Letter From the President
What a wonderful summer we have had; mild temperatures and plenty of rain have made these past few months so much more bearable than most Oklahoma summers. As the summer comes to an end, no doubt our schedules will soon be bombarded with back-to-school events, fall activities and of course, football! Knowing how busy everyone gets, your TAPL Board wants to ensure you are able to “pencil in” your TAPL events well ahead of time. Therefore, the Board has worked hard over the past couple of months firming up the dates of our scheduled events for the 2013-2014 year. Please refer to the Calendar of Events, located in the back of this month’s newsletter, for all of these upcoming dates.
I am also very excited to see the growing number of committees our Board has put together. There is simply no better way to get your opinion and ideas in front of the Leadership than serving on one of our many committees.
One committee, in particular, that I would like to highlight this month, is our Communications Committee. Our Communication Director, Karen Laughlin, has put together a stellar team to manage our website, newsletter and social media outlets. As many of you know, our website was re-designed this past summer and is now up and running. Spencer Westfall is acting as our Website Chair and has been tasked with monitoring its performance and updates. Additionally, we are excited to have updated our Newsletter and Email software, which should allow us to provide correspondence with the same level of exceptional appearance as our website. Harriett Connolly is this year’s Newsletter Chair and will be responsible for the content and design of the newsletter. Lastly, and brand new to TAPL, is social media. Cara Bruner will be keeping us “current” by tweeting and posting on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Renewals are still well underway. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to take a moment, TODAY, and go online to renew your membership. We have taken great strides to make this as simple as possible. Please note, however, we are now requiring some additional information, including AAPL membership and certification. You do not have to be a member of AAPL, however, we want to know if you are or are not. That being said, if you are not already a member of the AAPL, I’d also like to encourage you to join this national organization.
Once again, I am excited and privileged to serve as your President this upcoming year. There are many great events and opportunities to look forward to, including some right around the corner:
- September 16, 2013 - TAPL September Social (Mayo Hotel)
- September 20, 2013 – TAPL Skeet Shoot (Tulsa Gun Club)
- September 26, 2013 – TAPL Educational Lunch (Summit Club)
- October 18, 2013 – OCC Oil and Gas Institute (Schusterman Learning Center
- October 21, 2013 – Fall Golf Tournament (Golf Club of Oklahoma)
I hope that you will join us this year at TAPL!
Robert Sher, RPL
Cimarex Energy Co.
202 S. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 1000
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: (918) 560-7194