Our July meeting brought 20 total which included three visitors, one of which was our Speaker of the month, Sammy Draper. Sammy brought his wife, Dena, and his daughter, Sarah. Sammy talked about hunting the land that historic Camp Fannin existed on. He told the story about all the great finds he found on the property. One of his great finds was a dog tag that he was able to research and locate family members of the deceased veteran. They very much appreciated finding out their father had got his basic training at Camp Fannin in Texas. They had no idea he had ever been in Texas. Thank you Mr. Draper for appearing to share your great story.
Also put on your calendar that we are having a club auction at our August meeting. We need everyone that attends to please bring items to donate to help make this a successful auction. The money we make will go into a fall silver hunt.
The club has voted to have a fundraiser for the fall hunt as well. There will be a half ounce gold coin that we will sell tickets at $2.00 each for a chance to win. Our hope is to sell 2500 tickets. For those members who sell tickets there will be a members only hunt that you can only participate in if you've sold tickets. Our hope is to sell all the tickets so that we can put the money toward a really great members only silver hunt in the fall. Tickets have been prepared. Please see Dennis Miller if you want tickets to sell.
MONTHLY FUN FACT...
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?...
BARRELS OF OIL
When the first oil wells were drilled, they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.