Monday, November 23, 2009

Community Service

Community Support

As members of the SSA we discussed our desire to positively impact the community where we reside and decided to provide support, with personal donations of our time and items, for the House of Hope. The organization is located in Salt Lake City and is a non-profit organization that provides residences and treatment support for women and their children. A list with details of items that they currently need follows below. If you would like to support them we’ll have a Holiday Box at the SSA Potluck (Dec 18) for contributions of items. Also, Liz Arrington will let us know when they are in need of helping hands. We hope to participate in their “12 Days of Christmas” event by preparing a gift that will be delivered to the homes just prior to Christmas. More details to follow.

Wish list for Residential families

Items in new or good condition

Crib or toddler bed sheets

Car or booster seats


Women’s and children’s coats, mittens, scarves, infant snowsuits,

Arts and Crafts supplies (paints, beads, glitter, markers, paper)

Medical supplies (humidifiers, Thermometers, Cough drops)

Wish List - Hope Store

Items for the Hope Store must be new. The Women do community service hours to earn Hope Dollars for all items and are encouraged to be self sufficient. The Hope store is for women who have no resources to get basic items and come to live at the House of Hope without any personal items. House of Hope does not receive any funding for the store. The store has had many empty shelves in 2009 due to the current economic environment. Below are some items that are needed, in order of most need.

Deodorant (Women)

Shampoo, Conditioner (Full size)

Lotion (Full size)


Diapers/Pullups in every size

Nursing Pads

Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen Tums, Bandaids, Children’s Motrin



Small sewing kits

Women’s socks

Children’s socks

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Festival of Trees (Supports Primary Children’s Hospital)

A stunning display of decorated trees that are auctioned to provide funding for programs at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dec 2 – 5

Let Ann know if you are interested in attending during the week of the exhibit.

TerraTek/Schlumberger Holiday Party Dec 11 - SLB employees have the details.

SSA Member and Family Potluck Dec 18 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Spencer’s House

  • Please RSVP by Dec 15 – Ann Spencer

Beehive House Tour January we’ll gather for a tour of the Beehive House, located near Temple Square

Grizzlies Hockey February or March / Sports outing – Mike (Sports Coordinator)

Snowshoe Cathy and Tammy are the trailfinders / Considering both daytime and evening

Alta – Goldminer’s Daughter Informal gathering on most Sunday afternoons – Apres Ski

Pioneer Theatre 42nd Street performance (show runs Apr 23 – May 8)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Activities - December

Wednesday November 18 -
SSA Members coffee 7:00 p.m.
Beans and Brews
7 East 5900 S
(NW Corner of 5900 S. State St)

Friday December 18
SSA members and family potluck at Spencer's 6:30 -9:30 p.m.
4320 S Spruce Circle

2010 possibilities:
Utah Grizzlies Hockey game (details to follow)
U of U Basketball
Gallery Stroll

Monday, November 2, 2009

Open Enrollment

Monday November 2 from 3 - 5 p.m., there is a webinar at TerraTek providing an overview of the SLB benefits (medical, dental, Health Savings Accounts etc) that are available to employees in 2010. I believe employees are currently in the midst of the open enrollment period. Spouses are invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SSA Football - info and RSVP details (Oct 31)

On Oct 31 SSA members and families are invited to attend the University of Utah Football vs Wyoming
Game start 6:00 pm
Thanks to Tammy - 'Tailgating' at
1100 E and 100 S prior to game
SSA funds will pay for SSA member's tickets. Additional tickets are $28/person.
Please let me know if you will be attending by Friday October 9.
Also, if family members will join you, let me know the number, and forward a check for the additional tickets to Ann


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October - Fall, Fun, SSA!

Hike - anyone interested in another daytime walk/hike?? Friday October 9 - 9:30a.m.
The weather forecast is OK (high of 61 and sunny). We could meet at the UTA Park and Ride located at 3900 S and Wasatch Blvd and then carpool for a short car ride up Millcreek Canyon. We'll do a short walk (hour or so) along the top part of the pipeline trail. Please let me know if you will be joining us. (

Monthly Social/Coffee
Wednesday October 14 at Diva's Coffee - 7:00 p.m.
Bring your ideas for fall/winter events. (1560 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Ut 84106) RSVP

Utah Utes Football - Oct 31 (and tailgate??)
Watch for details soon!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

September Activities

Information below about upcoming events.

Sept 23 Daytime Hike
The leaves on the hillside are starting to turn to red and gold. Please let me know if you are interested in a 1 to 1-1/2 hour hike/walk, along Little Cottonwood Canyon, on Wed Sept 23. Let's meet at the "park and ride lot" at the intersection of Big Cottonwood Canyon and Wasatch Blvd at 9:30 and car pool from there. Likely have time for a quick lunch after. Please let me know if you will be joining us (

Sept 22 Red Butte
Red Butte Gardens - Art Gallery
$25 covers entrance to the park, buffet food and drink, access to the art gallery and docent tours through the park.
Donna will coordinate this event. Please contact Donna Bailey ( ); if you will attend or need more information.

Sept 27 - SSA Family Picnic
Please join us Sunday Sept 27 at 4:00 p.m. for our semi-annual picnic at Antczak Park.

Address: 1850 East 7200 South

West off Highland Drive on 7200 South (this is South of Fort Union at this point) to 1850 East. Park is on the South side of the street
We'll have the horse shoe pitch and volleyball court ready for play and swings for the little ones.
The SSA will supply meat, bread and beverages. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.
RSVP to Ann ( or Liz ( by Sept 23.

Sept 30 SafeDriver
The ‘Schlumberger Driver’ evening session is scheduled for Wednesday September 30th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, (TerraTek offices) with a pizza dinner included. Schlumberger has invited members of the SSA to attend this classroom event. The session will review good driver behaviour and provide a review of safe driving habits. The minimum enrollment for the evening session has been set at 10. Please RSVP by Sept 23 ( if you and/or your teenage children will be attending.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Support my Memory Walk campaign! - Angela, an SSA Member

Help Angela End Alzheimer's

Dear SSA Member,

Today an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. In addition, 78 million baby boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for developing this fatal disease. Now is the time to ACT to end this epidemic!

This year, to support those affected by Alzheimer's, I'm participating in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk� to raise funds and awareness to fight this disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research, and funds I raise will go directly toward supporting their efforts.

I know I can make a difference with your support! Will you consider making a donation? It's easy to give online by following the link below.

Thank you in advance for your time and generosity - together, we can help end Alzheimer's!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter


Angela Wang

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Dear All,

The SSA Global Board is looking for someone to fill the position of SSA Global Communications Coordinator (GCC). If you think that you possess the required skills/personality and you’d like an opportunity to work on the Global Board please consider applying – the deadline is September 30th!

Local coordinators, please immediately forward the announcement below to all your members and SSA friends in other locations. Feel free to call or email me if you’d like to chat about volunteering on the Global Board or have any questions regarding the position.



Vanessa Wattley

Schlumberger Spouses Association

North America Area Coordinator

Houston, TX

+281-717-4644 (home)

+713-314-7209 (mobile)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Scheduled: Family Picnic

We are finalizing plans for the Family Picnic to be held in a Park in Sandy. Map and location details to follow.

Please join us with your spouse and children on Sunday Sept 27 at 4:00 p.m. for our semi-annual picnic.
We'll have the horse shoe pitch and volleyball court ready for play and swings for the little ones.
The SSA will supply meat, bread and beverages. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

RSVP to Ann or Liz by Sept 23.

Thanks, enjoy the weekend,