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1 The Mining Society of Nova Scotia 2012/2013 Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS

2 AGENDA Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS History What is The Mining Society of Nova Scotia vs the Mining Association of Nova Scotia? -Scholarships -Awards 126 th Annual General Meeting - Theme

3 HISTORY Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS In 1887 Gold Miners Club of NS formed. First mining organization in Canada Gold Miners Club and an association of coal mine operators formed the Mining Society of Nova Scotia in response to a proposed increase in coal royalties. In 1894, CIM formed by Mining Society of Nova Scotia; Ontario Mining Institute; and Quebec Mining Association First President of CIM was R. G. Leckie, President of the Londonderry Iron Mining Company.

4 HISTORY Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS Henry S. Poole John E. Hardman R.H. Brown

5 MSNS Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS SOCIETY GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE  VOLUNTEER EXECUTIVE  Past President – Matt Ferguson (Atlantic CAT)  President – Willie McNeil (Stantec Consulting Ltd.)  1 st Vice – Regan Isnor (Merrex Gold)  2 nd Vice – Ed Carey (BGC Engineering)  Secretary/Treasurer – Florence Sigut (Retired)  EXECUTIVE SERVE A FOUR YEAR TERM MOVING UP TO THE NEXT OFFICE EACH YEAR  VOLUNTEER COUNCIL BOARD  MONTHLY CONFERENCE CALLS AND 3 MEETINGS IN PERSON

6 MSNS VS MANS Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS MSNS PURPOSE “To be a leader in networking, knowledge sharing and professional development in the mineral industries”. MANS PURPOSE “ To champion and promote the interests of the mining industry and act as a trusted expert and advocate to policy makers and the public”

7 MSNS Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS The core purpose of MSNS is to serve the mining, minerals and materials industries and professionals in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. We will achieve this by: Facilitating learning and continuous professional development Facilitating and encouraging collaboration among all constituents Promoting the interests and values of our industries to society Recognizing excellence and outstanding achievements Providing networking opportunities Providing structure and opportunities for social interaction as a means to effect fellowship and bonding

8 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS Society awards a deserving student from each of the four Universities in the province with a Certificate and Scholarship Medal. Donald MacFadgen Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually in the fall of each year to a dedicated and deserving student in Mining and Mineral Engineering. The Frank Shea Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually in the fall of each year to a student, who submits the winning thesis at the AUGC.

9 2012 AWARDS Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS Selwyn G. Blaylock Award (2011 – John Chisholm) “In recognition for his outstanding contributions to coal mining in Canada, particularly in NS.” Established in 1948, the medal honours Selwyn G. Blaylock, one of the pioneers in the mining industry in western Canada. He was president of Cominco, recipient of several international awards for his work in metallurgy, and was the President of the Institute in The Blaylock Medal is awarded for distinguished service to Canada through exceptional achievement in the field of mining, metallurgy, or geology. The Mining Society of Nova Scotia Medal To recognize exceptional service to the Mining Industry in the Province of Nova Scotia awarded to Tony Barrett President’s Citation – Fred George

10 125 TH ANNIVERSARY 2012 Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS “Canada; A Beacon for Mining” Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa June 6-8, 2012

11 126 TH ANNIVERSARY 2013 Geology Matters 2011, Halifax, NS “NOVA SCOTIA; GLOBAL MINING OPPORTUNITIES” Inverary Inn Resort and Spa - Baddeck June 5-7, 2013

12 126 TH AGM Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS “Nova Scotia: Global Mining Opportunities” Inveray Inn Resort & Spa, Baddeck June 5-7, 2012 Highlights Include: Technical Sessions (Chile’s Mining Sector/Mine Safety/Global Industry / NS Success Stories / Exploration / Innovation) Golfing at Bell Bay Awards Dinner and Banquet CIM update Accompanying Persons Program Industry Strategy Meetings (Stakeholder Meetings) Networking with Chilean Mining Companies

13 126 TH AGM TECHNICAL PROGRAM Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS  WORKING CLOSELY WITH CB ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES TO BRING CHILEAN MINING OFFICIALS TO AGM AS PRESENTORS AND NETWORKING AND BUSINESSOPPORTUNITIES  POTENTIALLY A MINE SAFETYTHEME WITH A CHILEAN KEY NOTE SPEAKER  POSSIBLY A FIELD TRIP WITH CHILEAN CONTINGENT  LINK TO ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL ‘MINING IN CHILE-ENGINE MOVING CHILE FORWARD”

14 126 TH AGM ENTERTAINMENT TRADITIONAL CAPE BRETON ENTERTAINMENT ONLY NORTH AMERICAN COAL MINING CHORUS “MEN OF THE DEEP” Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS

15 126 TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING UPDATES Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS For more information...

16 PROUD VOLUNTEERS Geology Matters 2011, Halifax, NS MSNS has NO paid staff, we are a committed group of volunteers who donate time and effort for the benefit our industry and province. THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS Florence Sigut Matt Ferguson Regan Isenor Ed Carey Laurie Vaughan John Amirault Alan Davidson David Forrester Don Jones Bob MacDonald Wayne Beaton Karen McNulty Sam Schwartz

17 QUESTIONS? Geology Matters 2012, Halifax, NS


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