MTSH October Message from the Chair

October 9, 2019

Fall and cool weather has arrived in time for our Annual BBQ Social and Fundraiser. This exciting event takes place on Thursday, November 7, 2019. It is hosted again this year by Ashtead Technology Offshore, an independent one stop shop addressing all your equipment needs across ROV, Survey, Hydrographic, Geophysical, Environmental and NDT located in NW Houston. The annual BBQ has become a much anticipated tradition along the Gulf Coast and attracts around 600 to 800 offshore industry professionals and their guests. Approximately 100 students from local universities and high schools also attend.

We will be announcing the following four named and three university scholarship winners funded by our fundraising efforts this year at the BBQ:
• Wayne Ingram Scholarship – Gavin Whetstone
• CA Richards Senior Scholarship – Yi Zhang
• Glen Lochte Scholarship – Loicka Baille
• Dr. John C. Freeman Scholarship – Augustus Braendle
• TAMU Corpus Christi MTS Houston Section Scholarship – Alexis Archer
• TAMU Corpus Christi MTS Houston Section Endowed Scholarship – Hannah Brady
• TAMU Galveston MTS Houston Section Scholarship – Aeron Batten

You will also have an opportunity to visit a special section for local high school robotics clubs to demonstrate their prowess with developing the robots of the future.

In addition to an evening of socializing, eating delicious smoked BBQ and other fixings prepared by our members, the event also offers excellent networking and exhibit opportunities. Some 80 tables will have displays provided by offshore companies eager to show off their technology, expertise and products to our community.

A silent auction with a wide variety of donated items and autographed sport memorabilia will be held at the BBQ. This is the Section’s leading fundraiser of the year and money raised supports the Section’s vibrant scholarship and networking programs. The BBQ is open to anyone wishing to attend. Please register at

And, be sure to pick up a flyer for the Sporting Clays Tournament which will be held in March 2020 while you are there.

We can’t wait to see you at the BBQ!

Best Regards,
Teresa R Sonne, PE