In light of recent health concerns, we will be postponing our in-person Dinner Meetings.
Please see below for more information below on how to stay connected with us!
Upcoming Online Meeting
Thursday, 21 January 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
PROGRAM: Virtual Tour of the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum
SPEAKER: : Eric Fritz, Museum Manager, Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum
SPEAKER BIO: Eric Fritz, FGA, DGA is the manager of The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum. The current role is to develop and transition the existing museum to the historic Pima County Courthouse facility. Eric will interface with the University, Pima County and the architects to build a world-class facility for the collections as well as a research arm for mineralogy and gemology research.
Prior to this role, he was Manager-North America for Gem-A, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, holding both colored stone and diamond designations. Lab instruction, seminars, and workshops are provided to students, and the gem and jewelry industry. Eric has a degree in Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Zoology degree leads to a passion for pearls and other organic gem materials, which are Eric’s specialty. As a youth, he collected shells on the seashore and noticed at an early age the ability for pearl formation as a free pearl or as a protrusion of the shell, what we now refer to as Mabe or blister pearls. An obsessive shell collection now resides beside the minerals and gemstones
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to those who complete the quick registration form by clicking HERE
As always, guests and spouses are welcome to attend our meetings.
JOIN ZOOM MEETING:
Meeting ID: 635 393 9683
1. Welcome – 5 minutes
2. Safety Share – 5 minutes
3. Sponsor Overview by Stantec – 5 minutes
4. Resolution Copper Update by Damian Sherlock – 30 minutes
5. Questions and Answers Session – 15 minutes
While in-person meetings remain on hiatus, we can stay connected on our LinkedIn group page! To join the group, visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13842347/.
During this time,we are pausing our poetry contest submissions. Feel free to keep them handy for future use and to compete for fame and a fabulous prize! Send us your limerick or feel free to post it yourself on the LinkedIn group page. Stay tuned for more creative challenges this year!
SME Golf Tournament - Volunteers Needed!
WHAT: SME Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2020
DETAILS: We need 8-10 volunteers at the course!
You can volunteer for the entire 10 hours or it could be split from 6:30 am-10:00 am; 10:00 am-4:30 pm
HOW: If anyone is interested in volunteering they can sign-up as a volunteer on the SME Foundation golf webpage www.smefgolfing4good.com
Be a Speaker!
Are you working on an exciting project? Do you want to share your story with the SME Maricopa Group? If so, please reach out to any board member with a small abstract on what you would like to talk about, and we will review and get you set up for a meeting date in the next calendar year!
Immediate Past Chair
W. H. Wilkinson, L.L.C.
Secretary & Communications
Public Relations Chair
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Donald M. Burt,Ph.D.
Arizona State University