PROSPECTORS OF OKC GPAA CHAPTER 21
FOR JULY 08TH, 2016
Mike Pung called the meeting to order @ 7:30 pm. Other
present this evening, Ken Daley, Vice President; Teresa
Secretary; Lester Allen, Treasurer; Paul Southerland, Claims
Director; Bert Cramer, Clubhouse Manager.
19 members signed in. Two new members, Donna Aldridge &
McGuire of Claremore, were welcomed with introduction &
presentation of the Superior Ceremonial Sand. Tonight Mike
the cover of the July/August edition of GOLD
PROSPECTORS magazine. Congrats to Mike for landing
the cover this month &
GPAA members should get their copy in the mail any day.
June 10, 2016 minutes were opened for discussion. Steve made
to accept & Tammy seconded. Motioned carried.
Allen read the treasurer report. Steve made motion to accept
Dean seconded. Motion carried.
renewals were discussed with reminder to mention our chapter
when joining or renewing with GPAA. We as a club earn points
means money to spend at the GPAA store for items our club
You don’t have to join GPAA to be a member of the club, but
are available at the meetings for a discounted rate. Just
and he will get you signed up.
has been speaking with Brandon, the GPAA president about our
gold show. Nothing has been set up yet, so we want to pick
date & let them work around that date as far as having
following expo in San Antonio. The date everyone has chosen
May 5-7 the week before Mother’s Day. We will have a show
without the GPAA, but there can be greater benefits if
the cost. Our chapter will not have to obtain the building,
& other costs like curtains, tables & cloths.
Another plus is
our chapter will get $1.00 of each admission as well as make
selling paydirt and stuff. All in all, we learned an
lesson in 2014 & our next expo can be better. It is
depend on one thing. We have to get more excitement going or
not going to happen. The first committee meeting was decided
to take place immediately following the August 12th
meeting. Please plan to be here for this very important
Bring a pizza if you can.
we mentioned in previous newsletters, Oct.29-30 will be the
Mineral and Gem show at the OKC fairgrounds. A vote was
club’s approval to pay $300.00 total for 2 booths. A free
will be given to us for a panning station for kids. Mike
option to make money by selling panning kits with a pan, pay
snuffer bottle. When they buy a kit, they can take it over
trough and pan it. We will also be selling our gear &
rose rocks. More to come.
and Jean Tankersley have invited our club to their home
for another potluck lunch/dinner cookout. Bring your old
the swap & sell we will have going on during the day. As
sets, we end the day with some fishing fun. A big day for
weekend planned, so come eat and fellowship with some great
will have maps available.
Tammy & Richard are going to K-River this month
waiting until fall. July 15-17 is the dates & if you
want to go
call Ken & let him know. Go to www.kriver.com
for reservations before you go to make sure you don’t have
with a stranger. Mike said Paul’s son found gold
everywhere he dug
martin, a long time member of our club, passed away July 3rd.
He had been living in Sherman, Texas. A card of condolences
to his son, Shane. A donation was made to a veteran charity
of flowers per son’s request.
Hill of the Altus/Mangum area is still getting to know the
in hopes of finding places we can set up our equipment. One
heard about even owns a backhoe! No telling what we could
the meeting adjourned, Mike gave everyone a few pointers
comes to finding gold. He started out by explaining the old
“gold is where you find it“. Simply means it’s
wise to look where people have found gold before. Know your
Study the history of the area. Mike likes to use the Google
views to find nature’s sluice boxes. Look for the ‘scars”
color changes in the land. These are left from where water
flow in old channels. These are the places where gold is
going to be
found. Not going to tell you all the secrets he shared. You
just have to come to the August 12th meeting
out why you should think like a fish to get more gold with
digging. Mike adjourned the meeting @ 8:50p.