I am pleased to report that the VGP section is alive, well, and growing. We are the second fastest-growing section in the Union and our membership is increasing at a rate 75% above that of the Union as a whole. During the 4 years from December of 1979 to December of 1983 the membership of the section grew from 1178 to 1819, an increase of 54.4%. For comparison, Union membership during the same period increased by 31%. The growth of VGP was exceeded only by the Tectonophysics Section, which grew 61%. Of the total AGU membership, 11.0% have chosen to affiliate with VGP, up from 9.4% since 1979.