Cariboo Mining Association sets course for upcoming season at June 9th AGM
The new CMA executive for the 2012 – 2013 year (from Left-Front): Katie Wittner-D, Brenda Dunbar-Treasurer, Celine Duhamel-D, Chris Winther-President, Connie Hollenbeck-D. (from Left-Rear): David Erickson-D, Dennis Wittner-2nd VP, Don Rabby-1st VP, Jackie Sarginson-Secretary, Rick Wittner-D, Arthur Topham-WebAdmin, Don Kirkham-D, Edith Spence-D, Glenn Frank-D.
The Cariboo Mining Association met on Saturday afternoon, June 9th at the Billy Barker Casino in Quesnel, B.C. for its annual general meeting.
On hand to greet the miners and answer questions, renew memberships and sign in those attending were CMA members Brenda Dunbar (l), Connie Hollenbeck (c) and the elusive Edith Spence (r).
Members from around the Cariboo Mining District were in attendance.
The Keynote Speaker for the AGM was C. Paul Jago, Regional Geologist – Omineca/Northwest from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations working out of Prince George, B.C.
Paul gave the audience an interesting talk on the geological history of the various regions of the province as well as entertaining questions from members specific to the Cariboo Proper.
C. Paul Jago, Regional Geologist – Omineca/Northwest
After the Keynote address and discussions ended a short break was taken followed by two draws for prizes one being a spill kit which President Chris Winther displayed for members and encouraged them to purchase from the local North Cariboo Co-op one of the many corporate sponsors which the CMA has gained over the last year.
The second draw was for a dinner for two at the local Billy Barker Casino restaurant. The winning ticket for the Spill Kit was the CMA’s “Lucky” Katie Wittner and the meal ticket was won by longtime placer miner Tex Enemark.
Tex Enemark and Katie Wittner CMA members and lucky winners of the free draws.
The final order of business was the election of officers for the upcoming year. Those now setting the direction for the CMA are listed at the top of the page. Congratulations to all of those who managed to lay down their shovels and pans and attend the meeting.
Contact Information for Paul Jago:
C. Paul Jago
Regional Geologist – Omineca/Northeast
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
British Columbia, Canada
office: (250) 565-4159; cellular: (250) 961-2904