Members are now voting if the Association will have two vice presidents, a proposal that was approved by the AAPG House of Delegates during its meeting at the Annual Convention in Houston.
With the session chaired by Donald D. Clarke, delegates voted overwhelmingly with a “stand up” vote to send the matter to the membership, which is deciding whether to change the constitution to provide for two vice president positions -- one for U.S. Sections and one for international Regions.
Active AAPG members were sent information and a ballot and legal information concerning the proposal. Online voting is available at www.aapg.org. Voting will cease June 25 and results will be announced on July 1.
It will take a two-thirds majority of members to approve the constitutional change, and it must be completed by June 29.
The proposal specifically 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 Executive Committee previously had voted unanimously in favor of sending the proposal to the membership.
In other action, the House also voted Martin D. “Marty” Hewitt, with EnCana Oil & Gas, Calgary, as chairman-elect, and Jeannie Fisher Mallick, an independent consultant in Houston, was elected secretary/editor.
Larry Jones, of Spartan Petroleum in Houston, will take the House leadership role on July 1. Hewitt will serve as chairman in 2007-08.