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The Tinfoil Times
September, 2017
Volume 42 Number 9
Frank Nash
Sue Chonoles
Jan Smirnow
Laurie Haire
Ingrid & Jim Orlando
Jack Kazee
Vern Blausey
Prize Coordinator
Jan Smirnow
John Lobota
Website Administrator
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor
Jack Kazee
Contact Us:
Frank Nash
9729 Whippoorwill Trail
Jupiter, FL 33478
Dues are $35 per year. New members
pay an initiation fee of $5, plus:
$35 if joining between Jan 1st through
the end of June, or $17.50 if joining
between July 1 and December 31. $5
extra for FMDAC membership.

Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
Our code of ethics: Have permission and do no harm

Our next meeting will be
7:00 PM, September 14, 2017
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

September News
The September meeting was cancelled, thanks to hurricane
Irma. Instead of preparing for our September meeting, we were
putting up shutters, buying gas, and making plans to leave, if
that became a necessity. It was a reminder that living in Florida
can sometimes be a challenge. I hope everyone made it through
this time with minimal damage, and that by now, things are getting back to normal.
Jack Kazee, Editor

September Birthdays
Brenda Holland (9/2)
Cindy Bean (9/5)
Judi Selnick (9/7)
Jonathan Lobota (9/10)
Tripp Cioci (9/12)
Jack Kazee (9/12)
Ingrid Orlando (9/13)
Allen Mankin (9/19)
Robert Dobski (9/21)
Arnie Steiner (9/21)
Allison Bean (9/23)
Devon Stehr (9/23)
Nathan McNew (9/24)
Gary McNew (9/29)

Join us before the meeting at
5:15 for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Please RSVP by noon
September 13
Laurie Haire
(954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

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Minutes of the General August Meeting:
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag. Approximately 30 people were in attendance. Only one
member collected his birthday dollar out of seven eligible members. Vice President Sue Chonoles gave a very informative talk on park
hunting. She also shared “You might be a metal detectorist if…” which was humorous and fit most of us in attendance.
Jan Smirow gave a brief discussion on what to take to the park when you metal detect.
Frank and several members told some stories.
Cheryl Petenbrink gave the Best Finds for the month of August and Tinfoil Times Editor Jack Kazee took the winners’ pictures for the
It was mentioned that members are not participating in the “what I found side of the Best Finds Table”. Bring in all of your finds, junk
included, and display it on the table adjacent to the Best
Finds, when the Mystery Prize Stumper is revealed you may have the item and could win $.50.
President Frank Nash announced that we will start having auctions each month on any items donated by the members. September will
see a piece of scrimshaw on the block. Frank further reminded the members that the auctions are not limited to metal detecting items
and to please participate to build the club treasury.
The Ice Cream Social was enjoyed by everyone! Pepsi and root beer floats, sundaes with goodies! A cool delight joined by pastries that
Frank Nash brought in for the members. Ice was provided by Cheryl Petenbrink.
The Club’s FREE Table with lots of interesting stuff is back in action. Be sure and check it out next meeting.
The Silver Coin Raffle was won by Laurie Haire and she also won the 50/50 for $27.50. Lucky Lady!
The meeting was adjourned by 9 p.m.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary

How well do you know Florida?
See how many of these questions you can answer.
The answers are on page 4 of the newsletter. No peeking!

How many flags have flown over Florida?
When did Tallahassee become the capital?
What major weather event occurred in 1894-95?
Who was the first European visitor to Florida?
Why does Florida’s flag resemble the Confederate Flag?

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August 2017 Best Finds Winners
Best Gold with Stone

Best Gold

Gold Ring with Diamonds
Tripp Cioci

Most Unusual Item

No entries

Best Silver

Best Costume

Silver Ring

Bling Ring with Blue Stones

Kevin Bean

Frank Nash

Best Coin

Dentures Set in Gold
Jim Perkins

2008 Maltese 50 Euro Cent
Kevin Bean

GCTC August 2017 Winners

Congratulations to the August winners! Left to right Jim Perkins, Kevin Bean,
Tripp Cioci, Frank Nash. (Extra credit for Tripp’s shirt)

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The Tall Tales Table is where members can display their best metal detecting finds for the past month at each monthly meeting. The
categories are: Best Gold With Stones, Best Gold, Best Silver, Best Coin, Best Costume Jewelry and Most Unusual.
Each member is allowed to enter one item in any or all of the categories. The membership will vote on what they think is the best
entry (usually done during the break). According to the votes, the best entry in each category will be recognized by the membership
as the winner of that category for the month, and the finder of each category will receive a fifty cent piece.
The members winning the most categories for the year will be in contention for the Honorable Treasure Hunter of the Year Award.
Second place will also be considered for this award, as well as members who return items lost to the rightful owners.
Mystery Prize Stumper - Each month, a member will bring in a mystery item. The item is kept sealed, so no one can tell what it is,
and is kept by the President.
Members bring in all of their finds to the meeting, including trash, for display on the table adjacent to the Best Finds table. The
mystery stumper item is then revealed by the President. Anyone who has a matching item in their items will win a fifty-cent piece. The
winner then brings in the stumper for the next month’s meeting.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary

Congratulations to our double-winner, Laurie
Haire. She won both the 50-50, and the silver
coin raffle!


At least sixteen flags have flown over Florida or parts of Florida. Flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the United
States, the Confederacy, two state flags, and one as the symbol of Florida as a sovereign nation.
Two severe freezes, devastated citrus growers, and rearranged the geography of the Florida citrus industry.
Juan Ponce de Leon 1513.
The current flag started out as plain white, with the state seal in the center. The bars, in the form of St. Andrew’s
cross, were added in 1899 so the flag did not appear to be a flag of surrender when hanging still. Similarity to the
Confederate Flag is purely coincidental.
Answers to the Florida Quiz

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August Meeting Highlights


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