May 2019 - Ernie LaFlure

ETGS Membership,

It was great seeing many of you at our 2019 ETGS Skeet Shoot!  We had a good turnout of over 40 participants and we had only a little rain at the start. Thanks to good participation and generous sponsors, we covered expenses and were able to have great door prizes and awards. This event takes a good deal of effort to put on and we want to thank Rich Adams and Dale Short for their efforts in making this such a successful event. The sponsors for this event are critical and very much appreciated. 

We have a great speaker for our May 15 lunch meeting, Dr. Julie M. Bloxson with Stephen F. Austin State University. She will be speaking on one of the major plays in the U.S., “Tectonic Controls on Deposition of the Ordovician Utica/Point Pleasant Play”.  See full details on our website, where you can register.  This will be our last talk and meeting before our summer recess, so please try to attend.  Prior to kicking off our fall meetings in September, we are starting to plan a social event, so be on the lookout for that in the summer.

We are just around the corner from 2019 AAPG ACE Convention in San Antonio, May 19-22.  If you attend and see a great talk that other members would be interested in, please send us an email with the details.  We are always looking for great talks! This year and in the future, the GCAGS convention is being rebranded to “GeoGULF” and hopefully this will make the convention clearer to those not familiar with GCAGS.  Sponsors and talks are still being sought for the Oct 24-25, 2019 Convention in Houston. 

Ernie LaFlure

May 9, 2019