April 2010

The meeting was called to order by President Tom Ireland at 7:05.  64 members attended, 13 are new.

Minutes were read by Bill Dunlevy approved.  Bill also gave Treasurer Report.

Old Business – Date on Outdoor Week was corrected to May 11-14th.  Contact Craig Casner to sign up at ccasner@BLM.gov.

4th of July – Bill Dunlevy – 57 members signed up last meeting.  We will use both campgrounds.  Gold collections will be compared to discuss which camp will be best.  Busby’s gives a 10% discount for panning on his claim.  Both have websites with links on our website.  GPAA will have a potluck Fri. night July 2nd.  Potluck on the 4th for everyone ($12.00 each) we will take $400 worth of prizes for the Chicken picnic.  Alaska mining and Diving donates half.

Raffle for a 3 inch dredge is available with a $650 minimum. No bids made at this time.

Crow Creek Mine – $1500 was paid to the mine.  We will have a Memorial Day outing there.  A sign-up sheet will be passed at next month’s meeting.

New Business – Bill Bear reported on a P.A. system for the group.  Costs vary from $70-$200.  Tom Ireland suggested a bull horn.  There was a discussion on which to buy.  It was moved and seconded to get the most versatile and reliable unit. (about $200).  Unamaniously approved.

Bill Bear also suggested promotional items for the club.  A discussion was held about the items and the logo to use.  We will vote next meeting on the logo.

Alaska Treasure Seekers will hold a meeting April 20th at 7PM at the Chugiak Senior Center.  Refreshments will be served.

House Bill 4 could shut down a lot of mining.  Members were urged to contact their representatives and urge a no vote.  The AMA supports dealing with each zone separately.

Bill Dunlevy sent a picture of a huge nugget found in Calif. by skin diving. Website of prospectingchannel.com is available to all.  Bill will bring videos on DVD to the meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:05.  Minutes were taken by Peggy Bear.

Respectfully submitted by Bonnie Tisler, Sec.

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