Board of Directors Meeting, June 2002

Title: Highlights of the June Board Meeting

Author: Bob Lamarre, RMAG Secretary

Publication: The Outcrop, August 2002, p. 17

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists continues to expand and prosper. Current membership is 2001, with 111 new members. Income increased substantially over last month due to the CBM Symposium, strong sales of publications and registrations for the golf tournament.

Three hundred and ninety people attended the Coalbed methane Symposium on June 19th . Verbal and written comments indicate that the symposium was a great success. The Fall symposium, “Innovative Gas Exploration Concepts” has 10 speakers committed and two more are tentative. This event will be on October I. Other important events this summer include the AAPG Presidential Lecture by Robbie Gries on August 1, the DGS/RMAG Distinguished Lecture by Fred Aminzadeh on August 21 , the Tennis Tournament on August 23 and the AAPG Rocky Mountain Section meeting in Laramie, WY on September 8-11. Thirty-seven booths have already been sold for the Prospect Fair & Technofest on November 11.

The Internet Committee has been very busy trying to find ways to make the RMAG website mare useful. They are considering the establishment of Sustaining Website Sponsors to help provide funds to add an online membership database that can be updated by individual members. In the future, RMAG publications will also be available from our website, so keep tuned for more improvements (www.rmag.org).

The “On The Rocks” fieldtrips are becoming increasingly popular. The most recent trip to the Leadville Mining District attracted 55 eager participants for the 35 seats available. So sign up early for your favorite trip.

The Board approved the 2003 Friday luncheon schedule that will consist of 20 luncheons. Negotiations are in progress concerning the location and price.

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