A Memo From Mike:
Look for me at the AAPG Annual Meeting (try the General
Store in the AAPG Center) as well as the AAPG/SEG Spring Expo held at
OU April 22-24.
Student Directory Update:
As many of you may have noticed the button on the Student Chapter site
labeled "Student Chapter Directory" has not been available.
Look for this to change soon, here students and Student Chapters will
be able to view information about other Student Chapters. The President
of the Student Chapters email address will be provided so you
may contact them. My hope is that this will foster more interaction
among Student Chapters.
Ideas of joint fieldtrips, meeting travel and hosting assistance, as
well as great networking opportunities with your future colleagues come
to mind. This resource is what you make of it however; though I must
admit I see great opportunity, and I encourage you all to utilize it.
However, if you are a Student Chapter President and do not want other
Student Chapters to be able to email you, or if you would like to change
the email we use to perhaps a Chapter email account, please let me know.
I feel this is also a great tool for Chapters to see what their status
is, because if you do not see your current Presidents contact
information given it could be due to a lack of report filing. I will
work to keep this list relatively current, and I hope you work to use
Where are you? The importance of keeping your contact information updated.
I have noticed recently that a number of Student problems as well as
Student Chapter problems can be traced back to updating an address change
There have been a couple of students this month with problems of not
receiving their Explorer. The problem was eventually solved by merely
updating their address in the AAPG records. I know as a student I seemed
to change my address every year and never thought anything about it
until my favorite magazine did not show up.
Luckily you can likely forgo the terror of not receiving your AAPG
Explorer every month by emailing Nancy at email@example.com with your
new contact information.
Important correspondence may not be reaching your Student Chapter if
I have the wrong mailing address. Please remember to point out any address
changes in the next Student Chapter report you submit or by emailing
me the information.
Hope you received my letter.
Many of you probably received a letter from me recently dated mid to
late February. In fact I know a lot of you received it because I have
received many back already and an ominous stack is staring at me on
I have had a few calls and emails with questions, so I thought I might
There were different letters sent out, depending on your status with
AAPG. Many of you merely had to update the graduation date that we have
on record, and others were informed that their dues classification will
When a person joins AAPG as a student member, they are given 6 years
of eligibility at the low student dues rate if they join as an undergraduate
student, and 4 years if they join as a graduate student.
Much like your parents AAPG feels you should complete your degrees
in this amount of time. Well, it didnt work for me either.
So if you are still in school and have used this low dues rate eligibility
up, you are then transferred to a slightly higher rate in the Associate
class. The dues for this rate are $37.50 for US members and $47.50 for
those outside the US.
Please continue to respond, I prefer to have the letter returned to
me, but if all the information I need is included in an email, fax or
phone call that is fine with me.
See you in Dallas!