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Paper 1981 vXXIIn3a4 :: Add Item
The Big City Penalty- Houston Is Doing Something About It!
"The Houston Chapter has many times the number of SPWLA members of any other chapter in the United States (Figure 1). In addition, it carries a large number of nonmembers on its mailing list so that the number of meeting notices that are mailed each month is about 550. From these facts you would be led to believe that the Houston Chapter has been very successful. Unfortunately, a large chapter membership does not guarantee having a successful chapter for the simple reason that I am going to call THE BIG CITY PENALTY. THE BIG CITY PENALTY is the penalty to which a person in the ""big city"" is exposed if he attends a chapter meeting-endless lines of creeping traffic and long distances from office, to chapter meeting place, to home. In addition, there are many who ride buses or participate in car pools which leaves them without a convenient means of getting to and from chapter meetings."