The AAPG House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a proposed Constitutional change, and now members will decide if the Association will have two vice president positions -- one for U.S. Sections and one for international Regions.
Active AAPG members will soon be receiving information and a ballot and legal information concerning the proposal.
Online voting is also being made available. Members will -- or already have -- received e-mail information concerning the issue.
The proposal calls for changes to Article V of the Constitution, and will allow for seven members of the Executive Committee (the HoD Chair also is a voting member of the EC).
The Constitution amendment vote was passed overwhelmingly on a “stand-up” vote during the HoD meeting at the annual convention in Houston. A subsequent vote accepting a working adjustment in the Bylaws, which also must be changed to accommodate the Constitution revision, passed 178 to 5, with one abstention.
The Executive Committee previously had voted unanimously in favor of sending the proposal to the membership.
It will take a two-thirds majority of members to approve the Constitutional change, and it must be completed by June 29.