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November 22 Meeting Notes

26 Members attended our meeting.  Phil 2 times!

Our meeting started with some coyote, snake and bear interaction stories including videos and screen shots members shared. More disaster weekly stories about tough hunting trips including mud tragedies and big disappointments .  Fall hunting is well underway. FB finds were many.

We have a good amount of money towards the yearly Holiday party drawing. Reminder ! You only have weeks to buy your $2 tickets. No tickets can be sold during the meeting, as your name needs to be recorded ahead of time on the ticket.  The holiday meeting will be on ZOOM on December 20th and have the “holiday drawing for the 12 items.  Our next meeting is December 6.

Best Facebook Favorite ” item with an animal and detector in it  was won by   Bob Denault with his Chiamina bull shot.

Best Facebook Finds went to: (more photos on the FB page)

1st Prize  Aiden for a 10K heavy gold bracelet

2nd Prize -Aiden for a signet ring

3rd Prize to -Bob Denault for a silver ring with stones.

Raffle Prizes were won by:  Louis,  Scott,  and Paulo

The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to be Marita who won the  5 Standing Liberty Quarters!  We will start over at the next meeting.

The 50/50 raffle ($55) was won by Dan Swartz

 

November 8 Meeting Notes

19 Members attended our meeting.    (And 15 ! cats)

The meeting opened with some hunting reports from everyone out enjoying the great warm fall weather, and comparisons of witnessing the 3.6 earthquake Sunday morning. A few reports were from those who have some recent great locations with permissions. Members told a few finding a “pot stories”, expecting to find a cache of coins.

We made final plans for an outing both Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th to Wollaston Beach between the 2 yacht clubs. There will be a few of us on both days, so plan on joining us.

The low tide is about 5PM. We might be hunting in the dark, so bring a headlamp, and plan to wear boots. Some folks will be at Carson beach Friday the 13th at L Street near the bath house.

We will be ZOOM meeting on December 20th and have the “holiday drawing for the 12 items.

A 1934 Peace dollar (double die) has been added to the Holiday item raffle.   You can still enter by sending money to the treasurer.

Best Facebook Favorite ” item with a location on it”   was won by   Rick Smith

Best Facebook Finds went to: (more photos on the FB page)

1st Prize  Scott with a Barber Quarter and Dime

2nd Prize -Phil LeBlanc for Barber 1/2 Dime

3rd Prize to -Bob Eckel for Flowing Hair 1798 Cent

Raffle Prizes were won by:Johnny Cache, Glen, Mary,  Judi and Louis

The Indian Head Drawing drawn by Johnny Cache was a Wheat Cent (no win)

More Coins went to Glen Johnny C and Bob O’Neil

The 50/5  raffle was won by  Glen ($55)

 
 
 
 

October 25 Meeting Notes

After a special earlier Open House Meeting with 4 guests (Tom, Alex and Jay)we followed with our bi-weekly meeting. Cary joined us from Virginia, and our newest member Louis from Swampscott.

We planned a November outing to the beach, after the fun trip to Nantasket this month, tentative for Nov 14 or 15. We’ll make final plans on the 8th at our next ZOOM meeting. A fantastically low tide will be mid-day.  Details soon. Boots, warm clothes, maybe a headlamp?

We also urge any member interested in buying end of the year raffle tickets to do it now! With no in person meetings we have been buying them by sending direct amounts to Paulo. With Mark’s help we have the tickets to draw and WILL award all 12 of the items in December, even if we aren’t meeting in person.  Even if you don’t attend ZOOM meetings you are eligible to buy and win an item.  Mail your $2 each ticket requests to Paulo at the address listed in the newsletter and note your full information of what the money is for and your full name in the note.

Discussion on double and triple checking any hole we dig when hunting lead to many stories. Members tried to identify a mysterious jewelry find of Steppers.  We had a few discussions on ground balancing pinpointers, trekking into the woods safely and avoiding those “no’s” from houses that are so promising when we are out getting permission. A huge amount of bi weekly finds and a good crowd resulted in a great meeting. Right Dave? ……..Dave?

Best Facebook Favorite Pet with a find picture  “Halloween cat” Lilio was won by Bob Denault

Best Facebook Finds went to:  (more photos on the FB page)

1st Prize Judi with her Silver Matchbook case  (left)

2nd Prize  Mary’s Gold Ring

3rd Prize to -Joe Mishey’s   2 Latten Spoons from 1 hole, in great shape.

Raffle Prizes were won by: Rick, Bobby and Su, Stepper and Marita

More Mercury Dimes went to Aiden, John McG and Paulo

The 50/50  raffle was won by  Aiden ($61)

October 11 Meeting Notes

The next meeting will be October 25th following a special OPEN HOUSE Meeting at 6PM before the regular bimonthly meeting.
Just direct those that are interested to our home page for the link.

There is a hunt in NH open to everyone on November 1st . Check out this link:
https://digfortreasures.com/

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We started the evening with stories and showing some of the members favorite relics.  

Glen’s “Jew’s Harp”; a variety of Bongs in Rick’s collection; Ken’s 1700’s Military Belt Buckle; Scott’s 20 pound brass propeller ; A huge group of (112 )pieces of silverware flatware Dan found in a river over  a years time; Paulo’s antique granite wear coffee pot; Mark’s Granite hunk with some red garnet impeded in it; also Bobby and Su had a huge crystal and Turquoise pieces.

Best Facebook Favorite Jewelry Find  was won by Scott with a 22K Gold Bracelet weighing 48 grams

Best Facebook Find went to:

1st Prize Joe Mishley- George Washington Button

2nd Prize  Kevin Mitchell -King George Coin

3rd Prize to -Su Denault for a Heart Necklace

Raffle Prizes were won by: Dan Dave (2) Aiden, Bob and Su, Mark and Paulo

The 50/50  raffle was won by  Scott

The Indian Head Penny Draw for 2 Standing Liberty Quarters (virtual) was won by Scott, who drew a regular cent. 

 

September 27th Meeting

Our Club has decided to hold a special Open House on October 25th at 6PM before the regular bimonthly meeting.
Just direct those that are interested to our home page for the link.
After viewing a few finds from members we moved on to catch up with localhunting news. There is a hunt in NH open to everyone on November 1st . Check out this link:
https://digfortreasures.com/

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Members were helping each other examine some watches found. A little expertise was given by Don and Dan and others. We heard that Phil is doing OK after a nasty fall and some foot surgery.

Best Facebook Favorite Relic was won by Don with a George Washington Button

Best Facebook Find went to:

1st Prize Aiden Shea  a Rose Gold Ring

2nd Prize  Bob Eckel for his 1600 Coin

3rd Prize to Stepper for a Elgin Watch

Raffle Prizes were won by: Paulo, Sandi, and Rick

The 50/50 Raffle was won by Mark $55