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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
VOLUME 38 NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 2013
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY 7:00 PM DECEMBER 12
NOT AT OUR USUAL MEETING PLACE!!
2013 ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on December 12th for our Annual Holiday Party (or – better yet – arrive at 5:30 p.m. to help
us set up!) The club will provide meats and condiments, while members are asked to bring a side dish. Please RSVP to
Gail Hoskins at 561-967-2923 by Monday, December 9 and indicate what side dish you’ll bring.
All dishes must be ready to eat, with no heating required. Bring a serving spoon and warming tray, if needed. Gail
will also need to know the number in your party, the ages of attending children, if any, and if you’ll bring guests. The
Holiday Party is always free to members. Nonmembers and guests are welcomed to attend for $10.
As a reminder, there will be no Tall Tales Tables, Mystery Item or Monthly Best Finds. We will be selling raffle
tickets for lovely door prizes and 50/50.
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION OF OUR HOLIDAY PARTY!!
HIGH POINT OF DELRAY
824 CLUB DRIVE,
DELRAY BEACH, FL
CLUB HOUSE SECTION IV
Take the SR-806 W / Atlantic Av exit
Go west on Atlantic Av
Turn right onto Barwick Rd.
Turn right onto High Point Blvd W
this road ends at Club Dr W
Turn left onto Club Dr W which will
turn into North Dr.
Turn right onto Club Dr
824 CLUB DR is on the right
2014 GCTC OFFICERS
President: Frank Nash
Vice President: Gary McNew
Secretary: Jan Smirnow
Treasurer: Eddie D’Amato
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM
BEST FIND WINNERS
UNSUNG HEROES 2012
The third annual “Unsung Hero” was awarded to Paul
Hamlin in recognition for returning the most number of
lost items to their rightful owners during 2012. The
plaque, which features the names of all members who
returned items during 2012, will be on display during
future meetings. We salute ALL of our Good Will
Ambassadors for their selfless service to others!
Tom Lieberman and Steve Hamedl
Best Gold with Stones
10 K Gold ring with Diamonds
UNSUNG HEROES 2012
PAUL HAMLIN (5)
PAULINE NASH (3)
ED MORIN (3)
KEN LUBINSKI (2)
GARY SPIROCH (1)
Good Will Ambassadors
Performing Random Acts of Kindness
14 K Gold Cross Ring
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.
FIRST TIME AMBASSADOR
Return Recognized at November Meeting
Returned a Gold Ring
5 Cent Netherlands Antilles
The November meeting was called to order by
President Gary McNew, November Birthday dollars went
to Leslie Batts, Tom Lieberman and Paul Nison. 26
members were in attendance. In addition to our members,
Bob Dobski’s son and granddaughter and three other
guests also were present.
President Gary NcNew introduced our guest and
program for the evening, Laraine Reilly DiMaria, Laura
and Joe Kononchik of Reilly’s Treasured Gold store of
Pompano, Florida. As most of you know Kevin Reilly
was very supportive and a lifetime member of our club;
and Laraine and Joe are still lifetime members. Joe was
asked to speak to our membership of the newest metal
detecting equipment on the market. And as usual Joe was
up to date on the latest! It seems that all of the
manufacturers are continuously coming up with new
stuff! The pinpointers for the water are good for 25
feet! The newest White’s, Garrett’s and Minelab detectors
are enough to entice all who attended to break the bank.
Steve Hamedl -Ring
Carmelo Basilico - Cell Phone
Gary McNew -Toy Truck
The GCTC mailed a certificate to Luke Kelley for
returning a ring to its rightful owner. Luke, a 4 year old,
was at his preschool's playground in Oklahoma. He
decided to dig around in the mulch to look for treasure.
(He wished he had a metal detector from his Nana, Linda
Bennett). He found a ring and immediately ran over to his
teacher to give her his find. It seems the ring was lost by
a fellow classmate two days ago. Even though it was not
a valuable ring, her Dad had given the ring to her. She
called Luke her hero and she followed Luke around for the
rest of the day. Luke was made Rascal of the Day by the
school - a honor bestowed daily on one child from
preschool to 5th grade.
GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
The GCTC was invited to have a table to promote our
club at the Gem and Mineral Show on November 23-24 at
the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Bob Dobski, Jan Smirnow and Frank Nash
MEMBER FOR SALE ADS
27 “ Apple IMAC computer- like new, loaded $1000
Whites Pinpointer II new $100
Ruger Stainless Mark II 22 cal , 4” Bull Barrel,like new $400
Ruger Stainless Mark II 22 cal. 5 1/2”Slag side barrel
competition target model w/ red dot scope $600
(I bought both guns new and to be truthful, I’m not sure they
have been fired)
16 ft Key West center console boat with Bimini Top. Has a 40
hp Yamaha Four Stroke motor with less than 20 hours on it.
good trailer. $5000
Email or call me with any questions..
Jerry Laur 561-951-1015 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Special Discount flyer was handed out to the
members, the usual 10% on accessories, BUT AN
ADDITIONAL 5% ON ANY METAL DETECTOR FOR
THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. We have a limited few
of the flyers left and they will be available at the Holiday
Party, they can not be duplicated.
Treasurer, Ed D’Amato reported $910.26 in the
bank, our rent is paid through December.
Paul Hamlin received the Goodwill Ambassador
Award for 2012 for returning the most items to their
Nominating Chairman, John Lobota reported only
one nomination for the upcoming year. Frank Nash for
President. Gary McNew volunteered to stay on the Board
to serve as Vice President. Ed DAmato, Treasurer and Jan
Smirnow, Secretary will continue on the Board for
2014. Nominees were approved by the membership for
the year 2014.
The Mystery Stumper was an electronic cigarette
provided by Paul Hamlin; no member had one, so the
Silver Dime was not awarded to anyone.
Jan Smirnow advised everyone to double check your
“junk jewelry” - she found a 14kt large loop earring from
last year’s detecting that was in her junk box.
The 50/50 Winner won $25!
Respectfully submitted, Jan Smirnow
2013 is the 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the
Gold Coast Treasure Club.
The hunt for sunken riches
off the Treasure Coast
Story by Al Pefley / CBS12 News
Posted by Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
From Tinfoil Times Newsletter Dec. 1991
From Tinfoil Times Oct. 1987
OFF JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- Did you know there are millions
of dollars in coins and jewelry, not far from where you live right
here in South Florida? Finding it and getting to it is the hard
part. But that hasn't stopped some people from trying. They're
professional treasure hunters, and the state of Florida has given
them a permit to try to find it.
Each day, the Iron Maiden goes out in search of sunken
treasure. They're working a site near Juno Beach, looking for a
Spanish ship similar to this one, that went down in a storm in
the late 1500s. It was sailing from Cuba to Spain, loaded with
treasure. When they get to the dive site, they use two large
blowers on the back of the boat that are lowered into the water
one at a time. The blowers send powerful streams of water from
the boat's propeller wash shooting downward, kicking up huge
amounts of sand on the bottom and carving out a crater of sand
on the ocean floor about 50 feet wide and 10 feet deep, exposing
any gold or silver coins or jewelry that may be down there.
Divers call this "blowing holes on the ocean bottom."
It's been more than 400 years since the ship went down. The
coins are now buried under layers of sand that have to be
removed before divers with metal detectors can find the
treasure. Searching for treasure requires a permit from the state
of Florida. Artifacts from the ship such as an anchor,
cannonballs and nails have been found. But so far, no treasure.
Divers working the Juno Beach site say they're not giving up.
The site near Juno Beach does hold some promise. But there's
another site north of here near Sebastian that's been even more
lucrative and another group is working that one.
In July, treasure hunters found 48 gold coins from a Spanish
ship called the Capitana that sank off the Florida coast in a
hurricane in July 1715. The wreck site is near Wabasso Beach.
The Capitana was part of a fleet of 11 ships that sank. Each gold
coin is about the size of a dime and almost pure gold.
Altogether, the 48 gold coins are worth a cool quarter of a
How did they know where to look? They have a mapping
system going back to 1983 that shows where others have found
previous artifacts and coins. So based on the debris pattern, they
pick a promising spot that hasn't been searched before. The four
guys who found the 48 gold coins from the Capitana say they
have a feeling there's a lot more treasure still out there. He
thinks the gold coins they found could be just the tip of the
iceberg. The guys searching for treasure near Sebastian and the
group searching near Juno Beach know they'll succeed if they
keep looking long enough. One day they hope the ocean will
finally give up its treasure. But it's been buried under the sand
for hundreds of years, and there are hundreds and hundreds of
places to look.
The treasure hunters don't get to keep everything they find.
They say the state of Florida gets up to 20 percent of any
treasure and artifacts they find. They say the state typically takes
the items that are considered to be the rarest pieces, to be
displayed in a museum in Tallahassee.
THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
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