Board of Directors Meeting – January 2013

Title: RMAG January Board of Directors Meeting

Author: Jacinda Nettik Brown, Secretary

Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 6

The Board of Directors meeting was held on January 17th, 2013 in the RMAG office. This being the first board meeting of the year, we had a big agenda to cover. We began with a review of the Financial Report. The Summit Sponsorship program proved successful. It appears RMAG will beat their Summit Sponsor fundraising goal. Being a Summit Sponsor gives companies exposure while helping RMAG put on the symposia, short courses and speaker series. Summit Sponsors get recognition on the RMAG website, Outcrop, and monthly luncheon meetings. If your company would like to become a Summit Sponsor please contact the RMAG office for details.

RMAG Membership is currently at 1,323 paid and current members. There are an additional 1,144 expired members that were active in 2012. If you’re one of these expired members or perhaps your membership has lapsed by more than a couple years please check out the RMAG website, which makes it easy for members to renew or join RMAG.

2013 will be a busy year of RMAG sponsored events. The January 24th Short Course, Source-Rock Kinetics: New Methods of Determining Them, and Novel Applications to Hydrocarbon Exploration, Especially Unconventional, by Doug Waples was well attended. This year the Summer Speaker series has been expanded to provide interesting talks throughout the year, not just limited to the summer months, so look for these upcoming events. A motion was approved to invite Rusty Riese, AAPG Ethics Lecturer to speak in May; more details to come. Mark your calendars for the annual RMAG/DAPL GeoLand Ski Day, Friday, March 1st. This year RMAG will be hitting Copper Mountain Resort, the ski day is always a fun time. The 3D Seismic Symposium – Making Sounds Decisions is scheduled for March 5th. As the year goes on, I’ll highlight some of the upcoming events in more detail.

I mentioned in the last Outcrop, GeoScience World had contacted RMAG to discuss partnering to make RMAG publications available to their subscribers. The BOD had intended to make a decision at the January board meeting. However, GSW did not supply details on royalties and costs so this item was tabled until enough information is  received to make an informed decision.

The Mountain Geologist published since 1964 is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal for RMAG members and it goes digital in 2013. RMAG members will be able to access the digital journal with their RMAG login. However, our 200 subscribers will receive hard copies until the details of how universities, government libraries and industrial associates can access the data online are ironed out.

The February board meeting will be held at its normal time and location, February 20th at the RMAG office. I hope everyone’s 2013 projects are off to a great start.