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January 9, 2005 - 12:30 P.M.- Cross Mills Library, Charlestown, R. I. Greg Wrightman presided over the meeting. The first order of business was the election of a new slate of officers. After little discussion the following were voted in for 2005.
Greg Wrightman: President and Treasurer Dave Collins: Vice President Elle Rice: Secretary Rich Rice: Webmaster

There was discussion regarding the club’s website and it’s importance in both keeping the club member’s informed about club activities and about attracting new members to the club. There was discussion regarding spring meetings and a spring hunt. We did decide that the February meeting will be held on February 13, 2005. 12:30 P.M. Cross Mills Library, Charlestown, RI. At Barbara’s suggestion, everyone will bring in his or her best detecting idea, hint or demonstration to share with fellow club members.

We will also start to set up a summer events calendar and discuss whether we want to have Saturday or Sunday meetings. One idea was that we meet at 4 pm on a Saturday afternoon at the beach, hold a meeting in the parking lot and then spend the evening hunting on the beach. Please bring your ideas with you!! Other suggested ideas were attend to a coin show or auction, go to Point Sebago in Maine, ( Ed Reynolds has the contacts for this trip). Another idea is attend the treasure show in April in Keene, NH.

The March meeting will be held March 12, 2005. 12:30 P.M. Cross Mills Library. Charlestown, RI 2005 dues should be paid by this meeting. An idea for thought-should new members belong to the club for a certain period of time before attending a major hunt? Or are all welcome? What are your ideas on this subject?

Find of the Month January Winners Gold 1st Sandy Couch 2nd Barbara Brown 3rd Greg Whightman Silver 1st Greg Whightman, 2nd Barbara Brown, Misc 1st Sandy Couch, 2nd Steve Crouch Door Prizes Set of Zinc Pennies Art Rodriques, Eisenhower U S Proof Dollar Greg Wrightman Raffle Prizes 1971 Eisenhower U S Proof Dollar Ed Reynolds - 1st year all mint set of 1979 Susan B Anthony Dollars Ed Reynolds - Official Rd Book Guide Book 2005 Coins Price Guide Ed Reynolds - Lucky Ed Reynolds !! - 50-50 Drawing - Sue Collins won $29.00 Greg concluded the meeting by thanking all of the retiring officers and volunteers for a job well done in 2004.

Club Minutes (January 2005)

David's PA FindsFebruary 13, 2005
- Held at Charlestown, RI Cross Mills Library at 12:30 Discussion on the website. Renting library thru March. Next meeting is March 13th. Speaker will be talking about old bottles. Charles Blanchet, a member of the Little Rhody Bottle Club. So bring your old bottles! He'll give us tips on where to find bottle dumps.
BONE Show will have exhibits Ed Fodory will be there April 22, 23, 24. Visit Streeters website for more information. Make reservations early. George Streeter has donated several detectors to our club. Thanks George.
$1000 Spring Hunt, looking for a location, open to public. Advanced Registration.

Prize suggestions "detector and gold coin" Gregg and Dave will set it up $40.00 on the day of the hunt, $35.00 in advance for nonmembers. Members pay $20 in advance or $25 the day of the hunt. Tom Hunter is going to donate the gold coin. Gregg and Ed are donating scoops. Rich Rice is donating a gold nugget.
Discussion about new business cards.

Art Rodriguez gave us some tips on accessories, such as, a "weedwacker strap from Home Depot, neoprene gloves from Job Lot $3.00, a circular scoop from Walmart. Barbara shared how important it is in "being in the right place at the right time" Tom told us how handy it is using the plastic trash bags for your junk finds. Gregg shared his "screwdriver probe" and the electronic "stud finder."

David talked about his trip to PA and showed the coins he found. He make a coin notebook for the coins and a display case full of spoons, a train, small bottles, 13 star pin, King George Coppers, and a chevron. Very Nice David!
Everyone there shared tips on websites and the treasure you can find at yard sales. See ya next month. Elle won the silver round. Ed won a set of silver war nickels. Carolyn Biron won the 50/50.

Club Minutes (February 2005)

March through December 2005 - not available


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