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CTTC Gold Coin Raffle - June 4th Meeting!

Posted by [email protected] on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

IMPORTANT ! Our Central Texas Treasure Club members are currently selling Gold Coin Raffle tickets in order to fund our 2019 CTTC Open Competition Hunt in October. The donation for 1 ticket is $5 or you can get 5 raffle tickets for $20. At our next club meeting on June 4th, we'll draw tickets for the following prizes: Top Prize - 1880-S $10 gold Liberty Eagle coin. 2nd Prize - 1861 $2.5 Liberty Quarter Eagle gold piece. 3rd Prize - 1884-0 (MS64) Morgan silver dollar. Contact one of our members to get your tickets today! Photo of Gold Coin Raffle prizes is in the Blog section of this website. Simply click on the "Blog" tab at the top of this page. If you live in the Brownwood area and don't know any of our members, contact us at: [email protected] and we'll make arrangements for you to get your tickets. We need your support to put on another great hunt like last year's was!



CTTC Newsletter - April 2019

Posted by [email protected] on April 16, 2019 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

April 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the April 2nd meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 35 members in attendance at the meeting and 3 visitors including Jarvis and Juliette from the local Boy Scout Troop. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bryant.

• Travis gave the VP report and thanked Charlie and Rose for providing snacks at this week’s meeting. A volunteer was solicited to bring refreshments to the April meeting with no volunteers. Max will provide snacks. Travis also again asked if anyone would be interested in doing a program. Hobbies of any type to share would be welcome. If you are interested, please see him or Jay.

• Amanda gave the Treasurers report.

• Max gave the Secretary report. He welcomed everyone and explained the hidden treasure activity. The new club t-shirts have been ordered and will now be $15. They will be available at the next meeting. There is also an opportunity to get long sleeved shirts for $15 as well. If interested, please see Jay.

• 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. Don’t forget, 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. This month’s winner was Otto with $350. Great work!! 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 was finally won this month with Mike recruiting two new members. He was awarded the uncirculated 1964D Half Dollar. Congratulations Mike!! Thank you to all members as we have had several new members join as a result of this effort.

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

• Otto and Jay shared that they had assisted the folks at the Brownwood Area Community Gardens with locating some buried washers to mark the water lines. They had a difficult time locating the markers due to the amount of trash in the area, however; they were able to eventually locate enough markers for the lines to be located. There will be positive press for the club in the Brownwood Bulletin and on the community garden web page. Be sure to reach out to Jay if you hear of other opportunities for the club to assist the community.

• The Penny Challenge was another success with several members turning in Pennies!! The results were:

1. Woody – 277 Pennies

2. John F.– 147 Pennies

3. There was no third place. Charlie and Pat both turned in pennies but didn’t turn in more than the required level to count.

Congratulations!!!!

• Jay passed around some old photo albums from the previous President of the club for members to see some of the finds that have been associated with the club in the past.

• Treasure cache clue. The May clue will be posted on Facebook. Good luck and happy hunting!!

New business:

• The “Surprise Hunt” scheduled for Saturday, April 13th was cancelled due to inclement weather. This activity will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 20th. Please reach out to Jay at (325)646-1000 (best time to call is after 7:00 p.m.) or refer to the club Facebook page for details.

• Club member share this month was Steve sharing that he found 3 1937D wheat pennies all in the same area on the same afternoon. Sometimes it happens that there is more than one object in a hole so be sure to clear your holes completely before filling them back in.

• FYI: Bob Turner purchased an estate that had 10-12 used detectors in it. If you are interested in any of this equipment, please be sure to reach out to Bob.

• New activity: The club is looking for volunteers to work with our local Boy Scout Troop to assist with introducing them to the hobby of metal detecting. There will be a “hunt” on Saturday, May 4th starting at 12 Noon at Alcorn Park. Volunteers are needed to bury coins, donate foreign coins or other interesting items for them to find, and to assist the boys in the operation of metal detectors. We will also need some folks to allow the boys to use their detectors. If you are interested, please just come to the park on May 4th. If there are questions, please contact Max or Jay.

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 Charlie and Rose for bringing the April 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: 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar - Charlie

2nd: Minelab Bag - Dennis

3rd: Pouch - Mike

4th: Garrett Chip clip - Rose

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

April 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins John M Charlie John F

JPM Pete M John M Ralph

Relics Charlie John M Jimmie

M Unusual Charlie Pete M Jay

***

Points Year To Date:

John M: 30 Points

Pete M: 23 Points

Jay: 14 Points

Charlie: 13 Points

Woody: 6 Points

Aaron: 4 Points

Ralph: 4 Points

Pete A: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Jimmy: 2 Points

Otto: 2 Points

John F: 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

 Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, May 7th, 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 Member Pete Airheart Returns Lost Ring

Posted by [email protected] on April 11, 2019 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A message, with photos, posted by a grateful ring-owner after our Central Texas Treasure Club member Pete Airheart found her lost engagement ring a few weeks ago.

"Brie L Lehmberg is feeling grateful with Pete Airheart and Randy A Hodges at At Home.

April 9 at 9:09 PM · Mason, TX ·

 

So at the end of summer last year I lost my engagement ring and was so bummed ... I had been working out in the yard and washed up and realized it was gone �� I had been in pretty much the same area back and forth working so we knew where to look even though it was a pretty big area ... we have Augustine grass and it was long so it just disappeared .... we have been checking ever since ... I had actually decided one of my feather babies may have eaten it ��

 

❤️❤️Pete airheart came out a few weeks ago with a very snazzy looking metal detector and wasnt here 2 minutes when I heard a knock on the door... he had found my engagement ring❤️❤️ ... a ring I thought I would Never see again ������

 

Words cannot express how excited I was ... I’m still excited and so grateful for Mr.Airhearts new passion for metal detecting ! Keep it up Pete !! Happy treasure hunting good sir !!!"





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

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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.




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