President Large, members of the Society, ladies, and gentlemen: I first
extend sincere thanks to both John Thoms for the gracious citation and to Jon
Price for delivering same.
I feel highly privileged to receive this SEG service award named in honor of
my late mentor, colleague, and friend, Ralph Marsden. Not only did Ralph"
coax" me into joining this Society, but he got me involved in several
other professional organizations, as documented by John Thoms. As you may be
aware, this remarkable man served as Treasurer of SEG and Pubco from 1976 to
1986. And it was he, together...