Going to Calgary? It Should be Obvious   
By Rick Fritz / June 2010

I have asked my share of dumb questions in my lifetime. Sometimes we just miss the obvious.

AAPG ‘Youth Movement’ Shows Strength   
By Rick Fritz / May 2010

I just returned from the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in New Orleans, where I had the opportunity to spend time with several groups of students and young professionals.

Reaching Our Olympic-Size Goal   
By Rick Fritz / April 2010

For the past four years we have had an “Olympics” of our own called the AAPG Foundationfinancial campaign.

Taking It to the Next Level   
By Rick Fritz / March 2010

Communication is a key element to improvement.

New Year Off to ‘Eloquent’ Start   
By Rick Fritz / February 2010

William Shakespeare once said, “Action is eloquence.” If this is the case, we have a lot of “eloquence” going on this new year – AAPG’s schedule of meetings, workshops, e-symposia, short courses and other professional opportunities and “actions” seems to grow each year.

Year Offers Hopes, Dreams, Realities   
By Rick Fritz / January 2010

Each new year I ask myself what is in the future for AAPG. I always start with a review of the strategic plan.

Cooperation Counts, Step by Step   
By Rick Fritz / December 2009

Over a year ago AAPG and SEG developed an ad hoc “joint cooperation committee” to review each society’s respective programs and look for different ways to cooperate. Then-AAPG President Will Green initiated the ad hoc joint committee at the end of his term with his counterpart, Fred Aminzadeh at SEG. Scott Tinker and John Lorenz continued the committee along with their SEG counterparts Larry Lines and Stephen Hill.

Sampling the Meetings a Tasty Treat   
By Rick Fritz / November 2009

This fall I’ve enjoyed tasting the various flavors of the AAPG Section meetings. In September the Eastern Section held its annual meeting in Evansville, Ind., and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies held its annual meeting in Shreveport, La.

Books Continue Legacy of AAPG   
By Rick Fritz / October 2009

This year you will have a tremendous opportunity to examine a portion of the treasury of knowledge provided by some of the top geoscientists in the world.

Vision Quest: Delivering the Goods   
By Rick Fritz / September 2009

Headquarters staff has been in the process of reviewing AAPG’s strategic plan in preparation of updating our business plan. It was good to see that AAPG members and staff have been very successful in reaching many of the goals set in the original strategic plan.

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