October 2010 Newsletter

Hey again to everyone,
The meeting is on October 20th this month, at the Vet’s Building in Santa Rosa, at 7:00 pm. Many of us meet in the west parking area to visit, catch up, and solve world problems. Anyone interested is welcome.
The biggest “news” for many of the members is the upcoming outing to Bear River. It starts on Friday October 22 and continues to Monday, October 25. We can’t enter the area on Friday until 2:00 pm, and we must leave a clean campsite by 12:00 pm on Monday. I will post a map on the web site and I will have maps at the meeting on the 20th. If you need one and can’t access either venue, please let me know and I can have someone give you directions. To those attending the outing: be safe, have fun and I hope you find lots of gold. Mostly, I wish you fun and enjoyment.
Now for a brief review of the September meeting: Ben was back with us, and he opened the meeting. He discussed the electric car he has been working on and the experience and development of this car. All told, it sounds like an exciting part of history. His enthusiasm and interest are apparent in his stories, and we are all rooting for him and the team with which he is involved. Ben, please keep us informed.
Ben reminded us about the Gem & Mineral show and asked those volunteers to be ready to set-up on Friday evening, October 15. Ben then had Frank Maytus tell about the patent land donated to the Forest Service. Frank had updated maps for members, and shared a lot of the research he has gathered. Best of all, he generously invited people to go with him on gold finding trips.
More subjects discussed: Metal detector raffle would be held that evening; club t-shirts and the information Ben had gathered; anyone interested on a day outing , and suggestions on where to go. At this point Ben realized he had forgotten to welcome new members and guests, then did so. ( We gave him a break since he’s been gone for a few months.) Hey, welcome back Ben!
Show and Tell: Pete Riley again brought in a lot of the equipment he has collected. There was some good-natured razzing of Pete, but we really do appreciate him and all the things he brings to share. Pete is very generous and enthusiastic with the information and products he finds and/or buys. Thank you Pete for being such a good friend and loyal member to all of us.
We had the break and when we came back Lance told a story about the BLM, looking for relics, and gold; an interesting story about a big copper plate he found and when turned over it had melted gold on it in several spots.
The dredge permit and SD670 were discussed, and members shared information on the progress and updates on the on-going battle to get dredging permitted again. The environmental impact study AGAIN showed that dredging was actually good, but because that wasn’t what the Dept of Fish and Game wanted to hear, they are holding back the report (because they CAN), so we discussed writing letters and demanding that the report be released. A Bill has been introduced to refund the money dredgers paid for their dredge permits only to find they couldn’t use them, but no one at the meeting had more information on the status. Many people volunteered to write form letters and do research; hopefully they did and we will have more information at the upcoming meeting.
We had the metal detector raffle, and James Copenhaver won . We had the regular raffle, closed the meeting, and we went home.

Now for the stuff I enjoy writing. Thanks to anyone who has given me any of these jokes, and PLEEEZE, keep them coming!!!!
Alabama Deputy Sheriff vs New York Lawyer:
A self-entitled lawyer ran a stop sign and gets pulled over by a rural deputy sheriff. The lawyer thinks that he is much smarter than the hick deputy because HE is a lawyer from NEW YORK and is certain that he has a better education than any country cop from No- where, Alabama. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the deputy’s expense.
The deputy says, “License and registration, please.”
“What for?” says the lawyer.
The deputy says, “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign.”
Then the lawyer says, “I slowed down, saw no one was coming, and continued on.”
“You still didn’t come to a complete stop. License and registration please!”
“And just what’s the difference ?” sneers the lawyer.
“The difference is you have to come to a complete stop, and that’s the law. Now, license and registration please”, repeats the deputy.
Lawyer, smugly says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my information, and you can give me a ticket. If not, you let me go and I don’t get a ticket!”
“That sounds fair. Please exit the vehicle, sir”, states the deputy.
As the smug lawyer exits his vehicle, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts beating the smugness out of the lawyer, and as he does, he asks , “Do you want me to stop? Or just slow down?”
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried
The problem with the gene pool is there is no lifeguard.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried
These are dear to me because I’m computer illiterate:
Tech support: Click on the ‘my computer’ icon on the left of the screen
Customer: Your left or mine?…………………………………………………………….
Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend put a screen saver on my computer for me, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears!!!……………………………………………………………………………………….
(Last, but not least)
Tech : Okay sir, let’s press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now, type the letter “P” to bring up the Program Manager.
Customer: I don’t have a P
Tech: On your keyboard sir.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech: “P”, sir…… on your keyboard.
Customer: I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT!!!!!!!!!………………………………………………………………
Hope to see you at the Veteran’s Memorial Building on October 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
Take care and be safe,