AusIMM Illawarra Branch Presidential Dinner

  • By Colin Seaborn, AusIMM Illawarra Branch Committee member

The AusIMM Illawarra Branch held its annual dinner on Wednesday 31 August at the Illawarra TAFE restaurant. This restaurant is a training facility for hospitality students at the TAFE.

Features of the night (besides the meal and refreshments!) included:

  • a summary of branch activities by Branch Chair Rod Haselden
  • student reports on four field trips (partly sponsored by the Branch), covering geology, mining and metallurgy/materials
  • presentation of AusIMM membership awards from ten years up to 60 years, including Ray Binns (60 years), Bill Watson and Colin Seaborn (50 years each)
  • an address by AusIMM Board member, Diana Drinkwater, on recent AusIMM initiatives in light of industry changes.
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Diana Drinkwater and Rod Haselden.
University of Wollongong students reporting on field trips.
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Bill Watson with his 50 years of membership award.
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Ray Binns with his 60 years of membership award.
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