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October, 2019
Volume 44 Number 10
President
Frank Nash
786-269-5744
Vice-President
Sue Chonoles
561-262-8621

Secretary
John Burke
Jfburke21@gmail.com

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, October 10, 2019
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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.

October Birthdays

October Meeting
For the October meeting, members are
encouraged to come in costume. The costumes
can be as elaborate or simple as you like. Prizes
will be given for the best costumes.

Karl Bennett
John Lane
Jerry Laur
Laurie Haire
Robin Peterson

10/9
10/12
10/18
10/24
10/27

We will also be giving prizes for the best carved
pumpkin, so get carving!

Holiday Party Planning
It’s not too late to volunteer to help out with the
Holiday Party, coming up in December. This is
always a fun event, but it takes work to make it
happen. If you would like to help plan the party,
there will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting. If
you aren’t at the meeting, and would like to help
out, please call Laurie Haire at 954-593-4800.

Join us before the meeting at 5:15
for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach

Please RSVP by noon October 10
Laurie Haire (954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

The Tinfoil Times

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September 2019 Minutes
President Nash opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The club extended its condolences to Melody and Jack in the loss of Melody’s father.
Vern is recovering from his knee surgery.
The club welcomed our guest Bill Ramsay visiting to scuba dive and metal detect local beaches with his son.
Bill Lane and Arnie Steiner were the only birthdays present to collect their spoils and cupcakes brought by Frank and Laurie.
Sue distributed a metal detector repair kit list to ensure you are not left without a machine when travelling with your detector. It would
not be good to find yourself on a pristine tourist beach with a machine that fails at the most inopportune time. She will have the
consolidated tip document for this year’s holiday party at the December meeting.
Frank again mentioned the need for a volunteer to serve as “Hunt Organizer” to inspire club members to meet between meetings. Marco
Tinajero has found some interesting items and an upcoming hunt to Vedado Park the weekend after the meeting.
Sadly, our presenter was a no-show leaving the club high and dry. Our guest, Bill Ramsey stepped up and a gave an interesting
presentation on the primary causes of blindness in America. His knowledge as an optometrist was outstanding. Make sure you schedule
your annual eye exam to catch Glaucoma, Diabetes, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration before they’er too advanced to effectively
treat.
Frank had a Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector/pinpointer on display. It appeared to be a very nice compact detector/pinpointer for
underwater use around obstacles.
Frank and Laurie submitted Holiday Potluck lists and volunteers to assist in organizing a community hunt for senior citizens on Juno
beach. Volunteers would potentially provide detectors and instruction to curious senior citizens for a short hunt.
Club members Bill Lane and Arnie Stiener relayed their post-Dorian exploits on City Beach and Bathtub Beach only producing clad for
their troubles. Bill relayed that Lantana Beach was blocked off by law enforcement, and Frank discussed silver near Vero Beach also
blocked by the state to detectorists.
The 50/50 winner was yours truly, John Burke who donated the profits to Bill Ramsey for his willingness to give and on-the-spot
presentation.
Best finds September 2019
Gold w/stone – Marco Tinajero
Best gold – None submitted
Best silver – Marco Tinajero
Most unusual – Marco Tinajero
Best Costume – Tie between James Perkins and Roger Corbin
Best Coin – Arnie Steiner

Gold Coast Treasure Club Website
The Gold Coast Treasure Club website is where to go for
the latest club information. You will find a lot of interesting
and helpful information there.
The website is at http://www.apex-ephemera.com/gctc/.
There is lots more there, and the website is being updated
frequently, so be sure to check in often!

The Tinfoil Times

Page 3

From the desk of your President:
Last month we had a guest speaker – a member of a fourth generation Palm Beach family lined up to speak to the club, or so we thought.
By Thursday we were unable to reach him via phone calls or texts to confirm his appearance. This concerned some of the board members
greatly. Somehow it did not bother me. I felt a peace and serenity that everything was going to be fine. Why? I can't explain. Although a
week prior I had received a call from Mr. Bill Ramsey, explaining that he lives in Ocala and would be visiting Palm Beach with his son to
metal detect and scuba dive arriving on September the 12th. He was invited to our club meeting along with the invite to Flannigan's for
dinner. As it turned out, he joined us at dinner sitting near Dave and Sue along with Laurie at one end of the table. At the other end of the
table were John Burke and Randy along with myself, therefore preventing us to hear any of the conversation at the other end. Still no
speaker, or so I thought, until at the meeting Laurie informed me Bill was an Eye Doctor and might be able to speak to the membership. Bill
agreed to speak about eye blindness with four letters he wrote on the board: D, C, G and M. Each letter stood for an illness that can affect
the eyes - Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration. Bill's speech was both informative and relevant to our membership
especially in my particular situation that had just occurred that week. The questions and answers with the membership went well. Things
work out.
For our October meeting it is only fitting to invite the members to dress more or less in the Halloween spirit. There will be prizes for the
best costumes or T-shirts or what have you. Yes I know it looks very professional along with the pride in our club to wear the club shirts.
Hopefully Sue will forgive me after all the time and effort she had put into the club shirts. Please dress up in some manner or another. You
don't have to overboard unless you want to. The snacks and beverages will be theme appropriate.
Here's a last minute thought. If you want to bring a carved pumpkin there will also be prizes for that category.

Best Finds for September 2019

Gold with Stone
Marco Tinajero

Best Coin
Arnie Steiner

Best Silver
Marco Tinajero

Most Unusual
Marco Tinajero

Best Costume
James Perkins, Roger Corbin

Best Finds Winners
Marco Tinajero, James Perkins, Roger Corbon, Arnie Steiner

Mention ‘pull tab’ to Laurie to receive one free 50/50 ticket.

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 October 10, at 7:00 pm

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

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


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