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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Bo Greenwood
Hospitality Hostess: Available
Prize Coordinator: Jan Smirnow
Membership: Jim Sharp
VOLUME 40 NUMBER 1
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:30 PM JANUARY 8
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
Hope your New Year's resolutions
included more metal detecting and
becoming more involved with the
Join your 2015 officers and share
your ideas on how to make our club
better and geared toward our
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
President - Frank Nash
Vice-President - Jim Sharp
Secretary - Jan Smirnow
Treasurer - Nick Mosca
JOIN US EARLY AT
TOM SAWYER RESTAURANT
at 5:15 p.m. before the meeting.
3208 FOREST HILL BLVD
PALM SPRINGS, FL 33406
Bo Greenwood (1/21)
Cindy Mosca (1/4)
Jack Petenbrink (1/15)
Kevin Piper (1/12)
Delores Smith (1/3)
Nina Smith (1/13)
Irving Smith (1/21)
Wayne Stephens (1/3)
Ed Weston (1/25)
Our club was mentioned in
Western and Eastern Treasures
Magazine, Feb 2015 issue - Club
News and Views by William W.
Steve Hamedl - 10k ring with cz stones
Gary McNew - 18k gold bracelet
John Lobota - 1950 silver quarter
Gary Spiroch - sterling silver ring
REMINDER - COLLECTING
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.
UNSUNG HEROES 2014
The fifth annual “Unsung Hero” was awarded to Gary
McNew in recognition for returning the most number of
lost items to their rightful owners during 2014. The
plaque, which features the names of all members who
returned items during 2014, will be on display during
future meetings. We salute ALL of our Good Will
Ambassadors for their selfless service to others!
Sapphire and Diamond Tennis Bracelet
UNSUNG HEROES 2014
GARY McNEW (4)
ED MORIN (3)
FRANK NASH (2)
AMY HAMEDL (1)
JOHN LOBOTA (1)
TOM LIEBERMAN (1)
RADINA MALCHEV (1)
PAULINE NASH (1)
LAURIE HAIRE (1)
JAN SMIRNOW (1)
IRVING SMITH (1)
GARY SPIROCH (1)
Miami, Florida (AP) -- A ship cannon dating to the
early 18th century has been discovered by a company
doing dredge work to deepen the channel at Miami's port.
News stories in 1919 reported that 14 old Spanish
cannons were discovered in roughly the same area.
Thanks to Gary McNew for the information.
Winners of these awards were nominated by fellow
members for their “dubious“ actions during the past
Irving Smith and Allen Mankin showed up
one week early to separate meetings - that is
how much they look forward to club meetings.
Jerry Laur - voiced his concerns for the new
embroidered club shirts - he has sensitive
nipples and was worried that the backing would
hurt his nipples.
Linda Bennett didn't practice what she
preached as evidenced on the last club hunt in
which she forgot her beach scoop. Allen loaned
her one of his spare.
Jan Smirnow spent one beach hunt eating sand
because she didn't watch the waves and kept
being swept off her feet. Fortunately her
hunting partner, Paul Hamlin, rescued her scoop
that had been swept away.
WINNER OF THE BROKEN SCOOP AWARD
Young pirate Elijah Krysiewicz
received a stocking.
Monthly Best Finds Asst.
THANK YOU TO OUTGOING HUNTMASTER
Linda Bennett presented with Silver 8 Reale
By popular vote, Jerry Laur again received the
honor of winning the Sixth Annual Broken Scoop
Award.. It was a tight vote - he beat out Linda by 2
Jerry will have to display this award in a prominent
place at her home until the next Holiday Party in 2015.
Hopefully he will be able to pass along the award at that
time to another member.
The scoop was donated by Kevin Reilly of Reilly's Treasured
Gold, Inc in 2008.
SPECIAL THANKS FOR HOSTING
A CLUB HUNT IN 2014
A glass paperweight were awarded to Ben Smith
and Frank Nash in appreciation for hosting a club hunt
during 2014. Thank you, guys, for your hard work!
Picture for Ben Smith not available.
Frank Nash with Laraine Reilly-DiMaria,
owner of Reilly's Treasured Gold, Inc
Thanks go to those who worked to put the holiday party
together and those who are always there when you need them!
And thanks to those who contributed items for the door
The Petenbrink Family
The Hamlin Family
The Bennett Family
The Laur Family
The Mosca Family
The Hoskins Family
American Digger Magazine
Garrett Metal Detecting
White’s Metal Detecting
Reilly’s Treasured Gold of Pompano, Florida
To go along with the new website we now have a new
forum. It is not yet linked to the website as I write this but
should be soon.
It is hosted by mytreasurespot. com. It is at the bottom
of the forum lists. You do need to be registered with
mytreasurespot in order to post.
The forum is meant to be an information exchange where
you can go to find the latest and up to date info on issues
effecting the hobby along with any general FMDAC info.
This is also a place where you can ask questions.
Hope you will check in on it.
Collecting dues for FMDAC at the next meeting - $5 for
2015. See Linda Bennett for more details.
MEMBER FOR SALE ADS
Whites Pinpointer II new $80
Jerry Laur 561-951-1015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Excalibur 2 - 1 year old with a straight shaft. and new
unopened carry case. $1000.00.
Paul Nison: 917-407-2270 if interested
18 Inch Coil with Shaft for Minelab Quattro - $50/OBO
Wayne Stephens 352-357-9388
2015 PLANS FOR CELEBRATING
Years of planning are coming together toward marking the
300th anniversary of the July 31, 1715, sinking of the Spanish
treasure fleet off the eastern coast of Florida during a storm.
Kicking off the commemoration will be a selected display of
recovered sunken treasure and artifacts from the State. The
items will be exhibited Jan. 8 to 11, 2015, at the Florida United
Numismatists Convention at the Orange County Convention
Center in Orlando.
Thursday, Jan 8: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Educational Seminar. “The Loss of the 1715 Plate Fleet,”
by Ben Costello. 2015 is the 300th anniversary of the historic
Spanish fleet loss off the east coast of Florida. Who better to
discuss this event than Ben Costello, a director of the 1715 Fleet
Society? Mr. Costello will detail the “hows, whys and whens”
of one of the most significant events in numismatic history!
Thursday, Jan 8: 1130-12:30
Educational Seminar. “A Sunken Ship is a Time Capsule:
The 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck,” by Peter Cowdry. The speaker
is the current educator in residence at the Museum of Florida
History in Tallahassee. His program will focus on a range of
issues including what was on these ships of the great fleet
wreck, the degree to which they’ve been preserved, and the
navigational problems faced by the fleets of that era.
Membership Renewal Form
City and State____________________________
SILENT AUCTION IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH
Save all your gently used but unwanted items for our
club fundraiser. These items do not have to pertain to
metal detecting. More information will be in upcoming
A new raffle was introduced at the September meeting
which is comprised of a 1/10th gold Eagle, a gold Mexican
Dos and an uncirculated Silver Eagle $. The spots are $5
each. The winners will be designated by drawing, lst the
Gold Eagle, 2nd the Dos gold coin and 3rd the Silver Eagle.
$5 A SPOT
3 DRAWINGS - 3 WINNERS
Cell Phone #_____________________________
Include my address, phone # & e-mail address
in the new club directory.
(Note: members’ names, at least, will be included.
Directory goes to members ONLY.)
After Jan 31: $40
Gold Coast Treasure Club
206 Russell Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33461
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
The Tinfoil Times
Club Meeting: January 8
TCAS Hunt: March 7, 2015
Central Florida Sunshine and Relic Hunt: April 11-12, 2015
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