September Secretary's Letter

September has always been a favorite time of year for me marking the start of college football, dove season, cooler weather and more importantly, educational luncheons and Monday night meetings are back in full force.

The upcoming October luncheon will host Jon Love, Love Land Services, LLC, presenting “Playing the Float on Production Proceeds in Oklahoma” and will be held October 2nd at the Home Builders Association. The Monday night meeting will host John Raines, VP of the Rockies Business Unit at Devon, covering “The Rise of Private Equity and Investors”.

Another reputable event that fall brings is the 13th annual Weekend Take-off to be held in Broken Bow, OK, September 29th through October 1st. I attended my first WTO last year and was absolutely blown away by the quality of speakers, food and networking all rolled into one. This year the WTO has approval for 11 CPL/RPL/RL credits and 1 Ethics credit. If you were unable to sign up this year I highly recommend adding it to the calendar for 2018. If you are attending and have any questions regarding the event, feel free to email Amy Love at:

Despite the copious amounts of rain on August 25th, the annual Sporting Clay event was a great time and I’d like to give special thanks to Shannon Reed, Chase Ritter as well as the sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible. I know the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program will benefit greatly from the donations.

Other events on the horizon to add to your calendar are:

1. The Fall OCAPL Field Landman Educational Seminar will conduct its first ever “Open Mic” event where Landmen will be able to ask direct questions regarding recent title problems and scenarios encountered in the field and have these questions addressed by Title Attorneys. The event will be held at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club Thursday, October 5th, and host Dave Hampton and Jordan Volino, (Hampton and Milligan) both lending their knowledge and guidance to answer the unknown.

2. The 2nd annual OCAPL 5K/Fun Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 8th, at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel District. Even if you are not participating in the race we guarantee plenty of fun, food and Entertainment and the proceeds and donations acquired at the event will go to Limbs for Life and Tenaciously Teal charities.

In closing, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone on the OCAPL committee as well as the volunteers at every event. The hard work, dedication and leadership of these individuals shines through. I would also like to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to invite peers or co-workers that may not be a member of OCAPL to attend a social event to see firsthand what we represent. There is strength in numbers, and if we all work together as a team, we can be unstoppable.

Jerrod Hardegree, RPL
OCAPL 2017 Secretary