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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 6
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:00 PM JUNE 9
AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE
IN DREHER PARK
IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM
Skill Night continues this month Bring your machine, let’s work
together to improve our skills! We
will have a short business meeting,
retire to a designated area outside for
hunting and practicing skills. Paul
Hamlin has constructed a skill
developer, guess what it is you just
detected? Some coins and stuff will
be scattered in the designated area to
search. Assistance from fellow
members will be available to help
those who need some help.
Special - Vice President Sue
Chonoles will be giving out another
tip for metal detecting! Don’t miss
this one; the tips only get better!
Tips will be compiled into a list for
the benefit of each member when
there are no more forthcoming. If
you have a tip you want to share,
please bring it and share with your
fellow members, you will be given
credit for it on the upcoming list..
Who knows? We may end up with a
club book on tips for publication; we
certainly have a lot of experience!
JOIN US EARLY AT
Palm Springs Pizza & Restaurant
3087 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
at 5:15 p.m. Dutch treat!
Paul Hamlin (6/9)
Kenneth Lubinski (6/14)
Karen Schneider (6/3)
Margaret Weller (6/16)
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.
WANTED - IDEAS FOR
Please call the board members with
ideas for a program and/or speakers.
BEST FIND WINNERS
JUNE CLUB HUNT
Ben Smith will be hosting a planted hunt with prizes
on Friday, June 24. Since the hunt field will be under the
bridge at Phil Foster Park - there will be plenty of shade.
Most of you are familiar with Ben’s PLANTED
Hunts! They are at the least very interesting! Prizes
approximately 20, save everything you dig, you never
know what Ben decides as to what wins!!
A $5 bill, TWO 50 per cent SILVER half dollars are just
part of the prizes! Don’t miss this one people!
Bring your own lunch and chair.
Cold water and ice will be provided!
Steve Hamedl, Cheryl Petenbrink, Paul Hamlin
Best Gold With Stone
22K with Diamond
14K Gold Bracelet
Wheat Penny 1916
Gold - Gold/silver Band - Steve Hamedl
Silver - Ring - Steve Hamedl
Unusual - Pirates Treasure- April Sovich
Costume - Earrings with Stones - Steve Hamedl
Coin - Cuban Coin - Steve Hamedl
The hunt will start at 9:30 am.
Please no pulse induction machines,
coils larger than 12" or competition
baskets. Headphones are required.
Be sure to sign up for the hunt at next club meeting. If
you can't attend the meeting, then let Linda Bennett know
if you are coming by June 22. Ben plans on the number of
items to be planted based on number of hunters.
Directions to Phil Foster Park
I-95 to Blue Heron Blvd. Go east on
Blue Heron for estimated 4
miles. Cross the bridge over the
intracoastal. At the bottom of the
bridge, turn left into the park.
MAY CLUB HUNT REPORT
Not much to report other than at least 15 attended the 15th
of May hunt at the Kennel Club. It was hot and tough
digging, i.e. a lot of trash! Paul Hamlin reported 59 cents,
some costume jewelry and junk. April Sovich - a few
pennies, mostly real junk. Cheryl Petenbrink - some
change and lots of junk. It was also reported that there
were holes left; Cheryl and April covered what they
saw! Please members I know you know the rules, leave
no evidence of your presence!
Please be advised we are not welcome to metal detect the
properties of the Kennel Club on an individual basis, only as a
scheduled club event with the Kennel Club.
The Kennel Club has enough security problems without us
adding to their having to check each individual on the property!
The plan at this time is to return for another event at a
cooler time! Discussion will be held at the June meeting
regarding another event.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow
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
For Sale: Small dog door - sells for $189. For sale $75
or best offer. Excellent condition.
Jan Smirnow 561-376-6211
WANTED FELLOW MEMBER TO SOLICIT
DONATED ITEMS FOR CLUB
RAFFLES. CONTACT SECRETARY JAN
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.
The May Meeting minutes are being written based on
the information our Vice President Sue Chonoles has
graciously and thoughtfully written for me and the benefit
of the club. Thank you, Sue for your assistance.
New Members Lee LeClair and Jimmy and Anita S.
were welcomed by President Nash.
A review of the then upcoming hunt at the Kennel Club
was given by April Sovich, including maps and
instructions of where to park.
Birthday Dollars were given to Dave Chonoles and
Glenford Smith. (You gotta attend the meeting if you
want your club gift)
Our Librarian, Vern Blausey explained the lending
policy of the club library books, i.e., books can be checked
out for one month only, any time beyond that there will be
a late fee of $1 per month payable to the club treasurer.
Paul Hamlin provided a tiny key for the Mystery Prize
Stumper this month. Cheryl Petenbrink won $.50 for
having a key. In order to participate in the Mystery Prize
Stumper members must bring in their finds for the month
(junk included, you never know what is going to be in that
sealed envelope). It must be displayed on the Best Finds
Cheryl Petenbrink will be providing the June Mystery
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE PETENBRINKS FOR
SUPPLYING THE ICE AND SODAS THIS MONTH!
Sue Chonoles won the 50/50 raffle for a grand total of
Another BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK NASH FOR
ALL THOSE WONDERFUL CALORIES PRESENT ON
THE BREAK TABLES. Frank has knocked himself out
providing all those goodies each month! If you like them,
please tell him!
The evening was then turned over to all those who
brought their units with them. The "pros" helped the
newbees with their units. It was also helpful to those who
either didn't have a unit or needed help. This part of the
evening was most helpful. We discussed doing the same
thing at another meeting but going outside with the units.
This month’s Tip – a Hunt Grab Bag
Items suggested were:
Hand Towel and Cleanser
Flexible small paint brush
String for marking a 12 foot circle
Flashlight and batteries
Adhere a magnet to the bottom of your scoop
Zipper Bag (from Dollar Store)
Rain pouch in a bag
CB Radio when hunting with others
whistle for women
First Aid Kit, Paper Towels
Baby oil to take off tar found on beaches
baggie for cell phone/keys
peel and seal to protect your machine
ammonia (put in a small bottle) for stings
Information was imparted by the members in attendance
with the express wish to continue it in future meetings and
perhaps to have it printed in the newsletter. I will go one
better and prepare a list for anyone interested to pick up at
So bring your tips next month, they can and will be
helpful to your fellow members, let’s make this an
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
The Tinfoil Times
Club Meeting: June 9, 2016
Club Hunt: June 24, 2016
TCAS Hunt: March 11, 2017
Sunshine Shootout & Relic Hunt: April 1, 2017
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Thanks to Betty Laur