April 2022 website-www.zetachapter.com
Remember: no regular meeting this month, our Area 8 workshop will be our meeting
Area 8 workshop: Dry Falls State Park, April 23, 2022.
We will meet at the East Wenatchee Park and Ride (at the corner of 3rd and Hwy. 28 toward Quincy) at 8:30 a.m. for car pooling and caravanning to the Park.
Arrival at Dry Falls Visitor Center at 10:00 for coffee, juice, water(provided by Beta Upsilon) and goodies provided by our chapter. There are picnic tables outside the Visitor Center and restrooms available there. Greetings and conversation there!
Dave McWalter, Interpretive Specialist and Park Ranger will meet us inside the Visitor Center. The Center is on the second floor, but there is a wheelchair lift for those who find the stairs too difficult. We will be treated to his knowledgeable presentation and a movie about the area and the Missoula Floods. After his presentation, either Mr. McWalter or I will lead us down into the park for some close-up looks at the geology. The availability of staff will determine who leads us. After some time in the park, we will drive down to the Lake Lenore Caves where they found a prehistoric rhino cast. Long distance walking is not required, but if you choose to return to the park after lunch, there are hikes from one mile to three miles long.
Approximately 12:30 we will leave the park and drive into Coulee City to the Banks Lake Brew and Bistro where you can order your lunch off the menu. The owner is a friend of my daughter so she is delighted to have us and their food is lovely.
After lunch, we will all go our own ways, either hiking or heading home. I am excited about our day!
Our fabulous phone tree will be contacting you during the week prior to finalize who plans to go and who can drive. The flowers should be gorgeous by then!
It is time for us to nominate and elect officers for the 2022-2024 biennium. We will be discussing this at the May meeting.
Rosa Eilert, President
To be a leader, you have to be willing to DO at least twice as much and PRODUCE twice as much as you are asking your fellow committee members to do. Then LISTEN TO and ACCEPT thanks and new ideas.
SEE YOU AT THE
DRY FALLS INTERPRETIVE CENTER
17 Brainy Foods
Beef - Beets - Blueberries
Broccoli - Chicken - Citrus fruits
Eggs - Hot chilies - Legumes
Pork - Romain lettace - Spinach
Tuna - Yogurt
See you at Dry Falls
March 8, 2022, 4:00 PM
Wells House (1909)
Members present were President Rosa Eilert, Program Chairman, Terry St. Jean, Treasurer, Maria Diaz, Membership Chairman, Mardine Larsen; Marilyn Weaver, Denise Perkins, Bobbie Lopushinsky, Tami Lopushinsky, Margie Walker, Sharon Paine, Sue Lawson; Guests: Diane Groody and Barb Stenbaugh.
Maria Diaz sold raffle tickets as members filed in for the meeting.
President Rosa called the meeting to order and informed members about the Rockin’ Recipes book that she had compiled from members’ submissions. Copies were available on the display table in the adjacent room.
Rosa discussed the DKG Eta Spokane Chapter (Area 2) workshop at the Spokane Public Library on March 19th, from 10 am – 2 pm. It is entitled “Understanding Poverty and Homelessness: The Impact on Women, Children, and Education. Registration forms are on the display table.
She informed us about our Area 8 Workshop, “Rockin’ at Dry Falls” hosted by Zeta and Beta Upsilon Chapters, Wenatchee Valley and Grand Coulee, on April 23, 2022, 10-1:00 at Dry Falls State Park in Coulee City. We will learn about local geology with a tour of the Dry Falls Visitor Center provided by David McWalter, interpretive specialist; followed by a driving tour within the park to learn about the Missoula floods and area geology. Lunch will be available (order from the menu, no host) at the Banks Lake Brew and Bistro. The deadline for registration is April 16, 2022. There is no formal meeting in April.
Rosa explained the Farm to Table Workshop on Saturday, April 30th. The tour is between 9:30 – 11:15 am at the Yakima Nations Farms-Inaba Farms; Lunch is at Holy Family noon to 1:00 PM. The Introduction on how to make Tamales is next; make them and take them home. Registration is due by April 15th.
Members indicated that they were not receiving the newsletter so Rosa and Teri will solve the problem; the newsletter is on the DKG website.
Program Chairman Teri introduced the program on the Cannon Mine with geologist Diane Groody and gave her a Rockin’ Rollin’ cup as a gift from our group.
Diane’s first slide read:
This was quite appropriate because it is March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day.
Presenter Diane is a geologist, and she supervised the project at the Cannon Mine on Circle Street. The history of the Cannon Mine was between 1981 and 1995. The job service did the hiring and women were include, e.g., 2 women miners, a female environmentalist, and there were draftsmen geologists, assayers, office workers, etc. The price of gold was high I the 80’s, and the mine closed in 1995. The work load was hard: 7 days a week, and 24 hours a day.
The Cannon Mine was the 2nd largest mine in North America with 4 million pounds of ore; 1.25 million ounces of gold and 2 million ounces of silver. The mine grossed 600 million dollars. Gold in 1981 was $800 per ounce; in 1985 $600 per ounce; in 1994 $200 per ounce; and then the mine closed.
Diane was the geologist for the Mine, and Ed Follis was in charge of management. The property was leased for exploration. Diane was in charge of the mapping of the underground, and they drilled to the west. There were miners and the Boyles Bros. who worked there. In 1986 the price of gold was high. There were 5 active gold and silver mine. A variety of exploration techniques were used, e.g. mapping, diamond drilling, etc. 850,000 tons of mineral ore was drilled. They set up drills by Appleatchee (paid royalties). A drill core pulled up gold from the rock. Between 1983-1985 5 million tons were identified; 20 state permits (environmental), and public hearings were held locally. The county zone changed from residential to industrial. Asamera Minerals had a 1.7 million bond. The start up crew was 120 people. Asamera was located in Canada and sent Diane and Ed to Wenatchee.
In 1985 there was a Grand Opening to view the ore zones; the mine was dry. Miners drilled from level to level; they used automated machinery and trucks. A flotation process was used to extract the gold. The ore was crushed to a fine powder (like talcum), put in a chemical solution, and the gold and silver would float to the top. 1200 tons were processed per day. 450 ounces of gold and silver was worth $182, 000 per day. The veins possessed a high grade of ore. 1 million dollars was allotted for the drilling.
Geologist Diane Groody answered a number of questions from members at the conclusion of the presentation. Her lecture was detailed and highly informative. She was a ground-breaker as a woman geologist who was responsible for the mapping of the mine and other duties. Members were able to peruse newspaper articles covering her valuable work. The Zeta Chapter was quite appreciative of her presentation.
Diane chose from a group of names the raffle winner for the meeting. Tami Lopushinsky won the attractive St. Patrick’s Day basket arranged by Program Chairman Teri St. Jean. Also, the group sang Happy Birthday to the March birthday group.
President Rosa adjourned the meeting, and members
were able to examine the newspaper articles about the
Cannon Mine, pick up their Recipe books, and obtain