Since we began in June 2018, the PBAP has moved quickly in developing our organization into a strong and vibrant non-profit group dedicated to our industry and community. Our combined membership and sponsors have exceeded our goal of 200 and continues to grow. We anticipate providing between $60-$80K in scholarships to local students and members’ children in 2019. We have established our Scholarship, Team Roping Event, Clay Shoot, and Safety Committees, with more committees forming.
As founding Members, Officers and Sponsors, we share a great accomplishment in getting the PBAP up and running over the past 6 months. However, we all recognize there are many other moving parts that have to get started and organizational structures that need to be implemented.
Our Officers and the Board of Directors are currently working to develop the new committees, future speakers, and events. We are welcoming Texas RRC Commissioner Wayne Christian at our February 13 meeting, Oil and Gas Journal Editor Chris Smith to our March 13 meeting, and are planning our Clay Shoot on April 25 in Midland at Jake’s Clays. We’re also working with Private, Public and Government entities to further the outreach of the Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners.
I am so proud to have joined each of you as a Founding Member and Sponsor of this great organization. I am especially thankful to have served as the Founding President alongside this incredible group of current and incoming Officers.