Please make plans to attend the 2013 PVF Roundtable General Assembly Quarterly Meetings on February 19, May 21, August 20, and October 15 at the J.W. Marriott 5150 Westheimer in Houston, on the north side of the street across from the Galleria at Sage. Social hour starts at 4:30 pm. The social hour provides a networking opportunity to meet friends and customers and visit with PVF industry vendors.
We have received comments from people that have attended the past three or four meetings that have stressed the importance of networking opportunities during the social hour and dinner. They say these opportunities afford them the chance to see important industry contacts that might not be available to them during the normal workday.
We will follow the social hour with a buffet dinner which has become a favorite of our members and guests. The dinner provides members and guests the opportunity to continue networking. The relaxed atmosphere of the social hour and dinner cannot be matched at any other industry event.
We urge you to invite guests to the meeting. We are always trying to increase our membership and guests are generally potential members. Bring your customers or invite your
competitors as well as other people from within your company. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to network with your industry associates and customers.
Please remember that, because the General Assembly meetings have become so popular, a prompt RSVP is to your advantage. Please RSVP to the PVF Roundtable on the Meeting Registration page of this website.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
PVF Roundtable Executive Director
General Assembly - February 19, 2013
SAVE THE DATE!
2013 Don Caffee Memorial Golf Tournament
Date: May 20, 2013
Golf Course: WildCat Golf Club
Tee Off: Shotgun start at 1:00pm.
Dinner and awards following the golf. Be watching for the golf invitation brochure complete with details and information to sign up your team!
As your tournament Chairman I invite you and your teams to join us for all the festivities. Should you need any help contact one of your board members or me. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament that benefits young people and our Industry.
Hofmeister Underscores Return to Intelligent Leadership Thursday 11/15
In a rather lengthy, but thought-provoking return to leadership, after a nearly "12-year lapse" spanning the Bush and Obama Administrations, founder of "Citizens for Affordable Energy" and former CEO/Chairman John Hofmeister addressed a packed house of members of the energy-oriented PVF Roundtable. This presentation represented the last of the quarter annual 2012 meetings in late October, a membership heavily devoted to all aspects of energy development.
Although Hofmeister’s speech focus was primarily devoted to a reiteration of leadership at all levels, which is built around seven key points of a book on the way to publication, the former Shell Oil chairman rebuked both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama for their unrestrained desertion of fiscal responsibility.
Emphasizing his political standing as a registered Democrat, Hofmeister nevertheless severely criticized growth of the
national debt under the Obama Administration to an unsustainable level. However, he also blamed George W. Bush for waging two unpaid-for post-911 wars, while also substantially reducing taxes, and adding drug benefits to Medicare, with no offsetting tax input.
However, Hofmeister reserved his severest criticism for President Obama, and his irresponsible expenditures of
borrowed money to impose a risky healthcare plan on the American people. This was done, Hofmeister said while forsaking a deteriorating economy and turning a blind eye toward growing unemployment.
While applauding the energy sector’s aggressive "fracking" technology, he warned of the equally intensive push-back by the Environmental Protection Agency and its extremist anti-fossil fuel head, Lisa Jackson.
In answer to my question to Hofmeister regarding the President’s indiscriminate use of "executive orders," the totality of which already exceed those issued by the 43 Presidents that had preceded him, Hofmeister felt that these could be revoked by a succeeding President.
When I followed up with "What if Obama is re-elected," Hofmeister stated his belief that the American people would not tolerate a dictatorship. I’m afraid I’ve heard that song before, during my early European years.
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