AAPG's Membership Enhancement and Development
Drive activity is heating up as it moves into the final three months
of the program.
Applications continue to come in from all AAPG Sections
and Regions; at press time a total of 160 applications have been
received from 102 recruiters.
Now we are beginning to roll! Ask a friend to join.
It's important for our profession and our industry.
Also, we have a new leader for the Grand Prize trip
Although new applications have been received from
every Section and Region, the Asia/Pacific Region is tied for the
lead in the regional race with the Africa Region, each having 22
The Gulf Coast Section leads the Section race with
47 applications. The Rocky Mountain Section is second
Sectional and Regional Breakdowns are:
- Gulf Coast — 47
- Eastern — 4
- Rocky Mountain — 11
- Mid-Continent — 5
- Pacific — 5
- Southwest — 8
- Africa — 22
- Asia/Pacific — 22
- Europe — 16
- Canada — 7
- Latin America — 1
- Middle East — 12
An equal goal of the membership drive is to communicate
the benefits of AAPG membership. These many benefits offered by
AAPG have been highlighted in the Membership Value Pyramid (focus
of Rick Fritz's "Director's Corner" in the November EXPLORER).
Using the pyramid makes it easy to discuss with potential
members the benefits available to AAPG members and portrays the
building blocks needed to support a strong professional community.
It's downloadable on www.aapg.org.
Remember, the top recruiter in each Section and Region
will be awarded 250 AAPG dollars. Of course all members who recruit
"get stuff," including a desk flag for everyone who recruits one
new member and special recognition lapel pins for those who recruit
three or more.
The top overall recruiter will receive a travel voucher,
four nights lodging and registration for the 2003 AAPG international
meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
The new leader is Kamil Idris of Talisman Energy
in Calgary, Canada.
So, when you're talking to new recruits, and you're
not quite certain as to how best to communicate to them the many
benefits of AAPG membership, consider the Pyramid. It contains all
the important benefits, which will make the recruit ask you, "How
can I join?"
It might be the easiest way in which you have ever
won a prize.