We had our November/December meeting on Saturday December 6th at my residence in Gladstone.
After the pledge of allegiance and old business we welcomed my wife Sharon into the club. Sharon received her club cards and a club cap after paying her yearly $20 dues.
We decided to place an ad in January in one of the local papers inviting the public to attend any of our meetings and we’ll be happy to answer any questions they may have about metal detectors and metal detecting.
We also had a few volunteers to solicit local business’s for prizes for our next club picnic in September 2015.
We also decided to hold silver coin drawings for members attending our monthly meetings. The drawings will start at our January meeting. The drawings could be for Barber coins or Mercury and Roosevelt silver dimes.
We also decided to have a yearly club attendance drawing starting in January and ending at our picnic in September. Points would be given for meeting attendance and extra points for recruiting a new member.
We also decided to hold an “Adopt a highway” cleanup, starting the spring of 2015. Each member or team will do a section of a one mile stretch of roadway. The Delta County Road Commission will designate the area to pick up the litter/trash.
As has always been the custom, our newest member Sharon, gets to draw the name for the 50/50 drawing. Lynn Richards collected the money and Sharon drew her own ticket to win this month.
A motion was made by Lynn Richards and seconded by Sharon Bruner to adjourn the meeting.
After the meeting we had a Christmas meal and gift exchange. The club furnished meatballs, Ham and chicken wings and each couple brought a hot or cold dish to pass around.
We’d previously asked each person attending the meeting to bring a wrapped “White Elephant” gift to put in a container. We emailed each member the following:
White Elephant Gift: Do not go out and buy a gift. Give something you have around the house. NO CLOTHING – NOTHING BROKEN.
Some suggestions: Knick Knack – jewlery – book – tool – metal detecting item you don’t use – ANYTHING, but keep it clean. Each member and their spouse will wrap a gift. Don’t put any name on the wrapper and no name inside like who it’s from (it’ll all be anonymous.) When you come to the meeting you’ll both put your wrapped gifts in a large box. Each person will take a gift from the box and open them. You don’t have to or might not want to say which ones you brought when the recipient opens them. LET THEM WONDER.
The Christmas meal and gift exchange went real well and it’ll be a yearly event. We also held a door prize drawing and Bill and Karen Castle won the $25.00 gift certificate for Drifters restaurant.
I want to thank Karen and Bill Castle for picking up the meat products for the meal. I also want to thank all the members that brought a dish to pass. Also I want to thank Lynn Richards for collecting for the 50/50 drawing this past year.
Well, thats it for this one. Until the January newsletter, cya next year and if ya can dig……don’t forget to cover your holes……please.