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October 25 Meeting Notes

After a special earlier Open House Meeting with 4 guests (Tom, Alex and Jay)we followed with our bi-weekly meeting. Cary joined us from Virginia, and our newest member Louis from Swampscott.

We planned a November outing to the beach, after the fun trip to Nantasket this month, tentative for Nov 14 or 15. We’ll make final plans on the 8th at our next ZOOM meeting. A fantastically low tide will be mid-day.  Details soon. Boots, warm clothes, maybe a headlamp?

We also urge any member interested in buying end of the year raffle tickets to do it now! With no in person meetings we have been buying them by sending direct amounts to Paulo. With Mark’s help we have the tickets to draw and WILL award all 12 of the items in December, even if we aren’t meeting in person.  Even if you don’t attend ZOOM meetings you are eligible to buy and win an item.  Mail your $2 each ticket requests to Paulo at the address listed in the newsletter and note your full information of what the money is for and your full name in the note.

Discussion on double and triple checking any hole we dig when hunting lead to many stories. Members tried to identify a mysterious jewelry find of Steppers.  We had a few discussions on ground balancing pinpointers, trekking into the woods safely and avoiding those “no’s” from houses that are so promising when we are out getting permission. A huge amount of bi weekly finds and a good crowd resulted in a great meeting. Right Dave? ……..Dave?

Best Facebook Favorite Pet with a find picture  “Halloween cat” Lilio was won by Bob Denault

Best Facebook Finds went to:  (more photos on the FB page)

1st Prize Judi with her Silver Matchbook case  (left)

2nd Prize  Mary’s Gold Ring

3rd Prize to -Joe Mishey’s   2 Latten Spoons from 1 hole, in great shape.

Raffle Prizes were won by: Rick, Bobby and Su, Stepper and Marita

More Mercury Dimes went to Aiden, John McG and Paulo

The 50/50  raffle was won by  Aiden ($61)

October 11 Meeting Notes

The next meeting will be October 25th following a special OPEN HOUSE Meeting at 6PM before the regular bimonthly meeting.
Just direct those that are interested to our home page for the link.

There is a hunt in NH open to everyone on November 1st . Check out this link:
https://digfortreasures.com/

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We started the evening with stories and showing some of the members favorite relics.  

Glen’s “Jew’s Harp”; a variety of Bongs in Rick’s collection; Ken’s 1700’s Military Belt Buckle; Scott’s 20 pound brass propeller ; A huge group of (112 )pieces of silverware flatware Dan found in a river over  a years time; Paulo’s antique granite wear coffee pot; Mark’s Granite hunk with some red garnet impeded in it; also Bobby and Su had a huge crystal and Turquoise pieces.

Best Facebook Favorite Jewelry Find  was won by Scott with a 22K Gold Bracelet weighing 48 grams

Best Facebook Find went to:

1st Prize Joe Mishley- George Washington Button

2nd Prize  Kevin Mitchell -King George Coin

3rd Prize to -Su Denault for a Heart Necklace

Raffle Prizes were won by: Dan Dave (2) Aiden, Bob and Su, Mark and Paulo

The 50/50  raffle was won by  Scott

The Indian Head Penny Draw for 2 Standing Liberty Quarters (virtual) was won by Scott, who drew a regular cent. 

 

September 27th Meeting

Our Club has decided to hold a special Open House on October 25th at 6PM before the regular bimonthly meeting.
Just direct those that are interested to our home page for the link.
After viewing a few finds from members we moved on to catch up with localhunting news. There is a hunt in NH open to everyone on November 1st . Check out this link:
https://digfortreasures.com/

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Members were helping each other examine some watches found. A little expertise was given by Don and Dan and others. We heard that Phil is doing OK after a nasty fall and some foot surgery.

Best Facebook Favorite Relic was won by Don with a George Washington Button

Best Facebook Find went to:

1st Prize Aiden Shea  a Rose Gold Ring

2nd Prize  Bob Eckel for his 1600 Coin

3rd Prize to Stepper for a Elgin Watch

Raffle Prizes were won by: Paulo, Sandi, and Rick

The 50/50 Raffle was won by Mark $55

Salisbury Outing September 12th

A Saturday outing to Salisbury Beach was well attended by 20 members.
We had a great time playing or learning to play “corn hole” in the parking lot.
When the tide was out we had some natural hunting while a seeded hunt was set up on the beach.
Following that hunt we had another for ZOOM regulars and went back to the lot to eat pizza, award prizes for the hunt tokens and have a few more prize drawings.
Lingering in the sun we swapped hunting plans and made it home to rest, exhausted by a great day in the sun.

September 13th Meeting Notes

Our meeting started with members chatting about the successful outing on Saturday at Salisbury beach.
We all agreed we had a great day.

Another new coin set was added to the End of Year Raffle.
Only weeks to go to the drawing, so please think about buying more chances.

Prizes went to:
Facebook best “favorite dug coin” went to Sandi for a 1652 Oak Tree Shilling
Facebook Finds:
1st Prize to Kent for a plated Gold Necklace
2nd Prize to Scott for his 1766 One Reale
3rd Prize to Glen for his 1812 Military Button
Other raffle prizes went to Glen, Scott, and Paulo
Judi won the 50/50 raffle $45
Next Facebook photo contest is “favorite dug relic”