Yooper Coinshooters Metal Detecting Club July Meeting

The July 28th, 2018 meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club was called to order at 12:35 pm.

We started with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Next was the secretary’s report from our brand new club secretary, Dan Trenary. Dan did a fine job starting with a brief review of the previous club meeting from the month of June. I did ask Dan to change our contact phone number he puts in the local newspaper each month. Brian Tepsa made a motion to accept Dan’s report followed by a second from Michael Hurkmans.

Next was the treasurers report from our old treasurer, Rand Gillespie: I reminded Rand that it’s about that time of the year to start collecting club dues. When dues notices are sent out a member will receive two notices to pay his/her dues. If the dues are still delinquent after 10 days, we will conclude that the member has no interest in staying in the club and that members name will be removed from the club roster. The club treasury is down substantially but will rise again with yearly dues collection. Michael Hurkmans made a motion to accept the report as read and Sharon Hurkmans seconded the motion. Both reports were given with a 100 percent approval from the membership with a show of hands.

We went on our “Adopt A Highway” last Friday. We only had 5 members but luckily there wasn’t a lot of trash to pick up. We were done in an hour and off to the donut shop we went. I posted one picture on the “members treasure section” of our site. I also cashed the 39 cans we all picked up during the highway cleanup and gave Rand the $3.90 for the club treasury.

Our next “Adopt A Highway” cleanup will be Friday, September 28th.

I passed around a copy of the newspaper notice thanking all who donated cash and prizes. They helped make our annual picnic a success again this year.

Michael and Sharon Hurkmans brought a large garbage bag full of returnable bottles and cans and donated them to the club treasury. The total was $24.30. This made the 7th time they’ve done this with their returnables and the total tally for these very generous contributions is a whopping $126.50! They’ve also donated a 42 cup coffee pot to the club. WOW, thank you Michael and Sharon. The Hurkmans have been members since February 2015 and drive each month from Iron River.

I did tell the membership that I did a little detecting in Escanaba Ludington park and the usual clad and zincon Lincoln’s and was surprised with a 1905 Barber dime. When someone tells you an area is hunted out go there anyways. I’ve detected that park at least 100 times in the past several years.

Bill Castle went to the Gladstone beach this morning (July 28th) to do some water detecting. We met at 8am and the temp was 52 degrees. The wind was blowing and waves were starting to form. We sat in my vehicle for a half hour or so and decided to bunch it and go home and we’ll return when we get a warmer day!

Next on the agenda was were the silver coin drawings: A silver Washington quarter went to Elaine Harvala – Mercury dimes went to Sharon Hurkmans and Rand Gillespie, and silver Rosie’s went to Dan Trenary and “mister lucky”, Pete Harvala.

The 50/50 was won by Pete Harvala.

The $20.00 gas card was won by Donna Gillespie

Congratulations to all the drawings winners.

To the members that brought snacks for the end of the meeting, a huge thanks to the following: Sharon Bruner, Dan Trenary, Pete and Elaine Harvala, Michael and Sharon Hurkmans, Brian Tepsa, and Bill Castle.

The next meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club will be Saturday August 25th at 12:30 pm.

Michael Hurkmans made a motion to adjourn and was seconded by Pete Harvala. Meeting adjourned at 1:35 pm.

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