Fellow PASH Members,
Welcome to the Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston as we begin our organizationís 60th year. As the 2012-2013 President-elect, I am pleased to report that our membership continues to grow along with the impact that PASH is making in COPAS as one of the most active Societies. At present, we have 559 PASH members with members serving on the COPAS Board, as COPAS Committee Chairs and other leadership positions at the National level. These include two (2) COPAS Board positions that are held by Deb Retzloff and John Draemer, six (6) COPAS Committee Chair positions held by Angela Force, Wade Hopper, Tom Longmire, Lary Sides, Jim Davoli and Tom Batsche and three (3) Industry Liaisons, Karla Bower, Marcie Huckabee and most recently, Jan Hibbing as Liaison for the National Association of Division Order Analysis (NADOA). Our membership has always shown its dedication to the oil and gas industry by being an active part of the process and our support of the National Conferences where we are always so well represented. All of the work and progress of PASH is made possible and more effective due to individual participation and I encourage anyone who wishes to be part of a meaningful, learning and growing experience to step up and become more involved. We have many Committees within PASH who will welcome new ideas and support leadership growth.
The 2012-2013 year has brought new changes and opportunities. The Houston Club, which has been our home for the past 3 years, will be closing. The building was sold and there are plans for it to be demolished. The Houston Club had hoped to create new space in another nearby building, however, those plans did not reach fruition and the club will be closing in December 2012. Our meetings will remain at the Houston Club through December and then move to a new venue in January 2013. The PASH Board has been considering other options for our monthly committee and dinner meetings and those plans should be available in the September 2012 newsletter.
This year we plan to increase our exposure by participating in local charities, further developing our New Professionals Committee and by modifying scholarships to target oil and gas accounting interns. As we close the gap with regard to technology, we encourage everyone to make electronic payments for your annual dues. We now offer the ability to register and pay for Education Day electronically and hope to
offer this ability for all registrations and fee payments. Also being considered is an update to our webpage. Each Committee webpage will be updated to provide the mission statement and current yearís business. Check the Education and Announcement pages for educational opportunities from both within and outside the organization for classes and conferences that may be of interest to members. The PASH job line has been very active and is provided as a service to members seeking new opportunities.
PASH has a terrific Board of Directors this year and all are equipped with lots of heart and great ideas. I am looking forward to representing PASH and serving the organization in 2012-2013. Thank you for being a member of PASH and providing your participation and support.
Very truly yours,
Janice L. Edmiston