Chairman’s Message

A Message From The Chairman

As we approach the end of the meeting year for the SJV Chapter of API, I can say that we have had a great year. We have had great attendance at our monthly meetings and all of our fund-raising events. With your generous support we awarded $100,000 in scholarships this year and had a lot of fun doing it. The golf tournament and the Fall Fun Shoot were both sold out. Many thanks go to the chairman of both events, Jim Roberts!

We are still in the event mode with the Annual Oil Baron’s Ball coming up on November 2, 2019, and we are still accepting votes for the Baron and Baroness until October 15. If you haven’t voted yet, please do it soon so that we can tally the votes and name the new Baron and Baroness at the ball. If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, you can do it here: 2019 Oil Baron’s Ball – EnergyAPI – San Joaquin Valley Chapter. There is a flyer with more information and there is also a list of nominees for the Oil Baron and Baroness included later in the newsletter, so check it out. I look forward to seeing all of you all dressed up for the annual party.

We have our regular monthly meeting coming up on September 15, 2019. This month we have Ray Clanton in his new role as owner of Petroleum Engineering Services, LLC speaking about gas well deliquification. He promises to make an informative and lively presentation. So make your reservations to attend the October meeting here:

I love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to call or email your comments or suggestions to (661) 330-0423,, or
I look forward to seeing you all at the October Meeting!

Mike Handren
2019 API Chairman