The 2015 OOGA Summer Meeting held on Monday July 27 and Tuesday July 28 at the Zanesville County Club drew a large crowd with more than 310 people in attendance. The event opened with a breakfast business session spotlighting the current state of the industry provided by OOGA Executive Vice President Shawn Bennett and OOGA Director of Government Affairs Brian Hickman.
Following the business session, 80 golfers teed off at Zanesville Country Club in tournament style competition. As has been the ongoing tradition since 2006, the 2015 Oilfield Patriot Award event, sponsored by Producers Services Corporation took place Monday evening. Jerry Olds was the recipient of the 2015 Oilfield Patriot Award. The festivities included a reception, dinner, award ceremony, and, as always, a video presentation honoring the recipient. It was an honor to present this distinguished award to an oilfield veteran such as Jerry Olds.
The next day kicked off at 8:30 with 136 golfers participating in a relaxed recreational golf scramble at Zanesville Country Club while 50 golfers participated at Longaberger Golf Club in more competitive play. Meanwhile, 46 shooters met at Dillion Sportsman Center for the Ken Miller Supply Clay Shoot. In addition to the golf flights and shooting, afternoon activities at the Zanesville Country Club included a corn hole competition, putting contest, and tennis matches with eight individuals playing for top doubles and singles honors.
As the event drew to a close, Shawn Bennett presented the sporting competitions awards to the winners. Following the sporting recognitions, door prize packages were presented to ten individuals. Packages included golf items and electronics. Jim Rose was the big winner, leaving with a 55-inch Samsung Smart HDTV.
The Association would like to thank everyone whose attendance and participation in the 2015 Summer Meeting contributed to its success. Finally, a big thank you to ALL of our sponsors including our premier sponsors: Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc. and Ergon Trucking, Inc.; and our platinum sponsors: American Refining Group, Inc., Ariel Corporation, and Eclipse Resources. We look forward to seeing you at our next OOGA event- the Technical Conference and Oilfield Expo, being held on November 4-5, 2015 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio.