Two Proposals On HoD Agenda
The 38th annual meeting of the House of Delegates will be held on Sunday, April 20 in San Antonio, right before the start of the annual convention.
Delegates will be discussing two amendments at the meeting – one to the House’s Rules and Procedures and one to AAPG’s Bylaws.
Rules and Procedures Chair Steve Sonnenberg (Rocky Mountain Section) and his committee are proposing an amendment to Article I. B, which deals with the way in which the number of delegates is determined for U.S. affiliated Societies versus international Regions. The amendment is being proposed to bring the Rules and Procedures in compliance with the AAPG’s Constitution and Bylaws.
Amendments to the HoD Rules and Procedures (PDF) require approval of a majority of the delegates present and voting at the meeting.
Constitution and Bylaws Chair Paul Hoffman (Gulf Coast Section) and his committee are proposing an amendment to Article XI, Section 8, which will provide the AAPG Executive Committee with the authority to expel a member who falsely stated his or her qualifications on an application for AAPG membership.
This recommended amendment results from consideration of concerns expressed that in some instances the burdens placed on members of the Ethics Committee and the Advisory Council, who have responsibility to adjudicate grievances, are unduly onerous and time consuming.
The committee unanimously felt that such grievances could be addressed more efficiently within the process stipulated in Section 8, Alternative Procedure, while maintaining reasonable due process protection.
An AAPG Bylaws amendment requires a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Delegates present and voting at the meeting.
Honors and Awards Chair Jim McGhay (Mid-Continent Section) and his committee will be recognizing several deserving awardees at the meeting:
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- The Distinguished Member of the House award will be given to John Brooks (European Region), Alan DeGood (Mid-Continent Section) and Patrick Gooding (Eastern Section).
- The House Long Service Award will be received by Jeannie Mallick (Gulf Coast Section).
- Also, delegates reaching nine- and 15-year service milestones will be recognized with Certificates of Service.