sponsored new members have shown that usually all it takes
is -- just ask. That's all.
Recruiting kits, which contain a list of member benefits,
contest information, a "recruiter button" and applications, are
available by contacting AAPG at 1 (800) 364-AAPG (in U.S. and Canada);
or by e-mail to ;
or on the AAPG Web site.
The next time you have lunch with colleagues, ask
if they are members of AAPG. If not, ask them to join.
It just might win you a trip to Barcelona.