CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER/MINUTES
Mike Pung called the meeting to order @ 7:30p.m. Officers present
were Ken Daley, Vice President, Teresa Orosco, Secretary & Lester
seven (27) members signed in tonight. Mike reminded them to mention
our OKC chapter if they have joined or renewed their GPAA membership
recently. We have over 154000 points acquired to date and need all we
can get to redeem for prospecting items for our chapter to use. Give
Teresa your number to keep on file. This helps us keep up with the
points due to us. We
do have a mini-store if anybody needs pans, vials, hats, t-shirts &
more. Also, we have GPAA membership kits at a discount rate. Kits are
full of products to get you started finding gold right away. Get
with Lester if you need one.
minutes were opened for discussion. Motion made by Tammy to accept
Becky seconded. Copies available from Mike and Teresa tonight &
on the chapter's website.
Allen gave the treasury report. Dean made motion to approve & Ron
26th is the date for our annual Swap & Sell @ Jon
Tankersley's Newcastle home. We plan on
starting at noon with a potluck meal & then move right on to the
swap meet. Mike is planning on bringing lots to swap & everyone
should bring his or her extra equipment. There is always beginners
looking for good used prospecting gear. The club will provide the
meat & everyone else should bring their favorite sides, drinks
desserts to share. We will have a fire pit so no need to bring a
grill. Later, we plan on playing yard games & drowning some
worms, so bring your fishing stuff & games. Map coming soon.
next part will seem like a repeat of January's
newsletter, because it is. The GPAA gold shows have begun for 2016.
Mike is planning to be at all of them and this is when and where you
can find him. Pomona Feb.20-21, Las Vegas Feb. 27-28, Phoenix
Francisco Apr. 2-3, Portland Apr. 9-10 (some prospecting in the area
after the show),
Washington & The International California Mining Journal show in
Placerville, California on Apr. 16-17. Ok, wait a minute. How is he
going to make 2 shows in 2 states on the same day? Come to the March
meet and find out. No May shows, but on the Memorial Day weekend, May
26-29, will be WWATS outing in Mancos, Colorado just NW of Durango. www.wwats.org
If you want to stay close to home that weekend, K-River, Antlers,
Ok. is always a good place to go look for gold. We were surprised
tonight when one member showed off a big piece found by his dog in a
crevice after that storm that kept us away last October. Hell or high
going next time. For more information on directions & cabin/camp
reservations go to: www.kriver.com
RATTLESNAKE DERBY /FLEA MKT APRIL 29-MAY 1ST
highlighted this event so you couldn't
miss reading it. This is one outing we want to make a showing at. You
have to hunt rattlers, but plan on helping us at our booth get the
word out about our chapter. We will be handing out materials to
people & doing some panning demos.
It would be great to have 10 or more members to help out that 3 day
weekend. Get with Mike or Ken if you are planning to go. Women, while
your husband is out snake hunting, you can go bargain hunting. It's
one of the biggest annual flea markets in Oklahoma. Kids will learn
about how they get anti-venom which saves over 7000 lives each year
in the US according to the CDC website. Discovery awaits us. Come
help your chapter & conquer that herpetophobia at the same time.
Slither on over to the website www.mangumrattlesnakederby.com
for more on this 50th
year celebration. We also discussed gold quartz prospecting while
there. More on this at March meeting.
NM prospecting trip is in the works. Alex has invited everyone &
a date needs to be set before snakes emerge from winter hibernation.
Nice gold has been found in the Caballo Lake & Truth or
Consequences area. It's highly graveled,
so 4WD is advised. There should be more on this at the March 11
meeting after Mike talks with Alex. The 2017 spring gold show
will be here before you know it (14 months). We will be needing
committee members soon. Together we have the power to produce the
desired result, a show as big or bigger than the show in May 2010.
There will be some changes. GPAA "does
not" need to be there. If they want to
come, let them bring their curtains and "hang"
with us. We will be 100% in control of our show from now on. As for
vendors & advertisments, we will get them committed 6-8 months
out (and deposits) to help access needed space in advance. Sound
good? Any volunteers? Other chapters are welcome to come help &
learn what having a expo is all about.
new business, but Happy demonstrated his dowsing expertise by hiding
a vial of gold. See what you're missing?
Plan on being at the next meeting on Friday, March 11 @ 7:30pm. Mike
adjourned the meeting at 8:45pm.