Seven bylaws proposals considered by the AAPG House of Delegates were passed at the annual meeting in New Orleans.
One of the action items included adding new language to enable Section presidents to appoint delegates to three-year terms when affiliated societies have not conducted elections. This change eliminates the chronic lack of delegate representation from delinquent Affiliated societies, according to HoD Chairman Steve Sonnenberg.
Delegates also approved new language that essentially limits how long someone can serve on an outside committee. This is being done to encourage more membership participation on these outside committees, Sonnenberg said.
The other five proposals were of a legal housekeeping nature – largely to eliminate references to dates no longer necessary.
Of the 214 House delegates, 187 were present at the New Orleans meeting, where they elected Jeffrey W. Lund, Houston, as chairman-elect and Patrick J. Gooding, of the Kentucky Geological Survey, as secretary/editor.
They will assume office on July 1, when David H. Hawk, a Boise, Idaho, consultant, assumes the HoD chairman gavel.