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Committees

The Society

SEG Committees are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the opportunities and challenges facing the Society. They bring together leaders from all levels of the minerals industry to explore the many facets of the industry and help SEG make the best decisions in moving the association forward. We invite you to join this exclusive and innovative group of professionals. Your contribution will make a difference - to the Society as well as the industry as a whole. As a member of a committee you are provided an opportunity to truly influence our profession. The results of your contributions are tangible; they will not only help shape the future of the Society, but will provide you with great personal and professional satisfaction.

The Society goals are: the advancement of the science of mineral deposit geology; dissemination of basic and applied economic geology through publications, meetings, field trips, short courses, and lecture series; and promotion of high professional and ethical standards among members. If you share these common interests, we encourage you to select carefully from among the following list of committees, noting that some of these are subject to election and/or appointment by the governing Council. Explanatory text for each committee is derived from the SEG Bylaws.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall have the authority to direct, either separately or in conjunction with the Council, the affairs of the Society, subject to the limitations imposed by Section 9.3 and excepting the powers and privileges exclusively reserved for the Council by these Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, who shall be Chair, President-Elect, Past President, Vice President for Regional Affairs, Chair of the Publications Board, and the Treasurer. The Executive Director shall be an ex officio nonvoting member of the Executive Committee.

Fellowship Admissions Committee

The Fellowship Admissions Committee shall consider all applications for Fellowship and shall pass upon applicants in accordance with Section 3.1(a). The committee shall consist of six members including a Chair, with one or two appointments to be made annually to maintain the number. Each committee member will serve a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the President-Elect and the Council. At least one committee member, but not more than two, shall also be a Councilor.

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee shall be responsible for relations between the Society and students, including establishment and operation of any student chapters, and shall advise the Council on ways and means to encourage student involvement in Society affairs. The committee shall consist of six members, including at least three from academia, and the Chair, Vice President for Student Affairs. Committee members, with the exception of the Chair, will serve for a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the President-Elect and the Council.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee shall act as investment adviser to the Council and under its direction shall manage the investment portfolio of the Society. The Committee shall consist of between five and seven members, including the Chair, each appointed for a three-year term, renewable at the discretion of the Council. At least one member shall be a member of the Council, and one member shall be designated by the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation. Committee members shall be nominated by the Chair of the Investment Committee and approved by the Council. In addition, the Treasurer and Executive Director shall be ex officio voting members.

Program Committee

The Program Committee shall advise the Council as to programming in which the Society, through its members, contributes to the advancement of the profession and the interests of the membership. The Program Committee is responsible for developing a revolving three-year plan of Society activities and for maintaining a close liaison with the coordinators for the various Society meetings and activities.

The Program Committee shall consist of the Past President, Field Trip/Field Training Course Coordinator, the Short Course/Workshop Coordinator and all Meeting Coordinators. The Past 16 President shall serve as Chair of the Committee. The Executive Director, Vice President for Regional Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs shall be ex officio voting members of the Committee.

The Past President, Vice President for Regional Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Executive Director shall comprise a steering committee for the Program Committee, to screen proposals for new programs, and to present selected recommendations to the full Program Committee for discussion and action. The steering committee shall have discretionary authority over allocation of funding for small-scale program initiatives.

Nominating Committee

As referred to in Section 7.2(a) for the establishment, purposes and membership of the Nominating Committee: Nominating Committee. By January 31 of each year, the then Past President, in consultation with the President, shall select a Nominating Committee consisting of six Fellows, five of whom shall be chosen from the Fellowship at large, and the sixth from the Councilors. The Past President shall chair the Nominating Committee. Members of the Nominating Committee shall serve a one-year term and shall provide the Past President with a list of nominees for each of the elective offices for the following Society Year. A report, including the slate of nominations, shall be submitted by the Past President to the Executive Director not later than May 31 of the year during which the Nominating Committee serves.

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees shall consist of six members, including a Chair, selected by the President-Elect in consultation with the President, and approved by the Executive Committee. Members of the Committee shall serve a one-year term and shall be appointed no later than January 31 of the year in which the President-Elect takes office. The committee membership shall reflect the main fields and geographic distribution of Society membership. The committee shall provide the President-Elect with a list of nominees who have agreed to serve, subject to approval by the Council, for those standing committee positions that will become open at the beginning of the President-Elect’s term as President, except for ex officio positions or those appointed directly by the President. The nominations of the committee shall be presented to the President-Elect by September 15 of the year of appointment of the committee.

Lindgren Award Committee

The Lindgren Award Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for the Lindgren award, as described in Article X, Section10.1(d), and shall consist of six members, including a Chair, each to serve a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the President-Elect and the Council. Two new members will be appointed each year.

SEG Distinguished Lecturer Committee

The SEG Distinguished Lecturer Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for the SEG Distinguished Lecturer, as described in Article X, Section10.1(e). The committee shall consist of six members, including a Chair, representing the main fields and geographic distribution of Society membership, two to be appointed annually each for a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the President-Elect and the Council.

Society Traveling Lecturers Committee

The Society Traveling Lecturers Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for the Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer and the International Exchange Lecturer positions as described in Article X, Section 10.1(f). The Committee shall consist of nine members, including a Chair, representing the main fields and geographic distribution of Society membership, with three members to be appointed annually each for a three-year term. The Vice President for Regional Affairs shall serve as an ex officio member of the committee.

Regional Vice President Lectureship Committee

The Regional Vice President Lectureship Committee is responsible for nominations for the annual lectureship as described in Article X, Section 10.1(g). The Committee shall consist of the Vice President for Regional Affairs, as 17 Chair, the Regional Vice Presidents, and the Chair of the Society Traveling Lecturers Committee, who shall be an ex officio voting member.

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee shall provide the Council with annual budgets for both the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation. The Budget Committee is responsible for developing a revolving three-year budget that takes account of the three-year plan of Society activities prepared by the Program Committee and specific information provided by the Investment Committee. The Budget Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, who shall be Chair, the Executive Director, one member designated by the Publications Board, and one member designated by the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation. Apart from the Treasurer and the Executive Director, Committee members will serve for a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the Council.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee shall provide independent financial oversight on behalf of the Council, the Publications Board, the members, and the Trustees of the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation. The Audit Committee shall consist of three members, including the Chair, each appointed for a three-year term, renewable at the discretion of the Council. The Council, the Publications Board, and the Trustees of the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation shall each designate one member to serve on this committee. The Chair of the Audit Committee and Secretary shall, subject to Council approval, be elected annually by the committee members.

Education and Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee shall develop and maintain a curriculum of short courses, workshops, field trips, and field courses/camps to address the need for worldwide education and training in economic geology at both a basic and advanced level. The Education and Training Committee shall provide the Council with periodic reports and be responsible for coordinating a three-year curriculum with the activities of the Program Committee. The Education and Training Committee shall consist of the President-Elect, typically as Chair, the President, Past President, one member designated by the Publications Board, the Field Trip Coordinator, two Members-at-Large, the Executive Director, and a non-voting Program Coordinator.



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