SDSM&T Weather Association Fall 2012

 

Over the summer, many members of the Association (Club) participated in the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, earning $550 toward the fight for a cure for cancer.

 With the fall semester and the graduation of some of the Weather Club members, elections were held. Chip Redmond remains as president. Others elected for this upcoming semester were Aaron Carmichael, vice president; Cody Moldan, Treasurer; and Erin Walter, Secretary.

 The group did not hesitate to get started on activities. One of their first adventures was to design a float for participation in the annual M-Day Homecoming Parade (see photos at http://www.ias.sdsmt.edu/Homecoming_2012.htm). They did an outstanding job and were well rewarded with the distinction of "Best Overall" and $500. In the afternoon that very same day, several members volunteered at the Journey Museum to assist with their Earth Science Day. Students worked at booths that helped children learn about the planet that they live on and weather/environmental processes that occur on Earth. It was a great start for the 2012/2013 school year!

Feeding off of the momentum, the Club organized a 2013 weather calendar fundraiser. They held a contest for the cover photo of the calendars and opened entries up to the entire school. These calendars are sold in the Mines Bookstore or by contacting a club member at wxclub@mines.sdsmt.edu. Funds raised will go towards future Club activities as well as community outreach the coming semester. Be sure to contact someone from the Club if you would like one! They make a great Christmas gift!

Also this semester, the Club participated in the Circle K food drive on campus, garnering the prize for collecting the most food (100 lbs.). They also placed an entry into the annual "Parade of Trees" event on campus during the Christmas holiday, and plan to visit local schools to teach children about weather and volunteer at Storybook Island.

You may visit their website by using the following link: SDSM&T Weather Club or on Facebook and Twitter. Membership is free and is open to students and members of the public alike. With questions, contact the Club at wxclub@mines.sdsmt.edu.