Estevan Oilfield Technical Society (OTS) president Brett Campbell is pleased with the support that the organization continues to enjoy.
“We have had good success with our curling bonspiel, as well as the golf tournament, and raised some money for the community,” said Campbell.
The OTS recapped its accomplishments for the 2011-12 fiscal year during its annual general meeting on January 23.
Financial statements showed that the organization had a net income of $8,067 for the year that ended September 30, 2012. Revenues and expenses were both up significantly due to the return of the annual June golf tournament, which attracted more than 250 participants.
The 2011 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to the Souris River flooding.
“It definitely was great to have the golf tournament back last year,” said Campbell. “The community definitely missed it the year prior.”
Last year's tournament was split between the Estevan Woodlawn Golf Course and the Hidden Valley Golf and RV Resort, which created some logistical challenges. The 2013 tournament will be held at Woodlawn, since Woodlawn will once again be operating as an 18-hole golf course.
“It's going to be interesting to see what the new holes bring,” said Campbell.
They were also able to award a pair of scholarships to young people who are in post-secondary fields related to the oil patch.
The OTS is also looking to bring back its lifetime achievement award this year. The organization presented at least one award annually when it used to host a scholarship fundraiser. But the award wasn't handed out in 2012, since the OTS didn't host a scholarship supper.
“The award is something that the community needs to have,” said Campbell. “There are so many people out there who are deserving.”
The award has recognized those who have made an integral contribution towards the southeast oil patch.
The OTS also elected its executive during the meeting. Campbell, Jay Symons, Chris Kennedy, Dale Whitfield, Trevor Gates, Carl Henneberg, Garth Hoffort and Travis Grimes will comprise the board. Previous board members Greg Kallis and Terry House have opted not to return.