Minutes of November Monthly Meeting
Wyoming Prospectors Association
November 08th, 2008
President Jacque Schmidt called the meeting to order at
Introductions were made.
Secretary Mary Hutchison read the
minutes from the last meeting. Jim motioned to accept the minutes as read
and Rosemary 2nd. Minutes accepted as read. Treasure Deb Palmer read the treasurer
report, Rosemary motioned to accept as read and Peggy 2nd.
Correspondence: Randy reported
on the DEQ inspection letter. No items of concern were mentioned. Randy
will make the letter available to anyone wanting to read it in its entirety.
Old Business: Thank you to
all of those who attended the last mini outing at Amanda 28 (Yankee Gulch).
We reclaimed the pit and finished leveling the area by hand. This area
was part of the DEQ inspecti>on. It was a lot of hard
hand work but it looks good. There was discussion about fencing around
seeded areas to prevent livestock from damaging the new growth. Randy
said we will need to order new seed this year. A motion was made to allow
Randy to purchase seed for reclamation. Motion passed.
New business: Randy has consulted
an attorney about the best way for the club to acquire a permanent site
and the tax status of the club. Discussion was held.
Molly Countryman mentioned the possible availability of grants for recreation
oriented activities. She will check and report at a later meeting.
A motion was made by Jim H. to reimburse Randy for the $75.00 cost of the
attorney visit. 2nd by Rosemary. Motion passed.
There was discussion on changing
the Out of State memberships fees but nothing was decided at this time.
More discussion to follow. There was discussion about the
length of time expired members should be carried on the membership list.
Randy suggested that a notice be sent out 30 days prior to expiration date
and again on the exp. date, resulting in a 30 day grace period until termination
of membership. Terms to be included in the membership packets.
Discussion was also held concerning who is eligible to
participate in club outings. It was noted that you must be a paid
and current member or pay a fee.
Jim has acquired the new club color laser printer. The
price of the ink cartridges is expensive, but will check possibility of
refilling the used ones. A new printer, which comes with cartridges, may
be cheaper than buying new cartridges.
Carl announced that he intends to file a new claim. He
is primarily interested in 20 acres but 160 acres is available. If anyone
is interested in participating in an association placer, contact Carl Anderson.
Peggy motioned to thank Paula for her hard work as membership
coordinator. Bonnie 2nd. All members agreed.Randy mentioned a suction dredge
study in California. The Waldo Mining District is asking miners to donate
for expenses involved. If you would like to have your donation tax deductible,
PLP will act as a point of contact so any donation can be tax deductible.
Jim mentioned that the study had been put on hold until spring. Keith motioned
to send $500.00 now and another $500 when the study begins. Jim 2nd.
Motion passed. Jim said that all the new name
badges / membership cards have been sent out, if you did not receive one
please contact Jim and let him know.Next meeting will be at Hutchisons
on January 10th at 1:00 -weather permitting. Check the web page http://wpagold.com before timefor an update on meeting and directions to Hutchison
home. Notification will be posted the morning of January 10th if any change.
If you do not have internet access go to your local library and use their
system. If meeting is canceled notification will be posted there.
Deb moved to adjourn the meeting.
50-50 raffle and club raffle were held with many nice
“I apologize for the tardiness of the minutes. They were
misplaced for a while but Randy saved the day when he found them.”
Secretary Mary Hutchison