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 August 2016The Newsletter of the Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club Vol. 27, No. 8 
The Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club is a proud member of the FMDAC

From The President's Desk

This will be a short report this month. With the extremely high temperatures we've had recently, we haven't been able to get out in the field. It's also been hard to find spots to go to since farmers have planted at most of our favorite places. We have to take things as they come so we might have to double up on hunts in the future. This means that we might not stick to our regular hunt schedule but instead sneak in hunts when sites become available. Please keep an eye on your e-mail because Julie will notify you when something comes up.

Also, if you know of a likely hunt spot that can accommodate our ever-increasing numbers, please let me or any of the officers know and I'll look into it.

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Our big Assateague hunt is coming up sooner than you might think. We're aiming for a date in October but haven't set anything definite yet. If you've got ideas for prizes or hunts, please share! We always have a great time and participants walk away with some great prizes - maybe even a detector. Start thinking of what you'd like to do this year and come to the meeting on August 8 and share your views.

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That's all for this month. I've missed seeing you all in the fields and hope things cool off enough soon for us to get back in the swing of things. I'll see you at the meeting.

Bill Draper,
Huntmaster and President

Club Minutes

The last meeting of the SHORE SEEKERS Artifact and Recovery Club was held on Monday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hermon UMC Community Hall.

The winner of the 1973 proof set raffle was Ted Morlock. (This drawing brought in $40.)

Magazine raffle winners were Phil Kemmerlin, Andy Nunez, Mike Slovikosky, Mike Beaman, Bob Heimert, Ron Carter, Barbara Peters, Mitch Mitchell and John Rebman. Thanks to Garrow King and Wayne Martin for their donations.

Guests were John King and Joey and Ryan Collins.


Extra copies of THE SEEKER were available.


Minutes were approved as distributed.

The treasurer gave his report.

Tony Goodyear reported that he and another Seeker went to Teackle Mansion but neither found anything. The head of the historical society in Somerset County still wants to have some kind of contest/pay hunt for the club to raise money but most members aren't interested in this prospect as the grounds of the mansion have been hunted extensively over the years.

In regards to the recent discussion of having trouble finding spots to accommodate so many hunters, Jerry suggested having a sign-up sheet at meetings so we know in advance how many people plan to attend. Bill said that the idea has merit but we need to do something to limit the number of people on hunts so we can still get sites.

There was more talk about the big hunt. Bill would like to have it in October at Assateague. We need to get volunteers to help run hunts and would like to have four of them but might have to limit it to three. If anyone has any thoughts on big prizes or other aspects of the event, please let Julie or the other officers know.


Dennis showed off .68 caliber bullets made from donated fishing sinkers he made for the Eastern Shore Treasure Club's outreach for kids. They can always use more lead found while detecting to make more.

Bill is trying to contact Russell Dashiell, an attorney in Salisbury, in regards to giving a talk on Civil War sites or relics. John King is helping in this effort.

Barbara went over our current options for the Christmas party: Hemingway's in OC, EVO in Salisbury and Blue Dog in Snow Hill. She asked for other suggestions and Phil offered to look into the Hyatt. We don't want to drag things out too long and would like to have some resolution by next meeting.


There is no spot for the July hunt yet. The regular date will likely change due to heat. Please watch your e-mail for details.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Ron Carter. He and the club split the $64 pot.

Julie Pryor,

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