Newsletter time again.  And the reminder that the meeting is this Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM, Vet’s Memorial Bldg in Santa Rosa, Cal.   Although most of you know this information I still get phone calls from time to time from interested people who have never been to one of the meetings, or inactive members whom have decided to ” come back to the fold”, so this is for those people.

Recap on the February 2013 meeting:

We had ten new people at the February meeting.

Dick Sibbet  reminded us about the GOLD SHOW in Turlock March 23rd and 24th.  If any of you went to the show, please tell us about it at the meeting this Wednesday.

Someone asked where to go to find gold, and this started a discussion of places to go and ‘who found gold where’. A lot of good info was shared.

Randy Ricci showed his “wonder pan” and that started a discussion about pans, techniques, etc.

Bill Lieberman told us he was planning a trip to the south fork of the American River and invited anyone interested to go also.  Hopefully they will have gold and stories to share at the meeting.

Rose Klemenok read some jokes from a Downeville newspaper. Thanks Rose!

We had discussions about Fish & Game doing illegal ticketing, the way rules and regulations change from county to county, things people have had happen, etc.

We had the break, the raffle, and  ended the meeting.

I have been chastised for not recognizing the people who donate services or goods to the meeting.  So, if you feel slighted, it is not because you aren’t appreciated.  Sometimes I don’t know you’ve donated, or I forgot to put in writing that which I thanked you for to your face.  We absolutely appreciate the things and the work members provide.   I will try to be more diligent in the future in putting your deeds into writing and thanking you in written form as well as personally.  I sincerely apologize.

See you at the meeting!


Dick Sibbet sent me some jokes for the letter, and in this mess I call my desk, I have lost them!  I’ll keep looking Dick; maybe next month!!! But here’s some from other members:

There comes a time when a woman just has to trust her husband!  A wife comes home from a late night at work and quietly opens the door to her bedroom.  From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two; a man and a woman.  She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can.  Once she’s done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. “Oh, hi honey” he says, “Your parents have come to visit us, so I let them stay in our bedroom.  Did you say ‘hello’?”

( I don’t care WHAT political party you are, this is too funny NOT to share.  Change the wording if you can’t take a joke!)  A Republican man in a wheelchair entered a cafe one afternoon for a cup of coffee.  As he looked across the room, he asked the waitress, ” Is that Jesus sitting over there?”  The waitress nodded yes, so the Republican asked her to give Jesus a cup of coffee on him.  The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back.  He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea.  He also glanced across the room and asked, “Is that Jesus over there?” Again, the waitress nodded so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of tea, “My treat.”     The third patron comes into the cafe was a Democrat on crutches.  He hobbled over to a booth, sat down, and hollered, “Hey there honey!  How’s about gettin’ me a cold glass of beer?”  He too, looked across the room and asked, “Isn’t that God’s boy over there?”  The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Him a cold beer.  “On my tab!” he stated loudly.  As Jesus got up to leave, he passed the Republican, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed.”  The Republican felt strength come back into his legs, got up, and, thankful to Jesus, walked out the door.  Jesus passed the Libertarian, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed.”  The Libertarian felt his back straightening, he raised his hands, praised Jesus, and walked out the door.

Then, as Jesus walked toward the Democrat with a smile on His face, the Democrat jumped up and yelled, “Don’t You touch me!!  I’m collecting disability!”

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets so boring that I have to go back to being me!