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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
President:
Frank Nash
786-269-5744
Vice-President:
Gary McNew
561-718-5523
Secretary
Jan Smirnow
561-735-8921
Treasurer
Eddie D'Amato
561-385-3841
Hunt Master: Linda Bennett
Home: 561-290-5112
Cell Phone: 561-352-4068
Sales/Raffle Promoter:
Available
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Travis Dreisbach
Hospitality Hostess: Available
Prize Coordinator: Jan Smirnow
Membership: Jim Sharp
Website Administrator:
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor:
Linda Bennett
labennettuk@gmail.com
Email:
gctreasureclub@yahoo.com
Website:
www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/
Club Mailing Address:
GCTC C/O Gail Hoskins
206 Russell Drive
Lake Worth , FL 33461
Dues are $35 a year.
New members pay an
initiation fee of $5, plus:
$35 if joining between Jan. 1st
and the end of June,
or $17.50 if joining between
July 1 and Dec. 31. $5 extra for
FMDAC membership.

VOLUME 39 NUMBER 2

FEBRUARY 2014

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:30 PM FEBRUARY 13
AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE MUSEUM ANNEX
(THE OLD GARDEN CLUB) IN DREHER PARK
IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM

FEBRUARY MEETING
Our program will be presented
by Rechant's Precious Metals.
They
always
provide
an
entertaining program with up to
date topics affecting coins and
jewelry. Rechant's is located at
1730 S Congress Ave, West Palm
Beach, FL 33406
(561) 964-8180
RAFFLE
Next raffle will be a winner takes all
- small gold nugget, 1 oz silver round
and two tickets to SF Science
Musuem. $2 a block with only 50
blocks available for purchase. First
come, first serve.
JOIN US EARLY AT
TOM SAWYER RESTAURANT
at 5:15 p.m. before the meeting.
Dutch treat!
3208 FOREST HILL BLVD
PALM SPRINGS, FL 33406

PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT
First of all, I want to thank you for
electing me president. I will do my best
for the club. However, I can't do that
alone.
To put a different spin on a famous
phrase made by President Kennedy,
"Ask not what our club can do for you.
Ask what you can do for our club." For
those of you who have been on the board

and on committees, I thank you most
kindly. For the rest of you, I ask that
you become more involved in our club.
I do not mean by just attending meetings
and hunts. I would like each of you to
bring fresh ideas to our meetings ranging
from new places to hunt, hunting
seminars, guest speakers, etc. Think
outside the box.
Our club has had many new
members join recently. At our last
meeting, some of them suggested new
ideas. Let's keep the creativity going so
that we can anticipate new things, as
well as our standard fare. Our club will
then grow because we will have more
interesting things going on. As we grow,
there will again be new ideas suggested a domino effect. There are many metal
detecting clubs out there. We need to
make ours unique. Already, we have a
film company interested in filming us not some other club.
As all of you know, the focus of our
club is to promote metal detecting,
educate the uninformed, be good
Samaritans and to promote fellowship. I
know that each of you adheres to these
goals. Keep it up.
I am here for each of you. If you
need assistance with anything, have a
suggestion, or even have a problem that
you feel you can't discuss with anyone
else, I am available at any time to lend
an ear.
Again, thank you for your vote of
confidence in me. I won't let you down.
Thank you., Frank Nash, President

JANUARY MONTHLY
BEST FIND WINNERS

Good Will Ambassadors

Performing Random Acts of Kindness

Each month, the GCTC recognizes members who
provide selfless service to our community. The first time a
member returns an item, that individual receives a metal
detecting pin (handcrafted by Steve Hoskins) to wear on
his or her hat, in addition to a certificate of appreciation.

FIRST TIME AMBASSADOR
Return Recognized at January Meeting

Linda Bennett, Mindy Spiroch, Paul Nison, Tom Lieberman

Best Silver
Linda Bennett

Laurie Haire
Returned Two Gold Rings

Ring with Garnets
Best Coin
Paul Nison

Most Unusual
Mindy Spiroch

1833 Hard Time Token

REPEAT AMBASSADOR

Zodiac

Best Costume
Tom Lieberman

Irving Smith

Returned Gold Wedding Band

HAPPY TIDBITS
Necklace

Second Place
Best Coin - 1946 Wheatie - Mindy Spiroch
Most Unusual - Bowtie - Tom Lieberman
Best Costume - Eveil Eye Bracelet - Mindy Spiroch

GCTC was featured in the online Lost Treasure
Newsletter on Jan 7, 2014

KEEP IN OUR THOUGHTS
Please remember those who can not metal detect due to
illness or injury: Ernie Bouyoucas and Jack Petenbrink.

JANUARY MEETING MINUTES

2014 FMDAC DUES

New President Frank Nash opened our January meeting
with the pledge of Allegiance and greetings to 38
members and guest in attendance. We have New
Members this year and so far they are: Vern Blausey,
Walter Dahlmann, Aaron Cartwright, Jason Johnson,
Robert & Diane Lavoie, Angel & Kevin Piper, Stanley
Zmysto, Victor & Paola Sheppard, Devin Stehr and
Ashley Wedde. Please make an effort to make them feel
welcome.
FDMAC dues are due this month, $5.00 for the year.
Treasurer, Ed D’Amato reported $1443.15. He further
reported dues are due for 2014. Please pay your dues as I,
Jan Smirnow, would really like to have our 2014
Directory finished for the March Newsletter.
Only three members were in attendance for the January
Meeting Birthday Dollars. Bo Greenwood, Nina Smith
and Irving Smith.
Arrangements have been made for the next meeting to
be held in a different room in the Science Museum. We
will be directed to this temporary location at our next
meeting. The room was viewed at the last meeting by the
members in attendance and a vote was held to try the
room for February. We will be able to use either this
room or the auditorium for future meetings with approval
by the Directors of the Science Museum.
Challenge Levels are still in effect. There are five
levels, and each level has a list of items to be found,
verified by the Hunt Master, Linda Bennett. Like a
scavenger hunt only done by individuals. See any officer
or Linda Bennett for details.
Part of our membership benefits are the Library books.
The books are very informative on the aspects of metal
detecting. Please help yourself, but return it next month.
Return to Rightful Owner Award Certificate go to:
Irving Smith for the return of a gold wedding ring!
The ring was lost in their backyard, Irving recovered it in
5 Minutes. Way to go Irving!
Lori Haire returned Four Rings to the Rightful Owner,
one was Platinum with a large diamond.
Frank Nash got a call to find a lost earring, it was a
barefoot recovery, a clipon worth $12,000 in the grass!
Dr. Paul Nison received a $100 reward for a
recovery in Pompano on a golf course.
Mystery Prize Stumper will be provided by Jason Johnson
for February.
Jason Johnson won $49 in the 50/50!
Big thank you to Kristie Petenbrink, White’s Metal
detecting Company, Reilly’s Treasured Gold of Pompano,
Seashore Gifts of Lantana (Paul and Marge Hamlin), Palm
Beach Detectors (Frank Nash) Ben Smith and last but not
least Kellyco of Winter Haven.
Jan Smirnow,
Secretary

Dues are $5 for this national metal detecting
organization. Linda Bennett is collecting money for those
members who would like to join.
The Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological
Clubs Inc. (FMDAC) was organized in 1984 as a
legislative and educational organization and incorporated,
as a non-profit, non-commercial, non-partisan
organization.
The FMDAC's Mission: The FMDAC is dedicated to
the preservation, promotion, and protection for the hobby
of recreational metal detecting and prospecting.
The FMDAC's Purpose: To unite, promote and
encourage the establishment of metal detecting clubs. To
preserve the sport / hobby of recreational metal detecting
and prospecting. To make available to FMDAC clubs and
Independent members information pertaining to the hobby
and to keep members informed as to active legislation.
The FMDAC's Goal is to Educate and inform the
public as to the merits of recreational metal detecting.

http://www.fmdac.org/
T-SHIRTS
Mindy Spiroch and Linda Bennett have been working
on new a style of club t-shirts. Hopefully will have a
prototype and information at the next meeting.
CLUB WEBSITES
Be sure to check out the two club websites that John
Lobota manages. He welcomes club members to share
stories, local history, videos, photos and other knowledge
to impart.

http://www.treasurechests.net
http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/
2014 NATIONAL PARKS ENTRANCE
FEE-FREE DATES
On these dates, FREE entrance is available to 133
National Parks across the country that normally charge a
fee. During the free-free days, the parks waive entrance
fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance
fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, tours,
concessions and fees collected by third parties are not
included in this promotion.

 February 15-17, Presidents Day weekend
 April 19-20, opening weekend of National Park
Week
 August 25, National Park Service Birthday
 September 27, National Public Lands Day
 November 11, Veterans Day
Remember no metal detecting allowed in National
Parks!

MEMBER FOR SALE ADS
Whites Pinpointer II new $100
Ruger Stainless Mark II 22 cal , 4” Bull Barrel,like new
- $400
Ruger Stainless Mark II 22 cal. 5 1/2”Slag side barrel
competition target model w/ red dot scope $600
(I bought both guns new and to be truthful, I’m not sure
they
have been fired)
Email or call me with any questions..
Jerry Laur 561-951-1015 jerrylaur@mac.com
**************************************

Like new Miami Sun Drifter bike/7 speed/pink color//Paid
$350; asking $250//Call Cheryl Petenbrink 697-5073.

CLUB HUNT
A Japanese Media team will be at our next hunt - doing
interviews and filming. Join us for a hunt at Juno Beach
Pier. Meet at 8 a.m. in parking lot on Saturday Feb. 15.
14775 U.S. Highway 1,
Juno Beach
I95 to Donald Ross Rd Exit.
East on Donald Rose Rd to US 1
North on US 1 to parking lot

UPCOMING COMPETITION HUNTS
TCAS 27th Annual Benefit Hunt
Saturday, March 8, 2014 Wabasso, Florida
9a - 4p
If you send in a copy of an official hunt form with
payment before March 1st, 2014, the cost is only $75.
After that the price is $85.
http://www.tcas.us/tcashunt.htm

******************************************************
Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Second Annual Central Florida Sunshine Shootout &
Relic Hunt
April 5, 2014
830a-5:00p
Early registration = $99.00/ hunter.
After March 25, 2014 = $125.00/hunter.
The registration fee includes a catered mid-day meal and
multiple hunts.
http://www.thecfmdc.com/sunshine_13.html
***********************************************************
12TH TREASURE HUNT OF THE CAROLINAS
MARCH 29-30, 2014
Largest Open Hunt In The Carolinas
The targets for the weekend will include Silver Quarters,
Halves, Dollars, Rounds, Dimes and Gold Coins
************************************************************

JIM WARNKE MEMORIAL HUNT AND
PICNIC
Mark your calendar - March 15 - for this annual event.
More details will be in the March newsletter and at the
March meeting.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

http://ecrda.org/

*******************************************************
Hunt Info Will Be Available
At Club Meeting
February
Carmelo Basilico (2/9)
Glen Gamble (2/3)
Amy Hamedl (2/15)
Pauline Nash (2/3)
Cheryl Petenbrink (2/13)
Carolann Pineda (2/22)
Marilyn Smith (2/5)
Mindy Spiroch (2/3)

ONGOING CLUB PROJECTS
Our club collects eye glasses, foreign coins,
miscellaneous items of costume jewelry/tokens/metal toys,
pull tabs, and empty ink cartridges. Give Jan Smirnow or
Linda Bennett your donations.

CHALLENGE LEVELS
Do you enjoy a good challenge? If so, then you should
join the quest to master the five challenge levels! This fun
program offers a coin reward simply for finding a specific
group of targets (much like a scavenger hunt) and showing
those finds to the hunt master (Linda Bennett).
For questions or explanations, come early to a meeting
and speak with Linda.

2013 ANNUAL BEST FINDS
In January, club members voted on the entries for the Annual Best Finds Contest. The winners for the
categories each received a silver half dollar. Unfortunately entries were sparse this year.

Congratulations to our 2013 Best Finds Contest Winners!

BEST SILVER
TOM LIEBERMAN
SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

BEST COSTUME JEWELRY
LINDA BENNETT
RING

Linda Bennett and Tom Lieberman

BEST COIN
LINDA BENNETT
EISENHOWER
DOLLAR

MOST UNUSUAL
LINDA BENNETT
KEYCHAIN

JANUARY 25 CLUB HUNT AT JUNO BEACH PIER

23 Members gathered to look for tokens worth prizes. Since
it was not turtle season, flashlights were allowed for this
night hunt.
The following members found tokens:
Mindy Spiroch
Allen Mankin
Andrea Davis
Jim Smith
Gail Hoskins
Devine Stehr

Irving Smith
Gary Davis
Steve Hoskins

GCTC,
INC.
The Tinfoil
Times
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
33461

The Tinfoil Times

UPCOMING EVENTS
Club Meeting: February 13, 2014
Club Hunt: Feb 15, 2014
TCAS Competition Hunt: March 8, 2014
Jim Warnke Memorial Hunt and Picnic: March 15, 2014
CFMDC Sunshine Hunt: April 5, 2014

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/
Also check out:

http://www.treasurechests.net/


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