Yooper Coinshooters June Club Meeting

The June 29, 2019 meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club was called to order at 12: 35 pm EST.

The meeting started as always with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dan Trenary, our secretary, gave his report. Dan has fit into the job of club secretary with ease. He does a very good job and I and the members thank him for taking the job. Bill Castle made the motion to accept Dan’s report and the motion was seconded by Tom Robison.

We didn’t have the treasurers report because Rand and Donna Gillespie were at a family school graduation in Wisconsin.

The Hurkman’s were at a memorial service for a friend at Beaver Island.

I mentioned to Pete Harvala that there was something wrong with his email because every time I sent him a notification for a meeting or Adopt A Highway cleanup his email bounces back as undeliverable.

One thing we did do recently was our Adopt A Highway outing on May 14th which was the first time out this year. If memory serves me we collected 19 bags. The members That participated were: Bill Bruner, Bill Castle, Donna Gillespie, Rand Gillespie, Bonnie Philips, Mike Hurkman, Sharon Hurkman, Sharon Bruner, and Dan Trenary. After the highway pickup we went to the Donut Connection for coffee, soda, and donuts.

In case some of you were not last months meeting Bill Castle stood up and informed the members about a site we can go to as a club hunt and it consists of water and land detecting. Bill and myself have been there some years ago and found some nice finds. Remember us going to those sites doesn’t mean their hunted out. Beaches are always used by young and old and new deposits of coins and jewelry are lost every day during the summer months. Some can hunt the beach sand and some with water detectors can hunt the water. It’s 40 miles from Gladstone towards Manistique. We can do some car pooling so it cuts down on the gas useage. If the majority of members at the July meeting agree on the trip we’ll go. If they think it’s too far to go, we can always do the same thing at the Escanaba beach.

Because so many members had previous commitments and were unable to be at this months meeting I postponed making plans for our September annual club picnic and coin hunt.

I mentioned to the members that I’m going to sponsor my 11 year old great grandson into the club at the July meeting. He’s been interested in detecting when I took him with me to watch how it’s done a few times and last fall I bought him a Garrett ACE 400 detector and gave him one of my spare Garrett Propointer pinpointers plus a digging tool and a Garrett cammo pouch for his trash and treasures. Membership is 1/2 price for a members family siblings under 18 is $10.

I went water detecting the other day and after 2 -1/2 hours found “15 clad cents, 5 clad dimes, 3 clad quarters, a token, a 1956 wheatie, and a dogs tag which has the owners address on, so, I’ll be returning the tag in the next few days.

I had my usual 2 jokes but they were so corny I decided to skip them. Really GOOD clean jokes are getting REALLY hard to find on the internet lately.

Next on the agenda were the five silver coin drawings. First was a silver Washington quarter won by – Dan Trenary – Next were 5 Mercury dimes won by – Brian Tepsa, Bill Castle, Elaine Harvala and me, Bill Bruner.

Next is the 50/50 drawing and the winner was: me, Bill Bruner.

Next is the $20 gas card and the winner was: Sharon Bruner (I gave my wife Sharon the $20 for the gas card because she doesn’t drive.) The next regular meeting of the Yoopercoinshooters will be July 27th at 12:30 est. The next adopt a highway outing will be on Friday, July 12th. We’ll meet at the intersection of M-69 and US 2 & 41 (Perronville/Schaffer road) at 9am est.

A motion to adjourn this meeting was made by Bill Castle and seconded by Tom Robison. The meeting was adjourned at 1:14 pm EST.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July. If you’re traveling, PLEASE BUCKLE UP.

That’s it for this one. Happy hunting and don’t forget to cover your holes……………………………..PLEASE.