St. Louis SME Section

SME Foundation news and opportunities

  • 1.  SME Foundation news and opportunities

    Posted 2 days ago
    Greetings fellow section members:

    If you have not already seen the emails, the SME Foundation is raffling off a brand-new 2021 Cat© CUV82 Utility Vehicle (UTV) with upgrades and trailering package! Tickets for the raffle are $30 apiece or 4/$100.  Only 5000 tickets will be sold.  Click on the link below for more information or to buy your chances!
    Event page | SME Raffle to benefit the SME Foundation
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    Event page | SME Raffle to benefit the SME Foundation
    Accelevents - SME Raffle to benefit the SME Foundation - Monday, November 23, 2020 | Friday, March 5, 2021 at . Find event and ticket information.
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    In addition there is a silent auction being held online as well.  The various division silent auctions and SME Foundation silent auction are often lively events when we are in person and outbidding our friends and colleagues with a cocktail in one hand.  All of the various silent auctions have combined this year for an online auction, which can be found at this link:
    Event page | 2021 SME Silent Auction
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    Event page | 2021 SME Silent Auction
    Bidding Opens on Monday, February 22nd at 8 am MST Bidding Closes on Thursday, March 4th at 5 pm MST Didn't win the items you bid on? Prefer not to place a bid today? Consider making a donation to the program/scholarship of your choice on the "Fund a Need" tab.
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    The bidding is now open and if you ever wished you could see what the other divisions were auctioning off, now is your chance.  You can even bid on items for all the silent auctions.  A login on Accelevents must be created for either of these activities, which is a minor inconvenience for the chance to bid from the comfort of your living-room (cocktail optional).   Click the link above to peruse the various donations of jewelry, mining memorabilia, mineral specimens, mobile equipment models, sports memorabilia, adult beverages, and much, much more!

    The Division auctions go to fund division scholarships, and the Foundation auctions and raffle benefit the SME Foundation, which supports education initiatives within the industry as well as education of the public through the Minerals Education Coalition, plus charitable activities like Miners Give Back.  The Foundation is a registered non-profit and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

    We may be denied the social aspect of our typical Annual Meeting, but at least we can still enjoy some of the activities!  And if you have not explored the virtual meeting offerings, please check them out here:  SME Annual Conference & Expo
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    SME Annual Conference & Expo
    The 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo gives you access to a forum for more than 6,000 industry professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 technical sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 550 exhibiting companies.
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    There will be a selection of "simu-live" presentations that are recorded and played at specific times with the authors present to answer questions.  There will also be a number of keynote addresses throughout the week.  The virtual platform gives the unique opportunity to watch a number of pre-recorded "on-demand" sessions up to 60 days after the March 1-5 live event.  There is even a virtual Exhibit Hall where you can connect with specific vendors.  So check this out!

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    Genevieve Sutton
    Doe Run Co
    Bunker MO United States
    (636)578-6048
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