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About 350 people were in Charleston this week as the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs hosted its 62d annual convention.

The event is an opportunity for 321 ADDC members and their guests to meet leaders in the oil, gas and petroleum industries and to network with other members from the United States and Canada, said Kathy Tawney, president of the West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club.

The convention rotates through the association's various regions. Last year it was in Oklahoma City. Next year it will be in Louisiana, Tawney said.

"They feature what is prominent in their area in the industry," she said. "This year primarily is the Marcellus Shale. That will be the biggest topic."

Along with energy topics, conference attendees visited Chief Logan State Park to learn about the Hatfield and McCoy fued. They toured the Cold War bunker at The Greenbrier, and also visited a factory to watch hand-blown glass being made.

The ADDC is a nonprofit organization of about 2,500 people employed in the energy industry.