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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

 

A message from CIM CEO, Angela Hamlyn

As we come to celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is important to look back on the year and the many victories, big and small, we have shared over an unpredictable and sometimes difficult year. Given the challenges we’ve all had to confront, your contributions as volunteers at the National, Society and Branch level have been nothing short of amazing.

Thank you for your continued support of CIM National, and your efforts to keep the CIM community engaged during a time of physical distancing. Together we have quickly transitioned from in-person to online events, organizing and animating everything from webinars to multi-day conferences and symposia. The upcoming CIM Convention + Expo wouldn’t be possible without the contribution of volunteers dedicated to CIM's mission.

And the same is true for major projects such as the publication of the Porphyry Deposits of the Northwestern Cordillera of North America, the Canadian Milling Practices and the uninterrupted production of the CIM Journal.

The pandemic has emphasized the importance of OneCIM like never before. Our new strategic plan, set to be launched at the annual convention, is a result of consultations with constituents and volunteers like yourself. Thank you for raising your voices and letting us know what your needs are and how we can better address them. 

I have seen your efforts to reach out and involve more students, raise money for scholarships, and fundraise for charities and for those in need. It is these acts that raise the profile of both CIM and the mining industry in general. 

Despite the upset of this pandemic, you have kept our community together and represented it proudly. Whether you are serving on the CIM Council, are a Branch, Society or Committee executive or member, a valued peer-reviewer, contributor, presenter, moderator or mentor; whether you have given your time for one term or for many years, your contributions are invaluable and greatly appreciated.

To all of you I say: Thank you.

I hope that you will continue to remain part of the OneCIM community. 

Sincerely, Angela Hamlyn
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)