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Old School vs. New Tech Metal Detector Competition

Posted by [email protected] on November 7, 2018 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

CTTC Old School vs. New Tech metal detecting competition will be on Sat., November 24th beginning at 1:00 p.m.

This will be a Members Only event. The Old School Team will be using their 30+ year old metal detectors while the New Tech Team will use their more modern detectors. The only requirement to participate is that you be a current dues-paying member of the Central Texas Treasure Club. The New Tech team will be composed of more members than the Old School Team but if you have a vintage detector in good working condition and you want to use it in this competition, please contact me and let me know what type of detector it is and that you're going to be on my Old School Team as we need to get as many team members as we can to give the New Techies a run for their money. :)

Participants need to be at Coursey Park on Center Ave. in downtown Brownwood by 1:00. From there, we'll drive a short distance to the large area that we'll be detecting. The hunt will last for 90 minutes and, since none of the finds will be seeded, members can enter any of their best ones in our December 4th Finds of the Month contest.


Important Reminders! Next Meeting November 6th!

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Reminder:

Our next monthly club meeting is this Tuesday, November 6th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce Building at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. in Early, Texas. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to attend! Free refreshments available. Our club's Vice President Travis Winn will give our program after the business meeting. New members will be allowed to join and pay dues (Individual: $20 per year, Family: $25 per year) before or immediately following our business meeting. Also the time, date, and departure location for this month's members only Old School vs. New Tech metal detecting contest will be announced at this meeting so members who want to join me on the Old School Team need to get your 30+ year-old detectors out, install fresh batteries in them, and practice with them to bring out their old magic.

Members: Be sure to bring your best detecting finds from this past month to enter into our Finds of the Month Contest. To refresh your memories, here are the rules for the contest from our CTTC By-Laws:

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ARTICLE XI Finds of the Month

Qualified Finds:

• Any find of lost, cached, trashed or prospected items of significant value or interest may be entered.

• It is not a requirement that finds be made with a metal detector. Items found while metal detecting, but not with a detector, include marbles, arrowheads, bottles, antlers, etc.

• Guests may vote in the Find of the Month.

• Only those items found since the last meeting are eligible.

• Finds must be recent; nothing purchased, and nothing recovered from a seeded hunt is eligible.

• Only one item per category may be submitted.

• Members who are unable to attend the meeting may submit a find via digital photo.

• The Club may disqualify a questionable find with a majority vote by show of hands.

Categories:

Coins

• All coins are eligible to be entered.

• Currency worth $20 or more and coin caches are eligible.

• No clad coins or cents after 1958 unless it is a rare or valuable coin.

Jewelry and Precious Metals

• Includes anything designed to be worn by humans.

• Includes but is not limited to rings, bracelets, watches, etc.

Relics

• Eligible items must be at least 50 years old.

• Jewelry items may be entered only if they have more significance as a relic.

Most Unusual

• Any find that does not qualify in the other three categories is eligible here.

• Costume jewelry may be entered here.

ARTICLE XII Club Treasure Hunter of the Year Awards

Rules and Procedures

Club Treasure Hunter of the year Awards will be presented each year during the Christmas Social. Four awards will be presented:

Club Treasure Hunter for the Year 50.00

First runner up 25.00

Second runner up 20.00

Third runner up 10.00

***

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CTTC Newsletter - October 2018

Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

October 2018 Meeting

Website links: http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468623476667619/

Minutes from the October 2nd meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 21 members attended the meeting. With 3 guests in attendance.

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Travis.

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting. James volunteered.

• The club Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 20th at Section Hand at 7:30PM. There is no charge for the meeting room. There will be a Swap gift exchange. If you are interested in participating, please bring a $10 wrapped gift.

• The November 6th meeting will take place in an alternate room due to election activities.

• Jay gave the Treasury report and bank balance.  Jan has resigned as Treasurer due to personal issues. Jay will fill in until another volunteer is identified.

• T-shirts from Willie’s T’s were ordered. Maroon was not the best color choice with the club’s emblem so the shirts were ordered in army green. They will be available on 10/11 in time for the hunt.

• Mike reported that KOXE has agreed to do a few announcements about the hunt. There will be a meeting at the Brownwood Library on Tuesday 10/9 at 6:30p to discuss burying tokens and coins. Be sure to tell your friends and anyone you know who might be interested in metal detecting about the hunt. Early bird registration will close at 1PM on Oct 12th.

• Jay was interviewed for the Brownwood Bulletin about the hunt and the club. A copy was passed around for members to read.

• Thank you to Otto for donating a role of clad quarters to be stamped and used in the hunt.

• Jerome provided an update on the cache. The tin is located in Riverside Park behind where people “gotta go”. Be sure to remember that the new container is a Prince Albert tin so hunt in all metal mode.

• Card packets were passed around.

• A few people are overdue on membership dues so please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our October 4th meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you need to find out which month your dues expire.

New business:

• Jay solicited for November program volunteers. Travis volunteered for a short program and Jay will find someone to supplement the time with another short program.

• Jay shared that the website has a great deal of interest. He posted ads for the hunt on craigslist and other pages. The website had 40 views in 24 hours. Hopefully this activity means there is increased interest in the club.

• The next club activity will be old tech versus new tech. The plan will be to find 3-4 members with different detectors and experiment with analog versus digital. More details to follow.

Topics to be discussed at November 6th Meeting:

• What’s on your mind? Raise your hand and say “I want to discuss… This is our club and everyone has a voice.

• Is anyone interested in presenting a program at a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Sandy for bringing snacks to the meeting in October. If you would like to volunteer to bring refreshments to any meeting, please let Travis or Max know.

Responsible hunting will keep the hobby alive for everyone else! Please follow the Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics so that all of us can continue to enjoy this enjoyable hobby and perhaps, even get lucky and find our fortunes!

1. I will respect private property and will do no treasure hunting without the property owner's permission.

2. I will fill in all holes I dig.

3. I will not damage natural resources, wildlife habitats, or any private property.

4. I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.

5. I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

6. I will leave gates as found.

7. I will remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.

8. I will not litter.

9. I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

10. I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

11. And, finally, the most important one of all -- I will have fun!!

If we all follow these simple rules while metal detecting or treasure hunting, we will go a long way to keeping the public on our side in the fight to protect our rights.

October Door Prize Winners:

Jerry–1936 Half dollar

James – Magnifying Glass

Aaron – Garrett Bottle opener

Jerome – Garrett Pouch

October marble Drawing – No winner

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January Cancelled

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins No entry No entry No entry

JPM Jay Ralph No entry

Relics Ralph Jay Travis

M Unusual Jay Ralph Jerry

March 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jerry John Jay

JPM Jay Ralph Max

Relics Ralph Jerry/Jay

M Unusual Ralph John Jay

April 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay John Don

JPM Madison John Don

Relics Jerry Jim John

M Unusual Jerry Ralph Don

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Otto Travis

JPM John Don Ralph

Relics Jay John Ralph

M Unusual John Jay Max

June 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Aaron John M.

JPM John M.

Relics Jay John M. Ralph/Aaron

M Unusual John M. Travis Jim S.

July 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Jay Otto

JPM John Jay

Relics John Jay Otto/Ralph

M Unusual Ralph Jay/Aaron John

August 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Jerome John

JPM John Jay

Relics Jay John

M Unusual Jay Ralph John

September 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Mike John F

JPM John F Mike John M

Relics John M Jay Jerome

M Unusual Jay Aaron John M

October 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John F. Jay John M.

JPM Jay John M.

Relics John M. Mike Justin

M Unusual Aaron John F. Jay

***

Points Year To Date:

Jay: 60 Points

John M: 53 Points

Ralph: 26 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 10 Points

John F: 9 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 3 Points

Mike: 4 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

Justin 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce building, 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas.

 If you haven’t already paid your club dues, please be sure to bring payment to the next meeting.

 Bring a friend to the next metal detector meeting…Remember….Prizes everywhere!!!

 Be thinking about a program YOU could bring for the club, and about volunteering to do it!

 MOST IMPORTANT….stop by for some food and fellowship!!!

Central Texas Treasure Club

Meets at: 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas

Mail to: 2207 Ave. B, c/o Jay Longley, Brownwood, Texas 76801


Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

Posted by [email protected] on October 18, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the Metal Detecting Code of Ethics is a requirement for membership in the Central Texas Treasure Club. Our club's by-laws authorizes penalizing any member who violates any of these rules. Please protect our great hobby for future generations by educating yourself on these guidelines and by following them every time you go detecting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU0jwtL46iY

Thank you.

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

IMPORTANT! Texas Limited Liability Law for Landowners

Posted by [email protected] on October 17, 2018 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to longtime treasure hunter Dick Stout, I learned a very important and beneficial lesson today about limited liability of Texas agricultural landowners who give permission to recreational users of their land, such as metal detectorists! This is very important information to have when seeking permission to detect on Texas farms and ranches. One of the most often-heard reasons for such landowners to reject our requests to detect on their land is "I don't want to be held liable for injuries". Informing landowners of this law should greatly ease their concerns and make getting permission to detect on their land much easier. Here's the Texas statute that I'm referring to. It's near the top of the page under "LIMITED LIABILITY".

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CP/htm/CP.75.htm

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468623476667619/

CTTC Newsletter - September 2018

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

September 2018 Meeting

Website links: http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468623476667619/

Minutes from the September 4th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 17 members attended the meeting.

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Travis.

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting. Sandy volunteered. The club Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 20th at Section Hand at 7:30PM

• Jay gave the Treasury report as Jan was unable to attend the meeting. Bank balance is $1000.18. Items for the hunt, including the gold coin, have been paid for. Hunt money from registrations will be separated after the hunt is over as Jan feels that this will be easier.

• Max gave the Secretary update asking if anyone had found the treasure jar. Jerome found the treasure jar but accidentally dropped and broke it. Max will obtain a “Prince Albert” tin and see that it is buried again with treasure. This month’s hint will be posted on the Facebook page when the tin is hidden.

• Mike reported that the pavilion has been reserved for the hunt. Everything but the local prizes has been received. He solicited for volunteers to stamp the prize tokens and Max and Jerome stepped up. Travis has volunteered to oversee prize coins so that Mike is able to participate in the hunt. We will need 6 people to volunteer to bury coins in quadrants on the day of the hunt. If you want to volunteer, please contact Mike. Jay reported that we have already received several pre-registrations from as far away as Alaska. He has sent out around 130 emails to detector vendors and clubs to spread the word. Be sure to tell your friends and anyone you know who might be interested in metal detecting.

• Card packets were passed around. And a reminder about t-shirt orders was communicated. Max will order some t-shirts in a different color to have available to interested members. The cost is $10. If you are interested in a burgundy shirt, please contact Max. One of the t-shirts will be donated by Max as a prize for the hunt.

• A few people are overdue on membership dues so please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our October 4th meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. New CTTC Members Rosters will be sent out in about a week. Please contact Jay if you need to find out which month your dues expire.

New business:

• A digital scale was donated to the club by John Flemming. Thank you!!!

• It was decided that we will have one large organized hunt per year rather than two smaller hunts. It was discussed that it would be nice to see more club activities where members get together and hunt as a group to learn from each other. There were two of these types of activities in 2018, the workshop hunt and the field trip hunt. Future activities of this type will be looked at in 2019.

• Jerome gave a short program on the features and use of the Garrett AT-Pro. There is an AT-Pro designated as a hunt prize so if a club member is fortunate enough to be the winner, they will have a good understanding of the features this machine offers.

Topics to be discussed at October 2nd Meeting:

• What’s on your mind? Raise your hand and say “I want to discuss… This is our club and everyone has a voice.

• Is anyone interested in presenting a program at a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Rosanne for bringing snacks to the meeting in September. Sandy has graciously offered to provide snacks at the October meeting. If you would like to volunteer to bring refreshments to any meeting, please let Travis or Max know.

Responsible hunting will keep the hobby alive for everyone else! Please follow the Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics so that all of us can continue to enjoy this enjoyable hobby and perhaps, even get lucky and find our fortunes!

1. I will respect private property and will do no treasure hunting without the property owner's permission.

2. I will fill in all holes I dig.

3. I will not damage natural resources, wildlife habitats, or any private property.

4. I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.

5. I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

6. I will leave gates as found.

7. I will remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.

8. I will not litter.

9. I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

10. I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

11. And, finally, the most important one of all -- I will have fun!!

If we all follow these simple rules while metal detecting or treasure hunting, we will go a long way to keeping the public on our side in the fight to protect our rights.

September Door Prize Winners:

Bryant–Silver piece half

Otto – Garrett pouch

John F – Garrett Bottle opener

John F. – Garrett Chip Clip

September marble Drawing – No winner

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January Cancelled

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins No entry No entry No entry

JPM Jay Ralph No entry

Relics Ralph Jay Travis

M Unusual Jay Ralph Jerry

March 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jerry John Jay

JPM Jay Ralph Max

Relics Ralph Jerry/Jay

M Unusual Ralph John Jay

April 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay John Don

JPM Madison John Don

Relics Jerry Jim John

M Unusual Jerry Ralph Don

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Otto Travis

JPM John Don Ralph

Relics Jay John Ralph

M Unusual John Jay Max

June 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Aaron John M.

JPM John M.

Relics Jay John M. Ralph/Aaron

M Unusual John M. Travis Jim S.

July 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Jay Otto

JPM John Jay

Relics John Jay Otto/Ralph

M Unusual Ralph Jay/Aaron John

August 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Jerome John

JPM John Jay

Relics Jay John

M Unusual Jay Ralph John

September 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Mike John F

JPM John F Mike John M

Relics John M Jay Jerome

M Unusual Jay Aaron John M

***

Points Year To Date:

Jay: 54 Points

John M: 49 Points

Ralph: 26 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 7 Points

John F: 4 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce building, 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas.

 If you haven’t already paid your club dues, please be sure to bring payment to the next meeting.

 Bring a friend to the next metal detector meeting…Remember….Prizes everywhere!!!

 Be thinking about a program YOU could bring for the club, and about volunteering to do it!

 MOST IMPORTANT….stop by for some food and fellowship!!!

Central Texas Treasure Club

Meets at: 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas

Mail to: 2207 Ave. B, c/o Jay Longley, Brownwood, Texas 76801



CTTC Newsletter - September 2018

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

 

September 2018 Meeting

 

Website links: http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468623476667619/

Minutes from the September 4th meeting:

 

• Jay called the meeting to order. 17 members attended the meeting.

 

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Travis.

 

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting. Sandy volunteered. The club Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 20th at Section Hand at 7:30PM

• Jay gave the Treasury report as Jan was unable to attend the meeting.  Items for the hunt, including the gold coin, have been paid for. Hunt money from registrations will be separated after the hunt is over as Jan feels that this will be easier.

 

• Max gave the Secretary update asking if anyone had found the treasure jar. Jerome found the treasure jar but accidentally dropped and broke it. Max will obtain a “Prince Albert” tin and see that it is buried again with treasure. This month’s hint will be posted on the Facebook page when the tin is hidden.

 

• Mike reported that the pavilion has been reserved for the hunt. Everything but the local prizes has been received. He solicited for volunteers to stamp the prize tokens and Max and Jerome stepped up. Travis has volunteered to oversee prize coins so that Mike is able to participate in the hunt. We will need 6 people to volunteer to bury coins in quadrants on the day of the hunt. If you want to volunteer, please contact Mike. Jay reported that we have already received several pre-registrations from as far away as Alaska. He has sent out around 130 emails to detector vendors and clubs to spread the word. Be sure to tell your friends and anyone you know who might be interested in metal detecting.

 

• Card packets were passed around. And a reminder about t-shirt orders was communicated. Max will order some t-shirts in a different color to have available to interested members. The cost is $10. If you are interested in a burgundy shirt, please contact Max. One of the t-shirts will be donated by Max as a prize for the hunt.

 

• A few people are overdue on membership dues so please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our October 2nd meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. New CTTC Members Rosters will be sent out in about a week. Please contact Jay if you need to find out which month your dues expire.

New business:

 

• A digital scale was donated to the club by John Flemming. Thank you!!!

 

• It was decided that we will have one large organized hunt per year rather than two smaller hunts. It was discussed that it would be nice to see more club activities where members get together and hunt as a group to learn from each other. There were two of these types of activities in 2018, the workshop hunt and the field trip hunt. Future activities of this type will be looked at in 2019.

 

• Jerome gave a short program on the features and use of the Garrett AT-Pro. There is an AT-Pro designated as a hunt prize so if a club member is fortunate enough to be the winner, they will have a good understanding of the features this machine offers.

 

Topics to be discussed at October 2nd Meeting:

 

• What’s on your mind? Raise your hand and say “I want to discuss… This is our club and everyone has a voice.

• Is anyone interested in presenting a program at a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

 

 

THANK YOU to Rosanne for bringing snacks to the meeting in September. Sandy has graciously offered to provide snacks at the October meeting. If you would like to volunteer to bring refreshments to any meeting, please let Travis or Max know.

 

 

 

Responsible hunting will keep the hobby alive for everyone else! Please follow the Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics so that all of us can continue to enjoy this enjoyable hobby and perhaps, even get lucky and find our fortunes!

 

1. I will respect private property and will do no treasure hunting without the property owner's permission.

2. I will fill in all holes I dig.

3. I will not damage natural resources, wildlife habitats, or any private property.

4. I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.

5. I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

6. I will leave gates as found.

7. I will remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.

8. I will not litter.

9. I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

10. I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

11. And, finally, the most important one of all -- I will have fun!!

If we all follow these simple rules while metal detecting or treasure hunting, we will go a long way to keeping the public on our side in the fight to protect our rights.

 

 

September Door Prize Winners:

 

Bryant–Silver piece half

Otto – Garrett pouch

John F – Garrett Bottle opener

John F. – Garrett Chip Clip

 

 

 

September marble Drawing – No winner

 

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

 

January Cancelled

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins No entry No entry No entry

JPM Jay Ralph No entry

Relics Ralph Jay Travis

M Unusual Jay Ralph Jerry

March 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jerry John Jay

JPM Jay Ralph Max

Relics Ralph Jerry/Jay

M Unusual Ralph John Jay

April 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay John Don

JPM Madison John Don

Relics Jerry Jim John

M Unusual Jerry Ralph Don

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Otto Travis

JPM John Don Ralph

Relics Jay John Ralph

M Unusual John Jay Max

June 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Aaron John M.

JPM John M.

Relics Jay John M. Ralph/Aaron

M Unusual John M. Travis Jim S.

July 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Jay Otto

JPM John Jay

Relics John Jay Otto/Ralph

M Unusual Ralph Jay/Aaron John

August 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Jerome John

JPM John Jay

Relics Jay John

M Unusual Jay Ralph John

September 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Mike John F

JPM John F Mike John M

Relics John M Jay Jerome

M Unusual Jay Aaron John M

Points Year To Date:

 

Jay: 54 Points

John M: 49 Points

Ralph: 26 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 7 Points

John F: 4 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

 

 

 

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce building, 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas.

 If you haven’t already paid your club dues, please be sure to bring payment to the next meeting.

 Bring a friend to the next metal detector meeting…Remember….Prizes everywhere!!!

 Be thinking about a program YOU could bring for the club, and about volunteering to do it!

 MOST IMPORTANT….stop by for some food and fellowship!!!

 

Central Texas Treasure Club

Meets at: 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas

Mail to: 2207 Ave. B, c/o Jay Longley, Brownwood, Texas 76801


 


 

CTTC Newsletter - August 2018

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

August 2018 Meeting

Website links: http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468623476667619/

Minutes from the August 7th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 16 members attended the meeting. One new member, John Flemming and one visitor, Phil Williams - Welcome!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jan.

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting.

• Jan gave the Treasury report and bank balance. Items for the hunt, including the gold coin, have been purchased. Rent for the meeting room is due tonight ($105).

• Max gave the Secretary update asking if anyone had found the treasure jar. Mike found it and said it contained some good “treasures” including a buffalo nickel, some wheat pennies, several silver dimes and a gold Presidential dollar piece. Max explained the rules to the new members and the first clue was given. The first clue and additional weekly clues will be posted on the clubs Facebook site. The first clue is: It is located in Festival Park under a canopy of trees where the sun seldom shines due north of the aquatic center.

• Mike reported that the club had purchased a Garrett hunt package that came with a number of extras. (Ace 400, Probe, wireless headphones, caps, aprons, books, regular headphones, chip clips, packs, and much more!) The Tesoro metal detector has been ordered, the 2 Peso Mexican Gold Piece, 300 dimes, 100 quarters, and 20 half dollars have all been obtained in preparation for the hunt. Max got a t-shirt donated from Runaway Train Café. We will continue to look for donation prizes. We are expecting a good level of participation and if the numbers rise to 75 participants, we will expand out the hunt field as necessary. Mike will not hunt so he oversees burying prize tokens. Other coins will be buried in quadrants where participants are not able to hunt in the same quadrant they hid.

• Card packets were passed around. And a reminder about t-shirt orders was communicated. If anyone would like to order a club shirt prior to the hunt, they should let Max know at the September meeting so we can get enough to place an order. They are $10 each.

• Any members needing to pay dues please pay Janice. A new roster will be sent out soon.

• Early bird hunt fees are being collected. Those who register early will be entered into a drawing to win $50!

• Jerome has graciously volunteered for the September after meeting program and will demonstrate the use of the Garrett AT Pro.

• A question was raised regarding the hunt that if someone is hunting, can they have help digging? The answer is yes.

Topics to be discussed at September 4th Meeting:

• What’s on your mind? Raise your hand and say “I want to discuss… This is our club and everyone has a voice.

• Is anyone interested in presenting a program at a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Max for bringing snacks to the meeting in August. Rosanne has graciously offered to provide snacks at the June meeting. If you would like to volunteer to bring refreshments to any meeting, please let Travis or Max know.

Responsible hunting will keep the hobby alive for everyone else! Please follow the Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics so that all of us can continue to enjoy this enjoyable hobby and perhaps, even get lucky and find our fortunes!

1. I will respect private property and will do no treasure hunting without the property owner's permission.

2. I will fill in all holes I dig.

3. I will not damage natural resources, wildlife habitats, or any private property.

4. I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.

5. I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

6. I will leave gates as found.

7. I will remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.

8. I will not litter.

9. I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

10. I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

11. And, finally, the most important one of all -- I will have fun!!

If we all follow these simple rules while metal detecting or treasure hunting, we will go a long way to keeping the public on our side in the fight to protect our rights.

August Door Prize Winners:

Jay –Silver piece half

Brian – Garrett pouch

John – Garrett Hat Pin

Pressley – Garrett Chip Clip

August marble Drawing – No winner

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Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January Cancelled

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins No entry No entry No entry

JPM Jay Ralph No entry

Relics Ralph Jay Travis

M Unusual Jay Ralph Jerry

March 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jerry John Jay

JPM Jay Ralph Max

Relics Ralph Jerry/Jay

M Unusual Ralph John Jay

April 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay John Don

JPM Madison John Don

Relics Jerry Jim John

M Unusual Jerry Ralph Don

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Otto Travis

JPM John Don Ralph

Relics Jay John Ralph

M Unusual John Jay Max

June 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Aaron John M.

JPM John M.

Relics Jay John M. Ralph/Aaron

M Unusual John M. Travis Jim S.

July 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John Jay Otto

JPM John Jay

Relics John Jay Otto/Ralph

M Unusual Ralph Jay/Aaron John

August 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Jay Jerome John

JPM John Jay

Relics Jay John

M Unusual Jay Ralph John

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Points Year To Date:

Jay: 48 Points

John: 44 Points

Ralph: 26 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 5 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 2 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

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REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce building, 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas.

 If you haven’t already paid your club dues, please be sure to bring payment to the next meeting.

 Bring a friend to the next metal detector meeting…Remember….Prizes everywhere!!!

 Be thinking about a program YOU could bring for the club, and about volunteering to do it!

 MOST IMPORTANT….stop by for some food and fellowship!!!

Central Texas Treasure Club

Meets at: 104 E. Industrial Blvd, Early, Texas

Mail to: 2207 Ave. B, c/o Jay Longley, Brownwood, Texas 76801


Common Sense Ways to Enjoy Metal Detecting More.

Posted by [email protected] on August 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here in my hometown of Brownwood in central Texas and the surrounding area, I use our local social media to educate our citizens on all the good things our Central Texas Treasure Club does to help the community. I update them regularly on my most recent finds and on our area's illustrious history so almost everyone here is very friendly to me whenever they see me detecting at a city park, other public area, or on private permission sites. A lot of the older ones and kids approach me as I'm detecting and I always take the time to answer their questions honestly and I make sure to follow the Metal Detecting Code of Ethics wherever I am. I also have things that I never do and stress those "no-nos" to our members.

The main points I stress are: 1) NEVER use a long-handled shovel when detecting out in the public! That gives a horrible impression to everyone who sees you because the first thing they think of is "OMG, those detectorists are tearing up public property that I pay taxes to maintain!" I only use a 3-in-1 digging knife that I've used for the past 35 years. 2) Learn how to pinpoint with your detector so that you don't have to dig a hole the size of a dinner plate to retrieve a penny. 3) Take great care in refilling your holes so that someone standing 3 feet away can't even tell you retrieved a target there. 4) ALWAYS be courteous and remember that each one of us is an ambassador for this hobby. 5) ALWAYS place your dug metal trash into your pouch and dispose of it properly. Don't rebury it or toss it away. 5) When you come across an uncovered hole that was dug and not refilled by an inconsiderate jerk, take time to refill it and clean it up like you do your own. I often come across holes that were originally refilled but which have been dug out again by a squirrel or other animal. I make sure to refill those too because we'll all get blamed for them if we don't.

Curious kids can be our best allies. Whenever I'm hunting a park for an hour or two, I routinely am approached by little kids, many of whom don't know what a metal detector does so they're usually full of questions. The main ones I get are "What are you doing?" or "What are you looking for?" I take time to explain that I'm looking for coins and lost jewelry and metal trash so that I can throw it away so kids and others don't hurt themselves on it. That always satisfies them. Some stick around and watch as you dig a few pieces of trash and hopefully a coin or two. Once their curiosity is satisfied, they'll say "Good luck!", "Hope you find something good." or something similar. Then they get back to playing or doing whatever else they were doing. When they get back to their parents, they educate them on what they learned about treasure hunting and metal detecting and tell them that we remove hazardous metal trash from the playgrounds to keep them safe. Some of them will get hooked on the hobby themselves and will get started off on the right foot, thanks to you.

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

My Ace 250 Finds for July 4th to August 7th, 2018

Posted by [email protected] on August 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My Garrett Ace 250 metal detector keeper finds from July 4th to August 7th. No gold this month but I did find a couple of pieces of silver - a 1940 Mercury dime and a sterling chain marked "Italy 925". I found over $10 in modern coins, including one more Sacagawea dollar coin which is the second of those I've found this year. That money will be used to buy batteries for my detectors and my pinpointer and will keep me supplied in batteries for the next 2 months. At the top of the photo is a rare and complete early Sergeant Major (Army) hat pin emblem and a copper World War II dog tag that was issued to W. W. Belch in 1944. The latter probably belonged to a soldier who was stationed at Camp Bowie here in Brownwood, Texas during the War. I dug the milk glass Mason jar lid insert while digging for a coin target that was underneath it. I'm well satisfied with my finds for last month and I had a great time finding them. Comment with any questions you have about them and I'll be happy to answer them...except for the exact locations where I found these items. ha. That's a closely-guarded secret.  :)

Any dues-paying member who wants me to post their latest finds on this website can send their photographs to me, with a brief description of them, and I will post them here.  Send them to: [email protected]

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club


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