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2017 September GCTC Newsletter.pdf


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The Tinfoil Times

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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
newspaper.
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!
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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?