Delegates Tackle Lengthy Agenda

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:

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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.

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