Thank you for your participation in our November meeting.
Acting for our Chaplain, Lou Powers, we announced the passing of S. J. Babin, former Executive Vice-president of
Halliburton Energy Services on October 25, 2013.
Following lunch, Vice-president Joe Clegg introduced our visitors: Kayla Kamita-Aloha through the newspaper ad, Sara Prather-recent graduate sponsored by Ron Harrell, Terry Seba-retired Exxon sponsored by Jack Walker and Norm Warpinski –Halliburton sponsored by Tom Harris.
We had no new members today.
Russell Wright, Membership Secretary asked that we all be reminded that 2013/14 dues were due at the September meeting. Please be sure yours are paid and let’s remind each other to get our dues paid. We would also ask that you look around at each meeting and help in contacting those absent to mark their calendars and make definite plans to be present for the next meeting. Each of us should take a personal responsibility in getting former members involved and in inviting and encouraging those we know who meet our membership criteria to come and join. Lou would also remind us that if we know of someone who is no longer able to drive, to offer them a ride to the meetings or let him know so we can find them a ride.
Bob Scott, without the reinforcement of his dessert, gave us a very interesting history lesson; which you can find on our website.
It is with a deep sense of loss that we learned that Dr. Michael Economides, a good friend of POPS and a frequent speaker for us, passed away on an international flight on November 30, 2013. Please remember his family in your prayers.
We continue to seek the fastest and most effective way of communicating with all members. Email is one of the ways; however, we’re finding that our email addresses are ,in many cases, inaccurate. Please send us your current email or check with Russell at the Membership table as you enter our December meeting to verify the accuracy of the email we have for you.
Ron Harrell spoke to us about future programs. The Program vice-presidents are always open to and encourage your suggestions for topics and for speakers. We are especially interested in an interesting and entertaining speaker for our spouses/guests meeting in January or February.
Tom Harris introduced our speaker, Norm Warpinski, Technology Fellow, Pinnacle-A Halliburton Service, who gave us a very interesting presentation. He provided us with slides of his presentation, which can be found on our website. You were very generous in your contributions in the “red bowls” which was given to the Houston Food Bank in Norm’s name.
Our speaker for December will be Joao Felix, Director of External Communication for Schlumberger. Another opportunity to gain insight into trends and occurrences in the oil and gas business.
Your officers will be meeting again after the January meeting. Please provide your ideas, suggestions and concerns to them to direct our planning for the balance of the 2013/14 year. We want POPS to be all that you envision in providing benefits to each of our members.
Thank you again for your participation.