How does the time fly by so fast? It seems like only yesterday it was spring and the club was getting ready for all the outings that were scheduled. Many of us were thinking Big Ken and Little Ken with thoughts of all the gold we would find in the American River on the clubs new claim. Then it was fall and time for club elections and time to plan for the desert and drywashing or Gold Mountain. Now the rains are finally here and its time to head to Quartzsite AZ. for club the outing on the 26th-30th of this month. This will be the final newsletter of the year and it’s my turn to thank all the club members who come to the meetings (even the uneventful meetings) to support TVP by buying raffle tickets, clothing and of course those rich gold bags. A special thanks To all the Directors and Chairpersons who give up so much to make our club a successful organization and to all the volunteers who come early to set up and take down the chairs and tables and give so much of their time to the events, outings and club committees. Let us not forget the lady’s of the club who give freely of their time and expertise to support all the functions the club has elected to participate in every year.
January 2015 is fast approaching and our 1st meeting of the year is on Sat. Jan. 3rd in our new location at the Assistance league, 28720 Via Montezuma Temecula. I just know some club members will forget and go to our old location only to find out we have MOVED. It will take time for the club to make the adjustment, but I’m sure things will get better in the new building, besides the thrift shop is exciting place to browse and hopefully some members will volunteer to help the Assistance League.
We lost our Web Master this month and hard working Phil G. stepped up to take over, but now he’s doing too much and needs help with the emails the club sends out every month. While where talking about volunteers the club needs a Program Chairman, wagon Master, Secretary assistant, Parliamentarian, Membership Chairperson, Claims assistant, sunshine person Sgt. at Arms, metal Detecting chairman and an assistant for Doug Balhorn who’s doing the finds of the month the newsletter and apparel. If one of our committee persons gets sick or can’t make the general meeting the club looses that persons services. There will be a up sheet available at the general meeting, so lend a hand sign up to help.
On the bright side I hear our Vice President is getting much better and hopes to be with us soon. Newell, we all missed you at the Christmas Party. I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas Party and especially the Choir “Resonate”,the great food and the company of the Temecula Fire Dept. The winner of the Grand Prize was John Hutchins who received his 1⁄2 oz. of gold nuggets at the American Prospector store on the same day as Tony Ostrowski the winner of the PLP 7.9 gram nugget was presented his prize. The outing schedule for 2015 will be posted on the web site and a copy will be handed out at the meeting. We are gearing up for the Gold Shows in Pomona on Feb. 7&8th and Las Vegas, April 25&26th I don’t have all the info on the shows just yet, but I will have tickets at the Jan. meeting for the Show and they are $5.00 if purchased at the club or $10.00 at the show. Our club will receive $2.50 for every ticket we pre sell. Join us at the general meeting to get the latest information on club events
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you at the January meeting.