BOHEMIA MINE OWNER’S
541-844-8903 Vice President—Jessie
Johnson 541-255-8059 Secretary—Lyn
Perkins, 541-946-1009, Assistant Sec.---Sabina
Johnson, 541-359-5514, Treasurer—Nancy Pepiot, 541-767-9800 Parks and Roads—Richard
Kosto, Patrol—Earl Kenady, 541-799-4923.
BMOA’S WEB SITE
THE PRES SAYS
What a way to start off the year other
than a new President and no its not me you all will be stuck with me for
another 2 years, the one I’m talking about is President Trump and I’m sure you
all are tired of the politics but we have good news with Trump and the way he
is spinning heads we may come out pretty well.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
I would like to thank all the volunteers we
had last year at our events. We can’t do
it without your help and your dedication to the BMOA is what makes us who we
We have put MMAC on the shelf right now,
that means we are not moving forward with joining them at this time. We support
MMAC in all their efforts.
The BMOA has been running all of the Bohemia
Mining District Business for many years.
We have agreements with the BLM and Forest Service. Over the years and up to this day we continue
to work hand in and with these agencies along with Lane County to keep the
Bohemia District active to encourage, protect and preserve mining in the
The homeless camping issues on some claims
have led to the BMOA having an important role in keeping areas clean, and
deterring these activities.
We adopted Mineral Camp site and the Lane
County road that travels through the District.
We stay in contact with local law
enforcement and are notified of any issues that affects us or any claim owners
in the district. So a long story short
we are very active and there are things we are looking into adopting possibly
that will make us more efficient in running the Bohemia District, therefore be
better at serving our members and claim owners
There is going to be a miners rally at the
State Capital in Salem, March 15th from 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.. Hope you all can make it and show your
support to fight off theses ridiculous bills we have in Oregon and
I hope to see you at the meetings and see
you up in the District this year.
Oregon miners rally is planned for
March 15th. See info
below. Stats at 8:00am until
5:00pm. We have an 18 foot space like we
had at the 2013 rally. We reserved the
front of the Capitol steps and below to the main side walk curb area. There will be a podium with microphone and
speakers as we had in 2013. We still
need to decide how many tables to rent and they will provide as many chairs
needed for free. We still need to decide
who will provide the banners, mining equipment and sign post for people to
carry around if we think the carry around signs are necessary. We may have a panning booth outside the
capitol step area like 2013. Needless to
say we need a work committee to firm up all the details. Contact person is Tom Quintal
503-371-9747. Eben Ray said he would be
our MC coordinator to handle speaker introductions like he did in 2013 for the
rally. I need to speak with Chuck Chase
EOMA, Scott Atkinson NWMA, Kerby Jackson, Galice Mining Assoc., Tom Pepiot,
Bohemia Mining Association and some of the GPAA Oregon chapters. Sam at Armadillo mining said they might he able to send a bus to
Salem for miners to participate at the rally.
Some of us will be contacting Senators and
Representatives to join us at the podium to say some positive things about how
mining helps rural Oregon communities etc.
I called and left voice messages to OCAPA
Rich Angstrom and OMA Dave Honeycutt more than once to find out if they know of
any new anti-mining bills and have not received a reply from either one. Will keep trying.
Will keep everyone informed as we finalize
every part of our Oregon mining rally.
governs best that governs least”.
COMING HALF-YEARLY EVENTS AND
We still have our monthly meetings on the
second Saturday of each month. (January-April and September-December. Board; 5:00, Patrol; 6:00 and the General
Meeting at 7:00. As you see above there
are no meetings in May-August. In May
thru August we will be having our fund raising events. Watch for our campouts and caravan dates.
Below is a calendar of events, giving you an
idea of what’s going on this summer.
Please read it and volunteer for any or all of the events. Even an hour gives someone a break during the
March 11—5:00-B. Meeting,
6:00-P. Meeting, 7:00-G. Meeting. For the G. Meeting we will be making a
trip to the museum. 15th
8:00-5:00-Meeting in Salem.
April 8—Meetings, 5:00-7:00.
22nd, claim clean up. Meet at Sharps Creek Bridge, 9:00am. Weather
permitting. Bring lunches.
May no meetings. Claim clean up if the weather was bad on
April 22nd. 15th or 16th
possible out door school. Memorial Day
Weekend, dredge days for the association.
and 8th Thurston Outdoor School.
Will need volunteers. 23-25TH
ASSOCIATION CAMP OUT. CLAIM TO BE
July and August are
our largest fund raising months. VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Creswell Festival. Carol or Duane—541-726-5350.
Mining Days. Call Nancy to volunteer.
August 18-20 WOE
Fair. Call Jessie, 541-255-8059
To volunteer for Out
You can call any officer for information. They are listed at the top of the first page.
We always need help.
If you have not paid
your radio dues at this time they will now be pro-rated.
Call Earl (541-799-4923)
if you see anything suspicious up in the mining district. There is still snow in areas and the roads
are still pretty rough. Be extremely careful when traveling up in the
district. Remember dredging season
starts May 15.
A hammer mill—Contact Lyn Perkins for the particulars. 541-946-1009.
We now have a new claim to be added to the BMOA
Association. We have acquired the Why
Not. Everyone is looking forward to
seeing what gold is taken out as well as there being nice camping areas. Check it out this summer.
At the police station, Bubba explained to the police officer
why his cousins shot him. “Well” Bubba
began, “We waz havin’ a good time drinking, when my cousin Ray picked up his
shotgun and said, ‘Hey, der ya fellows wanna go hunting’?” “And then what happened?” the officer
interrupted. “From what I remember,”
Bubba said, “I stood up and said, “sure, I’m game.”
REST IN PEACE
In February The Bohemia Mine
Owners lost another one of their own.
Bill Stutzman passed away at home
with his family at his side.
Many of you will remember Bill as
a carver, he bought some of his items to a Christmas Party, and he loved the
We will all miss him and his
happy go lucky ways and great sense of humor.
Let our prayers be with Mary his
wife and his two daughters.
Al Gorski is fighting a debilitating
illness. The Leukemia is in remission
but the illness is now in other parts of his body. We’re all praying for you Al and for
Jodi Rolette is still
waiting for the scheduling of her surgery.
It has been postponed once already.
Get well Jodi.
Lets keep all those
that are ill in our thoughts and prayers.
Many of our members
have let their dues lapse. I let them go
for one month then drop those late from the current member ship. Just look at your membership card to see when
they are due.
The dues are a large
part of our finances. With our dues and
events we give out a scholarship each year and help with some of the other
problems in other districts.
Please send your dues
Cottage Grove, Or 97424
Dues can also be paid
at any of the BMOA meetings or events.
Remember—This is your
association also so please help support it.
Hope to see all of
you at the meetings and at all the events and fun times this summer.
Times to be decided
for the caravans. Keep in touch.