MEETINGS & UPCOMING EVENTS

We would love to have you join us at one of our meetings or events!  Below is our 2024  Schedule of Events.  Check back often as this list will be updated.

Jan 13 - January Meeting.  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
February 10 - February Meeting.  Amvets Post 87 7825 St Rt 61 Galion, OH 44833.  10:00AM.  Potluck at 11:30.  Meeting at 12:00
February 24-25 - BCGPAA Booth at Midwest Gold & Treasure Show - Lebanon Indiana
March 9- March Meeting.  Amvets Post 87 7825 St Rt 61 Galion, OH 44833. 10:00AM. Potluck at 11:30. Meeting at 12:00PM.
April 6-7 - BCGPAA Panning Demos at Columbus Mineral Fossil & Gem Show at Ohio Expo Center.
April 13 - April Meeting.  Amvets Post 87.  TBA 10:00AM.  Potluck at 11:30.  Meeting at 12:00
May 11- May Meeting.  Swank Claim.  Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM.  Common Dig at 10:00AM if enough interested parties.  Potluck at 12:00PM.  Meeting at 12:30PM.  
June 8-9
- Annual Fossick Invitational.  Common digs, beeper hunts, speed panning, duck races and more.  More information coming soon!
July 13
- July Meeting.  Swank Claim.  Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM.  Common Dig at 10:00AM.  Potluck at 12:00PM.  Meeting at 12:30PM.  Common Dig resumes immediately following meeting. 
August 10
- August Meeting.  Swank Claim.  Prospecting Store opens at 10:00AM.  NO COMMON DIG.  Cleanup party for Gold Rush instead.  Bring trimmers, chainsaws, gloves, etc to help cleanup for Gold Rush. Potluck at 12:00PM.  Meeting at 12:30PM.
August 31 - Sept 1 - Ohio Gold Rush Days.  Swank Claim.  Common digs, metal detecting, auctions, speed panning, kids games, food and more!  More information coming soon!

NO SEPTEMBER MEETING!!

October 12 - October Meeting.  Prospecting store opens at 10:00AM.  NO COMMON DIG.  Help needed to to winterize the pumps.  12:00PM Potluck Lunch.  12:30PM Meeting. Officer elections for the 2024-2025 season.
November 9
- Annual Thanksmas meeting.  Location and time TBA.

Meeting Locations - Our warm weather meetings take place at the Swank Claim West at the corner of Gatton Rocks Rd and Cutnaw Road between Bellville and Butler, OH. Cold weather meetings are announced on a monthly basis with location determined at that time.

Swank Claim Address: 1099 Cutnaw Rd. Bellville, OH  44813
GPS Coordinates: N 40° 35.885' W 082° 27.602'

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