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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLD COAST TREASURE CLUB, INC.
VOLUME 36 NUMBER 5
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 7:30 P.M. MAY 12
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
With hurricane season rapidly approaching, now is the
time to learn and plan for your hunts for Spanish treasure
if the beaches erode. A video will be shown: Hurricane
Treasure, 1715 Beach Sites, Locations Revealed. The
video is based on a book written by Kevin Reilly (The late
owner of Reilly's Treasured Gold in Pompano Beach),
Gary T. Rowe & Kevin Maranville. Here is a video that
tells you where to go, what to look for and what has been
found on the beaches of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet.
Also in the video is an interview of former club member
Frank Meade who found an 8 Escudo gold coin after one
of the winter storms. Maps will also be available at the
Thanks in advance to our May volunteer refreshment
host, Al Schwartz, and to Paul Hamlin for volunteering
to stump us with an unusual “Mystery Item.”
JOIN US EARLY AT P.A. BBQ!
Several of us get together for dinner and a few laughs in
the back room of P.A. BBQ at 5:30 p.m. before each
meeting. Please join us for good friends & good food!
Visitors from Australia will be attending our meeting.
Jo and Carlos of RK Productions will be at the May
meeting to set up details for filming our June meeting. The
show is currently called "Hamish & Andy's American Gap
Year" and is hosted by two Australian comedians (Hamish
& Andy). In relation to their trip, they will be traveling to
approx 9-10 states in 3 weeks of intense filming covering
many stories including the boys participating in some
astronaut training at NASA in Houston. As part of the
show, the hosts will travel the length and breadth of the
US doing their best to learn about unique customs, meet
interesting people and discover what it is to live in the
home of the brave and land of the free. The hosts don't
make fun, take advantage or misrepresent the people they
meet, they're always laughing with them, never at them.
Tentative plans are for Hamish and Andy to metal
detect with Steve and Amy Hamedl, and then they will
bring their finds to the meeting to hopefully try out for a
Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage - USA
This was the last show we filmed in the States - it's a little
different to the one we're working on now as it was more
about the road trip or "the journey" from A to B but it will
give you an idea of the boys & the types of stories /
adventures they get up to.
Park Avenue BBQ & Grille
2401 N. Dixie Hwy (US 1)
Lake Worth, Florida
MAY CLUB HUNT
The Club is looking for individual(s) to host a club
hunt this month. You can just choose a neat place to hunt
and have members spend a few hours metal detecting. No
prizes. Just keep track of who attends and what is found.
If you are ambitious and wish to do a planted hunt, Linda
will provide items to bury and prizes.
TREASURER’S REPORT (as of 4.27.11): $1900
VISIT OUR WEBSITE!
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
Sales and Raffle Promoter:
Photographer: Steve Hoskins
Librarian: Cheryl Petenbrink
Hospitality Hostess: Heather McNew
Prize Coordinator: Jan Smirnow
Membership: Jim Sharp
Website Administrator: John Lobota
Newsletter Editor: TBD
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
This column is provided, free of charge, as a courtesy
to our club members. The contents of all advertisements
are the sole responsibility of the members placing the
ads. The GCTC does not imply endorsement, approval,
or warranty of any product or service.
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:
ED WESTON – WANTED: Collectable and antique
fishing tackle. Lures, rods, reels. 561-301-9062.
TOM LIEBERMAN – Ready to serve your real
JAN SMIRNOW – FOR SALE: White's Prizm V
$300; Shadow V with 3 coils $500. Call 735-8921.
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
ED D’AMATO – FOR SALE – The Kingdom Slot
Machine with tokens. Pays out! $450 new. Will sacrifice
for $300. Call Ed at 561-351-6172.
STACEY deLUCIA – BEADED JEWELRY.
Handcrafted custom-made-to-order beaded jewelry
featuring your favorite semi-precious gems. Call 561687-2310 or e-mail sdeLuc823@aol.com.
NIKOLAY MALCHEV– FOR SALE: Team
OrcaSound Headphones designed for water hunters.
$170 (GCTC & SFTHC members get 10 % off!) For
info: See me at meetings, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to http://www.teamorcasound.com
JERRY LAUR – DETECTORS FOR SALE:
White's Beachcomber ID $525. Garrett Tesoro El Lobo
$425. New listing: Minelab Explorer like new. Less
than 20 hours use. With manual, box and extra book.
$725. All machines used only by a little old lady and/or
man on weekends! Have boxes & manuals. Call Jerry
561-694-7963. Illness forces sale.
FRANK NASH – FOR SALE: Minelab & Fisher
metal detectors: palmbeachmetaldetectors.com. Call
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 limited space. Items do not have to be related to metal
detecting. Contact Linda (email@example.com) to
place your ad or to remove it once the item is sold.
BEST FINDS CONTEST
(Winners receive a silver dime and certificate)
BEST GOLD WITH STONES – Jim Sharp
MONTHLY BEST FIND REMINDERS
One item per category per member
Do not pick up item after voting starts
Only plain gold that is without stone(s) allowed
in Gold Category
If a mixture of Gold and silver, the correct
category is which metal is the greater %.
BEST GOLD – Gary Spiroch
BEST SILVER – Kathy Marro
(Reale Coin Pendant)
With silver at a all time high, effective with the May
meeting, silver coins will not be used for monthly best
finds prizes. The alternate prizes are yet to be
MOST UNUSUAL – Steve Hamedl
SUMMER HEAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
(14K Designer White Gold Man's Wedding Band)
(Cross and Coin Embedded in Coral)
COSTUME JEWELRY – Gary McNew
BEST COIN – Jim Sharp
(1906 Indian Head Penny)
MONTHLY BEST FIND WINNERS
Gary McNew, Steve Hamedl, Jim Sharp,
Kathy Marro, Gary Spiroch
Second Place for Monthly Best Finds
(Runner up receives old American coin and certificate)
Gold with Stones – Mindy Spiroch (14K Onyx and
Gold – Kathy Marro(Gold Ring)
Silver – Steve Hamedl (Silver Chain Necklace)
Most Unusual – Gary Spiroch(Cigarette Box)
Costume – Gary Spiroch (Copper Bracelet)
Coin – Steve Hamedl (50 Pench)
Now that Summer is just around the corner, we need to
take a look at how to Keep Cool. Wear light clothes, Sun
Block and a Hat will help. When out there, I try to get there
before the sun rises and leave when it gets too crowded with
people. When you are having a good hunt, it is hard to
leave, so I always carry with me plenty of water.
Sometimes we forget how hot it can get and we push
ourselves to the point that we need to take better care of
ourselves. I take breaks when I need them and pace myself
so I can go longer hunting. I also carry a sweat cloth with
me to wipe myself down from sweating. I fill a water
hydration bag with water and put it in the freezer overnight,
so when I go out, I wear it on my back and that helps keep
Some members have a fan that sprays a mist at them that
will help to keep them cool. Anything that you can think of
to help you stay cool, then go ahead and do it. It is better to
be safe and cool, than to have a heat stroke.
Till next time Jim Sharp
Do you enjoy a good challenge? If so, then you should
join the quest to master the five challenge levels! This fun
program offers a coin reward simply for finding a specific
group of targets (much like a scavenger hunt) and showing
those finds to the hunt master (Linda Bennett). You can
find information about the challenge levels in your new
member folder or at club meetings. For questions or
explanations, come early to a meeting and speak with
TALL TALES TABLES TOTALS FOR 2011
As of April:
DOLLAR AMOUNT: $1365.44
If you are interested in becoming a more active
member in the club - we are looking for a vicepresident and a newsletter editor. Please contact
Gary McNew for any questions.
A number of those that each year work with the many
handicap children want to pass on to the GCTC how much
we deeply appreciate your donation each year of foreign
coins to hide for the wonderful kids to find with metal
detectors during their visit to the camp. All of us find
ourselves so very lucky to have such wonderful friends
like those of you in the GCTC that care enough for the
kids to want to make this activity continue each year. We
want you to know that we also teach the foreign student
counselors how to continue this activity after our visit
with the camp each year. This also has after effects by
these same students taking their knowledge back home in
a distant country and passing this activity on to that
country's similar camps.
Again, we thank all members of the Gold Coast
Treasure Club for their efforts and donations for this cause
and want to mention to the club how much we and
WWATS members enjoy your monthly newsletter (I
forward each month to the WWATS site for all to read
www.wwats.org ) Sincerely, Keith Wills
Good Will Ambassadors
Performing Random Acts of Kindness
Each month, the GCTC recognizes members who
provide selfless service to our community. The first time a
member returns an item, that individual receives a metal
detecting pin (handcrafted by Steve Hoskins) to wear on
his or her hat, in addition to a certificate of appreciation.
Future returns are recognized by additional certificates.
Kudos to all club members who go out of their way to
return items to their rightful owners. The actions of each
of our “Ambassadors of Good Will” enhance the public’s
perception of our hobby and make our club shine!
Returns Recognized at April Meeting
DATES SET FOR CHILDREN'S CAMP HUNT
ON JUNE 15 AND 16
Once again we will be making a large number of kids
at the Camp very happy showing them how to enjoy the
hobby of metal detecting for treasure. As before we
sincerely need your help with finding enough foreign
coins to hide for those kids. Also toy cars, jewelry and
such to spread over the field for them to find too. Please
try to mention to your clubs to help with this, it is an
ongoing activity throughout the summer for the many kids
they see each year. I'm sure we will see some 175 to 200
kids during our two day visit, so anyone that wants to help
us with the wonderful kids, you are invited, please come.
Thanks so much, Keith Wills.
Jim Sharp will be recognized in the Treasure Depot
Magazine for his returns. He will be mentioned in the
March/April and the following edition.
STACEY deLUCIA RECOGNIZED
FOR HER TEN YEARS OF CLUB SERVICE
Linda will be collecting all foreign coins, toy cars and
costume jewelry from both clubs at the May meeting and
mailing these items.
BURIED COIN CACHE - $25 REWARD!
FIRST CLUE: COMING SOON
The buried item 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 Stacey
deLucia. If the cache is found by a club member, that
person will receive a $25 prize AND earn the right to bury
the next cache! Good luck everyone! Please remember always fill your holes!
Stacey deLucia was awarded a plaque for her ten year
service to the club by President Gary McNew. Due to
work and personal commitment, Stacey has resigned as
Vice President and Newsletter Editor. She will remain
active in the club both as a member and being in charge of
the collection of prescription eyeglasses.
APRIL MEETING RECAP
Coin Cache was found by Stacey deLucia and she
received her award of $25.
15 spots are left for the raffle of Magnetic Flashing
Safety Flashlight and First Aid Kit.
Thanks to Ed D’Amato for the delicious refreshments.
Radina Malchev provided the Mystery Prize Stumper
for April – Paul Hamlin had one – A Dog Tag.
50/50 Drawing $41 in singles was won by Jim Sharp
– you gotta play to win!
Our program for the evening was provided by the
membership – the topic – “How I got started in Metal
Detecting” . President McNew started off the stories with
his own. Gary told of his Air Force days and how he
purchased a White’s 4100 for $10! “Hunted in Europe –
never found any Roman Coins! “
John Presslein – “Back in the 40’s after a rain storm
we would go across the street from our home to the park –
Mom always collected the coins dropped without a metal
detector. I purchased a machine for $40 for the kids and
we only found seventy-five cents so I decided to buy a
White’s coin shooter 6000 for $400.
Paul Hamlin- “Waiting for my son who was in band
practice, I watched someone beeping along, he had found
a handful of stuff. So my interest was peaked and I started
looking in the newspaper in Cleveland, I found one to buy
– I still have my first gold ring.
Ed D’Amato – “1994 found some pictures of the New
Rochelle Playland Park in New York. The location of the
Lemonade stand was three feet off the Boardwalk – lots of
Frank Nash – “Pauline was given a Bounty Hunter
detector by her grandmother when she was ten years old.
She actually found a diamond ring with it! So I got into
Mindy Spiroch – “My uncle got me interested, I used
to screen the sand at the 35th Street Arcade bringing home
about $130 and a Star Safire Ring, which my cousin still
has to this day!”
Stacey deLucia – “I got into metal detecting in 1983
with my husband at the time. We bought a Radio Shack
machine for $140 and tried it out, it did not find anything
so I gave it up. Then my brother in Virginia Beach got
into it big time sending me pictures of diamond rings and
unbelievable things he had found! Then I got really
Jason Petenbrink- “Bought a White’s detector at a
flea market and gave it to Mom. Jerry Felton (former
member) told us about the club and we joined".
Ed Mitchell – “Metal detecting since 1959 when I met
Jim Warnke. In 1970 he found 450 coins off a wreck in
Jack Saint – “Two to three years ago – I have always
been fascinated by the hobby – decided to buy a machine
and just look in my own backyard, I knew there was
ELAYNE AND HEATHER'S CORNER
“And the Winners Are…”
Nick Mosca - Kellyco Hat
Frank Nash - Umbrella
Kathy Marro - Storage Container
Elayne Lynch - USB storage case
Gary McNew - All weather wallet; Folding cup
Kathy Marro - 100 plastic 3x5 2 mill bags
Elayne Lynch - Post – It Notes
Amy Hamedl – Estee Lauder Mascara
Paul & Marge Hamlin - Estee Lauder Rouge
Pete Schneider – Minelab Cup with Goodie
Elayne Lynch – Screwdriver set
THANK YOU, GENEROUS DONORS!
Thanks to Jim Sharp, Al Schwartz, Nick Mosca, Jan
Smirnow, Frank Nash and Elayne Lynch for their
donations of doorprizes.
Donations Are Always Appreciated!
April birthday celebrants Bob Konnagon and Phil
Marro each received a dollar coin during the meeting.
Happy Birthday, friends!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Sharon Bouyoucas (5/18)
Trent Bowen (5/8)
Barbara Dobski (5/13)
Dixie Gamble (5/15)
Mark Laur (5/22)
John Lobota (5/14)
Maryanne Lubinski (5/31)
Elayne Lynch (5/8)
Ed Morin (5/17)
Allen Schwartz (5/21)
Nancy Stephens (5/27)
Karen Sweeney (5/3)
Cindy Van Deventer (5/2)
If your birthday is not listed, and it should be, or
if it is listed incorrectly, please contact club secretary
Jan Smirnow with corrections.
GET WELL WISHES
The following members are on the mend - Marilyn
Batts, Trent Bowen, and Cheryl Petenbrink