Member Services = Services for the MEMBERS
We often praise our volunteers, and our society could not function at the level it is without them. We regularly thank our sponsors, without whom we could not maintain the quality of events that we currently sustain. There is one group that we tend not to think of readily: you, the members. With our society over 2000 member strong, with members in St. John’s, Halifax, Québec, Ontario, Calgary and Edmonton, Vancouver and from all provinces and territories, we are truly the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
If you are a member, we encourage you to remain active in any way you can: attend events, write articles, volunteer, encourage your employer to be a Corporate Member, or participate in any way that will suit your location and schedule. If you are not a member, we invite you to join and experience the full benefits: visit our web site www.cseg.ca, or contact our office.
Tell us what you like about our society – your society. Tell us how we can improve in the services and events that are provided. Offer your help in any way you can so that your society remains a strong voice in the geophysical community.
Some new activities have been implemented by members, or initiated by the executive in the last few years, and this is how the CSEG continually improves in order to better service its members.
“LunchBox Geophysics” offers a venue for less formal technical presentations to a smaller audience. These talks are well received by our members and have added to the exchange of technical information between our members. It is an important aspect contributing to technical advancement in our industry.
The CSEG Foundation is being set-up and will be a new venue for channeling donations, in view of being able to contribute to the advancement of our science.
The Canadian Distinguished Lecturer for 2006 has been very active and has already presented talks in different cities in Canada. The CSEG was proud to have Michael Enachescu appointed as the first Canadian Distinguished Lecturer, and he was presented with a plaque in Calgary on February 27.
The Junior Geophysicists Forum (JFG) has been well attended and helps our newer geophysicists learn more about our industry, network with their peers and mentors, and add to their technical background.
As this is my last month on the CSEG Executive, I wish all the best to the new incoming executive, and remind each of you, the members, to support your executive in all ways possible and contribute to the health and strength of our society.