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2022 Past Presidents Luncheon

GSH and SEG Past Presidents Luncheon Nov. 1, 2022


Back Row from Left: Paul Schatz, Tommie Rape, Norman Neidell, Dave Monk, Peter Duncan, Scott Singleton, John Sumner, Pat Peck, Kathy Hardy, Peter Eick, Bill Barkhouse   Front Row from Left: Dennis Yanchak, Mike Graul, Ken Tubman, Roy Clark, Bob Wegner, Frank Dumanoir, Bill Gafford
Figure 1, All the attendees of the 2022, Past President Luncheon.

Back Row from Left:

Paul Schatz, Tommie Rape, Norman Neidell, Dave Monk, Peter Duncan, Scott Singleton, John Sumner, Pat Peck, Kathy Hardy, Peter Eick, Bill Barkhouse

Front Row from Left:

Dennis Yanchak, Mike Graul, Ken Tubman, Roy Clark, Bob Wegner, Frank Dumanoir, Bill Gafford

Figure 2, the layout for the whole meeting.


The Geophysical Society of Houston sponsors an annual Past Presidents Lunch inviting the Past Presidents from both the GSH and SEG. On November 1st the President's came together over lunch to discuss the state of the geophysical industry, modern challenges concerning acquisition and processing of geophysical data, and to generally socialize. As the current President of the GSH, it was my responsibility and honor to host this meeting for the society. Traditionally, the lunch is held at the Petroleum Club downtown, but I decided that change is a good thing and held the event at Taste of Texas.

Figure 3, Listening to Ken Tubman, SEG President talk about the state of the society.

Despite discouraging heavy rains 21 participants were able to attend. The Presidents dined on a fixed menu that included steak or fish made to your specifications as well as options for salad and dessert. As one would expect, Taste of Texas did a wonderful job with the dinner, drinks, and a provided a quiet room where we enjoyed the three hour affair. Frank Dumanoir and Paul Schatz each donated to the bar tab and the current GSH President donated to cover the overall expenses. The remaining Past Presidents also displayed their generosity by paying for the bulk of the meal expenses. These generous donations significantly offset the initial cost contributed by the society.


I gave a short introduction about our work to retain and grow the membership and the effort underway to exploit the savings that Klaas Koster made last year by reducing our expenses and strengthening the GSH budget. Near the end of the meal, Ken Tubman was offered the floor to say a few words about the highlights of the SEG and answer questions from the other Presidents on the current status of the society.


Finally, we took some time for a few commemorative pictures, shown below.

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the event. I Look forward to being a bystander next year as Katie Baker takes over and continues the tradition of hosting another memorable Past-Presidents Lunch.


Peter Eick – President of the GSH for 2022/2023

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