Founders of the would-be Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association are continuing organizational meetings aimed at developing the mandate for the new group and its initial membership list.
There are four more meetings planned, with the Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association steering committee moving from Central Newfoundland to Western Newfoundland and then on to Labrador.
The latest meeting was held May 9 in Marystown at the Marystown Hotel and Conference Centre, with 19 in attendance in addition to two steering committee members.
“All in attendance were very supportive of the formation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association and many shared some great ideas and suggestions as the new association takes shape,” said meeting co-ordinator Norm Mercer.
The first organizational meeting was held April 18 in St. John’s.
“We signed up many new members at this (second) meeting and, with two organizing meetings under our belt, our membership now stands at over 50, with new memberships coming in by mail every day or so. We hope to sign up 100 prospectors by mid-August and are right on track to accomplish this, giving us province wide representation and support,” Mercer said.
Dates and locations for the final organizational meetings are still being finalized. For more information, email email@example.com.
“(Provincial prospectors) all want to see this new organization represent them, as a strong independent advocacy group to promote the role of the prospector and prospecting in general in the province,” Mercer said.