This Chairman's Gavel is going to be short and sweet in that work has been
consuming a good portion of my time, plus I'm going to be out of the office for
the next three days.
One of the important issues facing our Section right
now is filling several vacant positions. The following positions are open and
in need of someone to step up and volunteer their time to serve in some capacity:
Secretary, Student Development, Internet Coordinator, Membership, and Golf Tournament
positions all need volunteers. We currently have two volunteers for Secretary
which may necessitate a special election. Anyway, if you have a desire to get
involved in SPE, please let me know and I will be happy to present your name to
the Board of Directors for consideration. As I've said before, serving in SPE
is not about furthering your own agenda, but it is all about helping other engineers
focus on their professional development.
Another issue that we need to
focus on is nominating our peers for regional and international awards. If you
know a colleague that has excelled in the petroleum engineering profession and
served to further the profession, please let me know and
we will consider that
individual for a regional or international award.
In closing, thank you
for all the help that you all have given me over the years and I wish everyone
a safe and happy fall season.
2008 2009 Chairman