President's Letter

Dear PASO Member,

It is time to renew your membership for 2018–2019. Last year was a productive year for our society. This year is expected to be just as fruitful. By renewing your membership, you will gain access to many benefits: information about the latest issues from industry colleagues and experts, access to many educational and networking opportunities, and most importantly, the ability to provide input regarding accounting documents issued by COPAS. Please spread the word to others about the benefits of PASO and COPAS membership. If you know of others that could benefit from PASO, please let a board member know so we can send them an introduction packet.

The Hyatt Regency will be the location of our general membership meetings again this year. Seven of the eight meetings will be held during lunch with an 11:30 a.m. social period followed by lunch and a guest speaker. We are also planning one evening dinner meeting to honor the past PASO Presidents. Dress for all meetings is business casual. As in the past, the speakers will provide an opportunity to learn more about current industry practices and related issues. We plan to offer the membership CPE credits for attending.

PASO continues to make significant contributions to the national COPAS organization and is vital to its success. We have local members currently participating on document rewrite teams and holding positions on Standing Committees, Subcommittees, and the COPAS Board of Directors. Your involvement is key to your company staying on top of the latest petroleum accounting practices.

Attached you will find an application for membership renewal. Please complete the application, including your committee preferences. Please return your application by August 17, 2018. Your timely response is appreciated as it will give us adequate time to prepare for the first general meeting on September 25, 2018. If you have any questions regarding membership or other PASO related issues, please contact any board member or me directly at 918-477-4455 or email me at Additional information about COPAS is available at

I am looking forward to seeing you again in September.

Jennifer Gibson

PASO – Tulsa President 2018-2019