At each general membership meeting, the member number of a member is drawn from the BIG barrel. If that member is current on his/her dues and present at the meeting, then they are rewarded with money. The amount is based on what has accumulated in the POT-OF-GOLD up to that time with a maximum of $500.00. If they are not present then they get the crying towel. At the January meeting, member number 2056 belonging to Bruce Bennett was drawn. He was not in attendance at the meeting and so lost out on collecting $500.00. So, Bruce, it is boo hoo and the crying towel to you. The pot for the next meeting will remain at $500.00.