The Golden West Chapter

of the

International Society of Explosives Engineers


The Golden West Chapter of the ISEE serves northern and central California and western Nevada as a body of specialists composed of all segments of the explosives industry readily available to provide services in the matters which affect the manufacture, transportation, storage and use of explosives and related equipment.






2018 Chapter Officers and

Board of Directors


President:            Mike Chiurato


Secretary:            Joe Stack


Treasurer:            Jerry Fulghum


Board Members:   Mike Burneson


                            Ladd Stephenson




                                                                        What’s New   (as of March 1, 2018):


                       The 2017 business meeting of the Golden West Chapter was held on February 24th.


                       Joe Stack was elected Chapter Secretary.  Reelected to new two year terms were

                              Jerry Fulghum as Treasurer and Mike Burneson as Director and Head Chef.


                       A great big THANK YOU goes out to our previous Secretary, Danniell Edwards,

                                      for all the help that she has been.   We’ll miss you Danniell.


                              The nest issue of the Chapter newsletter, The Primer, will include

                                                            a full report on the meeting.





Coming Events and Items of Interest:




            June 17 – 20, 2018


       (Note that this is ONE WEEK earlier 

              than previously scheduled.)


           The American Rock Mechanics Assn



  The  52nd Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics



           Location:  Seattle, Washington


           More information HERE




   (If you are aware of an event that might

       be of interest to the membership,

       please contact the webmaster HERE

       so that we might include it.)




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