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A.A.P.L. DUES

  • 1.  A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 26 days ago

    Consdering that Many Indpendent Landmen are out-of-work, across the nation, and struggling with paying monthlyt bills, I personally think the organizational executives, should consider a reduction in the  Annual Membership Dues, as a small remedy and sign of support & solidarity with the situation of the many Unemployed Contract Landmen.


  • 2.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 25 days ago
    Good Luck with that!

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    Larry Terry CPL
    Bodhi Land Services, LLC
    Tyler TX
    (903) 570-6904
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  • 3.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 24 days ago
    Some have already paid their dues.  I due were suspended, those who paid should get credit for two years's dues.
    J Richard "Ric" Pennington, RPL
    36 Austin Hollow Cir
    Nacogdoches, TX 75965
    936-546-1088





  • 4.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago
    I had work for over 8 months $125.00 doesn't sound like much but right now anything would help!!!

    Bill Strickland 

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    WILLIAM B. STRICKLAND,
    Professional Landman, AAPL
    PH     713-823-9988
     
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  • 5.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 22 days ago
    To Correct 'I HAVE NOT HAD WORK FOR 8 MONTHS'
    And I agree the aapl does need funds to exist --

    Thanks 
    Bill Strickland

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    WILLIAM B. STRICKLAND,
    Professional Landman, AAPL
    PH     713-823-9988
     
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  • 6.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 22 days ago

    To the best of my knowledge, the A.A.P.L. is Not in dire financial straits and would Not cease to function, if the Dues were Reduced.





  • 7.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago
    As soon as all the other professional organizations, (i.e. attorneys, C.P.A.s, etc.), suspend dues, then the AAPL can follow suit and suspend dues. 
    Dues have never been suspended previously, what makes this time different?

    Drake P. Bajat, CPL
    337-319-0742
    drake.bajat@gmail.com





  • 8.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 22 days ago
    Edited by Peter Van Liew 22 days ago
    Theoretically, one of those professional organizations will have to be the first to suspend dues.  If AAPL chose to do so, they would be showing support and solidarity with the members that they ultimately serve.  As to what makes this different, I think the potential destruction of the majority of our industry makes this different.  The amount of distressed shale companies along with closed lending markets means that many shale focused E&Ps will likely face difficulty unseen in the past and will likely result in industry consolidation and a great number of job losses, both company and field alike.




  • 9.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 19 days ago
    It's a numbers game.  Will lowering or temporarily suspending dues keep members; and thus, more revenue over the long haul? The question is: if members drop out, how many will  rerturn? Also, the Appraisal Institute has a retired calssification that is dues free.   That could also help keep the membership up. Fact is we are going to lose members is something is not done to mitigate.

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    James Pennington RPL
    Independent
    Nacogdoches TX
    (936) 546-1088
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  • 10.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 18 days ago
    Although I am not in favor of reducing annual dues, I do think the AAPL could allow dues waived for landmen 65 years or older. The Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen membership is offered free of charge to PLM students and lifetime members who are 65 years of age or older.

    Anyone interested in joining WAPL can do so by going to Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen (WAPL)




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    Joseph Tessaro
    Tessaro Energy Consultants, LLC
    Cheyenne WY
    (303) 356-2605
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  • 11.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 18 days ago
    Here is a link to the AAPL website page for Senior Membership:  https://www.landman.org/membership/membership-types/senior-membership

    $50.00

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    Billy K. Lemons
    Pres. / Principal Consultant
    Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
    Mailing: P.O. Box 632400
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-2400
    Email: billy.k.lemons@resourceanalytical.com
    844.936.2400 Ext. 1101 Office

    https://ResourceAnalytical.com
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  • 12.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 17 days ago
    Here is the problem with the AAPL Senior Membership program:

    " 15 consecutive years immediately preceding the submission of the application for senior membership status

    Many of us have not been fortunate enough to have survived the last big downturn in the business (or any of the ones before that one) and had to go do something else for a while.  I have been in and out of the business more times than I care to count since I started as a University of Texas PLM graduate in 1977 at went to work as a Landman.  The busts of 1985 and 1991 forced me to leave the business against my wishes, but I had a family to feed, so I did what had to be done.  The last time I returned to the business was in 2008, just in time for the next to last bust. So here we are again in 2020 when there is very little work to go around, and companies only want to hire those without any gray hair regardless of experience.

    That puts me at 66 years old with only 12 years of consecutive experience THIS TIME.  Under this rule, I still don't qualify for Senior Membership Status even though I have been a dues-paying member of AAPL for over 30 years (as best as I can remember at my advanced age). 

    I think that this is a great example of the AAPL rules being written for the benefit of long term company employed landmen; not for the rest of us.  Since I was one of those company landmen for most of my career that is hard for me to say, but I didn't like this rule when it was put in place and I don't like it now.

    I will keep paying my dues until I do qualify in three years, but that doesn't mean I like it or think it is fair treatment.

    Steve Dunn, CPL
    Austin, Texas
    Steven.R.Dunn@gmail.com
    (512) 791-5312  (Cell)







  • 13.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 16 days ago
    Steve Dunn,

    That is a perfect example of how AAPL needs to review some of its rules, like this one regarding seniors. Sorry to hear about your rough times during the ups and downs that is part of our business. Thank you for coming forward and sharing this for, hopefully, AAPL’s consideration. We must have been classmates!

    Bob Priestly, CPL




  • 14.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 16 days ago
    I'll be 70 before I qualify.

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    James Pennington RPL
    Independent
    Nacogdoches TX
    (936) 546-1088
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  • 15.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 19 days ago
    To put it simply, AAPL is a professional organization and if you, as a landman, choose to be a part of the professional organization for your industry, pay the dues!

    No other professional organizations suspend their requirements, neither dues nor CE, and I don't foresee any doing so, why should the AAPL be any different?


    Drake P. Bajat, CPL
    337-319-0742
    drake.bajat@gmail.com





  • 16.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago

    Personally, I agree with you, that those who have already paid their Dues, should get credit for 2 years.   





  • 17.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 25 days ago
    I agree with the AAPL having over $50,000.00 in Assets, according to the 2018 Annual Report, I believe they could give us a reduction.

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    Charles Brawner RPL
    Lakepine Enterprises, Inc
    Tyler TX
    (903) 780-1202
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  • 18.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 25 days ago
    I agree with a total suspension of dues this year.

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    Jack Womack CPL
    Crew Land Research, Ltd
    Houston TX
    (713) 784-5263
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  • 19.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 25 days ago
    Where are those little smiley face things?

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    Jason Kuenstler RPL
    Endeavor Energy Resources LP
    Midland TX
    (512) 755-2461
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  • 20.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 25 days ago
    Which would be useful because....?????





  • 21.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 24 days ago
    Because I think getting  AAPL to waive or reduce fees has about as great of chance of happening as a snowball in He??. 

    Jason L. Kuenstler
    Petroleum Landman
    J. L. Kuenstler & Associates, Inc.
    512-755-2461





  • 22.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago
    I have to agree... AAPL needs the dues to operate. This is my 6th bust, they just don't stop billing you because you aren't working. Kinda like the power bill, it keeps coming even if they turn it off  ;-)

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    Donald Riley
    Riley Land Service
    Laurel MS
    (601) 498-0925 Ext glenn
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  • 23.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago

    I would "respectfully" counter that the A.A.P.L. organization is Not suffering any financial hardship nor it's $Salaried Employees.   They can certainly afford at least a reduction in the dues as a sign of solidarity and support of its' many members that are going through extremely difficult times, that may well last a very long time, until they can regain a level of stability.





  • 24.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 19 days ago
    Guys, there have been few times over the last 40 years that that I have had to let my membership lapse due to a down turn or a bust. Do what you can do.   Drop if you need to and rejoin when you can afford to. Its not the end of the world. AAPL is a business. There might not be anything to come back to if everyone stops paying their dues.

    Jason L. Kuenstler
    Petroleum Landman
    J. L. Kuenstler & Associates, Inc.






  • 25.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 19 days ago
    Well folks i got my govment check just in time and I renewed my membership with some of the proceeds!!!! 

    Life is good !!!!!!!!!!

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    WILLIAM B. STRICKLAND,
    Professional Landman, AAPL
    PH     713-823-9988
     
    WARNING: This message, including any attachments, contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact sender immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all copies. You are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this message, or the taking of any action based on it, is strictly prohibited.





  • 26.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 24 days ago
    I lost my job April 9. I attend all of the OCAPL lunches $30 x 6 =$180 for 1 AAPL credit for my CPL. It is fairly expensive to obtain the 50 credits 

    It would be a nice gesture to waive 2020 dues


    Regards,


    Mark Oates, CPL

    mark_oates@live.com

    405-365-7515






  • 27.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago

    I would like to see feedback/commentary from the $Salaried Executives & Staff at A.A.P.L. Headquarters on this issue about the financial hardship affecting so many Independent Landmen





  • 28.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES

    Posted 23 days ago
    Mark:

    AAPL now offers FREE lunch-and-learn webinars every month (with the exception of June and December), and each one you view is good for one (1) CPL/RPL/RL recertificaiton credit. The next webinar, AAPL Operating Agreements and the Non-paying, Non-Operator, will be presented on May 21 at Noon Central. FOr more information see the Events Calendar on the website.

    Additionally, since the AAPL Annual Meeting cannot be held next month in California, AAPL has decided to present a virtual meeting which will be FREE for members. You will be able to earn at least fifteen (15) CPL/RPL/RL recertification credits by registering and viewing the presentaitons. See the website for details.

    I hope this helps.

    Curt

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    Curtis Horne CPL
    (713) 225-6700
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  • 29.  RE: A.A.P.L. DUES