Utah Geological Association

Governing Board Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2018

Utah Department of Natural Resources

1594 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

10:30 – 12:00


  1. Put up tables & chairs (all)
  2. Call to order and announcements (Paul)
  3. Review mail (Zach)
  1. Paul to send Buck Ehler thank you letter
  2. New members need notice letters
  1. Board Meeting minutes (Paul)
  1. September need votes
  1. approved
  2. fix TOY - teacher of year acronyms
  3. note that bonneville shortcourse support approved
  1. Treasurer's Report
  1. September
  1. 1 New member dues
  2. Interest income
  3. $40 in shirts
  4. Expenses - Last AAPG expenses
  1. Hotel
  2. Roger
  3. Field Trip Leader
  1. $45 Speaker gift
  2. Roger For Picnic
  3. Paul to ask Prohosting about $17.95 July, August, September
  4. Unanimously approved
  1. Yearly Report
  1. Shirts
  1. Shirts $400 in hole
  2. Brian should itemize if possible
  1. Action items for follow up:
  1. AAPG Rocky Mountain Foundation cited in Geofluids publication since they provided funding.
  2. Hintze award
  1. Margie Chan
  2. Follow up with her for cake and lunch options
  3. UGS will take care of plaque
  1. Tom Chidsey Delegates Report
  2. Ren Willie Funds Request
  1. Match of $1500 of donation
  2. With recognition of UGA
  3. Paul will send Letter informing of match
  4. QR card for UGA website
  5. Approved
  1. AAPG Delegate
  1. Advantages of being a affiliate society
  1. meeting money
  2. Free advertisement in AAPG magazine
  3. datapages
  1. Requirements
  1. 60% of our members have to be degreed
  2. we have to accept anyone
  3. we have to provide a newsletter
  4. delegates must attend regularly
  5. We have to provide a  newsletter
  1. Membership
  1. $125
  2. New members waning
  3. AAPG membership waning
  1. Proposed changes to constitution
  1. Housekeeping - Passed
  2. Delegates elected for 3 years -
  1. Tabled
  2. Needed clarification
  1. How number of authorized delegates will be seated - Tabled
  2. Wanted to get rid of dues in constitution so that the board could control dues - Not passed
  3.  Two or more candidates recommended for office - except Editor
  1. editor onerous job
  2. two candidate position
  3. like appointment
  4. enough members to run for office
  1. In future, Chidsey will pass along issues in advance of the delegates meeting
  1. AAPG 2018 Meeting
  1. Final Numbers (Zach)
  1. About $24,000
  2. Close to $100,000 total
  1. T-shirts (Paul and Zach)
  2. Recognition for Mike Vandenburg
  1. Get him something for Recognition
  1. TOTY Status
  1. Annalise Kelley
  2. Lehi Utah
  3. School - Willow Creek Middle School
  4. We need to scan and review it
  1. EBSCO Host (Paul)
  1. approved
  1. 2018 Vote Results(Bill)
  1. 7 Votes
  2. Winners
  1. Leslie Heppler - President Elect
  2. Gregory Schlenker - Program Chair
  3. Dave Garbrecht - Treasurer
  4. George Condrat - Secretary
  1. Follow up on Utah Geosites (Peter)
  1. 150 sites
  2. Traverse mountain
  1. New Items:
  1. Zach - Report on UGA financial status
  2. Peter Nielsen -
  1. UGA funding for UGA representation at AAPG ACE 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.  
  2. Estimated expense $1500 however, I have family in the area that I would stay with so there would probably not be hotel expenses.  
  3. Expenses would be ACE registration, travel, meals.
  4. Providing some core through
  5. Meeting in May
  6. Tabling for next board
  1. Peter Nielsen -
  1. UGA funding for UGA representation at AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting Cheyenne, Wyoming in September.  
  2. UGA President is part of the voting Executive Committee that will meet at the section meeting.  
  3. Estimated expense will be $750 dollars.  
  4. Expenses will be vehicle fuel, hotel, meals, registration.
  5. Poster session with UGA or UGS
  6. Up to $1000 expenses
  7. Approved
  1. Passing the torch
  1. We should print the procedures booklets for the next group
  2. Timeline
  3. Peter will make responsibility booklets
  4. Paul will send link to Peter

  1. Call for adjournment (anyone)

Action Items after the meeting via email:

  1. Mike Vanden Burg Honorary Membership Unanimously Supported
  2. Ren Willie found match from museum and museum was paid
  3. Annelise Kelly was email voted as the UGA Teacher of the year