Coal Days 2017

JULY 14-15, 2017
Raleigh County Memorial Airport | Beckley, West Virginia

Fourteen years ago, members of the mining industry, local businessmen, and car enthusiasts came together with a plan to hold a fundraiser to help support the maintenance and operation of the just completed YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex, which was built on several acres of land sitting on a former mine refuse site in Beckley, West Virginia.  The end product became the Friends of Coal Auto Fair - an event that not only met the initial goal of supporting this state-of-the-art facility, but one that has grown to support the local economy and the community of southern West Virginia.

Due to improvements at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex the Auto Fair was postponed for one year and resumed in 2016 at a new location, the Raleigh County Memorial Airport.  Thousands of people from all over the country gathered the third weekend in July of last year to take part in the car show, live music, special performances, helicopter rides and festival food - all for the common cause of giving back to the community of Southern WV.  In order to continue to make this event an incredible success and the cause a reality, we need your support.  


Our community’s kindness and generosity, particularly from the coal mining community, over the years has had a very profound effect on the event and in our southern coalfields.  Coal, and Coal Mining Community support, forms the lifeblood of this event, as coal is the lifeblood of the economies in Southern WV.  Three wonderful and local charities (Hospice of Southern WVthe Humane Society of Raleigh County, and the Women’s Resource Center) are the new beneficiaries of the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.  Just like the coal industry, these organizations help make Southern West Virginia the special place that it is.  Donors will be recognized on the Friends of Coal Auto Fair website, at the event, and in the hearts of those that your donation will help.  Any and all amounts of donations will be gladly and gratefully accepted.  Any donation to the event is tax deductible.  

If you have any questions about the Friends of Coal Auto Fair or would like to talk more about the three wonderful organizations this event supports, and how you can make a difference, please do not hesitate to contact Josh Jones.  He can be reached by phone, 304-255-6404, or by e-mail, at jjones@hospiceofsouthernwv.org.

I attended the kickoff media event for the Friends of Coal Auto Fair and am personally very excited about the new venue, the entertainment and activities that they have lined up, along with the great organizations this event is supporting.  Please visit the Friends of Coal Auto Fair website or visit them on Facebook.  Your support is needed for this event because you are giving back to the community that many work and live in and benefit from the organizations the event is supporting.

Thanks,

Bill Raney
West Virginia Coal Association

We have had a tremendous amount of interest in this year’s Annual Meeting so we are terrifically excited for our 17th meeting and the 2nd we have shared with the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. 

The jam-packed three days are:
Thursday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 5th

Designed for your family to share in the camaraderie of our Association while exchanging ideas and information during the interesting programs that will bring you the most up-to-date topics relevant to our operations and providing hours for your annual engineering training. 

Schedule:

  • We begin with our Board of Directors meeting on Thursday afternoon, followed immediately by the great Welcoming Reception, sponsored by our Associate Members.  

  • Friday begins early with the annual Fun Run (or walk)

  • WV Mining Institute’s detailed technical program and the usual golf tournament on the famous Old White Course. 

  • Of course, Friday night is completed on Kate’s Mountain with the most popular buffet, featuring everything from brown beans to filets and lobster tails, entertainment and unbelievable deserts. 

  • Saturday morning opens with the Association’s program featuring updates on industry issues, followed by the family brunch to which all spouses and children are welcome and includes a program of inspiration from a nationally known personality. 

It all is designed for you and your family. 

Please take a moment and complete the enclosed registration information and return it to me (sdavison@wvcoal.com) so we can begin to finalize plans for this great event.
 
You will also find attached The Greenbrier's room reservation form, which should be completed and sent directly to The Greenbrier (we do not make room reservations) Jessica Dowdy is our reservations at the hotel so if you call just ask for her and make sure and mention the Coal Association meeting.  In returning your meeting registration be sure your e-mail address is included so we can keep you up to date with the emerging details as the program is completed. 

We look forward to seeing you and your family in August, if not before.  Please call if you have questions or need more information.

September 13 - 15, 2017

Wed-Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Brushfork Armory-Civic Center
Bluefield, West Virginia

PD726 Coal Marketing Days

Dates/Times: September 26-27, 2017
Venue: Omni William Penn Hotel
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website URL: www.coalmarketingdays.com

West Virginia Coal Association’s President, Bill Raney, will speak at the Platts 40th Annual Coal Marketing Days Conference (September 26-274, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA) to discuss Washington’s new view on coal: Reversing Regulations in an Effort to Assist Fossil Fuel.

Attend the conference to explore which key trends are driving changes in domestic and global coal production. Network with a diverse group of professionals from power generation, coal production, steel, coal transportation, and the regulatory sector, while gaining valuable insight into the current state of coal supply and demand.

Learn more, view the complete agenda, and register at www.coalmarketingdays.com. Register by August 11, 2017 and save $200. Registration Code: PD726WVCOAL

CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ In his most eagerly anticipated official action to date, President Donald Trump officially curbed damaging federal regulations on electric power generation in the United States, and the West Virginia Coal Association is singing his praises.

“Never before have we seen a chief executive who has lived up to every promise made to West Virginia,” Coal Association President Bill Raney said about Trump’ executive order turning back the so-called Clean Power Plan from the Obama Administration.

Raney was on hand for today’s signing as a special guest of the Trump Administration.

 “We knew more good news was coming out of Washington for us when Vice President Mike Pence told West Virginia during his visit Saturday in Charleston that the war on coal is over,” Raney said. “There is still a lot to do to fix what the previous administration broke for the coal industry, but today is a great day.”


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