ABOUT US

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.

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.

 

EVENTS

Techno Expo

Would you like to showcase your new products or technology?

Sign up for our first ever Techno Expo where you will have the opportunity to display your new offering and give a 5-10 minute intro to numerous industry personnel. 

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. 

Monthly Luncheons

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

Christmas Party

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 2020-2021 school year, is August.  The application process is started in July via email notification.

 

PURCHASE

To register for an event, please choose from below.  

Membership

Registration

Date: TBA

Annual Membership dues for 2020

$60

Per Person

Golf Tournament

Date: Summer 2020

Registration

$TBA

Registration Fee

Techno

Expo

Date: TBA

Registration

$TBA

Registration Fee

 

CONTACT US

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

Contact Us

2020 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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