We had our May 31st meeting at the pavilion in Ludington park in Escanaba Saturday.
The meeting was called to order about 3pm and we started with the pledge of allegiance.
The next item on the agenda was old business items. We made the decision to select the recipient of our 50/50 money after our annual picnic in September. I also asked Bill Castle to contact the regional Rep for White’s metal detectors for donations to our picnic in September. They gave a tremendous amount of items for the members hunt and door prizes at last years picnic. Lynn Richards is going to contact local merchants for donations. I’m going to contact a couple other detecting companies for donations. Our picnic will be at Pioneer Trail park again this year.
We then went to new business, which was collection of dues. Bonnie Philips (Rays wife) is our newest member. Welcome to the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club Bonnie.
I also received an email from Jason Bernard and he said his brother Ryan was doing ok since his move to Sault Ste. Marie. He said that Ryan and his uncle have been finding some silver coins and even got a large cent. Lynn and myself are going there some time this summer. My wife’s nephew said we could detect his yard and he’s going to check with his brother, sister and also his mom to get permission to do their yards.
I also did a plug cutting demo at the picnic. Bill Castle also helped a few members hone their skills at detecting. Thanks Bill.
We then had the 50/50 drawing which was won by Dan Trenary. Dan also invited Lynn,myself and Jason back to his place in Cornell to detect. He’s cleared some long grass and things from an area we couldn’t detect last year. He said he’ll call us after he gets first crack at the area.
I then did told the monthly joke, which went over pretty good.
I then asked for if anyone had any suggestions pertaining to the club. There were a few and we discussed them at length.
Lynn Richards and myself went to Appleton, Wisconsin on Wednesday June 4th and detected some parks. One park was 38.3 acres and was started in the 1880’s and five or six others were from the early 1900’s. We found clad coins and memorial pennies and Lynn found one penny from the 1950’s. Those parks were cleaned out !!!!
We had planned to stay in a motel for 2 or 3 days but after that disappointing adventure we decided to leave late that afternoon for the 2 1/2 hour drive back to the U.P.
This Saturday I’ll be doing a metal detecting segment with Brian Whitens from WLUC TV in Marquette for the “Discovering” show. I’ll let the membership know when the segment airs.
OK, that’s about it for this one. Til the next newsletter…….Don’t forget to cover your holes….PLEASE.