We started the meeting with a few tales of our Metal Detecting adventures, and how we started our hobby.
- Scott told us one of the “leaf bag” stories we all eventually have, ending with absolutely no thanks for the effort.
- Sandi recounted buying her first detector to try to find a lost gold bracelet she managed to lose in her own backyard. (still missing)
- Paulo recounted his 6th grade camping trip when he observed a hunter pulling out a Mercury dime and deciding many years later to finally start the hobby after joining the club.
- Glen started hunting the minute he retired after promising himself he would try the hobby. He’s been out every day since using the latest tools to help him !
- Don was a collector of many things including post cards. His collecting buddy gave him a “coinmaster” that started his new hobby.
- Mark flew to far locations with total strangers to hunt with detectors and dowsing rods with the permission of his wife.
Prizes went to:
Facebook best “formal wear photo” to Scott for his red bow tie shot.
1st Prize to Glen for his 1/2 Dime
2nd Prize to Scott for his 5 silver rings in one spot
3rd Prize to Stepper for a Silver Spoon
Other raffle prizes went to Judi Batchelder (2) and Mary McCue
Winning 3 Mercury Dimes each- Aiden Shea, John McGillicuddy (2), Don Latino, and Rick Smith
Mark Roberts won the 50/50 raffle $40
Two more raffle prizes went to Paulo Adams and Glen Godwin