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 March 2015The Newsletter of the Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club Vol. 26, No. 3 
The Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club is a proud member of the FMDAC

From The President's Desk

The irregular weather has put a halt to our fun this month but this will soon change and I'll be able to get out and look for more spots. Until then, the Whaleyville site from last month is open for hunting until the farmer plants this Spring. If you'd like to try your luck, let me or Julie know so I can tell the owner. Everyone has complied so far and I'd like to thank you all for your cooperation. A few reminders: don't park in the gateway entrance and please leave the place in the same condition you found it. Pick up all trash and fill all holes. This will make the owner happy and, in turn, will make us happy as he has lots of land in the area he may let us search in the future.

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I'm trying to line up some new places in Virginia and member Bob Heimert has been giving me a hand. One of these is an old abandoned school/church. More details soon...

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Bill Winkler of Treasure Quest in Ocean View informs me that beach hunting is fruitless at this time. He has heard of no significant reports of jewelry finds anywhere from Coin Beach down to Ocean City.

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It looks like things are progressing with the Grasonville hunt. Several of our members have sent in their money and are looking forward to the event while others are still waiting to hear more about it.

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Thanks to new V.P. Scott Mason for donating a pinpointer for our club raffle. This was a nice gesture and much appreciated by all members.

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That's it for this month. I'll see you at the meeting on the 9th and hopefully at the hunt on the 14th, if not sooner.

Bill Draper,
President
(and Huntmaster)


Club Minutes

The last meeting of the SHORE SEEKERS Artifact and Recovery Club was held on Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hermon UMC Community Hall.

We had several raffles. The winner of the Nickels of the 20th Century set was Scott Mason. Second prize in this drawing was a $25 Impressions Salon gift certificate which was won by Elaine Anderson. We also raffled off a pinpointer. This was won by John Fassel. Thanks to Scott Mason for donating the certificate and pinpointer to the club. (Proceeds from all the raffle drawings was $87.)

Magazine raffle winners were Ed Donovan, Elaine Anderson, Scott Mason, Marty Pratt, Ron Carter, Mitch Mitchell and Bill Draper. Thanks to Sonny Willing snd Jeff Anderson for their donations.

Thanks to Marty Pratt for bringing in clam chowder and crackers and thanks also to John Johnson for bringing in donuts.

Guests in attendance were Marge and Robert, a couple from Nanticoke.

CORRESPONDENCE

Extra copies of THE SEEKER were available.

OLD BUSINESS

Minutes were approved as distributed.

The treasurer gave his report.

Marty and Scott MacLane told more about the upcoming hunt in Grasonville. Someone went to their last meeting and described the hunt. Prizes range from silver coins (maybe gold coins) to gift cards. Andy will also be giving a talk at 3:00. The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center property will be opened up to paid hunters until dark (after Andy's lecture is finished). The original property dates from 1803 and is privately owned. Hunters can keep what they find. Scott MacLane would like to have list of those who pay and will check to make sure that people don't return; individual clubs will take care of violators. Queen Annes County officials are hoping to make this an annual event with speakers and vendors.

More information can be found here:

http://bayrestoration.org/metaldetecting/

Club hats were awarded to Ron Carter and Scott Mason in recognition for the honors they won last month. Congratulations to both.

Bill asked members to continue to look for possible Civil War hunt sites so the club can arrange a detecting weekend.

Bill showed off a club jacket and asked that members who would like a hat or jacket let him know so he can get an order together.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

CLUB HUNT

Temperature are supposed to be so cold that the February hunt will be postponed. Please watch your e-mail for details.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Garrow King. He and the club split the $58 pot.

Julie Pryor,
Secretary

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