Here's the result of the outing, thanks to Marshall
Valley Prospectors has invited WEPC members to their October outing.
Valley Prospectors of San Bernardino, Inc
October 21-23, 2016
Ord Mountain Camping Area
Barstow Road, Midway between Lucerne and Barstow
Dry Camping, plenty of room, (it's the desert)
Ord Turn off Cordinates - 34*40'51.63"N, 116*57'58.55"W
All events take place; Saturday, October 22
1/10 Oz Gold coin Raffle, Drawing right after "Potluck"
Metal Detecting Hunt by VP - $20.00
10 am till we stop, about an hour, more or less
Gold Panning Contest by FCM -$5.00
Arond 2pm, give or take
Night Stalker Hunt, by Bob and Friends -$5.00
When it gets dark
Chili Cook off, by Steve - Have it ready for tasting at 4:30
Have to be present to win, "Doug"
Potluck starts right after; 5ish
"sawtooth Campground', is about 1 mile west of Hwy 247, if you want an improved campground with toilets, fire rings and shade cover
Steve Schubert - 951-934-0535
Kent Bryant - 951-202-9616
California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart
California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart By Brad Jones
The Supreme Court of California has ruled against suction dredge mining in the People v. Rinehart case. The court opinion was handed down this morning at 10 a.m. “We conclude the state’s moratorium is not preempted. The federal laws Rinehart relies upon reflect a congressional intent to afford prospectors secure possession of, and in some instances title to, the places that they mine,” the court stated. “But while Congress sought to protect miners’ real property interests, it did not go further and guarantee them a right to mine immunized from the exercises of the states’ police powers. We reverse the Court of Appeal.” Mining groups, including Public Lands for the People and the American Mining Rights Association and the Western Mining Alliance, are disappointed with the court opinion released Monday, Aug. 22.
We have received this letter from the PLP. There has been a takeover of the Board of Directors that has led to uncertainty of the leadership. We suggest to refrain supporting either financially until this is resolved.
August 17, 2016
To all PLP members and supporters,
The Board of directors must inform you of the current situation we are experiencing. We were hoping to have solved this matter sooner. However, it appears this might take longer than we expected so we must inform you now of recent events. Here are that facts:
On July 14, 2016, this board received resignation letters from four of our board members:
- Ray Kender, resigned Secretary
- Barry Wetherby, resigned Director
- Pat Keene, resigned Director
- Duane Platz, resigned Recording Secretary.
On July 21, 2016, a meeting was held at Keene Engineering, unannounced to us and to you as PLP members, and an election was held that supposedly removed the current board members and supposedly placed Ray Kender as interim President. It appears all resigned board members were present.
On July 23, 2016 Ray Kender, without any knowledge or consent from PLP, executed various corporate documents purporting to be an authorized agent of PLP, including the filing of an updated statement of information with the California Secretary of State appointing himself as an officer, director and agent of service of process. Soon after, Mr. Kender under the self-assumed title of “President” presented falsified documentation to the bank that PLP banks with, usurping our corporate bank account. He also changed the locks on our mailbox withholding access of all PLP property from your current board of directors. Acts that this board sees as an improper exercise of corporate authority that Mr. Kender did not, and does not possess.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of Geri Bowes, the wife of Bob Bowes. Geri passed away on June 23rd of a heart attack.
The following arrangements have been made for Geri
"Celebration of Life"
Monday, August 1st at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
American Legion Post 79
2979 Dexter Dr, Riverside, California 92501