Our section has many young engineers as members. I want to remind or alert these individuals that we have a Young Professional Committee designated specifically for them. This committee plans technical luncheons, social gatherings, fund raisers, and networking opportunities. This year's chairperson is Lauren Silverman. She is working very hard to coordinate the Committee to ensure that all the events are well planned and of interest to the young professional group. I encourage you to attend and be a part of these activities as much as you can. Further, I encourage you to volunteer to help this committee plan and carry out the events. Contact Lauren today to see how you can be a part of making the Young Professional group of SPE even more successful. Her contact e-mail is Lauren.

Our section has many very talented individuals. SPE has a method of recognizing these individuals through various awards on an international and on a regional level. In recent years, the Mid-Continent Section has lacked in their attention to recognize these individuals by failing to nominate very many individuals for the many awards available. This year's Awards Chairman is Mark Bozich. He has made it a personal goal to attain greater participation in obtaining nominations for Regional Awards from the Mid-Continent Section. Please contact Mark at 899-0706 or mbozich@Fractech.net on how you can nominate one of your colleague or if you have any questions regarding awards.

Though there have been few nominees for awards in recent years, the Mid-Continent Section did have one individual that received a Regional Technical Award for exceptional contribution in the area of Reservoir Description and Dynamics. This individual was Thomas McCoy of Cimarex Energy Co. We plan to recognize and honor him with a presentation of this award at one of our upcoming luncheons. Please join me in congratulating Tom McCoy.

We have had three months of the Newsletter being sent out electronically. I and the entire Board would like your feedback on how you like this form of the Newsletter. Please contact one of us to let us know your view.

Finally, be sure and visit our website at www.spemc.org to stay current with all of the activities of our Section.

Earl Logan
2010 – 2011 Chairman
560-7142 Phone