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The Tinfoil Times
May, 2017
Volume 42 Number 5
Frank Nash
Sue Chonoles
Jan Smirnow
Laurie Haire
Ingrid & Jim Orlando
Jack Kazee
Vern Blausey
Prize Coordinator
Jan Smirnow
John Lobota
Website Administrator
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor
Jack Kazee
Contact Us:
Frank Nash
9729 Whippoorwill Trail
Jupiter, FL 33478
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.

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

Our next meeting will be
7:00 PM, May 11, 2017
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405


May Birthdays
David Chonoles (5/26)
Dixie Gamble (5/15)
John Lobota (5/14)
Maryanne Lubinski (5/31)

April Special Guests
We were honored to have Captain Carl Fismer and Brad
Williamson of Treasure Expeditions share some of their
stories of seeking and finding Treasure, as well as an
amazing collection of pieces of eight and several books
that Captain Fismer had written (some of it was for
Captain Fizz and Brad Williamson are offering a once a
month, one day seminar and dive on two wreck sites in
the Keys. An inexpensive and unforgettable experience
at approximately $300. Check out their website if interested TreasureExpeditions.com. Go to Services, and
click on Treasure Workshop! On their website you will
also find numerous stories of past and ongoing treasure
expeditions. Captain Fizz and Brad have promised a return visit soon, possibly to discuss a gold coin recovery
that they are presently working.

Ed Morin (5/17)
Jim Orlando (5/5)
Glenford Smith (5/10)
April Sovich (5/5)
Nancy Stephens (5/27)

Join us before the meeting at
5:15 for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Please RSVP by noon May 10
Laurie Haire
(954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

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New Meeting Place!
Starting with the May meeting, we will be in the freshly
renovated Garden Club Building. It has been completely
remodeled with a gigantic kitchen with two refrigerators,
dishwasher, microwave, and a Bun Coffee maker! No stove top
due to safety for camp children, but we can bring in our own hot
plates, etc.
It’s also equipped with new bathrooms, water fountains,
television, WIFI, and a movable podium that can be plugged in

The following members need to see Laurie to
pick up your FMDAC membership cards:
Pete Schneider
Bo Greenwald
Jan Smirnow

We have some sad news to report this month. Bob Dobski’s Son
passed away. Please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts and
Bob’s address is
774 Greed Drive
Mio, MI 48647

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.

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April 2017 Best Find Winners
Best Gold with Stone
Devin Stehr

Best Gold
Devin Stehr

10k gold ring w/diamonds, blue

10k Earring

Best Silver
Jason Petenbrink

Most Unusual Item
Paul Hamlin

Earrings with CZ Stones

Blingy Ornament

Best Costume
Devin Stehr

Best Coin
Tom Lieberman

Bling Ring with ‘Stones’

Jason Petenbrink

Treasurer Laurie Haire received her first award
Certificate for returning a set of keys to their
rightful owner. It became evident that several
members are unaware of the program regarding
returns to the rightful owner. If you find an item
and are able to return it to the rightful owner,
please let me or one of the other officers know.

1930 Wheat Penny

Devin Stehr

Tom Lieberman

Paul Hamlin

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From our Secretary
Past Vice President, Public Relations Chair and member Jim Sharp stopped in for a visit and donated untold volumes of treasure
magazines, in addition to some raffle items for the club. It was good to see Jim and the hope from the membership is that he will visit
more often.
Thanks to Cheryl Petenbrink and April Sovich for a great job for Best Finds for the month. The winners of the Scavenger Hunt were:
First Place Jim Perkins (he collected 52 pounds of Aluminum Cans and sold it for $9), Second Place went to Ashley Wedde and Devin
Stehr, and Third Place to April Sovich.
Vice President, Sue Chonoles presented interesting Tips of the Month.
Copies of the Directory of Services for Palm Beach County were received and distributed to the membership; a few copies are left for
anyone who wants one at the May meeting. In the back of the directory you will find a section devoted to the amenities of all the
parks and beaches, broken down to the Northern, Western, and Southern portions of Palm Beach County. Only a few copies of Martin
County where available.
Jim Perkins won the 50/50 raffle for a grand total of $53. Get well cards were signed for Margaret Weller and Jim Orlando and will
be mailed out.

BBQ CHICKEN AND DRINKS PROVIDED. Meet up at John and Tammy’s home at 8:30 a.m. Bring a covered side dish to share. Hunters
will be with an assigned partner from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Return to John and Tammy’s for BBQ. There will be prizes for best find,
and a pirate party.
Tammy and Jonathan’s address is: 3089 Lillian Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.From I95, go west on Forest Hill Blvd. Turn left
(south) on Congress Avenue. Go south about 1/8 mile, and turn right at Lillian Road (first traffic light). The address is the fourth
house on the right.
To sign up call John Lobota 561-247-9103 or Jan Smirnow 561-376-6211.
There will also be a signup sheet at the May 11 meeting.

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 some 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!

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Members by Area Contact Info
If you’re looking to go on a hunt, and would like some company, or maybe some advice on good places to go in an area,
check this list of our members. It’s broken down by area.

Boca Raton
Gary 561-718-5523
Tom 561-852-7409
(N/A Summer)
Boynton Beach
Jan 561-376-6211
Delray Beach
Bob Dobski 989-245-0110
(N/A Summer)
Jacob 561-502-8252
Randy 561-596-8547
Frank 561-376-4841
Green Acres
Cliff 561-312-1752
Green Grove Springs
Allan 561-714-4883
Ed 954-342-9169
April 561-310-1671
Frank 786-269-5744
Carl 561-745-3090
Dave 561-262-8621

Lake Park
Mark 561-932-2725

Port St. Lucie
Brenda 954-789-2419

Paul 561-283-6553
Jim 561-401-8560

Royal Palm Beach
Rick 561-236-7717

Lake Worth
Ed 561-603-7899
Steve 561-967-2923
Gary 561-685-6793
John 561-281-3728
Tripp 561-547-2980
Pat 561-324-4768
Jack 561-818-2957
Joe 561-573-6465
Palm Beach Gardens
Pete 561-568-0055
Jerry 561-951-1015
George 561-762-6663
Devin 561-909-5358
Pompano Beach
Robert 860-620-3047
Joe 954-415-7475

Lee 561-972-4011
Linda 561-352-4068
West Palm Beach
Ben 561-775-3481
Glenford 561-601-2230
Jim 561-432-3702
West Palm Beach
John L. 561-628-2629
Vern 561-767-1764
Cheryl 561-329-4018
Jim 276-692-4068


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