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From: "Brenda Holloman" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Ethical Membership
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 17:11:10 -0500
APG members are billed via email.
Perhaps the same would be a good vehicle
for an annual report to all members.
Thank you for your consideration.
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> To: Christine Sweet-Hart <>; <>
> Cc: <>
> Date: 12/5/2007 4:43:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [APG] Ethical Membership
> Christine, et. al.,
> APG is a 501c6. The organization does produce an annual report which is
> presented at the annual meeting, usually held in conjunction with an APG
> roundtable at a national conference.
> I was thinking of an expansion to that concept, not necessarily as
> elaborate as the OGS Annual Report (see
> http://www.ogs.org/about/2005report.php), but something more detailed and
> distributed more widely.
> > Hi Jake --
> > Is the APG now a 501c3? If so, aren't they required to have an annual
> > report?
> > Christine
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [mailto:] On
> > Of
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 4:04 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [APG] Ethical Membership
> > <Sorry if this is one of multiple posts, I've had some e-mail trouble
> > afternoon...>
> > Elissa, Melinde, et. al.,
> > I'd like to share a related opinion, though I'm not sure it's directly
> > linked to Melinde's concern.
> > Speaking for myself, I believe that as the organization has grown (more
> > than doubled in membership in the last ten years), we've missed an
> > opportunity to 'upgrade' communication and transparency too. I see this
> > much more of a challenge now than when the organization had 800 or 1,000
> > members.
> > I think the new APG "Gathering of the Chapters" meeting at NGS is an
> > example of an attempt to catch up. I believe we can do more to help keep
> > communication lines open and keep processes more transparent.
> > Examples of what I mean might include an APG annual report to members,
> > better use of our Information Officer position for internal
> > (via blog, member forum, etc.). I've had a chance to talk about this a
> > little bit with the incoming EC in the last month, and hope to pick the
> > brains of the 2008/9 board as well. Input from others, whether APG
> > or not, is certainly welcome--feel free to send me an e-mail
> > () with your thoughts.
> > As far as ethics issues are concerned, when formal complaints are
> > they are routed to the APG Professional Review Committee which reviews
> > cases according to pretty strict policy guidelines and the APG Code of
> > Ethics. The committee then makes recommendations to the EC (and the
> > in more serious cases).
> > The review process is somewhat confidential to protect the parties
> > involved, and includes an appeals procedure as well, but I think if
> > Melinde's raising an issue of improper conduct, I invite her to contact
> > (as Sharon is currently out-of-pocket) or Kathy so we can log the
> > complaint and take steps to investigate.
> > Jake Gehring
> > 2008-9 APG President
> > .
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