WCC DRAWINGS - OFFICIAL RULES

2016 - 2017
FIRST DRAFT, 2016
OFFICIAL RULES
  1. OBJECTIVE: The Western Culture Conservancy (WCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the uniquely historic cultural heritage of the western United States. The WCC recognizes that, in a large part of the west, it was the vast rich mineral deposits (primarily gold), that brought the first settlers and civilization to this area. The California Gold Rush of 1849 and the Oregon Gold Rush in 1852, which together brought 100’s of thousands from all over the Earth to the west are prime examples of the importance of the cultural heritage of mining in this region.
Presently, the WCC believes the living cultural heritage of the individual prospector and miner is threatened with extinction by the very states (CA & OR) that were first settled primarily by individual miners by passing legislation that bans the use of all practical means to extract gold from instream placer deposits.
The WCC, being based in Oregon; has recognized that Oregon’s Senate Bill 838 (passed in 2013), and it’s 5-year moratorium (beginning January 2, 2016) on the use of “any motorized placer mining equipment” in Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH) streams poses a direct, unacceptable, and unlawful threat to prospectors and miners throughout Oregon -- and must be challenged.
 
To this end, the WCC is sponsoring a fund-raising event in the form of a series of two raffle drawings for the support of the challenge against SB 838 now in the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals brought by the Galice and Waldo Mining Districts; and to help fund the on-going challenge filed by the Eastern Oregon Mining Association and the Waldo Mining District, now in the Oregon Supreme Court against the unlawful 700PM suction dredge permit issued by DEQ.
All proceeds from this series of drawings will be used solely to help fund the on-going litigation efforts against SB 838 and the Oregon DEQ’s “In-Stream Mining General NPDES Permit 700PM”. (See Item #19 for more information).
2. THE DRAWINGS: The WCC will be holding a Preliminary Drawing on Dec. 2, 2016, and the Final Drawing for the “1/2 Lb. of Gold” on June 2, 2017.
All entries (including winning coupons) in the Preliminary Drawing will be eligible to win in the Final Drawing for the 1/2 Lb. of Gold.
PRELIMINARY DRAWING: The Preliminary Drawing will be held at a joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Redwood Grange, Grants Pass, Oregon (need not be present to win).
FINAL DRAWING: The Final Drawing for the 1/2 POUND OF GOLD will be held at a joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Redwood Grange, Grants Pass, Oregon (need not be present to win).
 
NOTE: In the event that the joint meetings cannot be held at the Redwood Grange on the dates specified above the Drawings will be held by the WCC at a public location in Grants Pass (to be disclosed) with at least eight (8) witnesses present.
3. HOW TO ENTER: Official Entry Coupons are available at the Armadillo Mining Shop in Grants Pass, Oregon, at other business locations, mining organizations’ newsletters, etc., or can be downloaded and printed from the Western Culture Conservancy (WCC) website at: www.westerncultureconservancy.org, from the Galice Mining District (GMD) website at www.galiceminingdistrict.org, or from the Waldo Mining District (WMD) website at www.waldominingdistrict.org; or upon request via U.S. Mail (please send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope, along with the number of coupons you desire to:
WCC DRAWING
P.O. BOX 1407
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530
OFFICIAL COUPON NOT REQUIRED: Entries can be made using an Official Coupon or; by using a Multiple Entry Form (available on our websites), or by using a plain piece of paper with your CLEARLY PRINTED1 name, address, age2, (phone number, and email address3). State the total number of entries you are making, and along with a check or money order (made payable to Western Culture Conservancy) to cover Entry Fees (see Item #4 below). Please mail to:
 
WCC DRAWING
P.O. BOX 1407
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530
Upon arrival, your entries will be transferred to the matching number of Official Coupons by dedicated WCC staff and placed in the drawing drum.
Entries may also be dropped off at the Armadillo Mining Shop (Grants Pass, OR), or at other participating businesses (see Item #7 for Drawing Deadlines).
PLEASE NOTE that there is no entry “stub”. Entry Coupons identify the participant. Your canceled check serves as receipt for your entries.
Anyone desiring a receipt for your Entry/s
MUST
include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.
(NOTE: Using and affixing mailing labels on the back of the Entry Coupon is allowed, provided such labels are securely attached to the coupon (taping them on is OK), and that such labels include Name, Address, and other required information. (Note: If such a mailing label falls off of your coupon that coupon will be disqualified).)
4. ENTRY FEE: $5.00 per Entry, or multiples of Six (6) Entries for $25.00 (must be made at the same time), or any combination thereof. There is no limit to the number of Entries an individual can make, or on how often they enter.
Please make Checks or Money Orders out to :
Western Culture Conservancy
5. WHO CAN ENTER: Any citizen or legal immigrant of the United States of America over the age of 18 years (at the time of Entry) is eligible to enter.
6. WHO CAN WIN: Anyone that qualifies (see Item #’s 3, 4 & 5 above) and has legibly printed on the entry coupon (or supplied by letter) their name, age, and at least one (1) of the following: Mailing Address, Phone Number, and/or Email Address) may win, with the exception of the individual drawing any particular coupon may not draw their own coupon, or the coupon of an immediate family member (see Item #10 below).
Illegible or otherwise questionable coupons (see Item #3 above) will be examined by a panel of at least four (4) judges. If none of the judges can determine the winner (due to illegible printing, incomplete information, etc.), said coupon will be declared ineligible and discarded, and another coupon will be drawn.
NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT THE DRAWING(S) TO WIN
NOTE: The Drawing of winning coupons shall be made by members of the WCC, GMD, or WMD, and invited guests. ANYONE that draws their own coupon, or the coupon of an immediate family member, is ineligible to win that particular prize, and that coupon shall be declared ineligible and be discarded.
7. DRAWING ENTRY DEADLINES:
PRELIMINARY DRAWING: All mail-in entries for the December 2, 2016 Preliminary Drawing must be received by the close of business (4:30 pm) in the WCC P.O. Box at the Jacksonville (OR) Post Office no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Entries dropped off at the Armadillo Mining Shop (Grants Pass, OR) or at other participating businesses must be dropped off by the close of business (5:00 pm) on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
LAST MINUTE ENTRIES will be accepted at the joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts on December 2, 2016, up until the drawing.
FINAL DRAWING FOR THE 1/2 POUND OF GOLD: All mail-in entries for the June 2, 2017 Final Drawing must be received by the close of business (4:30 pm) in the WCC P.O. Box at the Jacksonville (OR) Post Office no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Entries dropped off at the Armadillo Mining Shop (Grants Pass, OR) or at other participating businesses must be dropped off by the close of business (5:00 pm) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
LAST MINUTE ENTRIES will be accepted at the joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts on June 2, 2017, up until the drawing.
All entries in the Preliminary Drawing will be eligible to win
in the Final Drawing for 1/2 Lb. of Gold!
8. SEND ENTRIES TO:         WCC DRAWING
P.O. BOX 1407
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530
9. LOCATION OF DRAWING(S):
PRELIMINARY DRAWING: The Preliminary Drawing will be held at a joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Redwood Grange, 1830 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, Oregon.
FINAL DRAWING: The Final Drawing for the 1/2 POUND OF GOLD will be held at a joint meeting of the Galice & Waldo Mining Districts beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Redwood Grange, 1830 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, Oregon.
 
NOTE: In the event that the joint meetings cannot be held at the Redwood Grange on the dates specified above the Drawings will be held by the WCC at a public location in Grants Pass (to be disclosed) with at least eight (8) witnesses present.
NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT THE DRAWING(S) TO WIN
10. PRIZE LIST: Each Drawing will include Consolation Prizes, 1st & 2nd Place Prizes, and a Grand Prize. For a complete list of the Prizes go to:
 
 
 
NOTE: The Prize List will be periodically updated as more prizes are arranged.
11. WINNERS WILL BE DETERMINED: By random drawing from all the entries, in the following order:
A. “CONSOLATION” PRIZES (valued up to $99.99):
One (1) entry coupon will be randomly drawn for each of the “Consolation Prizes”, starting with the lowest ranked4 consolation prize working to the highest ranked consolation prize.
B. “PLACE” AND “GRAND PRIZES” (valued at $100.00 +):
Upon completion of the drawing for the Consolation Prizes, one (1) entry coupon will be randomly drawn for each of the “Place Prizes”, starting with the lowest ranked Place Prize working to the highest (1st) ranked Place Prize, followed by the drawing for the Grand Prize.
NOTE: Winning coupons in the Preliminary Drawing will not be eligible for any of the other prizes during the Preliminary Drawing -- but will be returned to the entry drum and will be eligible to win in the Final Drawing.
There is no limit to the number of Prizes an individual may win; however, a single winning coupon may win only one (1) prize during the Drawing it was drawn in.
12. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: The name of the winner shall be announced at the drawing as the winning coupon is drawn for each particular prize.5 In the event that the winner is not present at the time of the drawing and:
  1. A phone number has been provided, WCC/GMD/WMD will attempt to contact and congratulate the winner during or immediately after the drawing; and/or
  1. If the winner provided an email address, WCC/GMD/WMD will notify the winner within 7 days of the drawing.
  1. In the event that the winner(s) is not present at the drawing and has not provided a phone number or email address, or has not responded to either, WCC/GMD/WMD shall make at least one (1) attempt per week for at least three (3) weeks to contact the winner/s via U.S. Mail based on the contact information provided with the entry. The winner/s shall be given at least three (3) additional weeks to respond and claim their prize by contacting WCC/GMD/WMD. All unclaimed prizes shall become the property of WCC (see #’s 15 & 16 below).
Names of Prize Winners will be posted on the WCC, GMD and WMD websites within 7 days of the drawing. Anyone desiring a printed copy of the list of winners should send a request along with a SASE to Western Culture Conservancy, P.O. Box 1407, Jacksonville, OR 97530.
13. PRIZE DELIVERY: WCC (or prize donor) will cover all costs or fees associated with the delivery of all of the prizes to anyone within the United States (including Hawaii & Alaska). Anyone wishing their prize shipped outside of the continental United States must make arrangements with WCC and will be responsible for all handling & shipping costs.
WCC will cover delivery insurance on all prizes valued over $100.00. All prizes shall be shipped via some form of verifiable delivery, such as Certified U.S. Mail, UPS, or FedEx.
Anyone wishing priority shipment must make arrangements with WCC, and pay any additional handling, insurance, or shipping costs.
14. ADDITIONAL FEES: It is the sole responsibility of WCC to make each prize available, along with covering the normal delivery costs at no additional cost (other than the original Entry Fee) to the Prize Winner. Any and all additional costs, such as but not limited to: Taxes, License Fees, Set-up Fees/Dealer Prep, Back-Ground Check (if required), Insurance (shipping and otherwise, etc. for prizes valued under $100.00) shall be the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.
15. UNCLAIMED PRIZES: In the event that the specified time limit to claim a prize (see #12(C) above) expires without WCC being able to make contact with the winner, all unclaimed prizes shall become the sole property of WCC and will be used as a prize at a future date.
16. INELIGIBLE WINNERS: In the event that a prize winner is determined to be ineligible (i.e.; no ID, not of legal age, giving false name or contact information, a non-legal resident, or any other reason making the award of the prize to that individual an unlawful act), that individual shall be determined, by WCC, to be ineligible to win the prize, and the prize shall be the sole property of WCC, which will be used as a prize at a future date.
17. PRIZE WARRANTY INFORMATION: WCC, GMD, and WMD do not warranty any of the prizes offered. Any warranty, if such exists; or the exercise thereof; shall be solely between the winner of the prize and the manufacturer and/or authorized dealer.

18. SEND ENTRIES TO:
WCC DRAWING
P.O. BOX 1407
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530

19. LEFT OVER FUNDS: In the event that there are left-over funds after the litigation against SB 838 and DEQ’s unlawful 700PM permit is completed, any excess funds will be used by the WCC for possible future litigation or to further promote, protect, and preserve the rich Cultural Heritage of the West.
20. DISCLAIMER: All specifications, claims and information contained in these Official Rules, along with any notices, flyers, announcements or other printed materials and all forms of electronic or digital reproductions in connection with the “WCC 1/2 Lb. of Gold Drawing” are based upon current knowledge and printed material available at time of publication. WCC, GMD & WMD assume no responsibility for any inaccuracies, opinions or omissions.
Upon delivery of a prize, WCC, GMD & WMD assumes no further responsibility what-so-ever for the use, misuse, or any damage or harm to the prize, other property, or individuals (including the prize winner).
21. OFFICIAL RULES: These Official Rules are in effect as of June 1, 2016, and may be amended due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of WCC, GMD, or WMD up until the time and date of the Drawing(s). In the event these rules must be amended, Amended Official Rules shall be posted on the WCC, GMD and WMD websites.
22. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Western Culture Conservancy
P.O. Box 1407
Jacksonville, OR 97530
www.westerncultureconservancy.org
or;

Galice Mining District (GMD)
P.O. Box 1407
Jacksonville, OR 97530
www.galiceminingdistrict.org

or;
Waldo Mining District (WMD)
P.O. Box 1574
Cave Junction, OR 97523
PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED
STAMPED ENVELOPE (SASE) WITH ALL INQUIRIES.

1 Unreadable or illegible entries may be discarded.
 
2 Must be 18 years of age or older to enter (See Item #5 below).
 
3  Phone number & email addresses are optional, but they sure make contacting you easier if you win!
4  Prize ranking will be determined by the suggested retail value of the prize (i.e.; lowest value prize will be first, second-lowest prize second, etc.
5   PHOTO ID will be required to claim a prize during the drawing.




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