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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
VOLUME 35 NUMBER 2
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 11
AT THE WEST PALM BEACH GARDEN CLUB IN DREHER PARK
IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
OUR CODE OF ETHICS: HAVE PERMISSION AND DO NO HARM
FEBRUARY 2010 MEETING
The board of directors is committed to offering a
program on CPR; however we’ve had some cancellations
along the way. Hopefully the third time will be a charm!
Come to our February 11th meeting for a life saving
presentation. Val Wilson is a Certified Red Cross
instructor who teaches classes in Wilderness First Aid
Basics, CPR/AED, Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard,
Water Safety Today, and Small Craft Safety (Canoeing
and Kayak). She is a private contractor for the City of
West Palm Beach Environmental Programs and serves as
Health & Safety Chair of the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Stream Council and is Trade Winds District Eagle
Chair. She is active in local Girls Scouts training and a
Master Naturalist UF - Wetlands, not to mention FWC –
BOW Instructor for Canoeing, Kayaking and Wilderness
First Aid. When planning or preparing for any outing in
remote areas, Val believes it is extremely important to be
trained for emergency response. She will discuss the
basics of CPR, answer questions, and share information
about how we can become certified to keep others from
becoming a statistic. Val’s father exposed her to detecting
when she was 10 and she continues the hobby today,
along with rock hounding and other outdoor pursuits.
Don’t forget to bring ALL your finds to display on the
Tall Tales Table and to enter items into the monthly Best
Finds Contest. Bring your Platinum! (See note to right.)
Thanks in advance to February’s Mystery Prize
volunteer, Radina Malchev, who will do her best to try to
stump us and to Gary and Heather McNew who have
volunteered to provide the refreshments.
TREASURER’S REPORT (as of 2.1.10)
JOIN US AT P.A. BBQ BEFORE THE MEETING!
Join other club members for dinner in the back room of
P.A. BBQ at 5:30 p.m. before the meeting. Dutch treat!
Park Avenue BBQ & Grille
2401 N. Dixie Hwy (US 1)
Lake Worth, Florida
FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD RAFFLE!
You can still win a $25 P.A. BBQ Gift Certificate!
Don’t miss your chance! See Heather McNew to buy
your tickets. Only $1 each or six for $5.
FEBRUARY HUNT - TO BE ANNOUNCED!
PLATINUM QUARTERLY BEST FINDS
This month, in addition to our regular Best Finds
competition, the Platinum Category will be featured. Any
platinum found between the September 2009 meeting and
the February 2010 meeting may be entered. Since the
Platinum Category is only a quarterly event, members
may enter more than one platinum find in the contest.
JIM WARNKE MEMORIAL HUNT/ PICNIC
Mark your calendar for our annual hunt and picnic on
Sunday, March 21. Planted items will be American coins
older than 50 years. Some of the coins will be silver. More
details will be in the March newsletter.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
A big thank you goes out to John Lobota who recently
redesigned our new website. He graciously volunteered to
host and maintain the site. It’s still a work in progress, so
check back frequently for updates. Check it out at:
MEMBERS BUY AND SELL COLUMN
THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
Founded in 1973 by Ted Rudd
Hunt Master: Linda Bennett
Cell Phone: 561-352-4068
Assistant Hunt Master: Gary McNew
Sales and Raffle Promoter
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Cheryl Petenbrink
Hospitality Hostess: Heather McNew
Prize Coordinator: Betty Laur
Membership: Jim Sharp
Website Administrator: John Lobota
Newsletter Editor: Stacey deLucia
CLUB MAILING ADDRESS
c/o Gail Hoskins
206 Russell Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Dues are $30 a year.
New members pay an
initiation fee of $5, plus:
$30 if joining between Jan. 1st and
the end of June,
or $15 if joining between July 1
and Dec. 31
REILLY’S TREASURED GOLD offers a complete line
of new & used detectors, scoops, cleaners, tumblers, and
books. The shop also does custom metal working and laser
detailing. For details, call 954-971-6102. Low prices plus 10%
discount to members! See their website: www.rtgstore.com.
TOM LIEBERMAN – Ready to serve your real estate
needs. Call 561-852-7409; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRANK NASH – Minelab and Fisher metal detectors for
sale: palmbeachmetaldetectors.com. GCTC will receive 10%
of the net profits of all new detectors purchased by club
members. Call 561-743-5248. Metal detector available for rent.
JERRY LAUR – Excalibur 1000 in excellent shape: $800.
Leather iPhone or Touch iPod case with belt clip (which
rotates for vertical or horizontal carry). NEW! $20. Call Jerry
between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 561-694-7963.
LINDA BENNETT – new Headhunter PiratePRO won at
GSBSO. Brand new, in box with two-year warranty. Retails at
$439; asking $350. Call 561-352-4068.
TESSA DURAND – BUY OR SELL AVON. Just imagine
yourself as the CEO of your own Company! Check out my
website, order online, direct shipping right to your door.
www.youravon/tdurand-owens.com or call 561-358-2252.
GARY MCNEW – WANTED: Any unwanted finds, such
as electronics, whole or in pieces, unwanted jewelry in any
condition and even “cauliflower” pennies. I’ll have a container
at the meeting for you to drop stuff in. Also wanted, “Dead or
Alive,” old computers and video games. 561-718-5523.
STACEY deLUCIA – FOR SALE: Excellent condition
Sony Trinitron 37” HDTV. Purchased for $1,693 – sacrifice
for $200. Call or e-mail for photos. Hard-sided detector travel
case with lock and key. Protect your investment! Built safe to
withstand air travel and even the roughest baggage handlers!
Padded interior with “pick & pluck foam” for custom fit. Only
used once. VERY STURDY! ($40) Handcrafted custommade-to-order beaded jewelry featuring your favorite semiprecious gems or beads. Design your own, or let me design a
one-of-a-kind piece especially for you or a loved one. Want to
see some samples of my work? Call 561-687-2310 or e-mail
JACK SAINT – FOR SALE – Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505.
Used only once! Asking $150 OBO. (Sale price at Kellyco is
$299.99.) Includes DVD and “Finds Bag.” Call 561-629-2420
or e-mail email@example.com.
ED D’AMATO – FOR SALE – The Kingdom Slot
Machine with tokens. Pays out! $450 new. Will sacrifice for
$350. Call Ed D’Amato at 561-370-3346.
Club members may advertise items for sale or items wanted,
free of charge. The club does not profit unless noted in the ad.
Sometimes ads will need to be edited due to available space.
Items do not have to be related to metal detecting. Contact
Stacey deLucia to place your ad.
MONTHLY BEST FINDS CONTEST
Second Place for Monthly Best Finds
(Winners receive a silver quarter and certificate)
(Runner up receives a silver dime and certificate)
BEST GOLD WITH STONES – Jim Sharp
Gold With Stones – Gary McNew (Class Ring)
10 Kt Gold Diamond Ring
Gold – Gary McNew (18 Kt Ring)
BEST GOLD – Mindy Spiroch
18 Kt Gold Ring
Silver – Gary Spiroch (David Yurman Bracelet)
BEST SILVER – Gary McNew
Most Unusual – Paul Hamlin (Pump)
MOST UNUSUAL – Stacey deLucia
Costume – Mindy Spiroch (Titanium Band)
“Want Some Booty?” Booty Beer Pin
Coin – Gary McNew (1955 Wheat Penny)
COSTUME JEWELRY – Gary McNew
MONTHLY FIRST PLACE WINNERS
BEST COIN – Tom Lieberman
Gold-Plated 1999 Half-Dollar
Tom Lieberman, Jim Sharp, Gary McNew,
Mindy Spiroch, Stacey deLucia
Remember: Only current members can participate
in the Monthly Best Finds Contest!!!
2009 YEARLY BEST FINDS
In January, club members voted on the entries for the Annual Best Finds Contest and the winners for the 11 major
categories each received a silver half-dollar, a certificate and picture of the find on the website for a year. Winners of the
subcategories in the American coin category each received a silver quarter, a certificate and picture of the find on the
website for a year. Each member was allowed one entry per category.
Congratulations to the Winners!
Frank Nash, Jim Sharp, Gary McNew, Cheryl Petenbrink, Tom Lieberman, Irving Smith
CHAIN WITH CROSS
BEST COSTUME JEWELRY
BEST GOLD WITH STONES
CROSS WITH STONES
SHIPWRECK WOOD WITH
MAN OF GOD
BEST FOREIGN COIN
TURKISH GOLD COIN
OLDEST AMERICAN COIN
OLDEST AMERICAN COIN SUBCATEGORIES
IT'S A TIE - 1887
OLDEST QUARTER OLDEST HALF DOLLAR
JIM SHARP AND CHERYL PETENBRINK
January’s meeting featured all the Best Finds of 2009,
as well as Monthly Best Finds. VP Stacey deLucia
recognized Linda Bennett’s years of service as Coeditor of the newsletter and said she’s sad to see Linda
retire from that role, as “Linda did all the heavy lifting
by handling the photo layout – which is NOT easy – and
so much more.” (Editor’s note: Thank you, Linda, for
helping when I ran into problems with the photo layout
of the 2009 Annual Best Finds in this issue!) Stacey also
thanked the members for donating more than $2,000
during the past eight years to Home Safe.
Secretary Jan Smirnow asked members to please
bring in pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House. We’ll
use those pesky tabs in a fun contest later this year.
President Mindy Spiroch thanked Linda Bennett
and Betty Laur for bringing in the “GCTC provided”
refreshments and Tom Lieberman for bringing the
Mystery Item, a picture hanger. Tom stumped us again!
BURIED COIN CACHE
You won't find any wooden buttons at this park
with your metal detector but you will find the
Go around and around and park – Don’t cry if you
find nothing, but look in your tear drops.
ELAYNE AND HEATHER’S CORNER
Umbrella – Nick Mosca
Minelab Pouch – Jan Smirnow
Handmade Token Pennies – Gary McNew
Silver Half Dollar – Les Batts
White’s Polo Shirt – Irving Smith
Hat – Brenda Dickerson
Coins from Historic Dates – Linda Bennett
“Sensuous” Perfume – Brenda Dickerson
Donations for our monthly drawings (and other events) are
always appreciated! Thank you to the following donors: Nick
Mosca: Estée Lauder “Sensuous” perfume; Jim Sharp:
Handmade Token Pennies; Ed D’Amato: Historic Date Coins.
Irving Smith won $50 in the 50/50 drawing. Irving
wins A LOT! What’s his secret? Buying lots of tickets!
UNSUNG HEROES 2009
Hunt Master Linda Bennett presented the newest
annual award, the “Unsung Hero” Trophy, to Paul
Hamlin and Gary McNew in recognition for returning
the most number of lost items to their rightful owners.
The impressive trophy, which features the names of all
members who returned items during 2009, will be on
display during future meetings. We salute ALL of our
Good Will Ambassadors for their service to others!
In the tear drop where smoke may get in your eyes
look in the middle of the 3 oaks.
In Buttonwood Park off Lantana Road you will
find a treasure trove.
Go straight thru the park and do the roundabout
and find yourself a place to park and get out.
The treasure is hidden near the big pavilion.
The sidewalk winds around and around and there
the treasure can be found.
Now all you have to do is REREAD the last clue!
Item buried is a small vitamin container 2 3/4" long and
1 1/2 " in diameter. It is placed in a Ziploc® bag.
Burial of cache and the clues are provided by Cheryl
Petenbrink. If found by a club member, that person will
receive a $25 prize AND earn the right to bury the next cache!
Good luck everyone! Start digging! Please fill all holes!
Please bring any newsletter errors to editor Stacey deLucia’s attention.
UNSUNG HEROES 2009
PAUL HAMLIN (4)
GARY McNEW (4)
JIM SHARP (3)
TOM LIEBERMAN (3)
FRANK NASH (2)
JACK SAINT (2)
NIKOLAY MALCHEV (1)
GARY SPIROCH (1)
PAULINE NASH (1)
STEVE HOSKINS (1)
IRVING SMITH (1)
BOB DOBSKI (1)
TRENT BOWEN (1)
JAN SMIRNOW (1)
Paul Hamlin, Gary McNew and Tom Lieberman
were recognized for returns at the January 2010 meeting.
Their returns will be featured in the March newsletter.
GARY McNEW'S TIP OF THE MONTH
“The Tee Pee Effect”
Have you ever gone to hunt your favorite beach on
a day with a strong off shore wind? If so you may have
seen something that I like to call the Tee Pee effect.
This is when there is a small solid object like a seashell
setting on top of the sand and the wind blows all the
sand from around it away and leaves the shell resting
on top of a Tee Pee or column of sand. When you see
these Tee Pees, hunt these areas, because there has
been two or more inches of sand blown away from this
section of beach. The average detector will detect a
coin sized object 8-10 inches deep, so when two or
more inches of sand has been blown away, those coins
and rings that were formerly 12 inches and deeper
could now be in a detectable range. So grab your
detector, get out to the beach, brave the winds and have
fun! Happy Hunting!
Hollywood Beach had been packed with tourists the
week preceding our club hunt. But the findings were
slim for the nine members who arrived early Saturday,
January 30. A two hour hunt produced some change
and some costume jewelry. Irving Smith found the
most change with Gary McNew coming in a close
second. Kathy Ayon found various pieces of costume
jewelry. Gary also found a costume jewelry item often
labeled by treasure hunters as "nitro."
Six members had brunch after the hunt. Jerry Laur
and Gary McNew enjoyed watching the exercise
group on the beach - especially a well endowed young
woman. The women in the group had their own eye
candy to check out - an attractive male instructor!
December birthday celebrants Joseph Cook,
Brenda Dickerson, Carol Presslein, Jack Saint and
Jarrett Spiroch, as well as January birthday celebrants
Jack Petenbrink, Irving Smith, and Bo Greenwood
each received a birthday dollar at the January meeting.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH TO:
Carmelo Basilico (2/9)
Glenn Gamble (2/3)
Amy Hamedl (2/15)
Vera Hujar (2/5)
Joanne Keeley (2/16)
Nancy Maduri (2/21)
Peter Maduri (2/19)
Pauline Nash (2/3)
Cheryl Petenbrink (2/13)
Marilyn Smith (2/5)
Mindy Spiroch (2/3)
TALL TALES TABLES TOTALS FOR 2010
As of January:
DOLLAR AMOUNT: $424.67
Kathy Ayon's collection of goodies
TCAS 23rd ANNUAL BENEFIT HUNT
The Treasure Coast Archeological Society in Sebastian
will be holding its competition hunt on Saturday,
March 13, 2010 from 9 AM until 4 PM at KiwanisHobart Park, Wabasso, Florida. The cost is $85 for the
whole day. All hunts, plus lunch, are included in the
fee. If you pay before March 1, 2010, the cost is only
$75. Hunt applications will be available at the GCTC
For further information regarding the hunt contact:
Mitch King, Hunt Coordinator, at
CONTEST COMING IN AUGUST!
“WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FINDS”
Back by popular demand, our August meeting will
once again test the limits of GCTC members’ creativity
through a little contest we like to call “What to Do with
Your Finds!" Members will be challenged to submit
entries made out of things they’ve found while
detecting. In years past, we’ve seen some pretty
creative entries and we expect this year to be just as
interesting. Silver prizes will be awarded in three
categories: Most Creative, Best Display and Most
Unusual. So, start thinking about what YOU can do to
give your finds new life! Members are not limited to
the number of entries that they can submit. We hope
everyone will participate this year in this fun contest.
C/O GAIL HOSKINS
206 RUSSELL DRIVE
LAKE WORTH, FL
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and save the club money, please e-mail Stacey: sdeLuc823@aol.com
February 11: Club Meeting – CPR/Emergency Response
(Platinum Quarterly Best Finds)
February Hunt: TBA
March 13: TCAS Competition Hunt
March 21: Jim Warnke Memorial Hunt & Picnic
May 15: Virginia Beach Competition Hunt
Thanks to the following contributors:
Linda Bennett, Stacey deLucia, Steve Hoskins,
Gary McNew, Cheryl Petenbrink and Jan Smirnow
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE AND SEE OUR NEWSLETTER IN FULL COLOR:
(Thank You, John Lobota!)