St Barbara’s Day pays tribute to the patron saint of mining and geology
Traditionally held on the first Friday of December, WA Mining Club members and their guests take the opportunity to pause and appreciate the people dedicated to the mining industry, and celebrate the rich endowment of mineral wealth that underpins much of our economy and provides hope for the future. It is a time for fellowship and fraternity, and to remember those who have been lost in our industry throughout the past year.
Our guest speakers take the opportunity to share their personal journey of their career in the resources industry – particularly the highs and lows, and generally provide a story of inspiration to our audience.
St Barbara’s Day is one of the Club’s biggest events, attracting 500+ guests and is always attended by leaders of industry, government and media. We also raise money through our annual auction for our charity of choice – St John Ambulance.
This year the 2019 St Barbara’s Day event will be held on 6 December.
After consulting with many of our stakeholders, we decided to postpone our regular luncheon series.
The safety and wellbeing of all our members and attendees is of paramount importance and our top priority.
For many of us, the current events are causing significant challenges and uncertainty for our businesses. However, one thing we know with certainty, is that our industry has prospered through its ability to innovate, adapt and utilise new technologies.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals. We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.