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.

Our Goal: No Geologist Left Behind   
By Rick Fritz / August 2009

As part of the focus on providing the best science, AAPG is reviewing all of our products and services against the needs of the membership.

AAPG Denver Convention: Wow!   
By Rick Fritz / July 2009

Wow! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, or ACE 2009, in Denver.

There Are Good Reasons to be Bullish  
By Rick Fritz / June 2009

Executive Director, Rick Fritz, recalls what it was like to be a rookie petroleum geologist.

Denver a Great Place for New Ideas   
By Rick Fritz / May 2009

I heard a comedian say, “Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up – ’cause they’re looking for ideas.”

Opportunities Exist Now for AAPG   
By Rick Fritz / April 2009

I am writing my column as I am returning from a very successful APPEX meeting in London, where I had the privilege of attending an open house of the new AAPG European Office in London.

Association Budget OK – for Now  
By Rick Fritz / March 2009

Six months into fiscal year 2008-09, AAPG’s financial health continues to be sound. However, with the current economic recession, the question is, “How will AAPG fare financially the next couple of years?”

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