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About The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter

Membership in The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter (THSOA-HC) is open to any individual or organization with an interest in surveying in hydrospace. No formal qualifications are required. The membership period is from January 1 through December 31.

The mission of The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is to promote education in hydrography.

THSOA-HC serves as the focal point for activities in the Houston Area. The THSOA-HC membership does not include The Hydrographic Society (International) benefits or memberships. There are other local chapters in West Coast and Louisiana areas. THSOA-HC serves Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. THSOA-HC provides the following: local meetings on a regular monthly basis, a THSOA - HC Newsletter, and social activities for its members and the members of the Student Chapter of THSOA at Texas A&M Galveston and Corpus Christi.

Members of THSOA-HC are invited to attend local monthly meetings and are invited to attend its social events. While non-members are encouraged to visit the Houston Chapter meetings, persons attending on a regular basis are encouraged to join THSOA-HC in support of the chapter's efforts on behalf of the local hydrographic community.

THSOA-HC is an all volunteer organization, we have no paid staff.

Please click here to view the original petition signed April 2, 1985 that marks the beginning of the Houston Chapter of THSOA.

To view our Bylaws, please click here.

If you would like more information on THSOA at National click here.

If you have questions or concerns regarding THSOA-HC please contact the THSOA-HC Secretary.

This year's committee consists of (left to right): Mark Borneman (Technical Chair), Gary Sayers (Secretary), Simonette Lentze-Muller (Chair), Char Franey (Treasurer), Derek Pierce (Vice-Chair), Morgan Barnett (Student Liaison - not on picture) and Josh Dugan (Events Coordinator-not on picture).

As of 15th of May 2019, Rachel Cluthe replaced Josh Dugan, and Kevin Tomanka joined as the Social Media Coordinator.

As of 15th of June 2019, Simonette Lentze-Muller will be stepping down as Chair of the Houston Chapter. We are all sad to see her go and thank her for donating her time to our chapter. Derek Pierce, the Vice-Chair will be replacing her as Chair of the Committee for the remainder of the term.

From left to right: Rachel Cluthe, Morgan Barnett, Char Franey, Mark Borneman, Gary Sayers, Derek Pierce, and Kevin Tomanka

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