Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message - April 2018

These first few months of the year have proven to be an exciting and productive first quarter. We've managed to get in gear for 2018 by helping judge at the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair on Tulane's campus. This was a great event, and looks like the next group of talented young professionals will surely come up with new technology to further enhance our industry.

We had a great turnout for our Meritorious Service Award and Teacher of the Year Luncheon, honoring Bernadette Alaniz for her outstanding contribution to encourage education, support our industry and give back to our community. All of what are the basis for which we look to achieve this year and in years to come. We gave out seventeen teacher awards to outstanding educators in eight parishes and in the private/parochial sector. This was truly a great event and the API board received numerous emails from these great teachers explaining how much that recognition meant to them.

Looking ahead, the 2018 Family Fun Eat & Run will be held at City Park on Sunday, April 29th and all the proceeds will go towards exhibits related to the petroleum industry in the three area children's museums. Our annual Clay Shoot is scheduled for June 7 - 8, 2018 at Covey Rise and our Golf Tournament will be held again in the fall. We are looking to add a joint Gumbo / Jambalaya cookoff with SPE in the fall as well to help fund our scholarship program. Thanks for all the support during this first quarter and looking forward to an exciting year!


Ben Gary
API-Delta Chairman