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    President Roseline Cyr

    (W) 403.920.8852 (F) 403.269.8089 [email protected]

    Vice President (Rules) Lenore Summers

    (W) 403.386.5604 (F) 403.517.7438 [email protected]

    Treasurer Theresa Schultz

    (W) 403.723.3443 (F) 403.272.6414 [email protected]

    Secretary Gita Gopal

    (W) 403.720.4797 [email protected]

    Immediate Past President Sharon McClare

    (H) 403.246.1282 [email protected]

    Parliamentarian Sharon McClare


    2009 Editor Deborah Porath (W) 403.984.9077 (F) 403.984.9078 [email protected]

    Photographer Marilyn Carter

    Board Contact Roseline Cyr


    Sincere thanks to all contributors.

    Editor reserves the right to edit articles for clarity

    and space.

    The purpose of the Desk and Derrick Club is to promote the education and

    professional development of individuals employed in, or affiliated with, the

    petroleum, energy and allied industries and to educate the general

    public about these industries.


    Deborah Porath, Chair

    (W) 403.984.9077 (F) 403.984.9078 [email protected]

    Website (

    Marilyn Carter (W) 403.386.5056 (F) 403.517.7438 [email protected]

    Education (Field Trips, Seminars)

    Brigitte Shaw, Chair (W) 403.716.6237 (F) 403.517.7438 [email protected]

    Membership (Statistical, Public Relations)

    Tracy Fillmore, Chair (W) 403. 386.5709 (F) 403.517.7363 [email protected]

    Reservations (Social)

    Sharon Grocutt, Chair (W) 403.723.3450 (F) 403.569.2419 [email protected]

    Program (Photography)

    Delores.Maystrowich, Chair (W) 403.262.1361 (C) 403.262.8215 [email protected]

    ADDC 2010 President Donna Siburt, Tuscarawas Valley Club [email protected] [email protected]

    2010 Region VII Director Lynne Dunstan, Edmonton Club (W) 780.987.4323 (F) 780.987.4365

    mailto:[email protected]

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    The Victor

    By C.W. Longenecker

    If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t

    If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

    If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.

    For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will

    It’s all in the state of mind.

    If you think you are outclassed, you are. You’ve got to think high to rise.

    You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win the prize.

    Life’s battles don’t always go

    To the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins

    Is the man who thinks he can.




    Inspiration Point 3

    ABFDDC President’s Newsletter 4

    Monthly Meeting Minutes 5

    Guest Presentation 7

    Getting To Know You 9

    Where in the World is Norman? 10

    What’s New! 12

    A Thousand Words 14

    ADDC President’s Letter 15

    Region VII Director’s Letter 16

    Calendars 17

    Change of Address Form 19

    May Meeting Notice 20




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    May, 2010

    April showers have arrived which means that Spring flowers are just around the corner. Soon we will be looking for all kinds of entertainment and new discoveries.

    And speaking of entertainment; thank you to our donors and to all who have assisted with raffle ticket sales on the “Entertainment Basket”. We raised over $400.00 in three weeks. I would also like to congratulate our winner of the raffle draw, Cheryl Dodd of Suncor Energy! This was the first fund raising effort for our club, this year, but it won’t be the last. We need to build our reserves for future events. This one was quite profitable, so it will be encouraging to have a few more raffle ticket draws and other fund raising events. Lenore and members of the Ad Hoc Fund Raising Committee will be busy this year.

    One other effort that is still underway is the promotion of our organization and lately, we have had a few membership renewals, which is great. Thanks to Deborah Porath, our new brochure will be available for distribution in early May so that will be a great tool to help us with advertising.

    Also, I encourage all of you to check out our updated Website: Thank you to Marilyn Carter who has been diligently working on transferring information from the old website to this one and populating it with current information.

    I knew that we would be re-energized during April and I also know that there is a lot more to come. Check our website regularly for upcoming field trips and other interesting events.

    Meanwhile, don’t forget to register for the Region VII meeting, which is happening from May 27

    th to 29

    th in

    Edmonton, where we can continue to COMMUNICATE and DISCOVER with our friends.

    As we continue to be EDUCATED during the month of May, let us never forget the following words of wisdom:

    Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein


    Roseline Cyr Phone: 403.920.8852 [email protected]

    ABFDDC President’s Letter



    If you will be attending either one of these fabulous learning opportunities, please give your name to Lenore Summers. She will be co-ordinating and/or arranging special offers on travel opportunities. If you are flying to Houston, look for upcoming information on a special rate for all ADDC members! As well, see Page 13 of this Mountain Messages regarding booking your travel (work or vacation) and helping the club at the same time!

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    April 7, 2010 The meeting was held at the Greenwood Inn and Suites, 3515 – 26 Street N.E., Calgary.

    The meeting was called to order at 5:45 P.M. by President, Roseline Cyr, who welcomed everyone to the 89th Membership Meeting of the Alberta Foothills Desk and Derrick Club and the 3

    rd joint membership meeting with the Calgary Desk and

    Derrick Club.

     The minutes of February 10, 2010 meeting were read by Roseline Cyr and approved as published in the February Mountain Messages Bulletin.

     Roseline asked for round table introductions and welcomed the following guests: Guest speaker, Jocelan Ladner, and Nancy Lotocki from CNRL, as well as seven members of the Calgary Desk and Derrick Club.

     Invocation was given by Sherrie Heil.

     The meeting reconvened after dinner at 6:55pm.

     Martha Dean was called upon to introduce the guest speaker: Jocelan Ladner. Her introduction was awesome and funny.

     Jocelan gave a very interesting presentation on reclamations and many questions were asked by our members and guests.

     Debb Porath thanked our guest speaker.

     Brenda Barron gave an interesting and fun demonstration on public Speaking for the Leadership Training session.

    Club Business

     President – Roseline Cyr

    o Roseline read the highlights of the ADDC and Region letters and indicated that they are published in the April bulletin. She reminded members to mark their calendars with the dates of the Region VII meeting in May and the Convention in September.

    o She also mentioned that the City of Calgary proclaimed the week of March 21 st

    to 27 th

    as Desk and Derrick Awareness Week. A copy of the letter is in the April bulletin.

    o As well, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers ("NACE") gave recognition to Desk and Derrick on the first page of their Spring Newsletter for the volunteer services that we provided at their 2010 Convention.

    o Barbara Schaefer from the Southeast Saskatchewan Club has been nominated for the 2011 Region VII Director. Other nominations can come from the floor at the meeting.

     Past President & Parliamentarian – Sharon McClare

    o MOTION – Sharon McClare moved that , the Alberta Foothills Desk & Derrick Club delegate attend the 2010 Region VII meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, informed but uninstructed. Seconded by Marilyn Carter. Motion carried.

    o MOTION – Marilyn Carter moved that the President, Roseline Cyr, be the official delegate and Lenore Summers be the alternate delegate to represent the Alberta Foothills Desk and Derrick Club at the Region VII meeting to be held in Edmonton, Alberta from May 27

    th to 29

    th , 2010 and that their legitimate

    Alberta Foothills Desk and Derrick 89th Monthly Meeting Minutes

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    expenses, as outlined in Article XXI, Section 7 of the By-laws, be borne by the Club. Sec