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GCTC April 2013 Newsletter.pdf


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FEBRUARY MEETING MINUTES
On Valentine’s Day evening 32 members attended the
Gold Coast Treasure Club Meeting. President McNew
opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to our
Flag by all members. He then announced that effective in
May the club meetings will no longer be held at the
Dreyer Park Garden Club and at present the board is
looking for a new location. He asked the membership to
help by presenting ideas and information on possible
rental locations. At present the Board is still seeking ideas
and would be pleased to hear from you if you can help.
The program for the evening was the Best Finds of
2012, Winners were Steve Hamedl for Best Platinum,
Best Gold with Stones, Best Gold and Best Silver. Best
American Coin was won by Irving Smith and Most
Unusual by Ed Morin.
Linda Bennett, Hunt Master, received a great letter
with pictures from member Ken Lubinski. Ken wanted
to share the exciting hunting he is doing up in the
panhandle of Florida. The Good Will Ambassador Award
will be presented at the March or April meeting.
Member Irving Smith did a show and tell. He has
been a member for 21 years and has worked with some of
the best metal detecting people in England and France.
Irving showed the members some framed great coins he
has managed to find detecting since 1995. And last but
not least he showed his collection of keys for 21 years.
The collection is as long as he is tall, he could hardly lift
it!
Vice President Frank Nash is absent due to being in
the Jupiter Hospital. Frank is now home and will be
undergoing additional surgery in the near future.
Return Certificates presented to Ed Morin for
returning a cell phone to the rightful owner and Gary
Spiroch for returning a diamond ring to the rightful
owner.
Amy Hamedl fooled everyone participating in the
Mystery Prize Stumper contest with a “SECRETLY
wrapped poker chip”! March’s volunteer is Radina
Malchev.
Paul Hamlin won $40 by playing the 50/50 Raffle!
Thanks go to Marilyn Smith for helping out at the
entrance table! And special thanks to Nick Mosca for his
donations for the door prizes!

FIRE IN YOUR GOODIE BAG!
A 9-volt battery is a fire hazard because the positive
and negative posts are on top, right next to one another.
If the ends come in contact with anything metal such as
aluminum foil, steel wool, paperclip, other batteries, etc.,
this will cause the battery to heat up and ignite a fire.
To store, keep in original packaging or keep ends
covered. For disposal, make sure the positive and
negative posts are safely wrapped in electrical tape.

MARCH MEETING MINUTES
With 37 guest and members present President McNew
called our March meeting to order. Gary McNew,
President presented a discussion on Troy Ounces, DWT
(pennyweights) Grains and Gains with the assistance of
the internet via the club’s projector.
Member Pete Schneider donated an Alaskan gold
nugget for the club’s next raffle. Thank you Pete! The
nugget weights .34 grains. Our present raffle is an Kodak
underwater camera and a photo book of Historic Palm
Beach County. Spots are $1 or 6 for $5.
Marge Hamlin, Gary McNew and Frank Nash were
hospitalized this past month, but apparently recovering
nicely as they were in attendance! Good to see you all!
Vice President Frank Nash spoke of the possibility of
a wild hunt on 5 acres of land in Jupiter. Thanks go to
Frank for getting permission for the club to detect the
property.
John Lobota will be getting back to Frank with some
other locations of abandon homes in the Jupiter area with
the hopes that Frank will be able to get permission for
hunts in the near future.
After presenting the program, Gary showed what
happened to his truck on the screen!
Treasurer, Ed D’Amato reported $780.45 in the bank.
He stressed we need support from our membership by
buying raffle tickets, door prize tickets and 50/50 tickets.
Mystery Prize stumper was provided by Jan Smirnow
– a bulldog clip – no one had the item. Paul Hamlin
volunteered to bring in the Mystery Item in April!
The 50/50 was won by Betty Laur, a cool $48.00!
May’s Meeting will be held in the Science Center
across the street from the Garden Club!
Hope to see you at the SILENT AUCTION in
Women’s Garden Club on April 11th!

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