Delegates’ Agenda Eyes Officers, VP Proposal
The House of Delegates will vote on new officers during its meeting April 9 at the Annual Convention in Houston.
The candidate chosen as chairman-elect will serve as chairman of the House in 2007-08, and also represent the HoD on the AAPG Executive Committee.
The candidates are:
- George Bole, consulting geologist, Houston.
- Martin (Marty) Hewitt, EnCana Oil & Gas Partnership, Calgary, Canada.
- Paul Britt, Texplore Inc., Sugar Land, Texas.
- Jeannie Fisher Mallick, Excalibur Consulting, Houston.
The HoD agenda also calls for consideration of a proposal to add an international vice president position to the AAPG Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee voted 6-1 to send the proposal to the House. AAPG members eligible to vote were notified in early January, and the topic was discussed during the recent Leadership Conference in Galveston, Texas.
House of Delegates Chairman Donald D. Clarke said the proposal is an effort by the Executive Committee to respond to calls for representation of the international membership on the EC. Clarke noted that nearly 25 percent of AAPG membership resides outside the United States.
If approved, the current vice presidential office then would be specified as a U.S. Sections position.
The bylaws proposal also would change the term of office for both VP offices to two years, which would be staggered.
The proposal calls for the vice president-Regions to reside outside the United States.
The addition of one position to the Executive Committee will make a total of seven elected officers along with the chairman of the House of Delegates, for a total of eight voting members of the EC.
The proposed Constitution and Bylaws changes will require a two-thirds vote of those present at the House of Delegates meeting for approval.
For further information, see http://www.aapg.org/bylawschanges.cfm.