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Welcome to Royal School of Mines Association

In memory of Ian Chaston

It is with sadness that we announce the recent sudden passing of Ian Chaston, aged 82. Ian attended RSM from 1951 to 1955 and was a strong supporter of both the college and the RSMA, regularly attending the Association events as well as the mining sundowners in the City. Our sincere condolences go to his family.

AGM minutes 2014

Here are the minutes of the AGM which was held on the 26 June, prior to the Association hosting the final year Bar-B-Q. It is realised that many members are unable to attend this event and it is hoped that by publishing the minutes members will be better appraised of our activities. The President and Treasurer's reports are included with the minutes, and the committee is happy to consider questions/comments from members.

The Royal School of Mines Association began life as the RSM Old Students' Dining Club and the first Annual Dinner was held in 1873 - 22 years after the founding of the Royal School of Mines. This makes the RSMA the oldest of the College's four Constituent College Associations.

The Association was formally inaugurated in 1913. Because RSM graduates moved on to various parts of the globe, branches were established in mining centres such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia. Correspondents were also appointed for the countries where graduates were more dispersed so as to keep in touch with London and act as local contacts.

The Association continues to maintain links with the Royal School of Mines Union. The Union also has representatives on the RSMA Committee.

It is important to the Association Membership that there is continued sponsorship of the RSM student events as the Final year Dinner which is held jointly with the RSMU at the need of the summer term each year. This event is a wonderful opportunity to say goodbye to the year's graduates and wish them well before they go their ways. Many members also sponsor a student to attend the Association Annual Dinner.

We have also recently established the RSM Trust, incorporating the Overseas Travel Fund. The Trust is specifically designed to assist RSM students and provide students with loans for travel to vacation jobs abroad.

If you would like to join the electronic revolution for the RSMA, then we have both Find us on LinkedIn and Find us on Facebook groups, so feel free to join them!

25th February 2014

Thank you to those Alumni who have kindly donated to the RSMA, your donations are most appreciated and thank you all for your generosity, we have raised nearly 1000.
However, we are still looking for more donations to support the RSMA in the years to come, so please do visit our Endowment or RSMA trust pages to learn more about donating and our plans for the future. Thank you.


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