Letter from the President- January 2011

HGS Legends Night
Mark your calendar for Monday night, January 17. This will be our HGS Legends Night. We will be honoring the four living members of HGS who are past-presidents of both HGS and AAPG. These distinguished members are John Amoruso, Dick Bishop, Dan Smith, and Dave Rensink. Dave is presently the AAPG President. These gentlemen will share their presidential perspectives of HGS and AAPG and what the future holds for these cornerstone societies. As a special guest, Rick Fritz, AAPG Executive Director, is planning to attend the event and will be part of the program.
Until January 1, 2011, the tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10. If you are reading this article after January 1, your ticket cost will be $35 per person or $250 for a table of 10. All profits from this event will be divided between the HGS Calvert Scholarship Fund and the HGS Foundation Scholarship Fund. The HGS would really like to have a sellout crowd for this gala. This special event has limited seating. Ashley Harris of ION Geophysical Corporation heads up the HGS Legends Night committee.
This past October’s events included:

  • A very successful Earth Science Week, as highlighted in the December Bulletin.
  • The Upper Cambrian Microbialites trip to central Texas went well with 23 paid participants. Thanks go to the field trip leaders,Dr. Andre Droxler, Rice University, and Dr. Wayne Ahr, Texas A&M University. Field Trip Chairman Gary Moore was called out of town on business at the last minute. Richard Howe substituted for Gary so we did not have to cancel the trip. Thanks Richard and Gary.
  • The HGS Golf Tournament, run by Mark Dennis, was held on a beautiful October day with 320 golfers. Next year’s tournament will be held on October 17, 2011.

See you at HGS Legends Night! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

John Tubb, Jr.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
From the President