MINUTES OF THE WYOMING PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION
Meeting was held at 5:00P.M. on June 10th,2000 on
the Carol Claim above AtlanticCity,WY
Vice President Grahm called the meeting to order.
Two officers were present with treasurer David Walling being excused.
Everyone present introduced himself or herself.
Minutes of the last meeting were read. Motion was made and seconded to
accept minutes as read. Motion carried.
No treasurer’s report was given since the treasurer was absent.
Committee reports were called for.
Randy Hutchison gave a panning contest report. He told the membership
That he had purchased plastic tubs. He asked if Scott had purchased the
gold for the “sand bags”. It was stated that he had not. Randy then
suggested that we acquire the “bags” from Barbara Palmer. Jim Rutter
stated that he had talked to the owner of The Dredge and they are willing
let us have the contest in their parking lot. Dan stated Barbara is concerned
about parking at this establishment or any place in Atlantic City on the
It was discussed about taking the paper that is enclosed in the bags of
sand out of said bags. Randy pointed out that as long as the bags were
unbroken we could return them. The point was then brought up that we
would not be using the bags of sand in the panning contest, but lead shot.
A motion was made to forego the panning contest this year since we are
not prepared. Motion was seconded and carried.
Randy then gave Day-in-the-Park committee report. He stated he had
researched the prices of “sand bags” and found the best prices with the
company Barbara Palmer does business with A discussion on the number
of bags needed followed. It was brought up that 2000 bags had been
mentioned before. Some members stated they thought that number was
too high. A motion was made to consign 500 bags. Motion was seconded
and carried. A member who has not attended Day-in-the-Park asked what it
was. A brief description was then given. Randy then stated that Les
Armstrong could acquire small black pans for $1.50 each. A motion
made and seconded to purchase 100 of said pans. Randy further stated
has eight plastic tubs to use. It was brought up that we need a change
and a sign up sheet for work shifts. It was suggested that the committee
decide these things at a committee meeting. After discussion a motion was
made to have regular monthly meeting a week early on July 1st. Motion
seconded and carried. Time and location was set at 5:00P.M. on the Carol
Randy Hutchison gave claim committee report in the absence of Les.
Randy stated that Les told him he has a verbal ok with
the landowner on
the Tara #2 claim. He further stated that the claim is 7 ½ acres
to large for
the number of individuals on the claim. Randy also voiced a concern
the chapter paying the filing fees on this claim and stated that it should
either be put in the chapter’s name or the individuals should pay the filing
claim. Bruce suggested the individuals pay the fees and then allow the
chapter members to use the claim. Jim Rutter then stated since the
does not have any claims at the present time he would let WPA members
use one of his private claims for this season. Randy then went on
about some claims him and Les have been looking into above Dubois. He
said that the past claimants have not renewed the claims. Jim suggested
asking the people to quick claim them to the chapter or individuals. Randy
stated he would look into it further.
Being no more old business new business was called for.
Tom Niemiec told the membership that he has knowledge of an individual
who has a 4” and 6” dredge she would like to sell. Tom then passed around
a picture of the dredges. Randy made a motion to pursue buying the
dredges. A discussion then followed about the finances of the chapter.
was brought up that without a treasurer’s report we did not know the
amount of money that could be spent. It was also brought up that we would
have out going expenses for Day-in-the-Park. Randy then stated that he
would be willing to front up to $700.00 to the chapter for the purchase
dredges. Bruce volunteered to talk to the individual about the dredges
report back to the chapter at the July 1st meeting.
Secretary Drake then told the members that this was the annual meeting
and that elections were to be held for Vice President and Treasurer. She
pointed out that the by-laws stated that two officers and five members
all that was needed for a quorum. Randy stated his concern that we
not let 18 or so people decide the fate of the entire chapter. Motion was
made and seconded to table elections until next meeting. Motion carried.
Motion was made to adjourn meeting. Motion seconded and carried.
Respectfully submitted by Corette Drake, Secretary WPA