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18th Annual Fly-In Summary Sheet

May 3 through May 6, 2010

Washington D.C.

The Women’s Mining Coalition 18th Annual Fly-In was completed the week of May 3-6, 2010.  Thirty-seven women from eighteen states participated, from Alaska to Alabama, and many states in between.  Industry representation included coal and hard-rock mining and exploration companies; utility, energy, and service companies; and manufacturers.  Our participants also represented a diversity of job functions: engineers, geologists, hydrologists, plant managers, land managers, executives, analysts, consultants, and community relations and human resources specialists.

Highlights of the trip included:

Below is a brief summary of comments we received from staff and members of Congress:

Many thanks to Peabody Energy and InfoMine for hosting the participants’ reception on Monday night, Joy Mining Machinery for donating magnetic badges and umbrellas, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity for their sponsorship and planning of the reception for Congressional members and staff on Tuesday night, and especially to the National Mining Association for their guidance and support leading up to and throughout the Fly-In.  Thanks as well go to the many companies who not only allowed, but encouraged, their employees to participate in this year’s Fly-In.

PHOTOS!

Rep Shelley Berkley, NV; Pamela Smith, Lynn Volpi, Ruth Carraher
Rep Shelley Berkley, NV; Pamela Smith, Lynn Volpi, Ruth Carraher.
Cong. McMorris Rodgers, Carolyn Turner, Cathy Suda, Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA; Pamela Smith
Carolyn Turner, Cathy Suda, Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA; Pamela Smith.
Reid, Ensign
Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid, NV; Lynne Volpi & Pamela Smith.

Udall
Ann Carpenter, Sen. Tom Udall, NM; Anne Wagner, Sarah Seigfreid.

Crapo
Marie Craig, Pamela Smith, Sen. Mike Crapo, ID; Carolyn Turner, Cathy.
Heller
Lynne Volpi, Rep. Dean Heller, NV; Pamela Smith.

Sen. Jim Risch, ID; Carolyn Turner.