It has been an exciting first year for me on the CSEG Executive. While our social events speak for themselves, we have a tremendous sense of community and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to experience it firsthand. I am very proud to be part of the Executive team promoting the CSEG and as our growing membership can attest, it speaks to the quality and benefits of being a CSEG member.
The 2012 year began with the 40th Annual Doodlespiel in Banff. It was so exciting to be back in magnificent Banff and in the renovated facility. I remember this bonspiel when I was a little girl and my dad would head out for the weekend of fun with all his industry friends and colleagues. Times have changed but the competitive nature of this bonspiel is still there along with the addition of other new events. The outside rink is primed for “Human Curling” and the “Closest to the Button” events. This event always provides something new and extremely fun to do and watch. Next up was the 45th Annual Family Ski Spree in Fairmont, BC. Prepare to have your children spoiled! From snow snake hunts, racing against your kids at the ski hill ,crafts, games and delicious dinners for kids of all ages. It is an entire weekend of activities, networking, skiing and family fun. If you havent experienced it before you should mark your calendar. The 5th annual TWave Golf Tournament in June was a great way to kick off summer with your colleagues at the popular (and really close to downtown) Inglewood Golf course. A well organized afternoon of golf, networking and dinner. The 60th Annual Doodlebug Golf Tournament was held again in Kimberley this year. It is the CSEG’s longest running event and an extraordinary first class weekend for everyone that participated. For those that have never been to Kimberly the scenery alone is worth the trip. New to the CSEG this year is the phenomenally attended Women in Seismic “WISE” golf tournament. Moved to September at the Fox Hollow Golf Course, it is always exceptionally organized and well attended. A great day of golf, laughs, FOOD, prizes and did I mention FOOD? As well in September there is the 24th Annual 5K/10K Road Race. This is a very fit and fun afternoon for everyone that takes part in this well organized and worthwhile event. The Junior Geophysicists Forum is a forward looking event that continues to bring young geophysicists together with our society’s best and brightest mentors. A wonderful way to get our new Geophysicists involved and interested in what the CSEG has to offer it members.
All these fabulous events wouldn’t be possible without the continued support, energy and countless hours put in by all of our wonderful Volunteers. One of my favorite and most rewarding tasks as the CSEG Assistant Member Services is to organize a party on behalf of our membership to thank and recognize all the Volunteers. I am truly having such a great time organizing and emailing everyone I can’t wait to see everyone in March at Double Zero, it should be a fantastic party! In addition to the volunteer party, the CSEG recognized our 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 year members. Yes, 60 yrs! This event was very well received and we look forward to continuing this fall with the 2nd Annual Years of Service Awards.
As this time of year is turnover time for the CSEG Executive committee, I would like to thank Patrick Tutty. Patrick is the outgoing Director of Member Services and has been awesome to work with, creative, and always full of great ideas. Thankyou for mentoring me this past year Patrick, I have big shoes to fill. I also would like to welcome Tammy Willmer to her new role as Assistant Director of Member Services and look forward to working closely with her through 2013.
So make sure and mark your calender with all of the years activities and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope everyone and their families have a great 2013.