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July 2nd - The Knights of the Golden Circle & Their Treasure

Posted by [email protected] on June 29, 2019 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I will be presenting a program on the secret organization, the Knights of the Golden Circle, immediately following our next regular monthly Central Texas Treasure Club meeting which will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2nd, at the Early Chamber of Commerce Bldg. at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. in Early, Texas. This will be my first public appearance, about the KGC, since 2014 when I appeared on the History Channel's "America Unearthed: Lincoln's Secret Assassins" major television show. I will be publicly sharing some information about the Knights and their huge treasure depositories, from my 13 years of research and field work on that organization, that I've never released before. Many of the most important facts that I shared with Scott Wolter about the KGC in Brown County, Texas were edited completely out of the final version but I intentionally withheld a lot of what I knew from them because my search for some of the treasure depositories was and is continuing. I will be sharing some of this valuable information with those in attendance at this meeting and program. In the years since my "America Unearthed" appearance, i've received and declined several requests to appear on other tv productions about the KGC and treasure hunting. I made a vow to myself, after that 2014 show aired, that I would not be involved in any future tv productions about the secret pro-Southern organization and I've kept that vow. I will also be sharing the route of the KGC tunnel network under downtown Brownwood. If you want to hear some of the story about what is probably the largest hoard of gold, silver, gemstones, priceless religious artifacts, and ancient relics in the United States and maybe even in the world, that are still waiting to be found, you'll attend this meeting!

~ Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club


Free Raffle Prize for Workshop Attendees!

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Every person who stays throughout the Introduction to Metal Detecting workshop this Thursday, June 27th, will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a beautiful uncirculated 90% silver 1964 Kennedy half dollar at the conclusion of the program. The workshop will be held at the Carnegie Room of the Brownwood Public Library from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Club members and non-members will be eligible to win! Be there! The Public is invited to attend!

[email protected]

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

(325)646-1000


CTTC Newsletter - June 2019

Posted by [email protected] on June 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

June 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the June 4th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 24 members in attendance at the meeting with one visitor. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brian.

• Travis gave the VP report and thanked the members for bringing snacks. He identified that we are now providing alternatives to coffee and reminded everyone that the snack duties will be split between two members. Thanks to May’s snack providers, Woody and Mike. Travis solicited for next month’s snacks and Pete and Brian volunteered.

• Amanda was not able to attend so Jay gave the Treasurers report.  The club received a $100 donation from a member of the community last month as a thank you for finding some survey markers. A thank you card was mailed to them on behalf of the club.

• Max gave the Secretary report. He welcomed everyone and explained the hidden treasure activity. The new club t-shirts have been received and are available for sale. When they are re-ordered there will be more long sleeves available for $18. Max announced that his family will be relocating to SC. He solicited for a volunteer to take over the Secretary duties. The position doesn’t have a huge time commitment but it is important. If you are interested, please see Jay.

• Hunt master Mike solicited for the last sales of raffle tickets. Total so far from the tickets is estimated at $2,150. Woody won this month for selling the most tickets. Mike said we will need to start looking at what we need to purchase for the hunt as far as coins to hide. Otto said he has dimes and other coins he would be willing to sell to the club at a competitive cost. Mike, Jay and Max will also reach out to secure hunt prizes the same as last year. Drawing was held with the following results:

1st: Toby Tobias - $10 Gold Coin

2nd: Terry Aldridge - $2.50 Gold Coin

3rd: Rita Griffin – Silver Dollar

• The Spring picnic was cancelled due to weather. Jan was not present to discuss so the topic will be tabled until next meeting. The suggestion was made to have future picnics in the Fall. This will also be discussed at the next meeting.

• 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 Amanda 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.

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

• Nobody found the treasure cache……. Treasure cache clue #1 is that the treasure is buried in Alcorn Park between the soccer fields and 4th street. Clue #2 is that there are three oak trees in a line; check around those trees. Any additional clues will be posted on Facebook. Good luck and happy hunting!!

New business:

• July’s program will be led by Jay. The topic is the “Knights of the Golden Circle” story so be sure to plan to stay after the July meeting for this interesting story.

• The member recruitment drive has started. Be sure to bring your new members forms with you to the next meeting. Your name as the referring member must be on the form for you to receive credit. The prize is a 1889D coin.

• There will be an “Intro to Metal Detecting” workshop held at the library by Jay. He will review techniques for beginners and experts alike and will discuss digital versus analog detecting. Details will be announced on the club Facebook page.

• Club member share this month was Aaron. He told a story of finding several bullets in one hole. This was a great story about making sure you get all targets from the same hole. Jay also shared hat he and John had travelled to the beach last month. They found a large amount of new change. Jay also found two rings there and three rings in parks around Brownwood.

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 Mike and Woody for bringing the Jun snack. If you would like to volunteer to bring refreshments to any meeting, please let Travis 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!

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

• I will fill in all holes I dig.

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

• I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy always.

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

• I will leave gates as found.

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

• I will not litter.

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

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

• 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.

June marble Drawing – There were two winners. JD won $46 and James won $5.

Door Prizes: 1st: 1936 Quarter – Charlie B.

2nd: Small Whites T-shirt - Charlie

3rd: Set of 6 koozies - Otto

4th: Garrett Chip Clip - Ralph

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

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Pete M Charlie John M

JPM John M Pete M

Relics John M Pete M Jay

M Unusual Charlie Pete M John M

June 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Pete M Mary John M

JPM Jay John M Pete M

Relics Pete M Charlie John M

M Unusual Pete M Charlie JD Smith

***

Points Year To Date:

John M: 42 Points

Pete M: 42 Points

Charlie: 22 Points

Jay: 18 Points

Woody: 6 Points

Aaron: 4 Points

Ralph: 4 Points

Pete A: 3 Points

Mike: 2 Points

Jimmy: 2 Points

Otto: 2 Points

Mary: 2 Points

John F: 1 Point

JD: 1 Point

***

REMINDER:

• Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, July 2nd, 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


New Member Recruitment Contest !

Posted by [email protected] on June 2, 2019 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

CTTC New Member Recruitment Contest - from May 7th meeting until the middle of our August 6th club meeting! Our Central Texas Treasure Club will award this nice 1889-D Morgan Silver Dollar to the member who has signed up the most new memberships during that time period. New members can join at our meetings or mail their membership applications to me but they MUST have your name written on them as the referring member so make sure that they do that or you will not receive credit.

- Please remember to bring all of your Gold Coin Raffle ticket stubs, unsold tickets, and money to our meeting Tuesday, June 4th as the drawing will be held during the middle of this meeting. Get out there and sell those tickets!


CTTC Newsletter - May 2019

Posted by [email protected] on June 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Texas Treasure Club

Newsletter

May 2019 Meeting

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Minutes from the May 7th meeting:

• Jay called the meeting to order. 28 members in attendance at the meeting with two new members; Alex Salazar and Craig Mitchell. Welcome everyone!!

• The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dan.

• Travis gave the VP report and thanked the members for bringing snacks. He brought up that the club is growing so it might be better to have two different members share the snacks. There was some discussion around the club buying snacks and then it was settled that we would try to have two members split bringing snacks and if that didn’t work out, we would discuss other alternatives. Max also brought up that we have some younger members so it might be good to have an alternative to coffee. Woody and Mike volunteered to bring to the next meeting. Thanks!

• Amanda gave the Treasurers report.  Rent is paid through June. The club received a donation from a member of the community who offered $100 to the club as a thank you for finding some survey markers. Jay will get their address and the club will send a thank you card.

• Max gave the Secretary report. He welcomed everyone and explained the hidden treasure activity. The new club t-shirts have been received and are available for sale. There are two types. Pete A. also donated $100 towards the designed t-shirts he shared with the club. If interested in purchasing one, please see Jay. Also, we will be redoing the “find of the month” placards to expand the number of entries based on club growth. Lastly, several members donated money towards replenishing the monthly coffee supplies…thank you!!

• The Boy Scout event was a success with 8 Boy Scouts coming to participate in learning about detecting and finding treasure. An Ace250 was donated to the Troop and many great coins and treasures were found by the boys. We had enough members attend that there was more than enough for one on one instruction on metal detector use. Pete offered that the young man he mentored seemed very interested. There were several foreign coins and even a ring that looked real found. This event was highlighted in both the Brownwood Bulletin newspaper and on the Boy Scout and Club Facebook pages. It was a wonderful time!!

• Hunt master Mike announced that raffle 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 Ralph with $210 in tickets sold. Great work so far but we are behind on sales!! If you are interested in selling tickets, please contact Mike.

• The “Surprise Hunt” was a success. The hunt took place over in Belle Plains. A few wheat pennies, a sobriety token and lots of trash was found. Look for future activities to be announced on Facebook or at the meeting.

• 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 Amanda 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.

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

• Jay passed around some additional 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.

• Woody found the treasure cache…….and re-hid it. Treasure cache clue is that the treasure is buried in Alcorn Park between the soccer fields and 4th street. Any additional clues will be posted on Facebook. Good luck and happy hunting!!

New business:

• The club picnic is scheduled for June 1st at Comanche City Park, starting at 11A. Jan is circulating a signup sheet for members to bring items for the picnic. Make sure you bring your detectors!  ***This Picnic was postponed due to weather forecast."

• Never be afraid to ask about searching someone’s property. It is better to ask upfront than to have an owner get upset. Many times, if you remind them that searching can unearth some items of historical significance that may not be located otherwise, owners will allow you to hunt an area. It is important to always be respectful of property. Be sure to fill in holes and remove trash.

• While engaging with the Boy Scouts, it was discussed that they participate in the “Mountain Man” event next April. Jay is planning to offer that the club will give a metal detecting presentation like the local presentation. This would give participants a chance to work with the boys to see if there is local treasure there. More information to come.

• Club member share this month was Travis sharing about a time where he was out detecting and dug up what looked like the top of a Dutch oven. He was very excited at the prospect that this pot could be filled with gold coins. Unfortunately, it was just a lid. ��

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 May 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!

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

• I will fill in all holes I dig.

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

• I will use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy always.

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

• I will leave gates as found.

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

• I will not litter.

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

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

• 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.

May marble Drawing – No winner

Door Prizes: 1st: Silver Half Dollar - George

2nd: Indian Head Penny - Rose

3rd: Survival Bracelet - Linda

4th: Survival Bracelet – George

5th: Garrett Chip clip - Jacob

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

May 1st 2nd 3rd

Coins Pete M Charlie John M

JPM John M Pete M

Relics John M Pete M Jay

M Unusual Charlie Pete M John M

***

Points Year To Date:

John M: 38 Points

Pete M: 32 Points

Jay: 15 Points

Charlie: 18 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, June 4th, 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 Members Max Richardson, Aaron Bramblett, David Autrey, and Jay Longley presented a new Garrett Ace 250 metal detector to Boy Scout Troop 14 during our "Introduction to Metal Detecting" event on May 4th. 



IMPORTANT! CTTC Spring Picnic Postponed Due to Weather!

Posted by [email protected] on May 31, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

IMPORTANT! CTTC Spring Picnic Postponed Due to Weather!

Our Spring Picnic, set for tomorrow Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m., has been postponed due to the weather forecast. We will discuss setting another date later this month at our next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4th. Please spread the word to all the other members that you know.

Thank you,

Jay Longley, President, Central Texas Treasure Club

Jan & Don Sims - members in charge of the Picnic - 254-485-9625



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

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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

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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



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