GCTC February 2013 Newsletter.pdf

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For more information and pictures - see the below link:

Jim Warnke died in 2004 at the age of 80. He had been
a member for most of the existence of the club and
served in every office. The longest position held was
newsletter editor for which he wrote for 12 years.


This annual hunt and picnic will be held on Saturday
March 2 at Ocean Cay Park in Juno Beach. Planted
items will be American coins. A hunt orientation
meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. A picnic will follow the
hunt and awarding of prizes. The GCTC will provide hot
dogs, buns, condiments, beverages, and all eating and
drinking accessories. Members are encouraged to bring a
side dish. Also, don’t forget to bring a chair, table, and
other items that make a picnic enjoyable. The entry fee
for the hunt is $5 per metal detector. Sign up at the
February club meeting or RSVP by February 27 to
Linda Bennett (561-290-5112) with the number in your
party. This will allow the club to provide enough coins
and food. Only current members may participate, so, if
you haven’t renewed, NOW IS THE TIME! Sorry, NO
coils over 12” or PI detectors allowed! Also,
headphones are required! This is a standing club
policy for planted hunts!
Directions to Ocean Cay Park, 2188 Marcinski Road,
Jupiter, Florida 33477
I-95 to Donald Ross Road exit. Go east on Donald Ross
Road to A1A. Go north on A1A to parking for Ocean
Cay Park on the left. This park is north of Juno Pier.

Karen, Betty and Linda

Gregg(Ocalasix) - organizer

Convict Springs

Betty Laur, Karen Larson and Linda Bennett
traveled to Mayo, FL on Feb 1 - 3 for a TNET member
hunt at Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort and
Campground, home to Convict Spring. Convict Spring
is a natural fresh water spring that feeds the Suwannee
River. There is a mapped underwater cave system with
an entrance from the spring. The spring was used by
prisoners working in the area in the early 1900's. There
has been some metal detectorists on the property in past
years; but with recent renovations, there have been relics
recovered dating back to the early 1900's and Native
American artifacts as well. Civil War troops moved
through area, on the river running adjacent to the
While the majority of the 25 hunters were from
Florida - some members traveled from LA, TN, NC, AL
Some old coins were found and some jewelry, but no old
relics were found. Great prizes were awarded to all who
participated - with the top prize being a Garrett ACE

Judie (River Rat) serving cakes from the Big Easy.
Pictures by Linda Bennett and Gregg Papallo

Door prizes- relies on donations
Newsletter - stamps: $5.00
Club House: $80
Refreshments: $25
Monthly Best Finds: $15
Yearly Best Finds: $110
Memorial Hunt/Picnic: $400
Holiday Party: $300
Liability Insurance: $119
Corporation Fee: $61.25
Other Hunts: $75
Doesn't include speaker thank you gift/dinner/gas
Donated - website by John Lobota
newsletter printing by Linda Bennett
Door prizes by many club members