Microphone problems aside (you'll understand if you attended our meeting on September 20th), the Mid-Continent section of SPE is off to a great start. A special thanks goes out to all those who participate in the luncheon meetings because SPE exists to serve its members.

I am grateful to the Golf Tournament Committee, led by Bob Beck, who raised $12,000 or the equivalent of four scholarships at this year's Fall Roundup Golf Tournament. Bringing in new engineering talent is absolutely necessary for the future of the petroleum industry, and scholarships help pave the way. Bob Beck is retiring from the committee this year after many years of hard work. Thanks Bob for your service. Those companies that contributed specifically to the scholarship fund include: APACHE CORPORATION, ATLAS RESIN PROPPANTS, B B CHEMICALS, BRONCO DRILLING, CIMAREX, H-40 DRILLING, NEWFIELD EXPLORATION, PLASTER & WALD CONSULTING, SAMSON, SCHLUMBERGER, ST. MARY LAND & EXPLORATION, STRAT LAND EXPLORATION, UNIT CORPORATION, and WEATHERFORD.

As this is our section's 90th anniversary, I will note a few highlights dealing with the history of our section and SPE. For this gavel, I have focused on the beginning years from 1859 to 1921.

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December 28, 2007 is the 90th anniversary for the Mid-Continent section of SPE. We are section #1 predating the Gulf Coast Section by 18 years. A short documentary video is in the works that will outline the history of the section. If you have any old photos, good stories, etc. that you would like to be in the video, let me or any of the other officers know.

Philip Johnson
2007 – 2008 Chairman
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