Monthly Club Meetings

Monthly Club Meetings

Monthly meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Elli Town Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 Ruthrauff Road, Yahoo! Maps map of meeting location. There are always people that come early and congregate around the door, so you won’t have to wonder if you are in the right place, especially since the club logo will be seen in abundance. Members will be happy to answer your questions. Print out and bring the following coupon to your first visit to the monthly meeting and get a free raffle ticket to our monthly nugget drawing. This is limited to one time only per person.

Average attendance for both members and guests is around 100. There are sign-in sheets just inside the door for both members and guests which are usually manned by a club member who can also help to answer questions. Monthly meetings are a good place to kibitz with others. Members show off their finds (and some are pretty nice), exchange information and do a bit of socializing. It is fun to see what others are finding, especially since much of this does not appear in the Gazette or on the web site. Reading about the finds of the month in the Gazette is not nearly as exciting as seeing them in person.

There is usually a speaker at each monthly meeting and the topics are varied and interesting. In addition to the speaker, the meetings consist of an outing report for the previous and upcoming outings, announcements, upcoming events, finds of the month drawing and raffles for Lucky Hat, Lucky Badge, and Lucky Shirt with our Monthly nuggets. A free nugget raffle ticket is given to members presenting a club hat (Lucky Hat drawing) and another for members presenting a club badge (Lucky Badge drawing) and also club shirt (Lucky Shirt drawing). There is a break halfway through the meeting for everyone to stretch, get coffee and cake, obtain raffle tickets, converse, relax or take care of other business.

Club Meeting Monthly meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Elli Town Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 Ruthrauff Road, unless otherwise designated by previous announcement. Average attendance for both members and guests is around 100.
024 There is usually a guest speaker on topics about gold prospecting and mining, as well as related topics on the region, local history and environment.
raffle team Nugget raffles are held at the close of the meeting. The tickets in the foreground are given free to members who present a DGD hat (Lucky Hat), a DGD name badge (Lucky Badge) and DGD shirt (Lucky Shirt), one ticket for each. These are then drawn for small nuggets. In the background, one can also purchase tickets for a similar nugget drawing (Monthly nugget drawing). Prospecting equipment and larger nuggets are also occasionally raffled. All proceeds help to run the club.
cake There is complimentary cake and coffee at each meeting.  Sodas are sold by the Ladies Auxiliary for $1.00
shop Carol, Larry and John help out with club items for sale. These include License Plates, Hats, patches and shirts. All proceeds help to run the club.

We would like to thank our volunteers, some of whom are pictured above, who are responsible for the smooth running of the club meetings, outings and other functions.