ALL ROCKHOUNDS POW-WOW CLUB OF AMERICA, Inc.
SPRING DIG: April 18 & 19, 2015, the Saddle Mountain dig is about 20 miles south of Vantage near Mattawa, WA. Camp will be at the Priests Rapids Boat Launch two miles south of Mattawa (west off highway 243) at the Columbia River. Washington Department of Wildlife requires an access permit for camping. It comes with a fishing license or can be obtained for about $10 at any place that sells hunting-fishing licenses. Camping is free. It is a dry camping site, no potable water or electricity. The Pow-Wow Club will furnish porta-potties. The public is invited to attend. Membership is required to participate in the activities. We will be digging for petrified wood, picture wood, limb sections and, possibly, common opal. Saturday evening at 5 p.m. a potluck dinner will be served with hot dogs and hamburgers furnished by the Pow-Wow Club. Dinner will be followed by a short general meeting and donated door prizes. Sunday morning at 8 a.m., a pancake and sausage breakfast is furnished by the Pow-Wow Club (weather permitting). Tailgating and rock swapping is highly encouraged.
SUMMER EXTRAVANGANZA: June 25 —- June 28, 2015, the Madras Pow-Wow Gem and Mineral Show is at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, OR. Camp on a grassy field for a small fee. The grassy field has no hookups but water, showers and toilet facilities are close by. A sewage pumping truck will be available during the event and will pump holding tanks for a fee. The fairgrounds RV Park is adjacent to the event, has full hookups and is managed by the fairgrounds. The daily field trips (departs 8:00 a.m.) to dig for agate, jasper, thunder eggs and petrified wood are on private ranches. There is a small fee for materials taken. Bring your rock hounding tools. Daily events include a rock toss for the kids, rock swapping for both kids and adults, free nightly entertainment starting at 7:30 movies with popcorn, bingo, door prizes or a great auction. Come visit the many dealers with everything from rough rock to finished jewelry and equipment to fill all your lapidary needs.
FALL DIG: September 12 & 13, 2015, the Pow-Wow camps at the American Forest Resources Teanaway Campground (formerly Boise Cascade campground #17). Drive east from Cle Elum, WA on State Road 970 to the Teanaway River Road North (turn left off 970). Drive approximately 7.2 miles, turn left. Drive .7 (tenths) of a mile to the campground (on the left). Camping is free. It is a dry camp with outhouses, but no potable water or electricity. The public is invited to attend. Membership is required to participate in the activities. We will dig for agates, crystal nodules, jadeite and possibly Ellensburg blue. There will be a Saturday evening potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided by the Pow-Wow Club. Dinner will be followed by the general membership meeting to elect club officers followed by donated door prizes. Sunday morning at 8 is a pancake and sausage breakfast furnished by the Pow-Wow Club (weather permitting). Tailgating and rock swapping is encouraged. Note: Some of the parking places at the dig sites require a forest services permit, which can be purchased at the trailheads for around $5 a day.
Membership Dues: Membership and current dues are required for all potlucks, breakfasts and field trip participants. Dues are January 1 to December 31 and payable in U.S. Funds only. The current yearly membership dues are $7.50 per person or $15 per family (includes 17 yrs. and under). Dues may be paid at the Pow-Wow outings or send checks payable to: The All Rockhounds Pow-Wow Club of America, Inc.
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