October Newsletter

Posted November 7, 2014 By BillB

We had our October meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club at my residence on October 25th. After the pledge of allegiance we covered old business, then proceeded with some suggestions.

Some of the suggestions I made are as follows: #1 – A monthly drawing for silver coins that the club will donate. #2 – A club attendance contest with a nice reward at the end of the year. #3 – A silver coin reward for any member that recruits a new member. #4 – any member could donate an interesting find to our local Delta County museum. #5 – doing a “Adopt a highway” day starting the spring 2015.

We’ve decided to not have a club meeting in November because of deer season and Thanksgiving. Our next regular meeting of the yoopercoinshooters club will be on December the sixth at 1pm at my residence, Bay View Manor in Gladstone. We are planning on having a Christmas get together at the December meeting. Nothing elaborate, just a pot luck style meal and a little socializing and a show and tell of our 2014 detecting finds.

We did get the new officers photo taken and it’s posted on our site.

I’ve posted some pictures on the “members treasures section”. I and Lynn Richards recently made a couple good finds. An 1854 seated liberty quarter and a sterling silver ring. In another area I dug a 1883 seated liberty dime plus a couple sterling silver rings and a 1964 Rosie. I also detected a small area about 12 feet square in a tiny park and dug 26 nickels in a short time. They were all newer clad but, I’ve never dug that many nickels in such a short time span. Lynn got a 1956 silver dime and a nice Martin Luther coin. We both got a few wheaties and the usual clad finds.

Donna Gillespie recently made a good find at a local park and it’s a first for her with a 1898 Indian head penny. Donna and her husband Rand have come a long way since joining the club. They have learned a great deal about their detectors and how to use them. Bonnie Philips also made a stride forward in detecting. Donna spent some time with her and let her try her detector and she made her first good find with it.

Dan Trenary brought in some of his finds. Rings, pocket watch, and silver coins for show and tell. His pictures are also on the “members treasures” section of our site.

Lynn Richards collected for the 50/50 drawing which was won by me, Bill Bruner.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

Well, that’s it for this one. Looks like as of this writing the detecting season is over, so I won’t “say cover your holes, please” because the ground is starting to freeze. Unless you head south!!……………Hey, it’s supposed to get up to 38 degrees…I’m going detecting!!!!!