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ABOUT US

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Purpose of the Society

The purpose of the Society is the advancement of gas measurement for the mutual benefit of the members, industry, and the Society. It is the goal of the Society to inform, educate, and discuss industry concerns, trends,developments, or changes with our members through monthly social luncheons and industry specific presentations in which open dialogue and questions are encouraged.

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History of the Society

The Gulf Coast Gas Measurement Society(GCGMS) was formed in Houston, Texas and has been supporting gas measurement and professionals in the Gulf Coast region since 1963. All members are actively engaged in natural gas measurement work ranging from design, operation, engineering, maintenance of gas measurement equipment and verification of measurement data, to the sale of equipment, materials, or services for gas measurement.

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Educational Scholarships

GCGMS has a history of awarding scholarships each year to deserving young men and women pursuing higher education.The Society sponsors an annual college scholarship fundraising golf tournament and, on occasion, other select fundraising events. It is because of the generosity of our members that we are able to provide this opportunity to these young men and women.

 
 

HISTORY

From its humble beginnings in 1963, the Society continued to grow and evolve.The size of the Society has fluctuated between about 100 and 300 members at any given time.The Society has held monthly meetings since its inception, plus various other social functions from time to time, such as golf tournaments, fishing rodeos,clay shoots,trips to Busch Gardens,and Christmas parties. Also, in 1966, the Society conceived of what is known today as the American School of Gas Measurement Technology.

In 1992, the Society established a college scholarship program for deserving college students pursuing careers in engineering or science. In 2009, the scholarship program was named in memory of E. Loy Upp, the first Society president, after his passing.The program annually awards between $5,000 and $10,000 in scholarship money.

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EVENTS

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Annual Golf Tournament
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The 54th Annual E. Loy Upp Memorial Golf Tournament will be held October 18th, 2021.   

Monthly Luncheons
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It is the goal of the Society to inform, educate, and discuss industry concerns, trends, developments, or changes and provide industry specific presentations.

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These tournaments provide an opportunity for industry professionals to connect while enjoying the beautiful outdoors and raising scholarship funds for future engineers in the gas and petroleum industry.

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Join us for our Annual Christmas Party as we close out the eventful year!

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

In 1992, the Society established a college scholarship program for deserving college students pursuing careers in engineering or science.

 

In 2009, the scholarship program was named in memory of E. Loy Upp, the first Society president, after his passing.The program annually awards between $5,000 and $10,000 in scholarship money.

The Society has a history of awarding scholarships each year to deserving young men and women pursuing higher education.   The deadline for the 2021-2022 school year, is August.  The application process is started in July via email notification.

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PURCHASE

To register for an event, please choose from below.  

Social Gathering

Membership

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Annual Membership dues for 2021

$60

Individual

Per Person

Golfing

Golf Tournament

Date: October 18, 2021

Registration

$140

Individual

Registration Fee

Outdoor Seating

August
Luncheon

Date: August 23, 2021

Registration

$35

Member

Registration Fee

 

CONTACT US

For inquiries or questions, please email us at gcgms.mail@gmail.com, or fill out the following form.

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2021 Board of Directors

President Vanessa Simonson, Solarcraft, Inc.

Vice President Lynette Welker-Pierce, Emerson Remote Automation Solutions

Secretary Ignacio Torres, Jr., CenterPoint Energy

Asst. Secretary Evan Harris, NextEra Energy

Treasurer David Kanches,Tactical Energy Supply

Historian Harry Harrison, SICK, Inc.

Advisor Patrick Pittman, Consultant

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