Credentials Committee

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Ryan Lemiski
Ryan Lemiski

The 2013-14 Credentials Committee comprises five AAPG delegates:

  • Ryan Lemiski, chair, Canada Region.
  • Steve Goolsby, House of Delegates chair-elect candidate, Rocky Mountain Section.
  • Robert Shoup, House of Delegates chair-elect candidate, Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Tom Anderson, House of Delegates secretary/editor candidate, Rocky Mountain Section.
  • Kara Bennett, House of Delegates secretary/editor candidate, Gulf Coast Section.

April 6, 2014, the Credentials Committee will arrive early to prepare for the welcoming and credentials check of delegates for the annual HoD meeting in Houston. During the meeting, the Credentials Committee is responsible for providing an attested roll of delegates, alternate delegates and appointed alternate delegates to the chair of the House.

Delegates arriving at the meeting will be checked against an official list before being seated. A qualified delegate will be a voting Member in good standing as defined by AAPG’s Constitution and Bylaws (Article IV of the Association Bylaws).

As each Section, Region and affiliated society strives to provide full representation during the HoD annual meeting there are inevitably a few last minute issues, often related to the alternate delegates that have been appointed on behalf of their respective Section, Region or affiliated society. To help minimize last minute deliberations it is recommended that appointed alternate delegates provide their names to AAPG headquarters at least 15 days prior to the meeting of the House of Delegates in Houston. Appointed alternate delegates also are reminded to bring identification with them to facilitate credential validation.

In the event of a credentials dispute, the chair will place the matter before the House. At this time the Credentials Committee will submit to the House its reasons for withholding accreditation (both verbally and written). Immediately thereafter, the designated Section, Region or affiliated society, as well as the nominated delegate or alternate, may submit their reasons to support accreditation of the delegate (both verbally and written). The House will vote on the dispute with majority vote governing.

The Credentials Committee loosks forward to meeting you prior to the HoD annual meeting. We encourage all delegates to attend this meeting and hope each Section, Region and affiliated society makes it a priority to have a full slate of delegates in attendance for the HoD meeting as some important issues are on the agenda.

On behalf of the Credentials Committee I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post.

All the best in 2014!

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