held March 14,1995 at the Westin Hotel, Calgary

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists held March 14, 1995 at the Westin Hotel, Calgary.

President Gary Taylor called the meeting to order at approximately 11:50 a.m. He welcomed all members to the meeting and introduced the Head Table.

  • Don Lawton was cal1ed on to present the 1994 Best Paper Award to Bill Goodway and Larry Mayo.
  • Bill Davitt presented the Meritorious Service Award to Ken Duckworth, Rob Grigg and Neil Rutherford, and Honorary Membership to Dr. Ron Clowes. John Boyd, recipient of the CSEG Medal was not present and will be presented his award at a later luncheon.
  • Bill Davitt announced that the SEG Convention will be held in Calgary, in the year 2000.
  • Bill Bradley summarized the financial status of the Society, and reported a net income of $168,905 in 1994, compared to a loss of $37,423 in 1993. He reiterated that it is desirable that the ongoing operations of the society be self funding, and to that end, the society relies upon sources of funds such as the convention, advertising, memberships and luncheons. Ongoing activities of the society include: The Recorder, the Journal, the User Development Program, special projects such as the Atlas, the Photo Directory and the Consultants Directory. The 1994 joint CSEGICSPG convention provided both societies with a cash surplus of over $150,000.
  • Gary Taylor reported that the CSEG exists for many reasons, including:
  • Camaraderie and fellowship centred around geophysics.
  • Media for the distribution of advancement in the field of geophysics including: the Journal, the Rec:order, the luncheons, the User Development Program, Conventions, Courses, and participation on the Internet.
  • Recognition of achievement in geophysics.
  • Provide people to represent and promote the interests of geophysicists to government and society.
  • The social club was discontinued this year, but social functions will continue with the doodlespiel, mulligan, doodlebug and ski-spree.

Future developments for the CSEG include:

  • Reaching out to schools and universities to properly represent a geophysical perspective to future geoscientists.
  • Recognizing the corporations and employers in the industry. Thanks were given to PanCanadian Petroleum for their outstanding support and contributions to the most recent convention. Thanks were also given to Hibernia Management and Development Company for their understanding and support of the society. Appreciation was also expressed to the employers of the Executive.

Gary presented the gavel to Barry Korchinski and installed him as the new President.

Barry thanked the membership, the past president, and all 43 presidents holding office previously.

Barry moved that the ballots from the election of the 1995 Executive be destroyed. Seconded by Gary. Barry declared the motion carried, and instructed Heather to destroy the ballots.

Barry called for new business from the floor. As there was no new business, Don Lawton was called to introduce the guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon who gave a presentation on "Satellite Navigation: Present Capabilities and Future Trends".

The next luncheon meeting will be held on April 12, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel.

Barry adjourned the meeting at 1:05 p.m.



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