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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! 

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.

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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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