July Members Meeting Yooper Coinshooters

The July 27th, 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 very well. He does a very good job and I and the members thank him for taking the job. Mike Hurkmans made the motion to accept Dans report and the motion was seconded by Donna Gillespie.

One thing we did do recently was our Adopt A Highway outing on July 12. The members that participated were: Bill Bruner, Bill Castle, Donna Gillespie, and Rand Gillespie. We each collected 1 bag for a total of 4 bags. I think that has to be a record low. Maybe all the litterbugs take a different road now. After the highway pickup, our treasurer Rand suggested we go to the Drifters for breakfast. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm good!

The next adopt a highway outing will be on Friday, September 20th. We’ll meet at the intersection of M-69 and US 2 & 41 (Perronville/Schaffer road) on Friday, September 20th at 9am est.

In case some of you were not at a recent 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. We talked about the trip at the meeting and decided on going to the Escanaba beach instead. We decided on Escanaba and the reasoning was: The other place (near Manistique) is 40 miles from Gladstone and if the wind is from the south, southeast or southwest, water detecting is out of the question because of the waves. Another reason is, when I passed by the site last week, there was very little to no beach to detect. If we have it at the Escanaba site and the waves are too big, we can still detect the grass area or any of the 4 volleyball sand courts.

Three cheers for the Hurkmans Mike and Sharon who brought in 3 and 1/2 large black trash bags full of returnable cans and bottles and donated the money (a little over 30.00) to the club. WOW!!

Now I’m going to talk a little about a new hobby I’m trying out ——- Magnet Fishing. If you google magnet Fishing you’ll see the basics needed to open up a really neat new hobby. CAUTION! Be very mindful of where you set that magnet down, especially the hood of you car! I didn’t put mine on the hood but I did put it on the deck of the municipal dock across from the House of Ludington! My magnet is a 300 pound pull and I had a heck of a time getting it loose from the steel section of the dock. There are some magnet fishermen (and females) that use a 1100 pound pull magnet. The magnets are called Neodymium magnets. You can also go to Youtube and bring up videos on the hobby. I’ve seen videos from canals in Holland where they’ve brought up motor cycles! If you decide to try magnet fishing all you need is: a Neodymium magnet, rope, good gloves, a 5 gallon bucket to haul away the junk you haul in and don’t forget a pry bar to get the magnet loose from large pieces of metal.

OK, back to the meeting.

We did talk about our picnic in September and we’ll finalize the plans at the meeting in August. We kinda made the date of the picnic on September 28th along with a club hunt with prizes.

My great grandson Noah Weber will be joining the club at the August meeting. I bought him a detector and case also a digging tool and gave him one of my Garrett Propointer pinpointers this year and he really enjoys going out with me detecting. He’s only eleven years old so his yearly dues will be $10 dollars.

Next on the agenda were the five silver coin drawings. First was a silver Washington quarter won by – Bill Bruner. Next were 4 Mercury dimes won by – Tyler Pankonien, Donna Gillespie, Mike Hurkmans, and Elaine Harvala.

Next was the 50/50 drawing and the winner was Donna Gillespie.

Next was the $20 gas card and the winner was Dan Trenary.

The next regular meeting of the Yoopercoinshooters will be August 31st at 12:30 est.

A motion to adjourn this meeting was made by Sharon Bruner and seconded by Mike Hurkmans. The meeting was adjourned at 1:38 pm EST.

If your traveling, PLEASE BUCKLE UP.

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