Board of Directors Meeting – May 2002

Title: Highlights of the May Board Meeting

Author: Bob Lamarre, RMAG Secretary

Publication: The Outcrop, July 2002, p. 7

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists continues to grow and prosper. Current membership is 1970, with 89 new members. Fifty-two copies of the 2002 Coalbed Methane book have been sold, making it a profitable venture already.

One hundred and fifty-five people have registered for the Coalbed Methane Symposium to be held on June 19th and 225 people have signed up for the RMAG Golf Tournament on July 9th. Other important events this summer include the Distinguished Lecture by Robbie Gries on August 1 and the AAPG Rocky Mountain Section meeting in Laramie, Wy. on September 8-11.

Your publications committee has been very active trying to determine if and how RMAG’s many publications such as The Outcrop and the Mountain Geologist can be made available in digital format. The intent is to reduce expenses while making the publications widely and easily available to all members.

Two committees are working hard to prepare a Piceance Basin guidebook and field trip for the annual meeting of the American Institute of Professional Geologists to be held in Glenwood Springs in September, 2003. RMAG will be a co-sponsor for this event.

The fall symposium, entitled “Innovative Gas Exploration Concepts” is gaining momentum. Eight speakers have accepted invitations to participate and four more have been contacted. The event will be held on October 1.

Your Awards Committee has nominated RMAG members for special AAPG recognition and will soon begin reviewing nominations for RMAG awards to be presented at the RockBusters’ Ball on November 2.

The budget for the Tennis Tournament was approved by the Board and the date will be soon be finalized.