NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 6:00PM: it's the GCAS annual holiday get-together at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City! Our holiday custom is to have a potluck with a virtually nonexistent business meeting and no official program, followed by a white-elephant gift exchange and general holiday good times. Dress festively and bring your best holiday dish to share! (In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend all attendees follow the same.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, December 3, 2023: our next field trip - GCAS members only - investigates the C-Bar Ranch area off of Highway 90. Meet at the car park just off of Hwy 90 in Tyrone in front of the US Post Office BEFORE 10:00 AM (this jumping-off spot is about 15-20 minutes’ drive from downtown Silver City but be mindful of possible delays due to Hwy 90 construction in downtown Silver City). The group will LEAVE FROM the Tyrone parking area at 10:00 AM sharp. Destinations: a shelter cave and beyond to a pictograph location. Leader Kyle Meredith explains that: “most vehicles should be able to drive to the site, although C-Bar Road is rough in spots. We encourage carpooling from the parking area in Tyrone to the site! From where our group will park on C-Bar Road it is a short walk to the shelter cave where we will see bedrock mortars and smoky ceilings. The hike to the pictographs is about one mile over some rough terrain and some easy trails. To see the pictographs it is necessary to do a little scrambling over rocks and boulders. Perhaps it’s not the season for rattlesnakes, but be aware that I have seen one on two different occasions.”

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GCAS Members, Please Vote for Your Board Candidates

Members, we’re happy to announce that we have a full slate of candidates to fill the five vacancies we have on the GCAS board. Gary Barnett and Bill Hudson, both current board members whose terms expire at the end of this year, have offered to serve for another term, and Eduardo Arguello, Valerie McCaffrey, and Dena Pinson have each put up their names as candidates. These five good people represent the final slate for our members’ affirmation by the date of our next meeting on November 15, 2023, which is the annual meeting of our general membership.

We encourage everyone to attend the annual meeting because that is when we count all our members’ votes to affirm the selection of our board members. In pre-pandemic times we typically voted for board candidates either in person at the annual meeting by secret paper ballots, or we mailed our paper ballots to the GCAS prior to the annual meeting (GCAS, PO Box 1713, Silver City NM 88062). Either of those voting methods is still perfectly fine, but thanks to the adjustments we had to make during the worst of the pandemic, and especially in consideration of our growing number of out-of-state members, nowadays we also accept your votes prior to the annual meeting by email ([email protected]) or by telephone/text to Marianne Smith (772-529-2627). Regardless of which voting method suits you, we will make a final tally of all our members’ votes and announce the results at the November 15 annual meeting as well as in the next newsletter.

Please vote for your candidates in any order of preference – they’re listed below in alphabetical order. If you prefer voting by standard mail, simply copy/paste/print out this slate of candidates and mail it with your vote to GCAS, PO Box 1713, Silver City NM 88062:

Eduardo Arguello --- Gary Barnett --- Bill Hudson --- Valerie McCaffrey --- Dena Pinson

Thank you, members – please vote soon, November 15 is coming up fast!

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