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Desk and Derrick Club attends convention
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Great Bend Desk and Derrick club members recently attended the 59th annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs international convention in Houston. Pictured are, back row left to right, Becky Thetford-Past President, Sharon Hiss -2011 region VI director, Tracy Fanshier -vice president, Lonnie Broce - treasurer, and seated is Pam Hitz, president. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Great Bend Desk and Derrick club members traveled to Houston for the 59th-annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs international convention.

The convention consisted of seminars, field trips, an energy symposium, industry speakers, business meetings and elections of ADDC 2011 Officers. The Great Bend club members were given two exclusive tours to the Universal Rectifiers facility followed by a visit to the Brance-Krachy manufacturing warehouse. Both are involved in cathodic protection services for customers world-wide. Club members were also treated to a trip to Galveston and the gulf coast including a seafood dinner.

The 60th-annual convention will be held in September 2011 in St. Louis, Mo.

Desk and Derrick is an energy educational organization with 60 clubs in the US and Canada. The Great Bend club was chartered in 1996 and meets the first Thursday of each month for an informative and educational industry program.

The club is actively pursuing new members to help further their mission of energy awareness. For more information on how to join this group contact club president, Pam Hitz at 620-793-8551.