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April 2018 Newsletter        Submitted by Ann Wicks, asst. Secretary.

April 14 Meeting Notes:

Minutes - Orlando GPAA Meeting

Meeting was called to order by President: Steve Mattes.

11 Members were in attendance one being a new member:  Bob Satchfield who was welcomed by group.

Due to health and technical issues minutes were not read.

Fossil Hunting was attended by 5 people at the Peace River in Wauchula, Florida.   For those who attended the Hunt, Please forward you and any guests names to: annof68@excite.com  By doing so, Members receive points for each outing and meeting you attend. These points are the tickets you receive to be used for drawings at the holiday party. THE MORE YOU PARTICIPATE THE MORE POINTS YOU RECEIVE.

New Business:

Secretary for the club is Jan Bosscher, and the Secretary Assistant is Ann Wicks. Ann will be compiling information to share amongst the board and the club as needed.

May 4th and 5th – Dig for the Orlando Outing will be at Vein Mountain as agreed at March Meeting. Signup sheet was provided for members attending the dig as well as directions for those driving RV’s. Monies were paid to the Treasurer by 6 members and the balance to be paid upon arrival at Vein ($25.00 per participant). Previous outing was prepaid by member who was not able to attend an adjustment was made for the member.

The Sales of Membership Kits was tabled for next meeting.

Future Outings:

Metal Detecting: Group discussed metal detecting in different areas of coastlines i.e. Tampa, New Smyrna, Sarasota to name a few. Steve will be checking on West Coastline for Low Tide and easy access as well as parking. Time and Place will be finalized at the monthly meeting on May 12th for a June outing. Loud Mine: Potential outing for mid-September.

Oconee: Information will be gathered for a possible outing and presented at May 12th meeting.

Buchanan, GA: Primitive camping: dredging and river/creek sluicing available.

Colorado: The attending members were surveyed as to interest in a June/July 2019 gold prospecting trip. 9 of 11 in attendance were interested. More discussions is to follow at future meetings.

Pot Luck meal will be at next meeting: May 12th.

Raffle Tickets:

Gold Drawing was won by New Member, Bob Satchfield.  50/50 Drawing was won by Dick Wicks