RMMI Life Members
The first Life Member was named at the November 13, 1912 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute held in Denver, Colorado. He was Floyd W. Parsons, then editor of the magazine Coal Age. He had been instrumental in the organization of RMCMI as evidenced by the early history. In the ensuing years, many persons have attained the distinction of Life Membership.
Current RMMI Bylaws state that an individual who has devoted long and dedicated service to the Institute and to its goals and purposes may become a Life Member of the Institute upon being elected to that status by the Board of Directors, and such individual shall retain such status for life. It is the Board of Directors' decision to confer this honor based on nomination information and any other information the Board deems relevant to the evaluation process. In conferring Life Member status, the Board of Directors shall strongly consider long and dedicated service to the goals and purposes of the Institute. This service may include a combination of time as a board member, officer, committee chair or committee member.
The document below includes the names of the Life Members preceded by the year they received their Life Membership. Prior to 1938, we do not have records for the date this honor was given. The RMMI office does not always receive notification of the passing of one of our members.