I hope that everyone had a relaxing summer and that you are all refreshed and ready for the final few months of this 2014 year.

August saw the return of CSEG social events. The T-Wave kicked things off when it returned to Inglewood Golf Club for another spectacular tournament. The committee hosted a well-organized, fun-filled afternoon with amazing weather, great prizes and a delicious dinner. This year a combined total of approximately $5,000 was raised for the CBE’s ‘Fuel for School’ and ’Light Up the World’ charities. I would like to acknowledge the committee for all their hard work! The 62nd annual Doodlebug Golf tournament was held at Trickle Creek Golf Course in Kimberley, British Columbia. Patrick Tutty and his committee did an outstanding job delivering a weekend of competitive golf, networking and various social events for both participants and their guests. The Saturday night costume theme was “Sci-Fi Convention” which I am sure produced many embarrassing photos that I myself cannot wait to see… This year the Doodlebug chose to sponsor a Calgary grown charity called “Made by Momma” which aids families with young children that have been affected by some form of illness, injury or adversity. These are just three of the many causes that our social committees raise money for and this truly is an inspiring and remarkable reflection of how our CSEG members not only value giving back to their society but how the CSEG gives back to the community. We should all be proud to be part of such a generous organization.

The CSPG/CSEG/CAPL Road Race is scheduled to take place in September, followed by the Women in Seismic Golf Tournament. These two events are always well run and well attended. Make sure to get out there and participate, you will not be disappointed. Our last event of the year will be the Junior Geophysicists Forum which is slated to take place the first week of November.

This spring we conducted a survey to assess how satisfied our volunteers are with their volunteer experiences and what we could do to better recognize the efforts that have been made. 39% of our volunteers took the time to fill out the survey. We found that the majority of volunteers are very satisfied with their overall volunteer experience and quite satisfied with how they are being recognized. That being said there is always room for improvement and we will continue to work to retain our current volunteers, to recruit new volunteers and to ensure that everyone feels valued for their contributions. One new initiative is the “spotlight articles” highlighting the history, efforts and successes of some of our CSEG volunteer committees each month. We hope these articles provide our membership with an awareness of the considerable amount of volunteer time and energy that has gone into making these events what they are today and how they have helped to shape our society as a whole. The first articles focus on two very impressive social committees; the Doodlebug, which is the society’s longest running social event and the Women in Seismic Golf Tournament.

It is with great excitement that I announce to all of you that I will be stepping down from my position as Director of Member Services a few months early, as my husband and I are expecting our first child in mid-January. It has been a pleasure to serve on the Executive for close to two years and I am so very proud of all the amazing work that our membership has accomplished over this time. I wish all of you the very best!



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