The Member Services team hopes that everyone had a relaxing summer, a great Stampede, and are motivated for the final few months of 2015! Summer saw the return of CSEG social events. The T-Wave Golf kicked things off when it returned to Inglewood Golf Club for another spectacular tournament in late June. The Committee hosted a well-organized, fun-filled afternoon with amazing weather, great prizes and a delicious dinner. The 63rd annual Doodlebug Golf tournament was held at the Trickle Creek Golf Course in Kimberley, British Columbia. The committee did an outstanding job delivering a weekend of competitive golf, networking and various social events for both participants and their guests. This year the Doodlebug chose to sponsor the charity called ‘Heart Beats” assisting families with congenital heart defects. Women in Seismic (WiSE) celebrated its 15th year with a focus on fun and fellowship. WiSE has now donated over $120,000.00 to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
These are just a few of the many causes that our social committees raised 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 each September. This event is always well run and well attended. Those who are able to get out there and participate are never disappointed.
The Emerging Professional Program (EPP) has been very busy. On May 21st, 2015 the committee led a very successful inter-society young professional networking event with over 240 people in attendance. June held the sold out CGG tutorial event that was focused on well-seismic correlation. The cooperation between these CSEG committees has been great. The EPP and Mentorship Committees have opened up mentorship to include young professionals as well as students. Another great synergy will be the Junior Geophysicists Forum, which is slated to take place the first week of November. Moving forward, the JGF and EPP will be under the same umbrella working together to make this year’s JGF a great success. Lastly, the EPP plans to hold a December young Professional Link with our sister societies.
The CSEG Ambassador program has also moved from under the direction of the Foundation to the CSEG Executive. The Committee is looking forward to continuing to reach out to our members across Canada.
Last spring we conducted a survey to assess volunteer satisfaction. We found that the majority of volunteers are very satisfied with their overall volunteer experience and quite satisfied with how they are being recognized. Additional efforts to continue to work to retain our current volunteers, to recruit new volunteers and to ensure that everyone feels valued for their contributions has been well received. The individual and committee “spotlight articles” highlight the history, efforts and successes of some of our CSEG volunteer committees each month. As well, increased visibility of the committees at the technical luncheons has been appreciated. We hope these efforts 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. We encourage all CSEG members to read these articles. If you see a volunteer please thank them for the great job that they do! For those of you that volunteer - thank you for making the CSEG what it is. 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.