ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Mon, 3 Jul 1995 14:17:17 -0500
Just got back from a seminar at the Philmont Training Center and back on the
Thought I would send a reintroduction for good form.
I am an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 848 Sam Houston Area Council
(Houston, Tx for those who don't know SHAC) I'm also a Unit Commissioner for
a couple of other units.
I my spare time I'm a Chemical Engineer with an MBA working for Phillips
Chemical Co in Pasadena, TX. I function as an operations project engineer.
I direct teams of operators and engineers commissioning new equipment for
the operating group. (As well as being the gopher for the Technical Director
and Area Manager).
I'm been married for 17 years. Diana and I have two children. Jennifer,
13, and Matthew, 11.
Jennifer is a Girl Scout with a wide range of athletic interests. She is
particularly interested in soccer, softball, and sailing. She recently
received her "mate's rating" in sailing at Casa Mare (the San Jacinto Girl
Scout Sailing camp) She also is interesting in joining a Explorer Ship when
she turns 14. After her Philmont stay she was also interested in being part
of a trek when she reaches the proper age. (Yes, coed and all female
Explorer Units can Trek in Philmont) Jennifer is a team member of a select
level soccer team and a tournament team in softball. She was also a member
of the Intermediate School volleyball and basketball teams.
Matthew is a Second Class Scout. He joined Troop 848 in January (I followed
him from my previous position as CC of Pack 595) when his Webelos patrol
graduated to Boy Scouts. He is now about 1/2 done with his First Class and
is presently at El Rancho Cima Cockrell River Camp. He has earned his
swimming, first aid, leatherworking, and basketry merit badges and has a
partial completion on theater merit badge from an earlier summer camp at
Camp Rainey Mtn Georgia. He is also interested in baseball. Matthew has
epilepsy, but has been seizure free for 5 years and has been totally off of
medication for 18 mos.
All of the above keep us pretty busy.
PS While at Philmont I got to meet Chris Haggerty from the list. He was
giving a silk screening demonstration at the Training Center's Thursday
Night "Country Fair" I also stopped in Clovis, N.M. on the return trip and
had a wonderful breakfast meeting with Earl Needham from the list. Both are
wonderful warm people. It was great to meet the people behind the email!
We got to meet the National Training Chairman, the director of the Boy Scout
Program and the Conference Chairman and had about a 1/2 hour of open
questioning of those gentlemen during the conference. As well as an
additional 1/2 hour with the Training Chairman. Forget the stuff about
National being isolated and not caring what the field volunteers want. They
took notes and every topic that I've seen discussed here was brought up
during the Q & A sessions.
FYI Pine Tree Council in Maine has now got mandatory training of all
volunteers. The volunteers from there were very pleased about it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City