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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Vern Blausey
Hospitality Hostess: Vacant
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 2
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:30 PM FEBRUARY 11
AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE - THE DISCOVERY ROOM
IN DREHER PARK
IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM
Our speaker will be Joe
Kononchik of Reilly's Treasured
Gold located at 2003 West McNab
Rd. #10 Pompano Beach, Fl. 33069.
His subject will be new advances
in the metal detecting industry.
What is good and what in his opinion
is junk. Joe has been in the industry
for years. White’s has announced
that they are coming out with a new
machine. If you have an idea for a
special scoop, Joe is the one to talk
to! Stay abreast of the industry with
Joe; most of us just assume the
equipment cannot get better!
decided by the same voting system
that we use for the Monthly Best
In addition to the Find of the
Year tables, we will have the normal
Find of the Month tables.
JOIN US EARLY AT
Palm Springs Pizza & Restaurant
3087 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
at 5:15 p.m. before the meeting.
2015 ANNUAL BEST FINDS
It’s time for the ANNUAL BEST
FINDS CONTEST. Bring your best
finds recovered between January
2015 and December 2015 and while
you were a member of the GCTC.
Categories will be: Best Gold;
Best Gold with Stones; Best Silver;
Best Costume Jewelry; Most
Unusual; and Best American Coin.
Winners of the 6 major categories
will each receive a prize and a
certificate. Each member is allowed
one entry per category. Winners are
Carmelo Basilico (2/9)
Glen Gamble (2/3)
Amy Hamedl (2/15)
Pauline Nash (2/3)
Cheryl Petenbrink (2/13)
Marilyn Smith (2/5)
BEST FIND WINNERS
Ed Morin, Jason Petenbrink, John Lobota
and Steve Hamedl (not pictured Cheryl Petenbrink)
Best Gold With Stone
Engagement Ring with Diamonds
14 Kt Ring
Fisher CZ3D modified by its inventor, Tom Dankowski to
an AU21. 12-inch coil, straight shaft, Fisher chest mount
strap and bag, original “S” shaft. Like new, works
perfectly. $800 OBO.
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
Pete Schneider 561-630-9262
John Lobota gave a talk on the Makro Racer Metal
Detector. John works for various Metal Detecting
Companies in field testing and says “this one is really
good!” John is not selling the machine nor is he making a
profit about talking about this machine.
Overview: Developed for searching coins, jewelry and
relics, the Makro Racer metal detector offers you the ideal
combination of cutting-edge technology and advanced
design. The Racer features a simple, easy-to-use menu
design and includes four pre-set detecting modes of All
Metal, Two Tone, Three Tone and Beach.
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.
1936 Buffalo Nickel
Best Silver - Ring - Jason Petenbrink
Most Unusual - Umbrella Stamp - Cheryl Petenbrink
Best Costume -Titanium Ring - Steve Hamedl
Best Coin -Bahama Quarter- Steve Hamedl
2015 Holiday Party
A special thank you goes to all those wonderful
members who managed to show up early to help set up the
Holiday Party. You are truly valued and your help was
The party was in my opinion a delicious success! Each
year for me has passed with a wonderful get together, a
time to catch up and enjoy each other! A unique time for
all to attend and spend an evening with good company! It
amazes me that most of us know so little about each other,
yet every once in a while we are party to learning more. I
have often thought it would make an interesting article for
our Tinfoil Times if we were to write about one member a
month. Metal detecting is just the tip of as they say the
iceberg when it comes too each and everyone of us.
This past year we lost special people, fellow detectors.
family and friends, yet we gained new members who are
just as interesting and interested in our shared hobby. Let
us pray that we will all have a healthy, happy and
prosperous detecting year.
TREASURE HUNTER OF 2015
Steve Hamedl with Gary Spiroch,
second place TH of Year
Betty Laur ended up with two serving utensils that are not hers.
If you are missing any from the Holiday party - call Betty.
Jan Smirnow received the honor of winning the
Seventh Annual Broken Scoop Award.
Jan was the only nomination for a dubious award and
therefore the automatic winner. Jan locked herself in the
bathroom during a board meeting at Nick Mosca's house
and had to be rescued.
Jan will have to display this award in a prominent place
at her home until the next Holiday Party in 2016.
Hopefully she will be able to pass along the award at that
time to another member.
The scoop was donated by Kevin Reilly of Reilly's Treasured
Gold, Inc in 2008.
Tom Lieberman and Frank Nash
Linda Bennett and Frank Nash
BEN SMITH DECEMBER 18th HUNT
Twenty one members showed up on a Friday to attend
a planted hunt by Ben Smith. These hunts have become a
favorite - plenty of buried items - many unusual to say the
least. Ben provided the majority of the prizes with six
from the club. After the hunt, members enjoyed lunch and
Ben Smith giving hunt rules
Vern Blausey singing Jimmy Buffet songs
1 of 1
Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
29th Annual Hunt Saturday, March 12, 2016
The cost is $120 per hunter for the whole day (all hunts) including 1 lunch.
Entries received before March 1st, 2016, the cost is only $99 per hunter.
The youth hunt is FREE!!! (but does not include a lunch)
Lunch is available for $8 for those not participating in the hunts.
All hunts rain or shine.
You will be given a badge at sign in, you must wear it during all hunts.
Headphones required. No pulse machines or pulse type devices.
NO large shovels, sand/beach scoops or picks!
You must dig and retrieve your own targets!
No coil size limit.
Emergency contact:_____________________________ Phone:_________________
Extra Lunches:________ @ $8 each
Personal checks, money orders ok. Make payable to T.C.A.S. Print this form and send with payment to:
PO BOX 780-768 Sebastian, FL 32978
1/14/2016 2:52 PM
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
The Tinfoil Times
Club Meeting: February 11, 2016
TCAS Hunt: March 12, 2016
CFMDC Sunshine Hunt: April 9, 2016
VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
Thanks to Betty Laur