Bill Lieberman, as our new President, opened the January 2013 meeting. After acknowledging and welcoming visitors, we proceeded to the business of gold and treasure.
Laith had phoned Bill and had him check out the new 49r’s website. At first, I thought he meant the sport team, but it was explained that it is a new website with a lot of information we can all use in the pursuit of gold. It promises to keep the latest information about dredging, legal ways around the new laws, things to make, etc. I believe it is called New 49rs. If that’s not correct, I am sure someone will correct me at the February meeting.
Bill and Laith also checked out some other spots for the club to look for gold. Danny L. talked about places he is checking out near Gridley and the Feather River area. Dan Hougen showed his considerable take from Bear River. Frank Madsen announced the outing dates.
The club will pay for the outing to Bear River for the August outing. Dates are Sunday, August 4th to Thursday August 8th; check in time is 2 pm and check out time is by 12 noon. The second outing is scheduled for Sept 29th to Thursday Oct 3rd. This outing will charge $10 per night per vehicle. I will bring the handouts that Frank prepared to the meeting; they contain this info and more. It was also requested that members bring home some dirt from the outings so we can put on another panning exhibit at the Gem Show, and possibly at other venues.
Elmer volunteered to bring the liquid refreshments for the break for the next few months. HOPEFULLY, someone else will take over at that time.
Steve Reed did the Raffle, and Bill closed the meeting.
To anyone wishing more info about my new best friends, the people at NTR Metals, they are located at: 333 Littlefield Avenue, South San Francisco. Office Phone is 650-589-1121 and their Fax is 650-589-1141. Check the web for www.NTRmetals.com The web may give different info, but if I have questions or need to clarify something, I phone them. They are ALWAYS friendly, courteous, and not the least bit arrogant or impatient. When you go to their location, you can have coffee or tea, and CANDY. Not the cheap stuff either! The waiting area has a huge TV and comfortable couches. You are given access to the DEAL room, which is locked for your security and privacy. You watch as they sort your metals, weigh it, and give you an inventory sheet. If you don’t like the terms or agreements, (I have NEVER been unhappy) they give you every bit of you metal back and an apology for not being able to help you! These folks, at least for now, have it right; they treat you as the valued customer you are, the one that pays THEIR wages. I even learned about the smelting process and the techniques they use. It was very interesting. So, for all the people who have phoned asking for more information about where I go, I hope this has been helpful and that I have answered all your questions.
I apologize if this is short and disjointed; I have bronchial pneumonia and I may not be at the meeting on Wednesday, February 19th. If I am unable to come, I will be sure to send the flyers on the outings and the NTR metals.
Here are a few jokes sent by members:
Two men were having a drink in a bar one night. The first guys says, “Did you know that Elks have sex 10 to 15 times a day?” The other guys laments, “Oh crap! And I just joined the Gold Diggers!”
An old woman was drinking a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband and she says, “I love you so much I don’t know what I would do without you in my life!” Her husband asks, “Is that you or the wine talking?” She replies, “It’s me…….talking to the wine!”
In response to emails regarding my dog…
Please be advised I am sick and tired of receiving questions about my dog who mauled six people wearing Obama T-shirts, four wearing Pelosi T-shirts, two “progressive” Democrats, nine teenagers with pants hanging past their cracks, three flag burners, and a Pakistani taxi driver.
FOR THE LAST TIME… THE DOG IS NOT FOR SALE!
Here’s hoping to see you on the 19th!