A long and busy House of Delegates meeting
in Denver saw passage of one constitutional amendment, eight bylaws
amendments and two resolutions for delegate consideration. Two additional
Rules and Procedures were presented by committee report.
House Chairman Lowell Lischer led the 197 credentialed
delegates through the lengthy agenda, with the meeting adjourning
six and a half hours after being gaveled to order.
As Lischer reported in the June EXPLORER, the items
considered by delegates covered a wide range of issues, including:
- Matters concerning the cooperative efforts of the Executive
Committee, Advisory Council and the House of Delegates.
- Limitations for holding multiple key offices in AAPG.
- Modification of the method of submitting amendments for consideration.
One resolution that was approved replaced the Constitution
and Bylaws Amendment Procedure (COCBAP3), which was urged for defeat
by the Executive Committee, the Advisory Council and the House itself.
As noted in the House Newsletter insert in the April
EXPLORER, the second COCBAP resolution was prepared. If the COCBAP2
resolution is adopted next year, the AAPG Bylaws will be amended
to provide a mechanism to obtain comment from each of the three
governing bodies on amendments that affect them.
The House, Executive Committee and the Advisory Council
had previously endorsed the second resolution.
Delegates also voted to allow the release of numerical
election results to candidates for AAPG office, provided both persons
agree in writing. Numerical results of AAPG elections have heretofore
been held confidential.
Also, the India Association of Petroleum Geologists
and Japanese Association of Petroleum Technology were both affirmed
as affiliated AAPG societies.
Soundly defeated was a resolution offered as "new
business" that would adjust the seating structure of the AAPG Advisory
Council by creating "multiple-seat representation" on the basis
on the number of members in a Section or region, creating eight
additional seats on the council, which presently seats 17.
Delegates also elected Oklahoma City independent
geologist Terry Hollrah as chairman-elect and Martin D. "Marty"
Hewitt, of Pan Canadian Gulf of Mexico, as secretary-editor. Both
assumed office on July 1.
Hollrah will succeed Edward Dolly, who assumed the
House chairmanship on July 1.