Saturday December 7th at 9:00am, We will be meeting at the park and ride in Friant for a clean up of the river banks, other non profit clubs will be joining us. Trash bags will be provided by River Tree Volunteer's. Afterwards we will be able to do some prospecting along the river.
Our club exists on volunteers...
Are you contributing?
We need more help. Come to a Board Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Yosemite Falls Restaurant,
Ashlan and 99.
Let us know -->HERE<--
APRIL - BOY SCOUTS. We are headed to the Fresno Fairgrounds to teach the scouts about prospecting. School Programs are also coming. See EDUCATION in the right hand column for more information.
DECEMBER - FOOD BANK/PETS. We collected food/blankets/jackets for the less fortunate as well as food and supplies for homeless pets. Thank you!
SEPTEMBER - FOOD BANK.
We collected close to 250 pounds of food for the less fortunate. Thank you!
SCHOOL PROGRAMS - CVP went to six schools (nine total schools participated), bringing the field trips to them. Students learned about gold rush history and different means of prospecting with hands on stations in panning, detecting, and dowsing.
APRIL SERVICE PROJECT - THANK YOU to all that brought donations for the homeless dogs (and cats) in and around Fresno. I'm sure the dogs and cats are happy and are wagging tails or purring. Totals are roughly: $407 value; 250 lb dog food; 30 lb cat food; 50+ toys, collars, bowls; and 14 beds and blankets. Great job!
Remember there are continuous needs for all the homeless pets in the Central Valley. Foster parents are also urgently needed. Please contact any of several no-kill rescues such as ACT
or Westside Rescue
FRIANT CLEAN-UP - 40 members from CVP and Coarsegold filled a pickup bed with trash from along the river. THANK YOU
CVP DONATED 572 LBS OF FOOD TO THE FOOD BANK!!! THANK YOU!!!
HEY, WE KNOW WHO THAT IS!
Nice article about Nancy Roberts that I found floating around in cyberspace...Read it here.
HISTORY CORNERsubmitted by a youth fan of ours.
Thank you Conner for finding this great site.
Intro from "Life of a 49er in the California Gold Rush"
by James Walkerson.
The discovery of a gold nugget in 1848 resulted in what has become known as California's gold rush. This was the beginning of a period in California's history in which the state underwent drastic growth in terms of population and cultural diversity. This growth occurred over a very short period and by year's end in 1849, the population of non-native Californians rose from under 1,000 people to approximately 100,000. This phenomenal growth was due to the migration of people who came from all over the country and even the world. These gold seekers called themselves the Argonauts; however, they are most famously known as the "Forty-Niners."
Read more at: Life of a 49er in the California Gold Rush
History Corner Archive
The store has many items available such as: shirts, hats, pans, classifiers, scoops, loupes, vials, snuffer bottles, and bags of dirt! Remember to visit prior to the meeting or during break.
Check out the neat article by Dominic about our Gold Show! I Found PURE GOLD
by Dominic Ricci
Please fill out the online application for membership. This speeds up the process and reduces errors. Print out the waiver form and bring it to the meeting. Processing of membership applications takes time, so please be patient. Some applications are not complete, so those will be held for correction at the meeting. Please check with Membership Director Allen Volpa Jr at the back table for any questions on membership.
NEW - CVP Rental Equipment
See Listing in members section under "Scheduled Outings"
IS YOUR BAD BACK
HURTING AT MEETINGS?
Don't forget to bring along a comfortable chair to the meetings. We would hate for you to leave early due to your back hurting from sitting on those hard school benches.
Maybe you missed signing-in at the last 3 meetings. Please sign-in and check with our membership chairman at the next meeting so that we know you are still active. Or, if you are new, maybe your email/password was input incorrectly (make sure you fill out your application legibly). Just send an email letting us know you are having problems with login.
Central Valley Prospectors is an Official Chapter of GPAA. You do not need to be a member of GPAA to join CVP and we charge no dues. We are a non-profit (501-c-3) small mining and prospecting club. CVP is dedicated to providing education and increased public awareness of prospecting and mining, as well as lots of fun. We own our own claims and provide outside programs for various groups. We welcome all ages, including families with children.
Kids are welcome at the meetings. But where did they all go! The kid's table has been suspended until the kids come back.
COMMONS Groups Available
To help get everyone involved, we are going to offer "common" groups at the outings. This will allow those that have voiced that they can't prospect any more due to physical limitations to join in the fun. This also puts newbies with an experienced miner at hand to help them learn. All that participate will have a great time prospecting, as it should be. CVP has a place for everyone! (or at least we are trying) Groups will be formed from experienced and new members with different abilities to run a sluice box at the outings. Together, with each offering different abilities, they will form a team to run the sluice for the day. At the end they can split their gold any way they would like. They will have all brought something to the group. Let Nancy know if you are interested.
River Bluff Elementary School
6150 W. Palo Alto Ave. Fresno, CA
6:30 PM Every THIRD Tuesday
(Except during school conflicts,
or during July - when school is closed)
CLICK HERE for
Meeting Directions and Map
Central Valley Prospectors
PO Box 25851
Fresno, CA 93729
SOME IMPORTANT RULES -
-Sign-in at back table
-Wear your name badges
-Turn off your cell phones
-No smoking on the school property
-Lock your cars
-Help set-up and clean-up
-And always have fun!