The raffle tickets are here and we will be handing them out at the meeting this Wednesday.
The application for the raffle permit was dropped off today in Mandan. We should hear back by next Thursday. The permit will be sent to the printers at that time and we will have tickets ready ten days later. Raffle tickets will be $20 each. The raffle drawing and smoker will be on October 10th, 2015 starting at 5pm at the Mandan Eagles Club. There will be various door prizes along with the raffle drawings. The Eagles will have available for $10 a roast beef supper. We will post the prize list for the raffle as soon as we get the tickets.
This weekend (March 17-19) we will not be going to South Dakota. We will be going the following weekend (March 24-26). This is to check on the claims that we have found and to assay the quality of gold in these claims. You will need to make your own hotel reservations. We have been staying at Super 8 in Sturgis. The rates are fairly reasonable through Hotels.com, although most other sites are probably the same, it won’t hurt to check others as well. Keep in mind they don’t allow dogs at this hotel. If you have an questions or are available to go, send an email to Ed at fieldservices3(at)bis.midco.net or call 701-400-2305.
Begin minutes for March 11th, 2015.
Marth 11th 2015 meeting was called to order by Terry Hoerer. Deb B. gave the treasures report of $1,320.71 in checking.
Old Business: We will wait one more week for the hats from Shirt Shack and cancel the order if they are not here by then. Deb made a motion to reimburse Ed for paying the $20 fee for website access to claims maps. Albert seconded it.
Vic and Terry announced NDGPA will be invited to a potluck picnic put on by the local gem club at Shelter 9 on July 12th.
Ed gave a report on looking for a claim for the club. He ordered maps and will receive them in the mail. It was decided Albert, Terry, Derle, Forrest, Dave B, Ed, and Tenor will go to SD the weekend of the 21st. Albert nominated Forrest to head up the raffle committee. Ed seconded it.
Election of officers was held:
Terry H. was nominated by Derle to be re-elected for President. Lowell seconded
Albert was nominated by Ed for Vice President. Derle seconded
Deb was nominated by Derle to be re-elected for Secretary. Ed seconded
Co-chairman’s for claims will stay the same: Derle and Ed
The club watched another Gold Trails DVD.
End of minutes for March 11th, 2015.
I apologize about the delay in uploading this stuff like I said I would. I was quite exhausted from work this week. Here is the three claims that were previously closed by the Bureau of Land Management and are now available again. These are their coordinates and can be used to reference them if contacting them.
07 0030N 0020E 006 (GPS: 44° 15′ 03.00″ N 103° 55′ 29.90W)
07 0030N 0020E 020
07 0020N 0020E 010
The following file below are the maps that contain claims of South Dakota from Gold Maps Online.
You will need Google Earth to view them as laid out here.
The next meeting will be July 9 at 7:00 PM at sertoma park shelter 9. We will be having our annual pot luck picnic. There will be panning and other equipment set up. Every one is welcome to join, See you there.
Our March meeting will be tomorrow at 7pm, at the library downstairs. Ed W. will be bringing some test tubs with sand and things you would find in the ground to get people used to to the sounds of their metal detectors. So bring your metal detectors with.
Gene Massey with White’s metal detectors will be there as well and, will be bringing a few metal detectors if anyone is interested in purchasing a new one.
We will be having our annual NDGPA picnic potluck on Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm.
We will be holding it at Serotoma Park Shelter #9 in Bismarck.