Dear Fellow Members,
The ISA New Orleans Section Executive Board and section officers have been hard at work planning as well as executing the plan for this year. I would like to personally thank the executive board members as well as the section officers for your time, participation, and efforts.
The first event of the year, the Annual Membership Drive Shrimp Boil, was held on 11 September. The event was once again held on UNO’s campus to continue our efforts for promoting the section to future generations of engineers. Even though we were hampered by rainy weather throughout the day it was still a successful event. I would like to thank the Executive Board and section officers along with the UNO students and faculty for making this event a success. I truly enjoyed spending time with our members and the UNO students.
I would also like to thank our corporate sponsors for their continued support of ISA New Orleans Section. We have retained the support from most of last year’s sponsors and have added two new sponsors for this year. All sponsors are featured in the monthly newsletter, so you can see their information below. We are still accepting sponsors for the 2015–2016 fiscal year, so please contact me if you are interested.
October will be another busy month for the section. Our first open section meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, 13 October. Our speaker will be one of our section officers, Larry Iverson. Larry will be presenting on Project Management Tools. I hope that you are able to attend and I look forward to seeing you at the monthly meeting. Second, Jose Suarez, Section President-Elect, will be attending and representing the section at the Society’s annual Fall Leadership Meeting. This year’s meeting is being held Saturday 10 October–Tuesday 13 October in Louisville, Ky. Third, we are promoting the PIPE (Petroleum Industry Promoting Education) “Party with a Purpose!” event being held at the Louisiana Children’s Museum on 20 October. The event flyer is included in this newsletter. The section is a participating member in PIPE, and it would be great if we had a strong presence from our section members at the event. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there at the Children’s Museum on 20 October.
We are looking forward to yet another successful year. Please join us at the monthly meetings for educational presentations and discussions regarding many interesting and relevant topics affecting our industry.
Brad Vicknair, President
ISA New Orleans Section, Inc.