January Minutes

January 15, 2009

Meeting called to order by Pres. Tom Ireland, 7:00 pm, China King Buffet.  Introductions of 21 present:  4 are new and we have 2 guests.  Sec and Tres reports were read and approved.  

Old Business – Chapter Gold Show Discussions - Linda Henderson reported a rental fee for Kincade Park. Guest, Cliff Brulotte offered his R.V. Park as a possible site.  There is adequate parking, grounds for the detecting hunt and a pavilion available.  He will post the event on his web site.  It is located at 4100 DeBarr Rd. across from Costco.  It is aptly named the Golden Nugget Camper Park.  Membership accepted his offer and set the dates of August 1 and 2.  Times will be determined later.  Cliff approved of a food vendor.  He also invited the group to set up panning demonstrations twice during the summer. The committee will gather prizes, start publicity and contact vendors.  Kathy will again do the fliers.  Bonnie Tisler will contact Heidi Franklin of Pebble for possible sponsorship.  

New Business – Greg Durocher of Chucach Gem and Mineral Society said his group would like to join us on the Chicken Trip.  12 might possibly attend.  We welcomed his group.  

The Ice Fishing Jamboree would like us to participate on the weekend of Jan. 24-25 by having a metal detecting coin hunt for the children.  Greg made a motion to fund $20.00 of coins for the hunt.  Jim Troxell seconded, motion carried.  

Rendezvous 2008 in Stanton – Bonnie Tisler has been in contact with Christine Crouch who is in Stanton and would like to attend.  Motion was made by Bonnie Tisler to elect Christine Crouch as our Claims Chairman.  Second by Jim Troxell.  Motion was passed.  Bonnie Tisler will contact GPAA and inform them of her elected position.  

Announcements - Michael Ries has estate gold jewelry for sale.  Bill Dunlevy attended the Small Miners meeting of the Alaska Miners Association.  Extensive additional paperwork requirement and fees were announced.  Supposedly a future form will be simplified.  Bill encouraged all Chapter members become AMA members.  Jim Troxell reminded the meeting that we have approved AMA membership for our officers.  Tom Ireland, Bill Dunlevy and Bonnie Tisler will be reimbursed for their membership fee.  Bill Dunlevy suggested we consider donating some of our Gold Show proceeds the to AMA scholarship fund.  Meeting adjourned.  Respectfully Submitted by Bonnie Tisler, Sec/Treas.

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