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Invite Teachers From Your Community to Attend IAAP Rocks, Minerals & Mining Workshop - sponsors needed too
The IAAP’s Public Information and Education Committee will hold its 22nd annual Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, on July 16-18, 2018.
Do you have a teacher in mind that could benefit from participating? Would you like to sponsor a teacher from a community near your operations? If so, please contact the IAAP office and we will provide a sponsor invoice for your company and full-color informational brochures for you to pass along to teachers or school administrators in your community, even if your company does not sponsor a teacher.
The goal of this workshop is to inform teachers in grades K-12 about the importance of rocks, minerals, and mining in everyday life. We accomplish this by allowing participants to tour active mining operations and by providing information, teaching aids, and hands-on activities they can take back to their classrooms. Teachers also take away a new appreciation of how important aggregate producers are to this State’s economy. More information about the workshop as well as online teacher registration can be found here.
You can help support this important IAAP program in two ways
One: Companies or organizations may sponsor teachers to attend our workshop at a cost of $375 per teacher. Please contact Jodi Crowe for a list of registered teachers.
Or, just ask the IAAP and we will send along our list of teachers so you may choose one or more close to your operations. Up to 37 teachers will register this year so more will be available to sponsor in the coming weeks. We can also assign a teacher to your company if you like.
Two: You can donate educational materials or corporate promotional items in quantities of forty each. The IAAP’s PIE Committee will be collecting these items at the annual convention in April. Bring them to the PIE booth and get some popcorn in return. You may also make a cash donation to help defray workshop costs such as bus transportation for tours, educational materials, speaker accommodations, and so on. The PIE Committee can take your cash donation in exchange for 50/50 raffle tickets at the convention. If you are not attending the convention, please send donations directly to the IAAP.
Sponsoring a teacher to attend this workshop is an excellent way for your company to enhance its community relations and ensure generations of students will better understand how mining builds Illinois’ future.
IAAP member webinar on MSHA inspections; stakeholder training call; Zatezalo speaks; aggregate miner safety conference in April
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Convention info and registration
April 12, 2018
Tentative list of topics
MSHA training call; IAAP member webinar on MSHA inspections; Serious accident alerts; aggregate miner safety conference in April and more.
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2018 Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference
April 10-12 , 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield
Donate Silent Auction Items to Benefit the IAAP PAC (Political Action Committee)
Auction to be held on April 12th during the
50th Annual Convention
Once again, a silent auction to benefit the IAAP PAC will be held on Convention Day, April 12th. IAAP Members are invited to donate an item for this worthwhile fundraiser. We suggest an estimated value of at least $25.00. Some ideas for donations are listed below.
Companies and individuals that donate items for the silent auction will receive extensive recognition during the event and in the IAAP Update newsletter.
Last year, over $4,000 was raised due to the support of our generous donors and bidders!
MANY THANKS TO THE 2017 DONORS!
Bluff City Materials
Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources
Casper Stolle Quarry
Don Sobolewski of Chapel Steel
G.W. Van Keppel
Hanson Material Service
Polydeck Screen Corporation
Stedman Machine Company
Thelen Sand and Gravel
The IAAP PAC is a statewide, non-partisan Political Action Committee organized by the IAAP to benefit the entire Illinois General Assembly who support our industry on key issues. One hundred percent of your contribution to the IAAP PAC is used to support worthy candidates.
Note: a contribution to the IAAP PAC is not a tax-deductible business expense. A copy of our report, filed with the State Board of Elections, is (or will be) available on the board's official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.