World Goldpanning Championships 2018

Online registration for the World Goldpanning Championship 2018 in Hodruša-Hámre is now possible. The Goldpanner Family meets in August in Slovakia. Please note the reservation for Caravans and Campers. For more Information, please visit the

World Goldpanning Championships Website.

If you arrive with your own vehicle, you need a Digital Vignette for the Motorway in Slovakia. You can book them online for the required period of time in advance.

Link: Buy Electronic Vignette

The Annual General Meeting of the World Gold panning Association (WGA)
Takes place on Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 19:00.
Venue: The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Salamandra Resort in Hodrusa-Hamre Slovakia. The delegates of the individual nations have already been informed by e-mail.

NEXT GOLDPANNING EVENT 2018

The next national Events will take place in July. Please check the Websites of the Respective Organizer.

The World Goldpanning Champiuonships is also approaching in big steps. Please remember to register in time. This speeds up registration on site and shortens waiting times. We wish you a golden Summer.

WGA Spring Board Meeting 2018

Dear Member Nations’ Representative of the WGA

The Board of the WGA is going to held on Friday 25.05.2018 the Spring Board Meeting (SBM) in Zlotoryja Poland in connection with the Polish Goldpanning Championships.

In this meeting the Board is going to go through all current issues and prepares the things for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hodrusa-Hamre in Slovakia.

The Board hopes that if a Member Nation considers any issues that need to be raised on the agenda at the AGM,

please do contact us on this matter.

Some Topics to be considered:

Board elections

At the AGM this time will be elections for the four of the members of the Board:President, Vice President, Treasurer and Member of the Board.

Arturo Ramella has served in the post of President maximum periods of three terms.
Jiri Dunovsky has served his first term in the post of Vice-President.
Eija Orava has served her second term in the post of Treasurer.
Frank Hartmann has served his first term in the post of Member of the Board

Competitions:

European Championships 2021

Year 2021 World Gold Panning Championships takes place in Dawson City, Canada.Because this event is outside of Europe, the European Championships shall be arranged in some European country.

The Board is waiting bids for this event.

 

Feedback from 2017 event

The Board is interested in getting your response from last year’s events.Any proposals in “how to help organizers”  of the Championships to arrange the proper competition event?

Competition rules

Any proposals in need to update the competition rules?

Communications

Any proposals to improve communication and information?

Projects

In the budget of WGA a sum of money is reserved for the projects to support young goldpanners. The Board is waiting for proposals on this item.

Please, if you have any other things you want to be handled at this meeting, do not hesitate to contact us.

The Board is waiting for you answering in this inquiry as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Board of the WGA

Raimo Repola

Secretary

The Board

 

   Arturo Ramella                 Jiri Dunovsky                    Raimo Repola

President                                 Vice President                            Secretary

president@w-g-a.net       jiri.dunovsky@comap.cz         secretary@w-g-a.net

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AGENDA OF THE AGM 2017

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting  (AGM) 2017 of the World Goldpanning Association ( WGA) are already available on the web.

Great Thanks to all of the attendees at the meeting. Hopefully the meeting was pleasant and answered your expectations.

If you have anything to point out of the meeting or the activities of the WGA , please, do not hesitate to contact the President of the WGA or other Members of the Board.

Golden regards,

    Arturo Ramella                                                          Raimo Repola

President of the WGA                                             Secretary of the WGA

president@w-g-a.net                                               secretary@w-g-a.net

 

The AGM 2017 took place at on 10th of  August 2017 In Moffat, Scotland,  Great Britain.

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News after Scotland!

Dear Goldpanners, here are some news we wanted to share after Scotland 2017.

RESULTS

2017

WORLD CHAMPIONS 2017

Men:
1. Ragnar Pau GER
2. Hans Stützinger GER
3. Surprise Mdluli RSA

Women:
1. Cecile Thibaude FRA
2. Anette Rosan SWE
3. Thembi Anderson RSA

Veterans:
1. Veikko Keränen FIN
2. Antti Seppala FIN
3. Werner Matti SUI

Classic:
1. Jouko Korhonnen FIN
2. David Millar CAN
3. Lea Seppala FIN

Juniors:
1. Robin Hartmann GER
2. Zuzanna Michalska POL
3. Zofi Hralova CZE

5 Member Team
1. Deadwood
2. Poznan
3. Austria 5

3 Member Team:
1. Kiwi Team
2. SSJ
3. Robin, Uwe und Pit

2 Member Team:
1. Golden & Adventure
2. Benna
3. Poldijk

National Team:
1. Italien
2. Schweden
3. Südafrika

CANADA 2021

  • After the AGM, we can announce that Canada will host the World Goldpanning Championship on 2021, congratulations!

Moffat2017Final day here at and these three met on the field! Almost 35 years’ history in one pic, from right to left former Presidents Kauko Launonen and Vincent Thurkettle together with Arturo Ramella. (Source Facebook WGA)

WGA BOARD

  • Our Secretary – Raimo Repola, was elected for a second mandate.
  • Our President – Arturo Ramella, Vice President – Jiri Dunovski, and Treasurer – Eija Orava, are at the beginning of last year of their mandate: Thank you for your hard work in these last 9 years.
  • Communication Committee will count with two new members who will help to carry all communication works out: Geraldine McCrossan and Christian Wolf. Welcome!

That’s all for the moment!

A warm welcome to the worldwide home of goldpanning!

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As the recognised world network for national Goldpanning Clubs and Associations, the World Goldpanning Association promotes panning and prospecting in a spirit of peace, understanding and fairplay.