Central Texas Treasure Club

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                 Central Texas Treasure Club
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Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce Bldg. at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. in Early, Texas.  Next regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 5th.
We had 34 attendees at our February 5th meeting.  That's the largest attendance we've had at a CTTC meeting in the past several years!  Two new members joined at the meeting.
Two members tied for the most new members recruited with 1 new member each so the slate will be wiped clean and the Member Recruitment Contest is extended until the March 5th meeting.  Whichever member recruits the most new members this month will win a beautiful Brilliant Uncirculated 90% silver 1964-D Kennedy half dollar.
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                                           CTTC NICKEL CHALLENGE !
I announced this month's Nickel Challenge at our Tuesday night meeting. Members are asked to save all the nickels they find with their metal detectors between February 6th and our March 5th club meeting. Points will be awarded based on the various types of nickels found. You need to turn your nickels in to our Hunt Master Mike Alldredge at our March meeting. They need to be in a plastic zip-lock bag with your name and the total number of nickels, from each category, and the total number of points you've earned for the nickels in your bag. Prizes for 1st and 2nd Places will be given to the winners. The 1st Place Winner (highest nickel point total) will receive the beautiful 2019 1-ounce pure silver "Buffalo Nickel" round in the attached photo. The runner-up (2nd Place) will receive a very nice full-horn Buffalo Nickel.
Since 60% of gold rings fall into the nickel range on your metal detector, one goal of this challenge is to increase the number of gold rings and jewelry that our members find. In order to be eligible to win the prizes, contestants must beat the total points that I get for the nickels I find this month. I'm not eligible to win the prizes so my points total will serve as the baseline for this challenge.
Point list for each nickel category:
- 1 point for each ordinary Jefferson nickel.
- 5 points for each 35% silver war nickel.
- 10 points for each Buffalo nickel.
- 15 points for each V nickel.
- 20 points for each Shield nickel.
So get your detectors out and start finding those nickels (and gold rings)!
Good Luck!

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                                ATTENTION: METAL DETECTOR DEALERS!
                                              Become a CTTC Sponsor !

Our club is seeking two Prize Sponsors who will fund our monthly Door Prize Drawing and Special Event prizes. Some benefits of becoming a CTTC Sponsor is that you can place one ad for your business on our club's Facebook page, we'll include one ad in every monthly newsletter and we'll include a photo ad of your business on our club's official website for the duration of your sponsorship.
This is an especially good opportunity if you own a metal detector dealership because I have several people each month ask me who they can buy a detector from. Currently, since we have no detector dealers as sponsors, I have no one to refer them to.
The cost of becoming a Sponsor is $120 per year. One sponsorship fee will be used to fund our Top Door Prizes every month and the second sponsorship fee will be used to purchase Special Event prizes.
For more information, contact me at:
[email protected]

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                                   2018 CTTC Treasure Hunter of the Year Winners!
Our Treasure Hunter of the Year and the Runners-Up were announced at our club's Christmas Party. They are as follows:

- Treasure Hunter of the Year: Jay Longley (72 points) - $50 prize
- 1st Runner-Up: John Meeks (67 points) - $25 prize
- 2nd Runner-Up: Ralph Urteaga (31 points) - $20 prize
- 3rd Runner-Up: John Flemming (18 points) - $10 prize

The race for 2019 Treasure Hunter of the Year is currently underway and will continue through the Finds of the Month vote at our December 2019 meeting so get those detectors out and get in the race!  Get your detectors out and start making some great finds to enter in our monthly Finds of the Month contest to compete for 2019 Treasure Hunter of the Year!


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The Central Texas Treasure Club was founded in August, 1981 in Brownwood in central Texas by Friou Allen and Jay Longley.
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Visitors are always welcome and invited to attend our monthly meetings and programs!
Central Texas Treasure Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Early Chamber of Commerce meeting room at 104 E. Industrial Blvd, in Early.  Activities include demonstrations for using a metal detector, prospecting, gemology, Indian artifacts, and learning and preserving history.  Members share recent finds, discuss collecting found artifacts such as coins and other historical relics, teach new members how to use a metal detector, find lost rings and jewelry for area citizens for no charge, and join in group hunts and other club outings and activities.  For information, call our club's President Jay Longley at (325)646-1000 or send email to: [email protected]
Annual membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families and can be paid at our regular monthly meetings or by mail to the address below.

Central Texas Treasure Club
c/o Jay Longley
2207 Ave. B
Brownwood, Texas 76801

Please click on Blog at the top of this page to view our latest club newsletter and newest announcements.  
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Club Officers for 2018
President - Jay Longley : [email protected]
Vice President - Travis Wynn : [email protected]
Secretary - Max Richardson : [email protected]
Treasurer - Vacant Pending Special Election
Hunt Master - Mike Alldredge : [email protected]
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