March 2019 Newsletter.

•   WELCOME MEMBERS AND GUESTS.
     -  Meeting was called to order at 10:08 am.


•   READING/ACCEPTANCE OF PRIOR MONTH’S MINUTES.

    -  A motion was made by Woody and seconded by Lou to accept last month’s minutes.  Vote was unanimous.


•   OLD BUSINESS.

     -  Bob G. reported on the Metal Detecting Outing that was held on Feb 23, 2019, at Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach FL.  He talked about some of the treasures that were found and the great weather we had. We had 3 members in attendance and Steve K. brought a guest with him.


•   NEW BUSINESS.

     -  Reminder – Upcoming Fossil Dig outing is schedule for March 30, 2019 at the Peace River in Wauchula FL.  Meet at the Wauchula Walmart parking lot, on US17, Saturday morning @ 9am. The current water depth is 5.5ft.  The Walmart address is: 1480 US-17 N, Wauchula FL 33873.

    April Outing scheduled for April 25-27.  This outing will be a gold dig at Corn House Creek (GPAA claim). Most attendees will stay at Alabama Gold Camp.  Since this is the groups first trip to Corn House Creek, we will decide whether to dig at Corn House Creek (CHCGC) or Alabama Gold Camp (AGC).  CHCGC is dig your own dirt and fill in your holes.  AGC has an entry fee and pay for dirt, cash or check only.  Breakfast and Dinner cost of food will be totaled and divided among participants.  Saturday night is Steak night, bring and cook your own steak (not included in cost).  Les made the motion for the club to kick in $100.00 for food if 10 or more participate in the outing.  The motion was 2nd by Bob S.

Loud Mine GPAA Open House will be held July 19-21st – New scheduled club outing.  Friday, 7/19 is your day, Saturday 7/20 is a common dig – gold split equally.  Sunday 7/21 split.  Camping Fee is $8.00 per night, tent fee is $3.00 per night.  For this outing, GPAA members have priority over LDMA members.  Currently, there are only 9 spots available.

We are offering some deals on an assortment of needed equipment as follows:
    Small Snuffer Bottles $3,00ea
    14” Large Gold Pan $9.00ea
    10” Medium Gold Pan $7.00ea
    Purple – Gold Pan (1 left) $9.00ea
    Pink Scoops $6.00ea

The purchase of T-Shirts was brought to the table.  Several of our members will research costs – more to come.

Lou V. received a memorable gold coin for signing up a lifetime GPAA member to our chapter.

Reminder next month’s meeting on April 13th will be a potluck, please bring a dish to pass.


•   RAFFLES & DRAWINGS
50/50 drawing was won by Bob S
Gold Raffle was won by Bob S

Meeting ended at 11:17 am.