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About the SME Colorado Section:

The Colorado Section is a legally constituted unit of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), encompassing a specific geographical area. Our members are given the opportunity to network with their peers and hear valuable presentations through our activities.

Colorado Section Officers hold elected positions for a term of 1 year, from June through May. Elections for all board members are typically held in May. 

Colorado Section Officers: 

Melissa Chalona Chair 2023 - 2024
Eric Poeck Vice Chair 2023 - 2024
Susana Orellana Secretary 2023 - 2024
Nick Gow Treasurer 2023 - 2024
Maddy Sova Publicity Director 2023 - 2024
Richard Schwering  Programs Chair 2023 - 2024
Brendan Fetter Golf Tournament Chair 2023 - 2024

Colorado Section Directors: 

Heather Lammers Past Chair 2023 - 2024
Dick Beach Minerals Education Coalition 2023 - 2024
Alex Hotzapple Mineral Processing Division  2023 - 2024
Kristina Huss Director-at-Large 2023 - 2024
Jon Pianetti Director-at-Large 2023 - 2024
Kevin Moran Director-at-Large Pro Tem 2023 - 2024
Amanda Davis Director-at-Large Pro Tem 2023 - 2024



Chair Contact Information: Melissa Chalona - mchalona@enganalytics.com
Membership Contact Information: Nick Gow - Nick.Gow@patersoncooke.com

2023-2024 Event List (tentative)

Month Date Activity Location
August 8/18/2023 Golf Tournament Arrowhead Golf Course
September
9/12/2023 Mining 4 Beer - Happy Hour  Crooked Stave (5-7p)
9/23/2023 Miner's Give Back - National Public Lands Day Gold Strike Park (8:30a-10:30a)
October 10/24/2023 Mining 4 Beer - Happy Hour Kodiac Brewery Bar and Grill
November 

11/2/2023

11/16/2023

Krumb Lecture with WIM - Debra Johnson

Joint Meeting with CSM 

Virtual

Colorado School of Mines Campus

December
No Programming
January  1/09/2024 Mining4Beer - Happy Hour

Holidaily Brewing Company - DTC

5370 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 107

Greenwood Village (in the Landmark development)

February  2/13/2024 Mining4Beer - Happy Hour

Hogshead Brewery

4460 West 29th Ave

Denver, CO 80212

March  3/21/2024 Virtual Lunch Krumb Lecture  TBD
April 

4/18/2024 Joint Meeting with Colorado State University Student SME Chapter TBD
TBD Miner's Give Back - Earth Day TBD
May  5/16/2024 End of Year Meeting TBD

 

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