By the time you read this Santa Claus will have already come and we will have celebrated the arrival of a new year. I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and are now ready to embark on a new year filled with a bit of uncertainty. Uncertainty with respect to oil & gas prices, the stock market, the auto industry, and the economy in general. My own opinion is that our county will persevere and be resilient as always and these problems will be resolved and our economy will be on it's way to financial health.

The next five months for the Mid-Continent Section will be exciting. We have three distinguished lecturers scheduled for luncheons. We will sponsor Student Night at the University of Tulsa again in the spring and continuing education short courses are in the making.

Our Membership Chairman, Travis Reed, has been working on a new membership recruiting contest that will kick off in January pending approval by the Board of Directors. One of our goals for 2009 is to increase the number of active members in this section striving for recognition by SPE internationally.

In closing, I encourage you all to check out our section web site to learn more about the activities that are going on for 2009. It is www.spemc.org.

Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time to make the Mid-Continent Section the number one section in the world. Every active member in this section makes a positive contribution just by paying your dues and attending the luncheons. Keep up the good work.

Buck Walsh
2008 – 2009 Chairman
592-7361 Phone
bwalsh@excoresources.com