May Meeting Yooper Coinshooters


The May 21st, 2016 meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club was called to order at 1:10 pm and we said the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Donna Gillespie’s secretary report including the minutes of the April meeting.

After Donna, her husband Rand, read the treasurers report which informed us of the clubs status of being financially sound.

Members were informed that the site the club visited after last months meeting has now been worked on by the field owner and is fairly flat and easier to detect. He said the field could now be detected until the owner plants his corn.

We noted that our fellow member, Tom Robison’s father had recently passed away. Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving.

Lynn Richards, our club assistant treasurer, is back but still recovering from his operation and will be back to 100% soon.

Lynn helped, as always, with the tickets for the silver coin drawings and the fifty-fifty drawing. The fifty-fifty drawing winner was Bonnie Philips.

The silver coin drawing winners were as follows: Ray Philips received a walking liberty half dollar. His wife Bonnie won a Mercury dime. Lynn Richards won a Mercury dime. Rand Gillespie won a silver Rosie dime. And last but not least, myself, Bill Bruner, a silver Rosie dime.

Dan Trenary made a suggestion to the club giving a donation to a group named SUV through the Delta County Sherriffs department that visits victims of a tragedy.

Secretary Donna Gillespie informed us that our next Adopt A Highway cleanup will be at 9 am, EST on July 15th, and we’ll meet at the lot by the RR tracks at the M69 and U.S 2 & 41 intersection.

The next regular meeting will be at Escanaba’s Ludington park near the bandshell at 12:30 EST on Saturday, June 25th. BRING YOUR DETECTORS! I plan on having a special hunt for the members that need some help with their detecting and coin retrieval and will have a couple prizes for 1st and 2nd place.

As for meeting snacks, I want to thank my wife Sharon for the cake and pink salad, Dan Trenary for the donuts, and I made the coffee and put out soda to wet our whistles.

I told the members about one of my hunts at a local park. The first coin I detected was a 1888 “V” nickel and the second coin I dug was a 1895 “V” nickel. I thought I’d pretty much hunted that spot out but of course we all know a spot is never hunted out and when you think it is, try going slow and low with the coil. I use a 4 second swing and my coil is sliding on the grass at all times.

I announced that I still had my extra detector, a Minelab Etrac, for sale plus some wheat cents from the teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, for sale for at 3 cents apiece. As always members can have their metal detecting items listed for sale here on the site.

This meeting was a very short one as the date was changed from the last Saturday of the month to the 21st and we had a small agenda. It was so short I read 4 or 5 jokes at the meeting compared to the usual 2 jokes.

The meeting was adjourned at approx. 1:36 pm, EST.

That’s it for this one, I told you it’d be a short one!!

PS: Don’t forget to cover your holes………………..PLEASE.