Well, we will be hosting the February GPAA Gold Show in Pomona. There are six Chapters in So Cal, but I really don’t know how many will be participating. I do know that we and three other chapters will get a portion of the grand prize funds that are brought in at the end of each day’s show. That could be a substantial amount of funds for our organization. We also have enough volunteers for each day to help take care of all other GPAA show duties. We only have four volunteers to help set up on Friday. That is a negative volunteer duty because it’s only set up and go home. I don’t know how to fix that problem. Anyway, we did show GPAA that we are up to the task. This is the last time you will be able to get the presale tickets before the show.
PLP… Very important subject to me. I believe, without the PLP, we would not be as close as we are to go back dredging. I hear rumors of fund cutting. I hear about some clubs and chapters that could do better in supporting this organization. I also see who is doing more than their fair share in helping in all aspects in their support to PLP. And that is the American Prospecting and Treasure Seeker organization. I really hope that you see them at our meetings, purchase the PLP tickets and buy the PLP clothing. All the funds generated go to the PLP of which go to help us win back the rights to recreate and mine on our public lands.
Elections are coming up in April. Vice President and Secretary positions. Start thinking about which position you want to take. I know its tough decision… I will be appointing a nominating committee this meeting. Also, I understand that we will need someone to take over the Claims Guide printing. Sharon Crnkovic is planning on moving to Las Vegas to live with her kids there. We wish her the best. She really loves our organization and would still be working with us if the life change had not happened. Many a good time was enjoyed with Lee and Sharon.
Well, I’m going to cut this message off now. I know I probably missed telling you a lot, but that is where you need to come to our meetings and get the rest of the scoop.