WGA Board Meeting in Zlotoryja

WGA Board meeting was held in Zlotoryja on day 26.5.2017

Board members decided to organise the meeting at a National event to have
the opportunity to gather with other goldpanners and to keep a lower level
the cost of the meeting for WGA.

Board members really appreciate and give huge thanks to the local
organizing ”Brotherhood of Gold” for help gave in organizing the meeting and
an international level competition event too.

Board members were pleased to participate in competition event and honoured
being part of opening ceremony and initiation rite of new members of
goldpanners’ brotherhood helden on stage right in the town centre of

At SBM the Board handled current issues and items concerning coming Annual
General Meeting (AGM) in Moffat, as follows:

  • WGA’s presidents review and vision for next year, the last of the mandate;
  • Items concerning Competitions as follows:
    – Feedback and reports from World and European Championships;
    – Handling of requests to change/review competition rules, from Italy,
    France and Great Britain;
    – Preliminary discussion about bids to host World/European Championships
    on years 2021-2022;
    – Updating the members of the Competition Committee.
  • Items concerning Communications as follows:
    – Updating about the current situation of WGA’s website and solutions;
    – Updating the members of the Communication Committee;
    – E-mail addresses of WGA officials for future years.
  • – Handling the WGA’s current financial situation.
  • – Projects for upcoming years.

Board encourages Member Nation associations to add to their activity some
projects to get more young people and families to be in interested in WGA
life, activities, championships. To support this area, WGA has reserved a sum of money every year for their projects. Board is awaiting applications and projects to be financed.

On behalf of WGA Board
Arturo Ramella, President
Raimo Repola, Secretary

Inquiry for SBM 2017

To: Representatives of World Goldpanning Association Member Nations


The Board of WGA is going to keep 2017 Spring Board Meeting (SBM) during Polish Championships in Zotoryja in May the 26th – 28th.

SBM is a work-meeting of the Board and Committee Chairpersons together to handle all actual items and for preparing the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Moffat, Scotland in August.

To make our coming  AGM so successful as possible, we kindly ask you as the representative of  WGA  Member Nation’s association/federation to gather and tell us the items you consider to be handled on the agenda of the SBM. If you are not anymore dealing with this issue, please could you deliver this message to the person in your association who is taking care of it now.

Please send the items to be discussed in SBM directly to the President’s or the Secretary’s email before the 15th of May 2017.

We hope that you have been visited on WGA’s newly updated website. Your opinions of the new look and suggestions for improvement are welcome. In this matter please consult the Chairperson of the Communication Committee.

Best regards. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Arturo Ramella                                                    Raimo Repola
President                                                             Secretary
president@w-g-a.net.                                     secretary@w-g-a.net

Vice President          Jiri Dunovsky              jiri.dunovsky@comap.cz
Treasurer                  Eija Orava                     treasurer@w-g-a.net
Board Member        Frank Hartmann        frank.hartmann@goldsuchervereinigung.de

Chairperson of the Communication Committee
Alba Iglesias-Gómez   albaiglesias@hotmail.com
Chairperson of the Competition Committee
Esko Orava                     esko.orava@suomi24.fi