GCTC June 2013 Newsletter.pdf
On May 8th members and guests of the Gold Coast
Treasure meant in our new meeting location, the Science
Museum located on Dreyer Trail in West Palm Beach
(across from the old location). Bob, the evening custodian,
greeted everyone at the door and immediately made us
feel like special guests! He escorted the early arrivals to
an auditorium with plush chairs, a stage, sound system and
the works. Then the work started for Bob and those
arriving early! Tables were arranged in the hallway for
the greeting of the membership and guests.
Amy Hamedl graciously volunteered to help Gail
Hoskins with the greeting and selling of the door prizes
and 50/50 raffle. Marge and Paul Hamlin showed up early
with delicious treats, as well as several other members
(sorry I honestly was so busy with setup inside the
meeting room that I did not see who donated what, but it
was all wonderful!). KUDOS to all who helped with the
finger foods and the setup! Everyone was impressed with
the luxury of the new meeting place! The bathrooms were
virgin (ever been in a public one that just opened less than
an hour before the meeting)!
President Gary McNew opened our meeting explaining
that the Secretary (me) had forgotten to bring the Agenda
for the meeting so it was going to be a bit caotic. Vice
President, Frank Nash, added three points to his contest
tally for three guests and an extra point for a new member
(a point for every guest and two points for a new member,
accumulated monthly for the possible winning of a 2014
membership or a Silver Dollar, your choice). A discussion
was held regarding the disappearance of the Coin Cache
and a decision was made to discontinue for now and
possibly continue again in the fall.
Former President and long time member Karen Larson
won the 50/50 a grand total of $41! It was good to see
Karen, she now lives in North Carolina.
Cheryl Petenbrink fooled everyone with a special hook
in the Mystery Item Stumper contest! June’s Mystery
Stumper will be provided by GARY SPIROCH
VOLUNTEERS are needed each meeting to greet
members and guests, please if you know you are coming,
let someone on the Board know ahead of time. It will
really help the club!
All in all it was a new experience in our meeting place
with no complaints; what I would call a great night!
Respectively Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary