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CTTC Newsletter - March 2019

Posted by [email protected] on March 16, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

March 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the March 5th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 25 members in attendance at the meeting with two new members, George and Patsy. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brian.

• Pete Morgan asked if he could say something before the meeting began. He reminded club members that we all need to considerate during the meetings, especially when we have large crowds, because it is hard to hear.

• Travis gave the VP report thinking Max for bringing the snack for this meeting. A volunteer was solicited to bring refreshments to the April meeting and Charlie volunteered. Thank you! Travis also asked if anyone would be interested in doing a program. Hobbies of any type to share would be welcome.

• Jay gave the Treasury report. Amanda Bramblett, our newly elected Treasurer will assume responsibilities for the bank balance starting next meeting.

• Max gave the Secretary report. He brought his ring sizer, Dremel tool, and mallet to the meeting for members to use in cleaning up pieces that they have found. Max also reminded the group that we only have 3 club t-shirts available at $10. Next time they are ordered the price will be raised to $15 per the vote at the January meeting.

• Hunt master Mike announced that the prizes for the raffle and some coins for the hunt have been purchased. Tickets are available to members this evening to take and sell. Good photos of the prizes will be added to a flyer to promote the raffle. Mike has offered to donate prizes to award to the member who sells the most tickets at each meeting between now and the drawing on June 4th. Thanks Mike!! If you are interested in selling tickets, please contact Mike.

• Membership dues were paid by several for several people. If your membership dues are owed, please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our next meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you have questions or concerns.

• The membership recruitment challenge had a tie between Charlie and Mike in March with each of them bringing one new member. Contest will be extended until the next meeting in April. The member who recruits the highest number of new members will get an uncirculated 1964D Half Dollar. New member applications can be picked up with Travis. The competition will go on until there is a clear winner. New member forms should be turned in to Amanda.

• Club cards were passed around for anyone needing more cards to pass out to potential members.

• The Nickel Challenge was a success with members turning in more than 300 nickels!! The results were:

1. Don – 119 nickels – 1oz silver Buffalo Round

2. Jason – 112 nickels – 1936 Buffalo nickel

3. John M. – 29 nickels – 1935 Buffalo nickel

Congratulations!!!!

• Treasure cache clue. The April clue is: Go to Kiwanis Park in the end field. Good luck and happy hunting!!

New business:

• The will be a “April Surprise Hunt” again this April. Stay tuned for more details. Hopefully this year it will be warmer than 30 degrees!!

• Pete Morgan suggested we start a club member share. Each month, we will have one club member share a story about something interesting that they found or someone they talked to while out looking for treasure. Pete started with a story of hunting in a location here in Texas where he found two different tokens each from Florida in two different areas about a mile and a half apart all in the same afternoon! …maybe it was the universe reminding him to drink more orange juice?

• Jay introduced the next club activity - The Penny Challenge!! Points will be awarded for each Penny members find. Like our Nickel Challenge, the rarer the type of Penny, the more points they are worth in the competition. The challenge will be to get more points than Jay can get over the month. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awarded. In the event of a tie, we will draw for first place. Only Pennies that were found starting at the end of the March meeting until the beginning of the April meeting count. Details have been emailed to each member so let’s get out there and find some Pennies!!!

Topics to be discussed at future meetings:

• 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 a specific topic for a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Max for bringing the March snack. 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.

February marble Drawing – No winner

Door Prizes: 1st: 1Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar - Max

2nd: Treasure pouch - George

3rd: White’s Key ring -Patsy

4th: Garrett Chip clip - Aaron

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John M Jay Mike

JPM Jay John M Mike / Pete

Relics John M Jay Pete

M Unusual Pete /Jay John M

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Pete M John M Aaron

JPM Pete A John M Pete M

Relics Ralph/John M Woody Jay

M Unusual Aaron Jay/John M Woody/Charlie

March 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Charlie Pete M John M

JPM Pete M Otto John M

Relics Pete M John M Charlie

M Unusual Woody Jimmy Pete M

***

Points Year To Date:

John M: 23 Points

Pete M: 18 Points

Jay: 13 Points

Woody: 6 Points

Charlie: 5 Points

Aaron: 4 Points

Pete A: 3 Points

Ralph: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Jimmy: 2 Points

Otto: 2 Points

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 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 - February 2019

Posted by [email protected] on February 25, 2019 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club Newsletter

February 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the February 5th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 30 members attended the meeting with two visitors. Awesome attendance…welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jason.

• Travis gave the VP report sharing that he has been having some health challenges so if he slows down a bit, please be patient. A volunteer was solicited to bring refreshments to the March meeting and Max volunteered. Thank you!

• Jay gave the Treasury report.  A withdrawal of $50 was made to pay for monthly door prizes and $1000 is held back for the purchase of the gold coin for the October hunt fund raiser.

• Max gave the Secretary report. He thanks Jason for covering his duties in January and reminded the group that we still have club t-shirts available at $10. Next time they are ordered the price will be raised to $15 per the vote at the January meeting.

• Huntmaster Mike introduced a discussion on the purchase of the big hunt prizes. A motion was made to purchase coins at an approximate value of $900. Bryce made a motion and Jerome seconded. All were in favor. Tickets will be put on sale soon.

• Membership dues were paid by several for several people. If your membership dues are owed, please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our next meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you have questions or concerns.

• The membership recruitment challenge had a tie between Charlie and Pete in February. Contest will be extended until the next meeting in March. The member who recruits the highest number of new members will get an uncirculated 1964D Half Dollar. New member applications can be picked up with Travis. The competition will go on until there is a clear winner.

• Club cards were passed around for anyone needing more cards to pass out to potential members.

• Treasure cache clue. The Prince Albert can was damaged, so it has been replaced with a Sucrets can. The new clue is: If you enter Fabis Park and stand at campsite #4, look toward the entrance to the park and the treasure is buried between the sign and the Pecan tree at the 2 o’clock position. Good luck and happy hunting!!

• New rosters will be emailed with the newsletter this month and will be available at the March meeting.

New business:

• Jay solicited the members for anyone interested in assuming the Treasurer position. Amanda Bramblett volunteered and with no other candidates, she was unanimously accepted into the position. She will sign new signature cards at the bank as soon as administratively possible.

• The will be 2nd Annual club picnic scheduled for some time in May. Jan has graciously “volunteered” to coordinate. More details to follow.

• Jay introduced the latest club activity - The Nickle Challenge. Points will be awarded for each Nickle members find. The rarer the type of Nickle, the more points they are worth in the competition. The challenge will be to get more points than Jay can get over the month. There will be a 1st and 2nd place awarded. In the event of a tie, we will draw for first place. Details were emailed to each member earlier this month.

Topics to be discussed at future meetings:

• 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 a specific topic for a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Rosanne for bringing the February snack. 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.

February marble Drawing – Woody won $66.50 and donated $20 back to the club…Thank you Woody!!

Door Prizes: 1st: 1960 Franklin Half Dollar – Max

2nd: 1935 Buffalo Nickle - Charlie

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John M Jay Mike

JPM Jay John M Mike / Pete

Relics John M Jay Pete

M Unusual Pete /Jay John M

February 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Pete M John M Aaron

JPM Pete A John M Pete M

Relics Ralph/John M Woody Jay

M Unusual Aaron Jay/John M Woody/Charlie

***

Points Year To Date:

John M: 19 Points

Jay: 13 Points

Pete M: 9 Points

Aaron: 4 Points

Pete A: 3 Points

Woody: 3 Points

Ralph: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Charlie: 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, March February 5, 2019 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 - January 2019

Posted by [email protected] on January 23, 2019 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

January 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the January 1st meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 13 members attended the meeting. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mike.

• Travis was not available to give the VP report, however; a volunteer was solicited to bring refreshments to the February meeting and Roseanne S. graciously volunteered. Thank you!

• The club Christmas Party was held on Thursday, December 20th at Section Hand. A fun time was had by all who were in attendance!!

• 2018 Find of the Month Winners were announced with Jay coming in first, John Meeks capturing second, and Ralph finishing in third. Congratulations gentlemen!!

• Jay gave the Treasury report. 

• Jay is still filling in until another volunteer for the Treasurer position is identified. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Jay. Elections for the position will be held at the February meeting. Please consider volunteering.

• Membership dues were paid by several for several people. If your membership dues are owed, please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our next meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you have questions or concerns.

• Poptop Challenge was won by Jon Meeks. He cleaned up 345 tops to win the prize of a 1928 Quarter.

• The membership recruitment challenge had no winner in January. Contest will be extended until February. The member who recruits the highest number of new members will get an uncirculated 1964D Half Dollar. New member applications can be picked up with Travis. The competition will go on until there is a clear winner.

• There will be no program after tonight’s meeting.

• David Autrey found the Treasure cache. Clues as to the new location will be given at the February meeting.

New business:

• A motion was raised by Bryant Martin to increase the cost for a club shirt from $10 to $15. The motion was seconded by Mike and accepted by a majority raise of hands.

• February’s meeting will include a discussion and possible vote on prizes for the next seeded hunt and purchased raffle prizes.

Topics to be discussed at future meetings:

• 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 a specific topic for a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Jason B and Jay L for bringing the January snack. 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.

January marble Drawing – No winner

Current “Finds of the Month” Standing:

January 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John M Jay Mike

JPM Jay John M Mike / Pete

Relics John M Jay Pete

M Unusual Pete /Jay John

***

Points Year To Date:

Jay: 10 Points

John M: 10 Points

Pete: 5 Points

Mike: 2 Points

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, February 5, 2019 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

Become a CTTC Sponsor !

Posted by [email protected] on January 18, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our club is seeking two Door 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]



CTTC Meeting January 1st!

Posted by [email protected] on December 31, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Members! I hope each of you are preparing to have a wonderful and productive New Year in 2019! Our club is going to start it off on the right foot because our regular monthly meeting fell on New Year's Day this time.

Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Chamber of Commerce Bldg. at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. in Early, Texas.  Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to attend!  Free refreshments available at the meeting.

We are going to have a very busy meeting Tuesday night as we have two contests ending (Pop-Top Challenge & Member Recruitment Contest) and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each.

Because we have so much planned for the meeting, we will not have an after-meeting program.

Our club t-shirt order came in this month so we will have at least 2 shirts in every size available at the meeting. Cost is $10 each but the bill came to $124 because the 3XLarge shirts cost $13 each. We also came up $10 short for a Large t-shirt after the last meeting because Travis collected $10 for one but both of the remaining Large shirts were gone when the meeting was over. We will also entertain a motion to raise the prices for our next order of t-shirts (probably in March or April, 2019) to $15 per shirt. That way, the club will make a little money for our treasury and we won't be forced to raise prices on the larger sizes which many of our members wear. They will all be $15 each.

If your CTTC Membership Dues are due in January, 2018, please remember to pay them at this meeting. Everyone is current on their dues except for one member whose dues were due last October. If those dues are not paid by the end of January, that member will be removed from our Members Roster. There are 6 of us whose dues are due in January. I'm one of those so I'll be paying mine before the meeting starts.

Member Recruitment Contest. The member who signs up the most new members, who pay their dues by the end of the January 1st meeting, will win the Brilliant Uncirculated 1964-D silver Kennedy half dollar. New members that you recruit must write your name, as the referring member, on their Membership Application form in order for that member to be counted in your total. I'm not eligible to participate in this contest. In the event of a tie, for example two members both recruit 1 new member, we will start the contest all over for the month of January through the February 5th meeting, and every member's referral number will drop back to 0 so that every one has another chance to win. Remember that every new member who signs up and pays their dues at this meeting will receive a free treasure book by Charles Garrett. These books were generously donated by Garrett Metal Detectors.

As always, we will have a Marble Draw at the end of the meeting and the person who draws the red marble first will split the pot 50/50 with the club. And we will have a Door Prize Drawing for a beautiful silver Franklin half dollar which is the 1st Prize and 3 more additional prizes for the runners-up.

Be sure to bring your best metal detecting finds for this month to the meeting and enter them into our Finds of the Month Contest. We are all starting out with -0- F.o.t.M. points so now's the time to get on the board!

Support our club by attending meetings and participating in our numerous events and activities for 2019!

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com

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



CTTC 2018 Treasure Hunter of the Year Winners!

Posted by [email protected] on December 23, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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 has begun this month 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!

Newer Isn't Always Better

Posted by [email protected] on December 17, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

While I was at our Brownwood Public Library today, I decided to check out their computer card catalog for books about "treasure". I was surprised to find several on the subject that are decades old. I read most of them many years ago. I checked out 3 of them for old time's sake - "Let's Talk Treasure Hunting" (1994) by Charles Garrett, "The Complete Guide to Treasure Hunting" (1973) by Norman Carlisle and David Michelsohn, and "Treasure Hunting Around the World" (1960) by Thomas Helm.

Long before the Internet came along, these old books, treasure and old western magazines, and treasure hunting newsletters got me hooked on this amazing hobby. The Internet was a revolutionary marvel but when it comes to treasure hunting, it's really a pitiful failure. Sure, it's packed with videos and forums about modern metal detecting but it mostly dwells on smaller treasures like individual pieces of jewelry, old relics and coins, and, of course, who has the latest, most complicated, and most expensive metal detector and other modern and bothersome accessories. Don't get me wrong, I love hunting for these smaller treasures too. In fact, I go out seeking them almost every day when the weather is nice but there's nothing that gets my blood pumping faster than to read about searches for legendary lost treasures or the recovery of a post hole bank or buried and lost cache of gold and/or silver coins. The Internet is sorely lacking in these types of stories and it's almost useless for researching them.

I feel a bit sorry for younger treasure hunters or those who have just gotten into this hobby, in the last 20 or 30 years, who have never been exposed to the people and the treasures that gave rise to metal detecting and "modern" treasure hunting in the first place. The best I can do for the younger th'ers (as we used to call ourselves) and late arrivals is to regularly tell them about or post about the good ole days of treasure hunting and encourage them to take time to look back and study the beginnings of this healthy and fun pastime. I guarantee that you'll benefit greatly from doing so. Also, visit your local library and see what books they have available on old school treasure hunting. You may be amazed at what you find and what you learn.



2 Days of Detecting & Pop-Top Challenge

Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I've enjoyed about 4 hours of metal detecting the past 2 days. Yesterday, I hunted with another treasure club friend and we found several WW II relics and I even found two pieces of very old American Indian pottery while detecting. I went out alone today, to a different site, and found 21 modern pennies, a quarter, a Ford car key on a rusty key ring, and some more pop-tops to add to the baseline number to exceed in order for our Central Texas Treasure Club members to be eligible to win this month's Pop-Top Challenge. The winner will receive a very nice 1928 Standing Liberty quarter. If you're not digging pop-tops and nickels, you're missing many of whatever gold rings you're walking over.

Probably the best find I've made during the past 2 days is a crystal clear, beautiful creek that I know must have been used as a wading or bathing pool long ago during the hot Texas summers, before air conditioning came along. I'm filing that away in my memory for future treasure hunting adventures.



CTTC Newsletter - December 2018

Posted by [email protected] on December 11, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

December 2018 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the December 4th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 20 members and one visitor attended the meeting. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Otto.

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting. Charlie volunteered. In addition, Travis will be not available to attend the Christmas Party and asked for a volunteer to be a point of contact at the Section Hand for the club. Jan volunteered. Thank you!

• 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.

• A reminder was given about the club offered search service. If anyone is interested in volunteering please let Jay know.

• Jay gave the Treasurer report.

• Jay is still filling in until another volunteer for the Treasurer position is identified. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Jay. Elections for the position will be held at the January meeting. Please consider volunteering.

• T-shirts are available in army green. Please bring your money to the next meeting if you are interested in purchasing one. They are $10 each.

• The cache treasure was not located. The second clue is that it is at Riverside Park and if you throw a frisbee between holes 6 and 7, you will pass over it. Be sure to remember that the new container is a Prince Albert tin so hunt in all metal mode.

• Mike gave the hunt master’s report. If anyone has knowledge of any good hunt site such as old homesteads or farms, please let Mike know so we can seek permission to hunt as an activity.

• Card packets were passed around.

• Membership dues for several people are due so please renew your memberships by mailing them to: Jay Longley, CTTC, 2207 Ave. B, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or paying at our next meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you have questions or concerns.

• Old school tech versus new school tech hunt was conducted on 11/24 with 4 people using new technology and 3 using old technology. It was a draw between the two groups with each finding some items. This is going to be made an annual event. Jay posted information on the club Facebook page as many people expressed an interest in the event and results.

New business:

• Jay solicited for program volunteers for the January meeting. There were no volunteers for December’s meeting, so Jay will be doing a short program. If you are interested in volunteering for future meetings, please let him know.

• There will be a Membership recruitment drive starting now until the end of January. The member who recruits the highest number of new members will get an uncirculated 1964D Half Dollar. New member applications can be picked up with Travis. The competition will go on until there is a clear winner.

• Pop-Top Challenge – The member who brings in the highest number of pop-tops to the January 1st meeting will receive a Standing Liberty Quarter. Please be aware that Pop-tops and pull tabs are different and for the purpose of this challenge, pull tabs will not count. Pop-tops that are turned in will be donated to Ronald McDonald House through Mike.

Topics to be discussed at January 1st 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 a specific topic for a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to Travis’s wife for making the wonderful holiday cookies for December snack. 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.

December Door Prize Winners:

Roseanne – Half dollar

Charlie – Garrett Pouch

James – Whites Keyring

Brian – Garrett wipes

DECEMBER 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

November 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John F John M Jay

JPM John M Jay John F

Relics Pete Aaron John M

M Unusual Jay John F John M

December 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Charlie B John M John F

JPM Ralph/Jay John M John F

Relics Jay Ralph John M

M Unusual Charlie B John M John F

***

Points Year To Date:

Jay: 72 Points

John M: 67 Points

Ralph: 31 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 12 Points

John F: 18 Points

Charlie B: 6 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 3 Points

Mike: 4 Points

Pete: 3 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

Justin 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 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 - November 2018

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Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

November 2018 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the November 6th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 15 members attended the meeting. Two new members were in attendance. Welcome!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Max.

• Travis gave the VP report and solicited a volunteer for refreshments at the next meeting. Travis volunteered. There will be a December meeting in addition to the Christmas party. It will be held Dec 4th at the usual meeting place.

• Travis also offered that he had recently purchased a microscope and described how he was enjoying a closer examination of older bullets and treasures.

• 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.

• Jay gave the Treasury report. Jay is filling in since Jan’s departure until another Treasurer is elected. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Jay.

• T-shirts from Willie’s T’s were ordered. Please bring your money to the next meeting if you are interested in purchasing one. They are $10 each.

• The cache treasure was found by Woody. The treasure was re-hidden. Clues are that it is at Riverside Park in the vicinity of 5,6,7,8 holes for Frisbee Golf. Be sure to remember that the new container is a Prince Albert tin so hunt in all metal mode.

• The recent hunt was discussed. There were 51 participants in the hunt. We decision was made that we spend $1000 on a gold coin for next year’s hunt.

• The CTTC sign needs to be re-done. The option to get a stencil or vinyl sign were discussed. Jay will be look at options and get prices to present and discuss at the next meeting.

• Card packets were passed around. We ordered 1000 new club business cards from Willie’s T’s.

• 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 next meeting to keep receiving club emails and to be able to participate in club activities. Please contact Jay if you have questions or concerns.

New business:

• Jay solicited for program volunteers. If you are interested, please let him know.

• The club activity was old tech versus new tech held at Coursey Park in Brownwood at 1PM on 11/24. Feedback on the event will be presented at our December meeting.

Topics to be discussed at December 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 a specific topic for a future meeting? You determine the topic. Just let Jay know.

THANK YOU to James for bringing snacks to the meeting in November. 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.

November Door Prize Winners:

John M. –1962D Half dollar

Brian – Garrett Apron

Pete – Garrett Chip Clip

Pete – Garrett Pouch

November 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

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

November 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John F John M Jay

JPM John M Jay John F

Relics Pete Aaron John M

M Unusual Jay John F John M

***

Points Year To Date:

Jay: 66 Points

John M: 60 Points

Ralph: 26 Points

Jerry: 12 Points

Aaron: 12 Points

John F: 15 Points

Otto: 4 Points

Don: 3 Points

Madison: 3 Points

Travis: 3 Points

Jerome: 3 Points

Mike: 4 Points

Pete: 3 Points

Max: 2 Points

Jim S. 1 Point

Justin 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, December 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



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