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August, 2019
Volume 44 Number 8
President
Frank Nash
786-269-5744
Vice-President
Sue Chonoles
561-262-8621

Secretary
John Burke
Jfburke21@gmail.com
Treasurer
Laurie Haire
954-593-4800
Membership
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor
Jack Kazee
Kazee_Jack@comcast.net
Photographer
Jack Kazee
Website Administrator
John Lobota
Refreshments
Frank Nash

Contact Us:
Frank Nash
9729 Whippoorwill Trail
Jupiter, FL 33478
gctreasureclub@yahoo.com
www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc
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.

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

Our next club meeting will be
7:00 PM, August 8, 2019
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

August Meeting
We are having a fruity pot-luck at the
August meeting. Bring your favorite
fruit-related desserts to share during
the break. This will be an expanded
version of the Watermelon Social we
have done in the past, but will include
any kind of fruit dish.
Bring your detector to the meeting.
We have planned a group activity that
should be a lot of fun. Whether you are
brand new at detecting, or a seasoned
veteran, you should have fun with this
activity. You won’t need any digging
tools, so leave them in the car.
We will also have our For Sale tables
again. Bring your metal detecting
related items you would like to sell.
You keep the cash!

August Birthdays
Joe Kononchik
Kevin Bean
Randy Selnick
Peter Schneider
John Burke
Dave Crooks

8/13
8/20
8/23
8/25
8/27
8/27

Join us before the meeting at 5:15
for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Please RSVP by noon August 8
Laurie Haire (954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

The Tinfoil Times

Page 2

July 2019 Minutes
President Nash opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The club welcomed our guest Mrs Patti and new members Roger (Sue’s Grandson), Austin Peterson and Mario.
Don’t forget the fruit themed potluck at the next meeting 8 Aug. Actual fruit or fruit-type deserts.
Frank announced a Royal Caribbean Cruise departing 24 Aug for 9 days. Interested members get with Frank on the side for more
information.

Only 1/8 birthday members were present to collect their bounty. Sue Chonoles
Sadly, Sue’s monthly presentation was left at home. Make sure you don’t miss the 8 Aug meeting to hear her valuable tip.
Tripp reported on the success of “School Hunt #2.” Only two members got the word, so future communication between club members is
paramount to ensure dissemination. Twenty dollars was donated to the children.
Dave Chonoles was kind enough to conduct a short presentation on “Magnet Fishing” to recover interesting items within creeks or rivers
under bridges or piers accessible from which to cast the magnet. Remember, these magnets aren’t toys as they are very strong. Always
use gloves and consider bringing a grappling hook to snag heavier items.
Silver raffle went to Bill Lane, and the 50/50 winner was Les Perkins

Thanks to our July speaker of the
month, Dave Chonoles.
He shared his knowledge of magnet fishing
with the club. If you’re not familiar with
the term, it’s tying a powerful magnet to a
strong line, and tossing it in the water
around bridges, docks, and anywhere
people have been near the water. The
magnet will grab onto anything with iron in
it. It’s surprising what you can find. You
don’t need a lot of equipment to get
started, and you can magnet fish pretty
much everywhere.
There are many YouTube videos on the
subject but Dave, with his magnetic
personality, will be happy to help you iron
out any questions you may have. Thank you
Dave for roping us into a new area of
treasure hunting. We admire your mettle.

The Tinfoil Times

Page 3

2019 Gold Coast Treasure Club Ice Cream Social

During the meeting, Frank asked if anyone had been hunting on July
5th, after the fireworks. Only one member, Arnie Steiner raised his
hand. Here he is receiving his reward for being the only July 5th gogetter. If you look closely, you can see someone is offering to light
the roman candle. Fortunately, they were not successful.

Best Finds for June 2019

Most Unusual
Arnie Steiner

July Winners
Marco Tinajero and Arnie Steiner

Best Costume
Marco Tinajero

Best Coin
Marco Tinajero

Congratulations to Bill Lane for winning
the Silver Raffle!

The club shirts are available. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, see Sue Chonoles at the next meeting. She has a few left, and
she can take orders. There are two styles of shirts available, a polo with or without a pocket, and a long sleeved UV rated shirt.

Advertise in the Tinfoil Times
Business card ads are $25 per year.
Classifieds are free to members, preferably metal detecting
related, one ad per month.
More details available at the meeting.

GCTC, INC.
C/O FRANK NASH
9729 WHIPPOORWILL TRAIL
JUPITER, FL 33478

The Tinfoil Times

Club meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.

South Florida Science Center Garden Club Building
Our next meeting will be August 8, at 7:00 pm

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/


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