COPAS - Colorado

Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I eligible for membership?

A: In order to be eligible for membership, you must be actively engaged in petroleum and related energy industry accounting, technological services, education or other associates services unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors.  You must complete the application and remit payment to:

COPAS – Colorado
PO Box 44128
Denver, CO 80201-4128


Q: What do I get with my Regular membership?

A: Each member gets one vote.  You are entitled to attend our monthly luncheon meetings and any committee meeting.  Our monthly newsletter is sent out via email with detailed information.  You are also entitled to receive the Accounts magazine from the national COPAS office as well as membership level information at their website.


Q: Do I qualify for Regional membership?

A: Probably not.  Regional membership is only for those whose work address is located more than 75 miles from Colfax and Broadway in Denver, CO.  Regional members must pay the guest fee at luncheons, social or educational functions.


Q: Do I qualify for Student membership?

A: Student membership is only for full-time students at a college or university located in Colorado.  In order to be eligible, you must also be majoring in Accounting, Finance or other degree in preparation for a career in petroleum or related energy industry accounting.  Student memberships are not available for applicants currently employed in petroleum and related energy industry accounting, technological services, education or other associated services.   Student members are required to pay the guest fee at luncheons, social or educational functions.


Q: How long is my membership good for?

A: Membership is good from July through June the following year.


Q: I am late with my membership registration.  Can I prorate my membership?

A: No.  Membership is good from July through June the following year without any proration.


Q: Can I get an invoice?

A: Your email registration confirmation usually suffices as an invoice.  However, on an exception basis only, an invoice can be created.  Please contact the Treasurer for more information.


Q: Do you take credit cards?

A: No.  COPAS is a not for profit organization run by volunteers and in an effort to keep overhead costs to a minimum, we currently do not accept credit cards. 


Q: Where do I send payments?

A: You can send payments to:

COPAS – Colorado
PO Box 44128
Denver, CO 80201-4128

Please reference payment information on the remittance.


Q: How do I update my contact information?

A: Please complete the Change Contact Info online form.  Also, you will need to update your contact information separately online for the national database.  Go to www.copas.org for more information. 


Q: Why am I not receiving my emails?

A: There are many reasons why you may not be receiving emails.  First, check to see you are a paid member by contacting the Membership Coordinator.  He or she can also let you know if there is a timing issue, and will confirm your contact information is correct.  If your membership is complete and contact information is correct, you should work with your IT Administrator to see if emails from info@copascolorado.org are being held back by the server. 


Q: Why do I get so many emails?

A: We do our best to communicate information to our members.  If you are receiving emails from a committee you signed up for but no longer wish to receive, please contact the Membership Coordinator, or committee chair to unsubscribe to the email list.


Q: Who do I contact with questions regarding my monthly luncheon or technical session registration?

A: Meeting Coordinator 


Q: I signed up for lunch and now I cannot attend.  Who do I contact?

A: Prior to each meeting, the Meeting Coordinator works with the hotel staff planning the meal.  We guarantee a certain amount of plates served.  We understand plans can change. Please contact the Meeting Coordinator as soon as you have a change in plans.  This way, your plate can be given to unregistered members who can attend.


Q: I forgot to sign up for lunch.  Who do I contact?

A: Prior to each meeting, the Meeting Coordinator works with the hotel staff planning the meal.  We guarantee a certain amount of plates served.  Please contact the Meeting Coordinator to see if space is available. 


Q: Why does the luncheon date change from month to month?

A: While we like consistency for our luncheon dates, the hotel will occasionally move us to a different date so they may accommodate a large meeting at their facility. 


Q: When and where is the next Board of Directors meeting?

A: This is your society and all members are welcome to attend Board meetings.  Please contact the President for specific information about the next meeting.  All meetings are announced in the monthly newsletter as well.


Q: When and where is my next committee meeting?

A: This is your society and all members are welcome to attend any committee meetings.  Please contact the committee chair for specific information about the next meeting.  All meetings are announced in the monthly newsletter as well.