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February 28 Meeting Notes

19  Members attended

Best “run in while detecting” story  went to Stepper for the Alzheimer’s lady story
1st Prize- Kent for a 18K Gold chain and pendant

2nd Prize -Judi for a gilt button
3rd Prize- Judi for an infantry button
Bi weekly Raffle Prizes were won by: Bob ONeil, Aiden (from John)  John McG

Bonus drawing to Stepper  (2), Glenn, Mary, Mark, and Sandi
The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to be Susan; who did not win the  5 quarters, more will be added for the next meeting.
The 50/50 Raffle was won by  John McG ($70)

 

February 14 Meeting Notes

23 Members attended     Steppers meeting notes 2-14-21 Zoom meeting
Our meeting opened with a discussion that lead to planning an additional open meeting for the interested public. We have had more people asking to attend, and have a plan to film a question and answer ZOOM video to put on our web page.

Discussion continued with chats about New Mexico hunting trips. Hopefully traveling will be available in the near future.

Many members had information and input to a idea to plan a trip to NH, perhaps as a group overnight trip. A little more research will be done.
Rick joined us in person from Beth Israel Hospital from his private room. It’s been quite a month for hospital and doctor visits.

The increase in silver prices has had us reconsider our award system. We might have to make adjustments if the price goes to high. Thanks to our Treasurer who has made some wise purchases for us to keep our club ready to give rewards for the club.

A long discussion of Minelab and other machines lead us to decide to take better care of all our equipment. A few solutions to problems were shared.

Best Facebook Favorite ” one sentence sentence of a bad thing that happened on a Hunt” was won by Scott for “I had wrapped my hose around a buoy line several times, as I started to surface the hose got stuck. I was able to take off the harness and make the surface with no air to spare as they say!”

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

goldring

1st Prize- MJ for a ring
2nd Prize -Mary for her Ring
3rd Prize- Mary for her Mercury Dime
Bi weekly Raffle Prizes were won by: Don Latino, Rick Smith (2) (gifts from other winners)
The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to be MJ , who did not win the  Silvers, more will be added for the next meeting.
The 50/50 Raffle was won by  Paulo ($75)

 

January 31 Meeting Notes

26 Members attended

A great crowd attended this week. The meeting opened with a lot of medical updates. Our new member Mowdar attended, as well as a few other members who have found there way to ZOOM again. Everyone was enthusiastic about winter hunting

A few stories of recovery including Bob Eckel going out last week to recover a gold wedding band for someone in the Worcester area. We continue to help people who get in touch with us for help.

Mark showed us the 1955 double die coin that he won in the Year End drawing, with information on the rarity and worth of the coin. This led to a discussion on striking coins and using dies to produce coins. Don owns quite a few dies, showing us one.

Best Facebook Favorite ” a photo that you found that pointed you to a detecting location. item that inspired you ” was won by Scott for his bathing beach spot and his finds.

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

1st Prize- Kent for 14K Gold Ring

2nd Prize -Stepper for 1800 Large Cent

3rd Prize- Glenn for a Mercury Dime

4th Prize- Joe M for a Silver Ring

Bi weekly Raffle Prizes were won by: Kent (2) Judi,  Paulo and Bobby and Su

The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to be Marita , who did not win the 5 Silvers, more will be added for the next meeting.

The 50/50 Raffle was won by  Scott ($65)

And Don did not win anything again.

January 17th Meeting

18 Members attended

The meeting opened with a lot of medical tales including a few that will slow down our hunting.   Some members are on crutches and many members have had some health encounters with relatives.

Tales continued with fun reports about the Penguin Outing last week. A club member (but who???) had seeded the beach with older coins and some silver. Raffles and a “30 second head start” was done as something new to add to the fun. 

Reports of some winter storm surges are coming in from hunters. The beaches will be getting ready for our spring hunting. Other discussions were of beach erosion and what to plan in the future.

Christina donated a book “Mapping Boston” to the club that eventually will go to the club library.

Don showed us some photos from his London trip  in 2011  when he went “mudlarking” in the past. We had a visit with Aiden’s cat family . 

Best Facebook Favorite ” item that inspired you ” was won by Rick for his shipbuilding photos.

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

1st Prize Bobby D signet ring 

2nd Prize -Kent for a Gold  Ring with Stone

3rd Prize (tie) to  Stepper’s 1864 Indian head and Mary’s Large Cent

Bi weekly Raffle Prizes were won by: Mark R, Glenn, and Su

The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to be Dave R , who did not win the Silver, more will be added for the next meeting.

50/50 Raffle won by  Stepper ($75)

January 3 2021 Meeting Notes

20 Members attended our meeting.

Discussions of historic sightings and hunting adventures started the meeting. 

Members were asked to use bcc feature when sending members of the club messages to avoid tech problems.

Plans for a penguin hunt at Revere Beach at the first pavilion with the circle  on January 10th between 10AM- (low tide 2:30 PM

We voted to contribute to Aiden’s Animal  Rescue  efforts for food.

Best Facebook Favorite ” whatchamacallet mystery item ” was won by Rick for his devil coin

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

1st Prize Mary with a Mass Seal Button made into a pin

2nd Prize -Stepper for 1802 Large Cent

3rd Prize tie to  Bobby D for gold bracelet and Mark for his Lusitania Pin

Bi weekly Raffle Prizes were won by: Aiden, Johnny Cache, and Scott

The Indian Head Drawing was drawn to beGlenn, who did not win the rounds

50/50 Raffle won by Rick ($65)