Michigan Prospectors,                              5/29/18

It was a perfect Sebewa Saturday.  Thanks to all who could make the outing.  Especially glad Kathy could make it.  You have your personal parking place when you want it.  Looking forward to seeing Jim and Jean next month if Jim is up to it.

The board decided to purchase, with "GPAA points", items 1,2,4 and 5, below.  Dennis let me know, that they are ordered. The Rocker Box appeared to be well built but quite expensive so we held off on that decision until next month after more research.  We may approve, may select alternative purchase (s), or delay our use of the points. 

Last thing:  We need a new President in 2019.  You guys know how to run this Chapter.  Please commit.

Unrelated to our Club:  Two things:  Karen and I will be in Bangor, ME this weekend.  Karen was asked by Jim to represent our South Haven, MI Medal of Honor recipient, Jim McCloughan, at the Wreaths Across America Medal of Honor Park dedication.  All expenses paid.   Hmmm.  When I was asked to participated in events, I paid for Karen's transportation and tickets. 

  Second:  On 6 Oct Help for Our Disabled Troops is holding their annual fundraiser at the Polish Cultural Center, Troy, MI.  Karen is a Director.  The keynote speaker, Travis Mills, Army quadruple amputee from Vassar, MI, was treated by a Navy nurse in Afghanistan until he was moved back to the USA. She was also the nurse for SGT Joe Lilly from Flint, MI, who suffered another IED a month or so later.  She was with him two weeks before when he received a sniper's bullet in his jaw.   After the IED he survived for six days.  Joe's mom and dad, Mike and Carol, and Travis will meet her.  She let Karen know that she has a tattoo that states: Joe (Lilly) changed her life.


Item.                                                              Points

1.  3-stack Gold Cube:                                59,175
          Model GC3.   Retail  $389

2.  Gold Banker:                                            52,650
           Model  GCGB.   Retail  $275

3.  Large Rocker Box:                                101,250
            Gold Grabber.   Retail  $599

4.  Gold Claw Pocket Pan x 5:                    11,250
             Model GCPP.   Retail  $ 125

5.  Vial Cases x 20:                                         9,000
             Model MP01.   Retail $ 125

Our Chapter has accumulated 262,000 GPAA points.  We can spend on anything that helps our Chapter.