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Dear GCTC friends,
I would like to thank Jan Smirnow for coming out to the
Florida Outreach Center for the Blind's Yard Sale this past
Saturday to volunteer in the hot sun, as well as Mindy and
Jarrett Spiroch, and the Petenbrink family for coming out
to support the event. Also, to everyone who brought items
to the Gold Coast Treasure Club's Silent Auction last
Thursday, thank you for supporting NOT ONE, BUT
FOUR not-for-profit organizations through your
generosity! Jan and the GCTC board gave me permission
to load up my Honda CRV with the left over auction
items, which I brought to the Florida Outreach Center for
the Blind to sell in their Yard Sale. The sharing didn't stop
there, though. After the yard sale ended, I brought
everything that didn't sell through the yard sale to two
other local charities to sell in their thrift shops.
Here's how we shared the wealth....
 FIRST, your auction item donations helped raise
money through the GCTC Silent Auction;
 SECOND, remaining items helped the Florida
Outreach Center for the Blind through the
Yard Sale;
 THIRD, remaining items were donated to be sold
through Vita Nova Thrift Shop (helps teens
aging out of foster care through their transition
into independence), and finally,
 FOURTH, what Vita Nova Thrift Shop didn't
take (keyboards, electronics), The Salvation
Army gladly accepted.
Thought you all would like to know how many lives you
touched this week... and you thought all you were doing
was cleaning out your closets!
Thanks, everyone!
Sincerely,
Stacey deLucia
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Dear Stacey,
I would like to thank you and Janet Smirnow for
volunteering your time to assist with FOCB's Yard Sale on
Saturday. I would also like to thank the members of the Gold
Coast Treasure Club for donating items leftover from their
auction and for attending the event.
Your efforts helped the Center to make approximately
$300 which will be used to fund our programs. We will be
holding another Yard Sale in November and would
appreciate the support of you and your Club. Thanks again
and take care.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Lapp
Executive Director
Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, Inc.
Office: (561) 642-0005
E-Mail: info_focb@bellsouth.net

HAPPY TIDBITS
Hope you all who are internet savvy was able to view
recognition for our club from Dick Stout's blog on April 6
and Lost Treasure Magazine Online Newsletter April 16,
2013.
Dick Stout's blog with note about our April Newsletter can
be found at http://stoutstandards.wordpress.com/
THE “TINFOIL TIMES” FROM THE GOLD COAST TREASURE
CLUB
I like to share some of the better club newsletters from time to
time, and the TinFoil Times is one of those.
The Gold Coast Treasure Hunters have been in existence now
for 40 years, and that in itself is a great accomplishment.
You can read their April newsletter
by clicking here.
Thanks to, and congratulations to, Linda Bennett, the
newsletter editor.
Great job Linda!

While you are within the blog, go back to his home page and
check out more interesting reading.
http://stoutstandards.com/
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Got an email from William Purkey of Western and
Eastern Treasure Magazine - he will be mentioning our
40th anniversary in a future magazine.
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The Lost Treasure Magazine Online Newsletter is
delivered to your email on a weekly basis. If you are not
signed up to receive this free newsletter, you can do so on:
www.losttreasurecom

See the next page for their coverage of our club. The
information was obtained from our December 2012
newsletter.

2013 is the 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the Gold
Coast Treasure Club.
REMBERANCES OF OUR PAST

John Lobota displays musketballs, a ship spike and
pottery fragments recovered from the El Infante. Picture
was taken from magazine article "The Wreck of the El
Infante" published in Lost Treasure, September 1989.