GIS-UDRIL – A Useful Acronym   
By Rick Fritz / April 2011

Last year we conducted a few polls on AAPG programs and we realized that many members are not familiar with all of AAPG’s digital programs. For example, AAPG has three primary digital information programs with Datapages – the Archives, Search and Discovery and GIS-UDRIL.

ACE 2011 – Disseminating the Science   
By Rick Fritz / March 2011

Science is the heartbeat of AAPG. It is the key for innovation in our industry, and AAPG is dedicated to finding new scientific developments and related new technologies.

Region Activities Make Impact   
By Rick Fritz / February 2011

Last year the Executive Committee, Advisory Committee and senior staff force-ranked AAPG’s top 25 programs. Generally, the outcome was what you might expect, with the BULLETIN, EXPLORER and ACE (annual meeting) taking the top rankings.

Datapages Open to Individual Subscriptions   
By Rick Fritz / January 2011

The Datapages library is one of the largest petroleum geoscience digital libraries in the world. It contains all of AAPG’s publications – including the special publications. In addition, over the past 10 years AAPG has offered to digitize the publications of Affiliated and Associated societies and those of the Sections.

Meeting Challenges, Assuring Success  
By Rick Fritz / December 2010

This is the theme that has led the efforts and planning for the AAPG Foundation’s Fundraising Campaign. Each year the Foundation has solid requests and needs that we cannot fund – that is why we set a stretch goal to $35 million by the end of 2011.

PTTC Relationship Under Study  
By Rick Fritz / November 2010

There are certain times in life and in business to stop and reflect on the current reality and contemplate the future. AAPG is in this process with President Rensink’s request for the Association leadership to consider what AAPG will look like well in to the future – even to 2035.

On the Cusp of Beginning a New Era  
By Rick Fritz / October 2010

At the AAPG Leadership Days in August, the major theme was, “What would AAPG look like in 2035?”

Defining and Parsing the ‘Hiccup’  
By Rick Fritz / September 2010

Membership numbers are an interesting barometer of an association’s health. The general ups-and-downs of AAPG membership are clearly tied to the price of oil and gas.

Change? Yes, We Can (and We Are)  
By Rick Fritz / August 2010

Change is an inevitable part of life and it is evolution that improves. One of the primary goals of AAPG this year will be to review our strategic plan and determine AAPG’s evolution into the next 35 plus years.

AAPG – Evolving in a Full Sprint  
By Rick Fritz / July 2010

As I approach the end of my tenth fiscal year, I muse that we certainly have not sat down for the past 10 years. In fact, in some cases the footprints would leave no heels, as we were running! 

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David Curtiss is an AAPG member and was named AAPG Executive Director in August 2011. He was previously Director of the AAPG GEO-DC Office in Washington D.C.

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Richard D. “Rick” Fritz, an AAPG member since 1984 and a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences and the Division of Professional Affairs, served as AAPG Executive Director from 1999 to 2011.

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