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Black Bears Family Social- July 2023
Food, fireworks, family and fun was the theme of the night. A great time was had by all.

May 2023 Annual Awards and Scholarship Reception
Award and Scholarship Recipients were honored at Point Park University on May 11, 2023.

February 2023 Dinner Meeting at Table 9
Students from the  WVU Land Management program conducted a panel titled " Future Leaders Perspective on Energy" and Stefanie Hines,, Teaching Assistant Professor at WVU presented " Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices." Event was held at Table 9 in Morgantown, WV.

2022 November Dinner Meeting
A great time was had by all at "The O" in Bridgeport. Claire Walls gave a great presentation on Title Issues West Virginia Tax Sales.

Summer Social 2022
A great night was had by all at the Tropics in Morgantown. Live music by the Motorcycle Drive By Band.

2021 Veterans Charity Clay Shoot
Approximately 80 gathered on a beautiful day at the Hunting Hills Shooting Preserve in Dilliner, PA. The MLBC donated $14,000 to the WVU Law Clinic! George Moore walked away with the Top Gun Trophy with a score of 87!

2018 Awards/Scholarship Dinner
Scholarship Winners for 2018 were the following: Tyler Cumpston Nathaniel Carlson Brad Smith Award Winners were the following: Greg Zerkle: J.W Findley Lifetime Achievement Award Christa Dotson: Landman of the Year Award Best Member Communication Award: Britney Crookshanks Friend of MLBC Award: Babst Calland

2019 Veterans Charity Clay Shoot
A great time was had by all at Hunting Hills. The event raised $24,000 for the WVU Veterans Clinic.

MLBC 60th Anniversary Celebration
Members gathered along the North Shore at Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the organization. Gorgeous views, great food and Justin Trawick and The Common Good kept the crowd entertained all evening!

2019 MLBC/EMLF Joint Seminar
Over 150 gathered at Meadows Casino for an All Day Seminar put on by MLBC and EMLF.

2019 Spring Charity Golf Event
A beautiful day for Golf at Oglebay Resort and over $30,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2018 Spring Social at the Tropics
A good time was had by all at the MLBC Spring Social. The Black Dog Hollow band provided great entertainment and our silent auction raised $5000.00 for our scholarship foundation! Thank you to all who attended

July Dinner Meeting- Point Park University - Lawrence Hall
President of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, William P. "Pat" Getty, will speak to attendees at the dinner meeting. Hosting our July meeting in Lawrence Hall at Point Park University holds special significance to the MLBC. Lawrence Hall (formerly the Sherwyn Hotel) is the site of the first MLBC meeting organized by Joseph W. Findley of the Benedum- Trees Oil Company.

Blast From the Past- Frederick Kent Collection
Volume Four- Historical Newsletters and Photos

June 2017 Dinner Meeting
We presented student scholarships, MLBC awards and inducted the 2017-2018 MLBC officers. This year we also added a silent auction and basket raffle with all proceeds benefiting the student scholarship fund!

2017 MLBC Springtime Bash!
Great Food – Great Drinks – And the Best Networking in the Basin! Featuring Live Music from D.C.’s Very Own JUSTIN TRAWICK and THE COMMON GOOD

MLBC March All-day Seminar and Dinner Meeting, Bridgeport, W
March 9, 2017- Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV

2016 MLBC Charity Clay Shoot
September 23, 2016 Hunting Hills, Dilliner, PA

September 2016 Dinner Meeting- Charleston, WV
Morgan Griffith and Leslie Miller-Stover discuss Comparing Transmission Pipeline Issues with Midstream/Gathering issues.

July 2016 Luncheon
Pete Dye GC, Bridgeport, WV

MLBC June 2016 Meeting- Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV
Induction of the 2016-2017 MLBC officers, announcement of the MLBC Student Scholarship Recipient(s) and the awarding of the MLBC awards.

2016 Spring Charity Golf Event
The MLBC and friends raised $22,000.00, splitting funds between WVU Children's Hospital and Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.

March 2016- MLBC / IRWA Joint Seminar
Hot Topics in the Appalachian Shale Play

Appalachian Land Institute
October 1-2, 2015 Washington, PA

Fall 2015 Charity Golf Outing Set 2
August 10, 2015 Valley Brook Country Club

Fall 2015 Charity Golf Outing
August 10, 2015 Valley Brook Country Club

Morgantown, June 11, 2015
Awards/ new officers taking their positions

Where It All Began Gala - Oil & Gas Museum Fundraiser
The MLBC was pleased to sponsor such a fun event that raised $22,000 for the Oil & Gas Museum located in Parkersburg, WV. Thank you to all those who sponsored and came out to show your support!

Marietta, Ohio March 12, 2015
Lafayett Hotel, Speaking on Ohio's 'Dormant Minerals Act'

January Luncheon
South Point Pittsburgh, PA Luncheon 1 15 2015

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Clay Shoot
Clay Shoot on September 19, 2014

Nemacolin Charity Golf Outing 2014
MLBC Fall Golf Charity Event for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pittsburgh

2014 WV Children Hospital Charity Golf Outing
Oglebay Resort 6th Annual Spring Event

April 8, 2014 Pittsburg, PA

Morgantown 3/13/2014
Waterfront Place Hotel

Bridgeport Jan 9 2014
Don Teter, Surveyor

Salt Fork 7 2013
Salt Fork State Park July 2013

Changing of the Guard
New officers take office

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Nemacolin Charity Day Events 2012 - September 14
This years trip to Nemacolin was full of activity. In addition to golf, the MLBC organized a trip to Fallingwaters and a Clay Shooting event. $30,000 was raised to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Pittsburgh area.

June 2012-Bridgeport Conference Center
The MLBC inducted new officers for the 2012-2013 term. Congratulations to our newly elected officers! Glenville State College represented by Denny Pounds and Milan Vavrek was presented with a $3,500 check to support scholarships for the Land Manangement Program. Maranda Frame, a scholarship receipient was present.

May 2012- Oglebay & Wheeling Island Casino (1)
WVU Children's Hostpital Charity Golf Outting at Oglebay and MLBC meeting at Wheeling Island and Casino

May 2012- Oglebay & Wheeling Island Casino (2)
WVU Children's Hostpital Charity Golf Outting at Oglebay and MLBC meeting at Wheeling Island and Casino

April 2012-MLBC Dinner meeting at Bella Sera
Jack Richards spoke the the MLBC meembers Thursday April 9, 2012 at Bella Sera near Southpointe PA.

March 2012 1/2 Day Seminar & Dinner in Morgantown WV
The MLBC hosted a 1/2 day seminar at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown WV with speakers: Dr. Dolin-Bane with WVU discussing non-verbal communication; Arnie Schulberg reported on AAPL updates; Jeremy Preston presented the new design of the MLBC website; Craig Young past president of the AAPL who spoke on Professionalism in the oil and gas industry. The seminar was immediately followed with a social hour with cocktails and hors d'ourves. Robert J. Andre III from Steptoe and Johnson also spoke to the MLBC members on Ethics.

February 2012 MLBC/NALA dinner meeting
MLBC & NALA hosted a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour before the dinner meeting where Lisa Bruderly of Babst Calland Attorneys at Law discussed the changing West Virginia laws and regulations. This event took place immediately following the Basics to Oil & Gas Operations seminar at the Chadwick, in Wexford PA on February 9, 2012.

February 2012 Joint Seminar with NALA featuring Matt Vavro
The MLBC and NALA were proud to host Matt Vavro's "Basics of Oil & Gas Operations" Seminar. AAPL's Membership and Business Development Manager, Brent Schreiber was also in attendance to answer any questions about AAPL and register new members. This all day event took place at the Chadwick in Wexford, PA on Thursday, February 9th.

October 13, 2011 MLBC Meeting - Wheeling Island Casino, WV
Pictures of the Officers Meeting, the regular Chapter Meeting and Presentation

September 2011 Nemacolin Woodlands Golf Outing & Dinner
Pictures from the Golf Outing and Dinner at Nemacolin Woodlands on September 8, 2011.

May 2011, Oglebay 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing
Pictures from the Charity Golf Outing at Oglebay's Palmer Course on May 12, 2011. The outing raised $17,500 for the WVU Children's Hospital.

May 12, 2011 MLBC Meeting at Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV
Pictures of the MLBC 5/12/2011 meeting in the pavalion at Oglebay Park Resort after the golf outing. Jud Byrd is presented and Honorary Membership Award. Aaron Yost presents MLBC donation of $14,000 to WVU Childrens Hospital.

June 2011 Dinner Meeting
1/2-Day Seminar and Dinner meeting with presentation of $3,500 to Glenville State College Scholarship Fund for Land Management Program.

June 2009 MLBC Officers and Committee Chairs Meeting
Planning Meeting of Officers and Committee Chairpersons - June 4, 2009. Salt Fork, Ohio.

50th Anniversary Photo album 2009
Pictures from the MLBC'c 50th Anniversary party in 2009.

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