Member Benefits

Membership Has Its Benefits!

The HGS Bulletin
As a member of the HGS, you'll receive an email with the link to the current month of the journal.  Membership also comes with access to the online archives, with records dating back to 1958.
The Bulletin is a major source (along with this website) for information regarding upcoming events, with a monthly calendar view of all dinner and lunch meetings, social activities, continuing education classes, field trips and more. The Bulletin also offers advertisement spaces - everything from full-page ads to personal business cards, offering a great venue to advertise services, products, or job opportunities. Complete abstracts, often with full-color figures and speaker bios, are provided for all regular monthly dinner and lunch meetings for the Society's many committees.
The HGS strives to select topics of industry importance: current trends, the latest technologies, and new ideas.  The Bulletin is also a platform for presenting fresh technical material, through featured articles approved for publication by the Editor.  The Bulletin also includes news from committees such as the NeoGeos - the HGS committee for young professionals.
For the cost of membership, $36, the Bulletin is an essential and valuable resource for every member.

Discount prices for meetings and short courses
Throughout the year, the various committees of the HGS organize lunch/dinner meetings centered around technical topics of interest to the diverse membership of the organization.  An average of 6 meetings a month is common for the HGS (with the exception of July and August).  Short courses on a variety of topics are also planned throughout the year by the Continuing Education Committee.
These meetings and courses are fantastic opportunities to keep up with technology, network, and expand your education beyond your own specialty.  Prices for these events fluctuate depending on the venue and type of event; however, with membership in the HGS, you ensure you will always have the opportunity to get the lowest registration fee available.
Attend a handful of events and you've more than paid for the $36 membership dues, not to mention all the intangible benefits you gain from being an active participant in the Society.

The HGS is a dynamic organization, with a membership diverse in experience, education, and career specialties.  As the largest local geological society, the HGS offers unprecedented opportunities to network and grow within the Gulf Coast geological community.
As a member of the HGS, you will have endless opportunities to expand your professional network through volunteer opportunities in the Society's various committees, as wells as through social activities, various technical lunch and dinner sessions, educational short courses, and more.  Committees such as the NeoGeos focus on providing networking opportunities to young professionals new to the industry or new to the Houston-area, including monthly happy hours and other young professional-focused events.