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 January 2017The Newsletter of the Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club Vol. 28, No. 1 
The Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club is a proud member of the FMDAC

From The President's Desk

2016 was a great year for the Shore Seekers. It was fun for all and all for fun. I saw some extraordinary finds and I especially enjoyed seeing members help each other set up their machines, help recover targets and offer helpful tips and suggestions. We were fortunate to have some good spots this past year and I hope it continues into 2017 and I think it will. I am still working on some Civil War sites, some local and some might be on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in areas near where we've been before.

Our big hunt on the beach couldn't have been any better. The prizes were great, the weather and beach were perfect and I've yet to hear any real complaints. We plan to have an even bigger one this year with more prizes, participants, volunteers and new ideas. Please keep your thoughts and ideas open and pass them on to club officers.

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Speaking of officers: we have an election in January of every year and all spots are open if anyone wants to run. I've talked to all of our current officers and they've agreed to stay on (me included) if that's what the membership wants. If you have an interest in running for a position, please let us know so we can put you up for nomination at the meeting.

We also have a vote on Seeker of the Year and Find of the Year at our January meeting. Seeker of the Year is not the person who finds the most or best items but is the person who best exemplifies the hobby of detecting and the spirit of the club. Find of the Year is self-explanatory and can be any item found during the calendar year 2016.

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During our Finds of the Month competition at the January meeting, you may enter one item in each category. We didn't have this event in December because of our party. Pick out your best finds made between the November meeting and the January meeting and enter them to receive double points.

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At the time of this writing, a year-end hunt is just around the corner. There will be a further report later.

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I'm looking forward to a great year of hunting and I hope all members and their families have the greatest of New Years. I'll see you all at what's sure to be a very busy meeting on January 9.

Bill Draper,
Huntmaster and President

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