Desk and Derrick Club to hold orientation meeting

March is Desk and Derrick Club's awareness month and orientation.

The club will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Club at Colony Creek, 301 Colony Creek Drive.

This is the time of year when prospective members who work in the oil and gas or related industries are invited to attend the business meeting to learn about the benefits and opportunities the association has to offer.

About 2,500 women and men employed in or affiliated with the energy and allied industries make up the 59 clubs in the United States and Canada. Thousands of hours of education have been provided for members through monthly programs on the many facets of the industry and given by speakers ranging from company CEOs to oil well firefighters. Special study courses, seminars and workshops provide opportunities for members to keep pace with the changes and technical advances taking place in the industry today.

Through fundraising, the clubs are able to give financial assistance through scholarships to eligible students attending accredited colleges on a full-time basis pursuing degrees in subjects related to the petroleum, energy and allied industries.

Anyone interested in learning more about the organization can call Denise Becker at 361-920-9477.