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The Tinfoil Times
July, 2017
Volume 42 Number 7
President
Frank Nash
786-269-5744
Vice-President
Sue Chonoles
561-262-8621
Secretary
Jan Smirnow
561-376-6211
Treasurer
Laurie Haire
954-593-4800
Huntmaster
Vacant
Refreshments
Ingrid & Jim Orlando
Photographer
Jack Kazee
Librarian
Vern Blausey
Prize Coordinator
Jan Smirnow
Membership
John Lobota
Website Administrator
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor
Jack Kazee
othermailboxjk@comcast.net
Contact Us:
Frank Nash
9729 Whippoorwill Trail
Jupiter, FL 33478
gctreasureclub@yahoo.com
www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc

Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
Our code of ethics: Have permission and do no harm

Our next meeting will be
7:00 PM, July 13, 2017
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

July Birthdays
Linda Bennett (7/23)
Sue Chonoles (7/22)

July News

Laraine Reilly-DiMaria (7/6)

Training series continues.
Join us July 13, when the training topic will be ‘Using Your Detector Correctly, and the Proper Way to Retrieve Targets’.

Tammy Lobota (7/27)

If you are new to detecting, you will pick up some very useful
information. If you’re a seasoned digger, you might pick up a
trick or two you may have forgotten, and maybe realize some
bad habits you have developed over the years.
Bring your detector if you would like some one-on-one training,
or advice on how to use the settings on your detector for optimum performance.
The topic will be presented by Club President Frank Nash.

Dues are $35 per year. New members
pay an initiation fee of $5, plus:
$35 if joining between Jan 1st through
the end of June, or $17.50 if joining
between July 1 and December 31. $5
extra for FMDAC membership.

July 13th is Watermelon Night! Along with our regular yummy
treats, we will have delicious watermelon!

Betty Laur (7/23)
Ben Smith (7/5)

Join us before the meeting at
5:15 for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Please RSVP by noon July 12
Laurie Haire
(954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

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Stolen Detector Returned
Former member Warren Megibow visited the club with a complelling story.
While cleaning up at the beach after a hunt, he turned his back for a moment
on his brand new Minelab 3030 detector, and just that quickly, it was gone.
He had only used it a few times, and obviously was sick about it being stolen.
He contacted Everyone he could think of—Reiley’s Treasured Gold, Kellyco,
and law enforcement.
In the mean time, the thief had posted the detector on LetGo, the online sales
app. Michael Deiley met with the thief, who said he just needed money, and
didn’t want the detector any more. Michael bought it for $300. The detector
didn’t have a charger, and Michael contacted Frank looking for one.
When Warren contacted Frank about the detector, Frank remembered someone calling looking for a charger. He went through his notes, and found Michael’s contact information. This led them to Michael, who was able to
share information with the police. The thief was soon located.
Warren has his detector back, thanks to Frank’s notes, and Michael Deiley’s honesty and willingness to work with the authorities to get the detector back to its rightful owner.

June Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the June Meeting are brief this month due to my absence. Vice President Sue Chonoles shared with me her notes.
The meeting was called to order by President Nash. The program for the evening was on pinpointers, i.e. how to use and understand them. That
discussion was held by President Nash, and was very enlightening and informative.
President Nash introduced former member Warren Megibow. Warren told the audience how his Minelab CTX 3030 was stolen at the beach. Details
are in the article above.
The 50/50 Raffle was won by April Sovich. She in turn donated half of her winnings to the club.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary

How well do you know Florida?
See how many of these questions you can answer.
The answers are on page 4 of the newsletter. No peeking!
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How many counties are in Florida?
What is the largest county in Florida in square miles?
What is the smallest county in Florida in square miles?
How many miles of beaches does Florida have?
When did Florida become a state?

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June 2017 Best Finds Winners
Best Gold with Stone

Best Gold
Paul Hamlin

Best Silver
Ed Morin

Best Costume
Ashley Wedde

No entries

14k Gold Band

.925 Silver ‘AMORE’ ring

Cross Necklace

Most Unusual Item
Cheryl Petenbrink

Jewelry Embedded in Object

Best Coin
Devin Stehr

1987 Breakers Coin

Congratulations to the June winners! Left to right Ed Morin, Devin Stehr, Gage Stehr,
Ashley Wedde, Paul Hamlin, Cheryl Petenbrink.

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TALL TALES TABLE – HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND WHY
The Tall Tales Table is where members can display their best metal detecting finds for the past month at each monthly meeting. The
categories are: Best Gold With Stones, Best Gold, Best Silver, Best Coin, Best Costume Jewelry and Most Unusual.
Each member is allowed to enter one item in any or all of the categories. The membership will vote on what they think is the best
entry (usually done during the break). According to the votes, the best entry in each category will be recognized by the membership
as the winner of that category for the month, and the finder of each category will receive a fifty cent piece.
The members winning the most categories for the year will be in contention for the Honorable Treasure Hunter of the Year Award.
Second place will also be considered for this award as will members who return items lost to the rightful owners.
Mystery Prize Stumper - Each month, a member will bring in a mystery item. The item is kept sealed, so no one can tell what it is,
and is kept by the President.
Members bring in all of their finds to the meeting, including trash, for display on the table adjacent to the Best Finds table. The
mystery stumper item is then revealed by the President. Anyone who has a matching item in their items will win a fifty-cent piece. The
winner then brings in the stumper for the next month’s meeting.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary

Starting with the July meeting, we will be selling spots for a silver round. Tickets will be $1 each, or 6 for $5.
This silver round is beautiful. On the face, it shows a racing stagecoach, with “For When You Have To Get Out Of Dodge”.
The reverse is marked with the weight and purity, and is scored where it can be divided into one-quarter ounce parts.

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Answers to the Florida Quiz
There are 67 counties in Florida
The largest county in Florida is Palm Beach county, with 2578 square miles.
The smallest county in Florida is Union county, with 245 square miles.
There are 663 miles of beaches.
Florida became a state on March 3, 1845.

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Gold Standard in America?
Anyone who has an interest in gold, the history of gold, and the possible impact of gold upon our lives in the
future will enjoy this.
'One Nation Under Gold' Explores America's Obsession With One Precious Metal. Heard on the PBS show Fresh
Air, June 26, 2017.
If you would like to listen to this show, and you are reading the newsletter as a PDF file, click this link.
Otherwise, you can go to PBS.org, and enter ‘precious metal’ in the search bar. The first result is a link to the
show. You can listen to the show, or read the transcript.
(Thanks to John Labota for sharing this with the club.)

Ongoing Club Projects
Our club collects eye glasses, foreign coins, miscellaneous items of costume jewelry / tokens / metal toys, pull
tabs, empty ink cartridges, small electrical stuff (nothing bigger than a large toaster), cell phones, tape recorders,
printers, etc. for recycling. If you have anything to donate, please see Jan Smirnow.

Gold Coast Treasure Club Website
The Gold Coast Treasure Club website is where to go for the latest club information. You will find a lot of interesting
and helpful information there. The website is at http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/.
Some of the information you will find on our website:





Our current newsletter (a newsletter archive is in the works).
Calendar of Club Events.
Links to great online resources, like forums, vendors, blogs, and maps geared for all levels of Metal Detectors.
Other resources, like local tides, weather, precious metals pricing, county parks and recreation, and metal detector manufacturers.

There is lots more there, and the website is being updated frequently, so be sure to check in often!

GCTC, INC.
C/O FRANK NASH
9729 WHIPPOORWILL TRAIL
JUPITER, FL 33478

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UPCOMING EVENTS
CLUB MEETING: July 13, 2017 7:00 PM

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/



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