Well, It’s the first of September and times running out. We had our yoopercoinshooters picnic on Saturday Aug. 24th at Pioneer Trail park between Escanaba and Gladstone and it went really well. We had brats and hamburgers (Bill Castle was the cook) and everyone brought a dish to pass around.
We had a couple members that drove over from the Soo, which is about a 3 hour drive. Pete Harvala and his wife Elaine drive 60 plus miles for every meeting and we had members from the Escanaba, Gladstone, Bark River and Cornell area.
We had a short meeting during which we decided to use our first and last names when publishing coin finds or in the newsletter. I asked if anyone was wanted or in the witness protection program and luckily no one was.
We also collected dues for the first time. The dues are $20.00 a year. I also have a notice in the “about us” section of our site that states you have to be a resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to be in our club.
I did contact a local business and got prices on caps with our club internet address embroidered on them and I will be ordering them as soon as all the dues are paid.
We also had volunteers for club president, treasurer and secretary. I’ll be putting up a new separate page listing the officers and all the club members.
We had a club coin hunt and because of a tie first and second place was shared by Ron Chouinard and Jay Bernard with Ryan Bernard coming in 3rd. I buried 60 coins and a good deal of them are still in the ground. I’d dig them up but my memory isn’t that great, so they are part of the park for now. Pictures of the event are in the members gallery starting on page two.
OK, it’s 5:30 am and I have to get ready to meet Lynn Richards for a hunt in the Cornell area. Bill Castle is off to Minnesota for a family visit for 10 days or so. I and Lynn and the Bernard brothers have a hunt planned for Sunday. See ya in the next newsletter. Don’t forget to cover your holes!!