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<> GPAA CHAPTER 21 MINUTES/NEWSLETTER
<>JULY 10, 2015


<>The meeting was called to order by President Mike Pung @ 7:30pm.

<>Ken Daley, Vice President; Treasurer Lester Allen, Teresa (Goldie) Orosco, sitting in for Secretary Karen Yancey; Tammy Daley, Photographer; Bert Cramer, Club House Manager.

<>Mike welcomed the 20 members attending. George Hornaday & his children, Heather and David moved here from Washington State in May. They were all presented with bags of Lake Superior sand.

<>Lester Allen gave the treasurer's report. It appears the club is still in the black. A copy of the report was made available for anyone to review.
Motion made to accept & it was seconded & approved.

Old Business


<>The members gathered again in June @ Cramerville for another fun weekend. Lots of material got moved. Down the river about a ¼ mile, they found black sand. After working 1400-1500 lbs of material, 300-400 micro pieces of gold were recovered. Everyone enjoyed the Friday night campfire and pot luck dinner Saturday night.

<>Mike reminded everyone of the Michigan trip coming up July 13-24. He plans to leave Saturday July 11 & head to Muskallonge State Park lot #85. He plans on working the black sands for gold & if you like Agates, there's plenty of them to collect along with the state rock called a Petoskey stone. It's made of fossil coral and resembles a honeycomb.

<> On YouTube, Mike has some videos of past trips to Michigan. Looks like a lot of fun. Get with Mike if planning to go. The website to reserve your camping space is www.midnrreservations.com/Muskallonge. On this outing, Mike will be making a video of the Banjo Pan submerged underwater. If anyone would like to have their own BP, Mike has reduced the price from $29.95 to $25.00 & the club will receive $5 for each one sold. Available in green, blue & pink. Get one before this offer ends. They would make a great Christmas present for someone in your panmily.


<>NEW BUSINESS

<> August 22-23 is the date for the 2015 Gold and Outdoor Festival in Sonora, California at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Pre-register and receive an extra raffle ticket to the main drawing for the coveted Alaskan expedition. Door prizes totaling more than $10,000 will be up for grabs. Also, there will be a metal detecting contest, sponsored by Minelab. Here's a chance to find buried treasure worth over $3000.00. The tickets are just $5.00. Kids 10 & under get in free. Go to www.goldprospectors.org for a map & to pre-register. Pack your gear and join Mike after the show for a day or two prospecting his new mining claim near Sonoma. Everyone is welcome.

<>Last year we held a Swap & Sell in Newcastle. Mike asked if the club would like to do it again this year in November. The exact date to be finalized later.

<>The Gem & Mineral Show will be held in October. As a group, we're invited to go & set up a panning trough. This went over big at our Gold and Treasure Expo last year. It's a good way to meet people who are interested in joining GPAA.

<>We are still wanting to go to K-River near Antlers to do some dredging & high banking in October around the 24th depending on when the Gem & Mineral show will be held.

<>Last we discussed going on an outing to Greer county near Mangum to do some prospecting. More to come about this trip at a later meeting.

<>Mike asked if anyone had further questions. No questions were presented and the meeting was adjourned @ 8:24pm.


 

Officer Phone Email  
PRESIDENT Mike Pung 405-736-6282 mikeandpam@iglide.net  
VICE PRESIDENT Ken Daley 405-626-5920 kdaley47@msn.com    
SECRETARY Karen Yancey 405-650-4138 jkt4@cox.net  
TREASURER Lester Allen 405-769-6237 lesterallok@itlnet.net  
CLAIMS DIRECTOR Tom Annesley 405-360-5357 tannesley@cox.net