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Monthly Meeting Recap
Friday, June 4, 2021

The Williston Basin Chapter of API met on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Thank you to the staff at Eagle Ridge for hosting us and to our sponsors Fastrax Permit Service and G&G Garbage and Dakota Dumpers. Jonathan Iblings read the treasury report and the financial highlights are as follows: beginning balance $100,204.55; deposits $6,509.75; checks written $13,010.09; interest earned $1.03; ending balance $93,705.79; scholarship fund $15,242.33. The balance of the three API CD's are $6,075.29, $6,070.92, and $6,134.67.

The following donations were approved:

UM Relay for Life, Check to be Written for $500
CHI Golf Tournament 6/11 the Links (Eagle Sponsorship) $1,500
ND Strongman Competition $250
Opportunity Foundation Golf Tournament 6/12 $500 (will open membership to see if someone can cook?)
Mondak Animal Rescue Dog Jog, 6/17 $250
OWTA Kids Fishing Derby $1,000
Williams County Deputy 14th Annual Magical Banquet $250
WABA Golf Tournament, Sponsorship 6/25: $250
Williston Volleyball Club $1,000
Boys Baseball Golf Tournament Sponsorship $500

Protect North Dakota's Constitution:

Protect ND’s Constitution (PNDC) is an initiated constitutional measure to change the initiated constitutional measure process. North Dakota’s Constitution has faced an initiated constitutional measure every election cycle for the past decade. PNDC believes this is because the process is too easy and has resulted in questionable initiatives and outside interests attacking the constitution. It only takes a simple majority of 50% +1 to modify the constitution. Comparatively, changing the US Constitution is a rigorous process requiring 2/3 majority of congress and ratification by the States and is not amended often. The PNDC measure proposes that a constitutional measure address a single issue and achieve 60% approval to pass.

More information is available at protectndconstitution.com

Program: Outsourcing Strategies in the Oil and Gas Industry 

Jared Huffines from Fastrax presented on the benefits of outsourcing non-core tasks in the oil and gas industry. The discussion highlighted the efficiencies of outsourced service providers offering deep experience and scalability among other benefits. Several examples were illustrated in the area of Drive Away and Truck Permitting among others. More information about Fastrax can be found at: fastraxpermitservice.com

Our next meeting will be held on September 14, 2021 at Four Points by Sheraton Williston.