Michael Porter is a Land Surveyor. He works for the City of Lawton, Oklahoma. Michael Porter needs a Liver Transplant. I first heard of Michael while visiting the rpls.com surveyors website last month. Several members began a fund to help with the cost of the transplant and the ongoing medical costs which continue long after the operation.

Fund raising activities that have taken place include member auctions of items contributed to the fund, selling mulligans at a golf tournament in Lawton, and the biggest fundraiser of all, the raffle of a GPS Base Station with a value of approximately $20,000.00.

Topcon has generously donated a Topcon Net -G3 Reference Station for the raffle. A ticket for the drawing to be held on October 01, 2007 cost $100.00. I happen to have ticket No. 23.

Deral Paulk works with Michael in the City of Lawton, Engineering office. You can get your ticket by mailing a check for $100.00 to him at the following address:

Deral Paulk
4012 SW Hickory Lane
Lawton, OK 73505

If you have any questions, you may contact Deral directly at Deral’s e-mail

You have a very good chance of getting a valuable piece of Survey equipment, and at the same time help someone who needs your help, and will certainly appreciate it. Think about it and act soon.
Source: Land Surveyors Notebook, August 31, 2007.