August 2011

The meeting was called to order by President Tom Ireland at 7:00 after our monthly potluck. 40 attended and 4 were new members.

Minutes and Tres. Report were read and approved.

Old Business – Crow Creek Outing will be Sept. 3-5. We will have a potluck with Hot Dogs on Sunday. Sign-up sheet was circulated.

June Gold Show – June 1-2-3 - Linda Henderson received a map of the Fairgrounds and surveyed the area.There is a non-grass area adjacent that could be used for the detecting. Our area is very near the entry gate. Linda will contact Earl Bragg about vendor and member RV parking. Bill Bear has copies of our fliers and can modify them with the new information. A good suggestion session followed. We need to set the costs for the vendor spaces and begin now contacting businesses and agencies that might like to participate. Price of gold is high and might be higher. Panning instruction can be done with bird shot. Bill has some salted bags in inventory. We may consider some unsalted bags mixed in the 3/ ?$. Bill Bear has volunteered for publicity and clean up. Many good suggestions were made. Now we need to get to work. Visitors to the Fair should look at the area and suggest design of the vendor area.

Announcements - Rick and Linda have shirts and badges with our Chapter logo.

Richard Cowles wants to buy a used 4 wheeler.

Chris Crouch showed her 30,000 fossil Bison tooth.

There was a gold show and tell. Bill Dunlevy told about his trip to Chisana and the bear vs. cabin incidents. It was a very productive gold trip this year.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Bonnie Tisler, Sec. Tres.

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