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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 40 (1956)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 788

Last Page: 788

Title: Part I, Future Role of American Association of Petroleum Geologists: ABSTRACT

Author(s): G. M. Knebel

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The phenomenal growth in membership of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists since its organization has been matched by growth in stature in scientific, professional, and industrial fields as well.

Approximately one-tenth of the Association's 13,000 members are from outside the United States. This means the Association has become an international organization. Consequently, it is a challenge to our members to keep apace of the rapid changes taking place all over the world today and to meet the demands on our science in the future. This can best be done through research and through the printing and distribution of the results in the Association's excellent publications.

The recent legalization of the Association's Research Fund will encourage larger donations and bequests. Eventually, it is hoped to establish a "1,000" club composed of donors of $1,000 or more. With such a fund we could help our members develop their ideas; help and induce others to solve scientific problems beneficial to mankind; and to serve actively rather than passively as leaders in scientific progress related to our field.

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