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AGM and Annual BBQThis year's AGM will take place on Thursday 25 June 2015 in the Garden Room, 58 Prince's Gate/Prince's Gardens from 18.30, at which the RSMA President and Committee will report on activities during the year.
Following the AGM the President RSMA and the outgoing RSMU President will host the RSMA Final Year BBQ, to reward the students for their hard work and commitment to the RSM during their studies. As many members as possible are hoped to give students a 'strong and true' RSM send-off as they move on with their careers, such that they do not lose the bond they have with the RSM and know the value of the network of alumni they are about to join.
In particular members of the RSMA are invited to maintain the tradition of not only buying tickets for themselves, but also sponsoring tickets for students as their guests. Even if you are unable to attend, you might consider sponsoring a student. Teresa Sergot together with the RSMU President will allocate sponsored tickets so please let her know by email if you have a particular student in mind.
The cost of the BBQ including real ale from the Ramsgate Brewery kindly donated by the owner, an RSM alumnus, Eddy Gadd, will be £30.00 for members and guests and £15.00 for students. To book, please compete the booking form and return it to the office (details on the form) with the appropriate remittance, as soon as possible.
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 and groups, so feel free to join them!
25th February 2014Thank 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.