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.
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.
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.
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.
Annual Golf Tournament
The 53rd Annual E. Loy Upp Memorial Golf Tournament will be held this year! We are working on a new date based on the world developments that we’re experiencing.
It is the goal of the Society to inform, educate, and discuss industry concerns, trends, developments, or changes and provide industry specific presentations.
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.
Join us for our Annual Christmas Party as we close out the eventful year!
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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Date: Summer 2021
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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