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The PLF’s 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, September 10-13, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Sustainable Energy and Minerals Management.”

Members of the Board of Directors and others interested in attending the board meeting on Tuesday, September 10, should plan to arrive in Reno on Monday, September 9.

On Wednesday, September 11, we will be taking a trip by a 55-passenger bus to tour the Couer-Rochester open pit silver and gold mine, which is located approximately 13 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada.  The tour involves very little walking.  The mine will provide hard hats, vests, safety glasses, ear plugs and a safety briefing.  Participants will need to wear sturdy shoes (NO OPEN TOED SHOES OR SANDALS).  The mine also will be providing us with a barbecue lunch on site.  The tour will be leaving the Peppermill Resort at about 7:30 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m.

The Wednesday evening dinner will be held at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Fig Tree Catering will be providing a meal of Mini Pork Sliders with Hoison sauce and Asian slaw on Hawaiian roll or BBQ sauce and coleslaw. Dinner also includes Mediterranean shrimp or Asian Chicken Salad, tossed green salad, fresh fruit salad and Mediterranean pasta salad.  The Park is located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno, NV.

A full-day meeting is planned for Thursday, September 12, to hear from a variety of speakers about Mineral Development and Management in Nevada.  The acting BLM Director has been invited to speak and Jon Raby, Nevada BLM State Director will provide an overview of activities and priorities in Nevada and an introduction to “Mineral Development and Management.”

On Thursday evening, an Open/Cash Bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. with The Ranch Dinner Table banquet to begin at 7:00 p.m. The banquet will include Honey Baked Ham and Dry Rubbed Tri-Tip with Barbecue sauce, Navy Bean & Ham soup, New England Clam Chowder, Seasonal Mixed Fruit Salad and chopped iceberg salad, with your choice of Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing.  Assorted pies, cakes and cookies will be available for dessert. Fresh Brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot and iced tea service also will be provided.

A silent auction will be held on Thursday evening, September 12.  So, consider donating items for the silent auction and, please let Rosemary Thomas know as soon as possible what items you will be donating. You can reach Rosemary by email at rthomas@publicland.org or by phone at 575-626-7923.  If you need to ship the items donated, please send them “signature requested” to Jim Currivan at 4705 Axe Handle Canyon Road, Reno, NV 89510-9111 to assure delivery. If possible, please send your donation before the end of August and include your phone number so that Jim can confirm with you that he has received it.  One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from the auction go to support the George Lea Founder’s Scholarship Program.  So, please be generous with your donated items.

The Board of Directors will meet again on Friday morning through noon, September 13.

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino | 2707 S Virginia St | Reno, NV 89502| 866-821-9996

It also is time to make your lodging reservations at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, whichis located at 2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502.  We have reserved North Wing Single King rooms at a rate of $85.00 per night, plus room tax (currently 13%), and a Tourism Surcharge (currently $2.00 per night). Double beds or rollaway requests will be subject to a $20 charge for each additional bed, plus room tax.

You must make your own reservations by calling 1-866-821-9996 and provide group code CPBLF19 no later than August 16, 2019.  Please mention the Public Lands Foundationin order to receive the discounted group rate.  You can also make reservations on line at https://book.passkey.com/e/49848764 provided you do not need to stay overnight on Friday. If you do, please call the Peppermill as that night is not part of our reserved group rate.

Reservations are subject to an early departure fee of $50 plus room tax in the event of departure prior to confirmed check-out date.  Reservations are subject to a charge of one night’s room and room tax and Tourism Surcharge if cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled arrival date.

Guest accommodations will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 a.m. on departure day.

The Hotel Resort Fee (normally $30.00) will be reduced to $15.00 per room, per night. Amenities include:

  • Shuttle service to and from the Reno Tahoe International Airport daily from 4 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
  • Business center access including incoming and outgoing faxes (up to 5 pages)
  • Use of valet, EV Charging Stations, access to the parking garage and surface parking
  • Use of the health club, pool and concierge
  • Local and #800 phone calls
  • In-room refrigerators
  • Microwaves and cribs available upon request
  • In-room coffee with Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Two (2) bottles of water per night.
  • Complimentary wireless internet

If you have any questions, please contact Beau McClure by email at vpops@publicland.org, or by phone at (623) 587-7883.

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