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Tasmania Branch Newsletter 2021

Tasmania branch
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Save the date for future events planned for the Tas Branch as follows. Subject to Covid rules locally and confirmation.
WIMnet/TMEC - Women in Resources and Manufacturing Awards 2021- Awards Presentation Night
Wednesday 2nd June, Hobart Function Centre, 6pm-8pm

The annual awards are coordinated by the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) to create awareness of inspirational women working in resources and encourage other women to pursue careers in these Tasmanian industries. 
Ted Bradshaw, Chairman of AusIMM WIMnet and Head Judge noted that the quality of entries had continually increased over the award’s eight-year history. 
“Selecting finalists is an increasingly difficult but rewarding task for the independent judging panel,” Mr Bradshaw said. “Their individual life stories and career experiences are simply amazing”. 
“The high standard of work ethic, individual performance and positive contributions made by each entrant to their respective business is definitely helping to raise the bar for all industries represented in these awards. These awards enable us to showcase women’s capabilities and are a great way in which we can demonstrate what is possible to young women,” Mr Bradshaw said.



Education Endowment Fund

Tas will have 18 students visiting the North West/West Coast. The group is expected to comprise 18 students. The students’ fields of study are diverse and include mining engineering, geology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and environmental science. 

Together with the field trip hosts (Dale Sims, Daryl Corp and John Carswell), we will have the chance to meet/for a Technical night/Dinner at the Silver Hills Queenstown on Thursday July 8th. The branch would welcome any tech talk speakers wiling to present 10-15 mins on topic of their choice.


Student Meets Industry - SMI Night 2021
Friday 10th September, Hobart

Date locked in more details to follow on venue and programme. Join and support our students, always a good night.

AGM/Annual Dinner 
Saturday 23rd October, Launceston 

Venue/Guest speaker yet to be arranged but save the date. The Branch would welcome any suggestions for a guest speaker.


Geology Conference, Geobash 2021
Thursday 2nd December, Tullah Lakeside Chalet

Registrations open for this annual event. One day tech talks on all things Geology/Exploration/Geoscience for Tas and optional Friday Dec 3rd Field Trips.



Still in Planning

MRT Hobart: Visit to the core shed and new labs once build is complete. Likely late 2021.

Grange, Savage River: Likely chance to have site visit for up to 30 people for all things Savage River. Weather permitting later this year.

South West Mining History: Marie Jones is keen to run another 1 day trip to South West. Again weather permitting and if we have enough interest.

We would welcome any other Tech Talk ideas, sites to visit or events. Please  send in to the committee at: 

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