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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Vern Blausey
Prize Coordinator: Jan Smirnow
Membership: John Lobota
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
VOLUME 41 NUMBER 4
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:00 PM APRIL 14
AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE
IN DREHER PARK
IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM
Please note change of time
for the meeting. Time to
start will now be 7:00 PM.
meeting will be over by 9:00
Bobby Bostick, President of the
Oceanic Research and Salvage
Company 1, LLC, will be our guest
speaker on the 14th. Bobby
is a treasure hunter and salvager. His
company is a family run organization
with unpublished success. They
mainly work offshore on fairly deep
Bobby will be bringing
pictures of their finds that will blow
NO GATHERING FOR
DINNER PRIOR TO MEETING
John Presslein passed away on
March 10, 2016, His 80th birthday
had been March 9. He and his wife
Carol have been members of our club
since March 1996. There were no
services locally. He was taken back
John was an
experienced metal detectorist and
was always willing to share his
experience and tips to all. Our
sympathy to his wife Carol and his
Children; Judy Greaker, Janet Boettcher
(Brian), Debbie Whiting, Dan Presslein
(Paula), Mark Presslein (Erin). Eleven
grandchildren, four great grandchildren
and one brother.
Gold pan with gold dust bag and
instructions ($40 value), Garrett
digger ($40 value), and Garrett head
phones ($30 value) SIXTY spots $1
each or 6 for $5
1st drawing winner gets first choice,
2nd same, 3rd gets what is left.
Karen Larson (4/1)
Trisha Otto (4/26)
BEST FIND WINNERS
John Lobota, Jason Petenbrink, Cheryl Petenbrink
and Steve Hamedl
Wheat Penny 1946
Silver - Cheryl Petenbrink
Unusual - April Sovich
Costume - Steve Hamedl
Coin - John Lobota
President Nash started the March meeting at 7 p.m.
(NEW STARTING TIME FOLKS)
He promptly introduced our Guest speaker Dr. Stephen
Kajiura from the Biological Department of the Florida
Dr. Kajiura presented a very
informative slide show. His statistics informed the
membership of the migration pattern of our visiting
10,000 plus sharks off the beaches of Palm Beach County.
He explained why people are attacked due to the visibility
of the water, i.e. the further south one goes the clearer the
water and therefore less attacks. He further explained the
pattern is mainly comprised of male sharks and appears to
be extending due to the warming of the water. The
females appear to be birthing further North, an oddity,
perhaps explained by the necessity of slower traveling by
the female due to pregnancy. He further showed just how
close the sharks are to the shoreline; real close!
For more information go to : science.fau.edu
March Birthday dollars were collected by Cyndee
Freeman, Marge Hamlin and Jason Petenbrink.
Our Treasurer, Nick Mosca, reported $1503.04 in the
treasury. Membership renewal is $35 plus an additional
$5 late fee (after January 31st). In addition, it was asked
that members join the FDMAC for an additional $5.
FDMAC lobbies for our hobby, they are our watchdogs.
President Nash spoke of a Cruise to Bermuda for ten
days, costs $700 (26th of May through June 4th Carnival
Cruise Lines). Amy Hamedl said there was no charge but
permission is required for metal detecting.
Vern Blausey, Librarian, is back in business.
Arrangements have been made with the Science Center to
retain our library in storage at the Science Center for our
Paul Hamlin stumped the membership with a spark
plug for the Mystery Stumper. Next month Cheryl
Petenbrink will provide the stumper.
John Lobota presented information on his John Prince
Hunt for March 20th.
President Nash spoke of an upcoming hunt for April to
be held at a special place in Jupiter Farms, more to come.
The 50/50 for $41 was won by Jan Smirnow.
As time did not allow, the Scavenger Hunt for March
through April 10th was not mentioned, but it is being held,
so please participate.
Meeting was adjourned at approximately 9 p.m.
Submitted by Secretary, Jan Smirnow
PCGSCoinFacts.com offers information to all collectors
of United States coins, including thousands of full color
coin images, rarity, and historical information.
Thanks to Todd Ryan for this website information.
John Lobota is hosting Mound Circle hunt in John
Prince Park. Arrive at 10 am with members to bring a side
dish, folding chairs and card table if available. Date to be
decided at April meeting.
Club will supply BBQ Chicken, water and other drinks.
Hunt will start at 10:30 sharp and take place on the Circle
Mound. There will be 3,000 pennies plus tokens scattered
on the surface. No scoops or diggers, beep and pick up the
Prizes will include silver dimes and quarters among
other items. No one will go home hungry or without a
Members can find a map on page 4.
For Sale: Two Tesoro Cibola metal detectors like new.
$325 each or $600 for both.
Jerry Laur 561-951-1015
For Sale: Like-new Fisher black F-75 Special Edition
detector with both 11" DD and 5" DD (new) waterproof
search coils. Certified/set up by Tom Dankowski. Less
than two (2) hours use. $850.00/OBO
Pete Schneider 561-630-9262
ONGOING CLUB PROJECTS
Our club collects eye glasses, foreign coins, miscellaneous
items of costume jewelry/tokens/metal toys, pull tabs, and
empty ink cartridges. small electrical stuff (nothing bigger
than a large toaster), cell phones, tape recorders, printers
etc. for recycling. Give to Jan Smirnow.
HAVE METAL DETECTOR WILL TRAVEL
TCAS HUNT AT WABASSO, FL
Bob Dobski, Irving Smith and Linda Bennett
Bob Dobski and Linda Bennett had
numbered token for misc. prize
SCAVENGER HUNT - BRING ITEMS TO
Rules, only items actually found by metal detecting. All items
will be counted towards a winning prize. Three prizes - 1st,
2nd and 3rd Winner does not have to have all ten items in any
category. Just enter to have fun!
Winners will be determined at April 14h meeting.
Items to be found:
10 half dollars
10 pennies dated before year 2000
10 Sunglasses/prescription glasses
10 plus pull tabs (colored ones count extra)
10 plus beer/soda caps (each different)
10 pieces silver jewelry
10 gold pieces jewelry (are we ever hopeful)
10 pieces of foil
10 pieces junk jewelry
10 tokens/bathroom coin/souvenirs
10 safety pins
10 headphone pieces
EIGHTH ANNUAL TREASUREHUNTERS
Saturday April 30th
Pennwood Motor Lodge
Anyone that has been to these cookouts before knows that
these cookouts are a great time and I know I look forward to
attending each year, catching up with old friends and making
new ones, hearing all the great treasure hunting stories(true and
false) and making plans for the upcoming season.
There will be food, drinks and treasure to be had. There will
be some beer but for the most part you will need to bring your
own adult beverages. I'm hoping to have a treasure raffle, so if
enough people bring some cool treasure items to raffle off we
can do that. I would also like to have a treasure swap meet;
bring your treasure hunting related gear or items to sell or swap
and a table to set everything on.
Anyone that can send pre-cookout cash/check/money order
donations to help with the food and misc costs please do so. I
can tell you that in the past too much of the load was placed on
one person. The more I get the better this cookout will be!!!
Here is my address to mail your donation to ....my address has
changed since last year!!!
Chuck Graves Jr
350 Woodland Ave Apt 15
Cocoa Beach Fl 32931
Also... Donations can also be made as a "gift" by paypal
JOHN PRINCE PARK
2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth, Florida
4759 South Congress Avenue • 2520 Lake Worth Road • 4754 South Congress Avenue (Golf Learning Center only)
2728 Lake Worth Road (Therapeutic Recreation Complex only)
Lake Worth Rd.
Access to Florida’s
Turnpike in 5.5 miles
Lake Worth Rd.
No Access to I-95
The Club Managers
Association of America
6th Ave. South
No Park Access
6th Ave. South
Access to I-95
L ake Os
Parks & Recreation
L ak e O
• Parking .................................
• Park Rangers .........................
• Restrooms/Water Fountain ....
• Basketball (lighted) ..............
• Tree Memorial ......................
• Fitness Zone .........................
• Lake Osborne ......................
• Smythe .................................
• Tim Granowitz ......................
Osbor ne Dr.
• Mound Circle........................
• Volleyball .............................
• Playground ...........................
• Tennis (lighted).....................
• Center Drive .........................
• Softball Triplex .....................
• Picnic Table(s) ......................
• Boundless Playground and
• Paved Path ...........................
• Heart Trail, (soft 1.2 mi) .......
• Wheelchair Fitness Trail
(paved .4 mi) .......................
• Fishing Area..........................
Access to I-95
• Boat Ramp ...........................
revised April 2015
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Parks and Recreation Department
We create opportunities for healthy, happy living!
Connect with us–
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
The Tinfoil Times
Club Meeting: April 14, 2016
Club Hunt: TBA
Eighth Annual Treasurehunters Picnic: April 30
VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
Thanks to Betty Laur