COVID-19 guidelines were in effect. No food and drinks were permitted. Face masks were mandatory, everyone respected social distancing. No limit on the number of attendees. In person meetings will be conducted on the last Thursday of each Month at 7:00 PM at Victory Villa.
Mini Hunt: No monthly mini hunt was conducted due to limited visibility.
The in-person meeting was called to order at 7:09 PM by President, Mike McCullough. Mike introduced the club officers, Mr. Gary Pennington, Vice President, Steve Cunningham – Treasurer, membership chair and Web Master and Mr. Tom Burleson, Secretary and News Letter. Mike acknowledged all of the volunteers and thanked them for their service.
No “Legal Beagle” report by Mr. Bud Lamb
Donation : Steve Cunningham donated a White V3I Metal Detector with 2 coils. It was raffled off for $175.00
Treasurers Report: Steve Cunningham reported an account balance of $ 2,083.71
Attendance: 27 members attended
New Members: We would like to welcome our new members, Mr. Brian Kolb, Wayne Adams and Jeff Fonzi. We hope you will have many years of adventures discovering history, relics and other treasures with the Maryland Free Treasure Club.
Special Presentation: Mike McCullough gave a Power Point presentation two 19th century home sites in Baltimore County.
Leg of Gold Monthly Winner: Mr. Andy Cooper .
Raffles and Contest: Winner of the Coin contest: 1st Andy Cooper, 2nd Dave Franz, 3rd Karl Reinmon,4th Jamie Foster and Kevin Weis Club favorite winner, Dwane Meanor. Winner of the Relics contest, 1st , Mike McCullough 2nd Andy Cooper and Dave, 3rd place tie, Jamie Foster and Kevin Weis. Congratulations to all of the winners. Metal Detector, Bill Cawa
Coin Contest: 1st Andy Cooper 2nd Dave Franz 3rd Karl Reinman 4th Jamie Foster. Club Favorite Dwane Meanor
Club Outings: The January club outing was held at Leakin Park on January 8th..
Background Checks: Thank you to our officers and volunteers who have submitted their information for background checks through the BCRP website.
New Activities: for 2022 Three scavenger hunts will be conducted in 2022, in the months of February, May and October. Brass tokens will be buried in January, April and September, and when discovered, traded for coins. Clues for each hunt will be distributed at the meetings.
Metal Detecting Permits for Baltimore City: are done online. At the Baltimore City Rec and Parks website. Your user name is your email address. You are assigned a temporary password. You select the permit renewal and then pay for that item in your cart. For information contact the permit office by email at [email protected] to Shaunte. She will help you navigate the process.
Permits for Baltimore: You can get the Baltimore County Metal Detecting Permit with instructions on M.F.S.T.C. website.
Next Club Meetings: February24th , 2022 at 7:00PM. Please note the status of the Baltimore County Snow Policy. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, we will not be permitted to meet.
Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM