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Update on Pipeline Week & Hurricane Harvey

Posted By Mark E. Limbruner, Monday, September 25, 2017

Due to the damage Houston sustained as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and further damage done to the southeast from Hurricane Irma, GITA has decided to postpone this year’s scholarship golf tournament.

Over the past several years, this event has brought together vendors and attendees of Pipeline Week, and raised significant funds for the GITA Scholarship Fund in a fun and widely supported event.  However, with damage sustained locally and regionally, the GITA Board of Directors thought it best to forego this year’s tournament.  The golf outing may be rescheduled for next spring to be hosted by the GITA Texas Chapter.

GITA and our Pipeline Week partners at PODS and PennWell suggest the geospatial community to help support victims of Harvey in a number of ways including;

  • Service Project:  Pipeline Week attendees will be invited to assemble lunch packs on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 – 7:30.  Our commitment is to assemble up to 1,000 lunch packs during this time.  PennWell will graciously be donating the food and supplies for the lunch packs.  This effort is to support Kids Meals Houston, please learn more about their very worthwhile efforts here:    
  • Direct donations:  The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, hosted by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.  You may learn more and donate here:
  • Scholarship donations:  Additionally GITA is also accepting direct donations to the Scholarship Fund; we would hope that you would also consider supporting this ongoing educational effort.  You may learn more and donate here: GITA Scholarship Fund

The board of GITA would like to express that our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during the cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Harvey.   Many members of GITA and our partners in the Pipeline Week Conference are located in the Houston Area and suffered significant damage.

However, we are pleased to see that Houston is recovering and we are looking forward to seeing our colleagues and friends at Pipeline Week 2017!


Tags:  Conferences  Donation  GITA  Pipeline Week  President  Scholarship 

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