Letter from the President

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Review past letters from the President below.

Headline Source
From the President - April 2015 April 1, 2015

From the President - April 2015


Presidential Ponderings

Unlike last month, the sun is shining, the temperature is nice, but I am still pondering anew. Because of the late 4th quarter downturn, the 1st quarter continuance, and the need to tell members that “It’s only over if you want it to be;” I’m pondering the present and the past of oil field employment.

From the President - May 2015 May 1, 2015

From the President - May 2015


Presidential Ponderings

It’s nearly the end; one more column to ponder after this and much of it usually thanks the numerous members and sponsors who have had an impact on HGS activities throughout the fiscal year. This has led me to review some of my ponderings and look back at whether I was successful or not. Fortunately, the momentum of HGS is such that I didn’t break anything, although there was a lot of bending.

From the President - June 2015 June 1, 2015
Presidential Ponderings
It’s my last chance to ponder. And it is a unique opportunity to wonder and express thanks.

From the President - September 2015 September 1, 2015
Support the GCAGS
Welcome everyone to another great year for the Houston Geological Society membership. We have exciting events for everyone this year starting with the GCAGS Convention this month. Of course we have exciting talks for September as well.

From the President - October 2015 October 1, 2015
Small Changes-Big Consequences
Change is in the air at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and your opinion matters! (Written by President-Elect: John Jordan.)

From the President - November 2015 November 1, 2015
Don't Ignore Your Tax Deductions!
It’s hard to believe that I am writing a column for November when the temperature is still in the mid-90’s and the GCAGS Convention starts this coming weekend! Oh well, I guess the HGS Editorial Board needs to keep production on time.

From the President - December 2015 December 1, 2015
Happy Holiday From Your Board!
As I am writing this, I am sitting in a software booth at the SEG Annual Convention in New Orleans. As one might expect, it is lightly attended — a sign of the times in our industry.

From the President - January 2016 January 1, 2016
YOUR Time to Take Action!

I never had any intention of becoming an HGS Board member. I have always loved attending the HGS dinners and events for the camaraderie and casual networking, but to participate as a Board member? It never crossed my mind! I simply preferred to socialize, attend field trips, and surround myself with those who were much more experienced and knowledgeable than myself, hoping to learn by osmosis. (Written by Tami Shannon, HGS Editor-elect)

From the President - February 2016 February 1, 2016
Peel Some Shrimp With Your Friends!

Can’t believe it’s already 2016 as I am writing this. I don’t know where 2015 went, but I am pretty glad it’s history, as I know many of you are too.

From the President - March 2016 March 1, 2016
In the Spirit of Society Cooperation

In a downturn such as this, it is incumbent upon the leadership of the various geoscience organizations to work together to provide ways in which the collective membership can have opportunities for expanding their career. This could be either through continuing education events, technical talks, or even sporting events. Networking and expanding one’s circle of contacts is one way of picking up leads for work or consulting.