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.”

Our Next Monthly Meeting Features the GCAS's Own Kyle Meredith
Excavation Opportunity for GCAS Members

Our GCAS Board Members for 2024 and Beyond!

Board election resultsYesterday, November 15, 2023, was our annual meeting. Our main order of business was to tally the votes of the GCAS general membership for the five candidates who so kindly volunteered to fill vacancies among our nine-member Board of Directors. We were pleased to count not just in-person votes but also the votes that other members had previously submitted via text, email, and standard mail. We received a total of 18 votes, all approving each of the five candidates; there were no "nays" in the lot. Please congratulate and welcome each of these new board members, who will begin their terms on January 1, 2024:

Eduardo Arguello

Gary Barnett

Bill Hudson

Valerie McCaffrey

Dena Pinson

In order to introduce our newest board members to how the GCAS board functions, we will convene a short informal board meeting of about 15 minutes long, before the 6:00 PM start time of our holiday get-together on December 20. We'll see you there!

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