April 2017 Meeting Yooper Coinshooters

Saturday, April 29th, 2017. We held our regular meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club.

The meeting was called to order at 12:35 pm and followed with the Pledge Of Allegiance to our flag.

We started off with Donna Gillespie doing the secretary report and minutes from last months meeting. Donna’s report was accepted as read with a motion made by Bill Bruner and seconded by Dave Hall.

Next was the treasurers report by Rand Gillespie. Rand assured the membership that our clubs financial condition was in real fine shape. Upon completion of Rands report Lynn made a motion to accept as read which was seconded by Ray Roberts.

Mike and Sharon Hurkmans had called me Friday to let me know they’d be in Milwaukee and unable to make Saturdays meeting. Mike and Sharon come all the way from Iron River for the meetings and are a real asset to our club.

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Donna Gillespie showed the membership the clubs new caps. They’re forest green with a yoopercoinshooters patch and a picture of a metal detector on the patch. Donna has a embroidery machine and she did a super job on the caps. There’s a picture in this issue of the newsletter. Several members commented that they like the new caps better than any of our previous caps. Good job Donna! Extra club caps can be purchased for $12 dollars.

We gave Dave Hall one of the new caps as we had been out of club caps when he joined the Coinshooters.

I received compensation for an ink cartridge. I print a lot of club material and I’m allocated a cartridge quarterly.

I reminded the membership that we have our spring get-together for our “adopt a highway” cleanup of trash along a 2 mile stretch of highway M-69. We do the trash pickup 3 times a year. We’ll be meeting at the intersection of U.S. 2 & 41 and M-69. Our Starting time is 9 am eastern time. After the cleanup we always meet at the Donut Connection in Escanaba. We usually have 9 members attending the highway cleanup, eight for picking up and one member to be a floater in case someone needs water, bags, or a quick pit stop.

We also finalized plans for our next regular meeting which is our club picnic on Saturday, May 13th. The picnic which will be at my residence Bay View Manor in Gladstone and following the picnic we’ll all be going to Escanaba park for our club coin hunt. Oh yeah, Bonnie Philips is going to emcee the “Simon Says” contest again this year. Bonnie does a really good job and wipes out the competitors fairly fast.

We also did some preliminary planning for our December “White Elephant” Christmas party.

Next on the agenda was the silver coin drawings which are free to all members. The first winner was a silver quarter to Elaine Harvala. Next were drawings for Mercury dimes which went to Tom Robison and Lynn Richards. Next were silver Rosie’s which were won by Sharon Bruner and Ray Philips. The fifty fifty drawing was next and the winner was Rand Gillespie. Congrats to all the winners in both drawings.

Last but not least were my 2 jokes which left everyone rolling in the aisles!

As for snacks brought to the meeting thanks to the following: Dave Hall, sloppy joes – Dan Trenary, donuts – Ray Roberts, hamburger buns – Lynn Richards, cookies – Sharon Bruner, Strawberry cake and taco salad – Bill Castle, cookies – Bill Bruner, soda, bottled water and I made the coffee.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Sharon Bruner and seconded by Bonnie Philips. Meeting adjourned at 1:10 pm eastern time.

The next regular meeting is our club picnic on Saturday May 13th at 12:30 pm eastern time at Bay View Manor in Gladstone. Don’t forget to bring your detectors for the coin hunt in Escanaba following the meeting.

That’s it for this one, see ya next month. Happy detecting and don’t forget to cover your holes…………………………PLEASE.