MTS Houston Annual Fundraising BBQ

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hosted generously by:

1616 Southcreek Lane
Houston, TX 77073
United States

DeepOcean,, is the leading subsea services provider, servicing any equipment with specialized expertise. DeepOcean delivers value to subsea markets; Inspection, Maintenance and RepairSubsea Construction, with an extensive fleet of State-of-the-art vesselsover 50 ROVs, and an in-house tool manufacturing and extensive ready to use tool pool. 

Timetable of BBQ:

3:00 PM - Exhibitor Set up (Exhibitors arrive no later than 4:00PM)
4:00 PM - Registration & Food service for Exhibitors
5:00 PM - General Registration begins
6:30 PM - Food Service begins for attendees
7:15 PM – MTS Announcements / Scholarship Program
7:30PM – Silent Auction ends
8:30 PM - Evening Concludes

BBQ Committee:

  • 2021 Chair – Melissa Wood, TDI-Brooks ([email protected]) or +1-713-208-1734
  • Past Chair & Advisor/Exhibits – Melissa Wood, TDI-Brooks ([email protected])
  • Sponsorship Chair - Desiree Reyes, Clarion Energy, ([email protected])
  • Silent Auction Chair: Rachel Cluthe, Seatronics,( [email protected])
  • BBQ Cook Team – Terry Dailey, Paul Ropshaw, Reed Richards, Rick Cisneros & Chuck Richard, C.A. Richards
  • Registration Chair - TBD
  • University Student Coordinator - Aimee Coates, ([email protected])


  • $35/pp - register in advance; $50/pp at the door. Please plan to pre-register and pay online PRIOR to the date of the BBQ.
  • Students attend for FREE
  • Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 27 at noon CST.

Please Note: Should the MTS BBQ need to be cancelled due to COVID, all funds paid will be deferred to the 2022 MTS BBQ.

Silent Auction:

Once again this year we will hold a Silent Auction during the BBQ.  You will have the opportunity to bid on some great items and have some good fun while doing so!!

We are currently accepting donations.  Silent Auction items can include Wine and Spirits, Entertainment Packages, Gift Certificates (Sporting Goods Stores, Restaurants, Hotel Stays etc.) Gift Baskets, Jewelry, Fishing and Hunting Trips, Tools, and more. Click here to see a list of auction donation ideas.

 ALL proceeds go towards funding the 2022 MTS Houston scholarships. For more information contact Rachel Cluthe, Seatronics,( [email protected])

 Exhibitor Details:

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Exhibit Tables Available!

  • $250 - Exhibit tables

View the exhibitor layout

Please Note: Should the MTS BBQ need to be cancelled due to COVID, all funds paid will be deferred to the 2022 MTS BBQ.

Below are some exhibitor guidelines on what to expect:

  • Each exhibitor is provided with a standard six-foot table. (Please do not expect a typical 10x10 booth space - this is a table top exhibit set up.)
  • Your Exhibit table payment includes ONE pass for an employee/attendee to staff the table.
  • Pull-Up banners are allowed. You are welcome to place anything you wish on your six-foot table as long as it does not interfere with your neighboring exhibitor in height or width. NOTHING is to be placed in front of or to the side of your table such as literature racks etc.
  • Please bring your own table cover (some bring a company logo table cover)
  • Electricity WILL BE available for those requiring it. However, there will be limited tables with electrical access.
  • If you have requested electrical access for your table please plan to bring a power cord.
  • There is no "wall space" for banners to be fixed or hung on the wall behind your table.
  • Chairs are NOT provided. There is room behind each table for 1-2 attendees to stand and greet visitors. There is some room behind each table and under for storing your materials and a few boxes.
  • Shipping Materials: It is best if everyone brings their exhibit materials with them. However, if you need to send materials ahead of time, contact Shaun Neumann at DeepOcean ([email protected] and 832-588-4463).

Book your exhibit tables and lock in your sponsorship now for our premier fund raiser (and fun event) of the year, the Annual MTS Houston Barbecue Social which will be held the evening of October 28, 2021.

In addition to refreshments, a wonderful barbecue dinner, exhibits and social networking, there will also be door prizes and a silent auction. This is a great event and we expect several hundred participants. Bring along your colleagues and invite your clients ....spouses are also welcome.

For questions about exhibiting, please contact BBQ Advisor Melissa Wood at [email protected] or 713-208-1734  

Sponsorships Available! 

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Diamond Level 3 - $3,000 - 4 people gain free entry to the BBQ
Diamond Level 2 - $2,000 - 3 people gain free entry to the BBQ
Diamond Level 1 - $1,000 - 2 person gains free entry to the BBQ
Gold - $750- 1 person gains free entry to the BBQ
Silver - $500- 1 person gains free entry to the BBQ
Bronze - $250- 1 person gains free entry to the BBQ

For questions about sponsoring, please contact BBQ Sponsors Chair Desiree Reyes at [email protected] with any questions.

Please Note: Should the MTS BBQ need to be cancelled due to COVID, all funds paid will be deferred to the 2022 MTS BBQ.

Contact Melissa Wood, 2021 MTS BBQ Chair, [email protected] or +1-713-208-1734, for more details on this year’s BBQ!