(Bold print indicates finalised programmes; further details will be sent to members of events in
ordinary print; italics indicates non-MHTI activities)
20-28 August, Heritage Week (see inside for more details)
21 August Children of the Mine. Copper Coast Geopark event
21 August Ancient fields and ancient farming at Allihies
22 August The Metals Walk From The Pavilion To The West Pier, Dun Laoghaire
23 August Marvellous minerals workshop (National Museum)
28 August The Ancient Copper And Sulphur Mines Of Avoca
8 Sept, Thurs MHTI Board Meeting
9 September, Friday Fieldtrip Kingscourt Gypsum Mine, including underground
10-11 Sept, Sat-Sun Fieldtrip (Cavan and Fermanagh, Alastair Lings)
12-18 September 17th AMHA Conference, Hahndorf, South Australia
11 Nov, Friday MHTI Board Meeting
12 Nov, Saturday Fieldtrip to Ballycorus and Killiney mines (see inside)
12 Nov, Saturday EGM on the future status of MHTI (see inside)
12 Nov NAMHO Council, Cleveland, UK + informal field trips
It has recently become apparent that we have had a systematic problem with our membership database, and we have been sending out newsletters and occasional notices in good faith to members, and we now know that not all of them have been received. This may have been going on for some time and has probably contributed to a significant decline in membership numbers. We have checked on a number of cases of people who have not received their newsletter or notices sent by email even though we had the correct address and they were fully paid up and in good standing. We have no way of knowing how many have not received mailings, but fear it may be more than just a handful we know of.
We will be contacting people who have dropped off the radar, and asking them to rejoin, with free copies of gaps in their journal and newsletter. We would greatly appreciate an email response to the receipt of this newsletter to confirm that you have received it, and that we have the correct email address for you and that you have received all newsletters and journals up to and including No 10 for 2010 to date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with this confirmation.
Lastly, please express interest directly to the fieldtrip organizer so that we can have efficient planning and not have to cancel trips due to an apparent lack of interest from members. And please make use of the new Facebook facility for more up to date information (see inside).
Contact Matthew Parkes for information 087-122 1967 or email@example.com
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St, Dublin 2. Registered in Ireland as Company 340387