The in Person meeting was called to order at* 7:06 PM by President, Mike McCullough. Mike introduced the club officers, Mr. Gary Pennington, Vice President, Steve Cunningham – Treasurer, membership chair and Web Master was on vacation and Mr. Tom Burleson, Secretary and News Letter. Mike acknowledged all of the volunteers and thanked them for their service.
Mini Hunt: We will have a Mini Hunt at 6:30 PM, before every monthly meeting until further notice.
Refreshments: For now Pizza a mainstay at our meetings.
Thank You: Andy Cooper and Ed Stratton for helping with the raffles, Dwayne Meanor (Bear) for taking care of the board and Dave Franz for handing out the door prize tickets ever week.
A Special Thank You to our dearest long-time member, Alvin “Bud” Lamb, who has again generously donated $100 to our Club. Thanks, Bud.
August’s Club Outing: The outing was held at the Heritage Farm Park in Walkersville in central Frederick on Sunday August 14th.
Next Month Club Outing: As of now there are none scheduled.For more details contact Dwayne Meanor (Bear).
Presentation:****– Jonathan Beesley made PowerPoint presentation on Maryland Civil War history. It was very interesting and informative. Thank you, Jonathan!
Treasurers Report: Steve Cunningham was on vacation so there was no report.
Guest: Tony Napornno, Robbin Placer, Melissa Cerebe and Teddy Hulse.
New Members: Tony Napornno, Robbin Placer and Melissa Cerebe
Buddy List: This is a list of people needing or giving assistance with their type of Metal Detector. Anyone is interested in joining the Buddy list see Andy Cooper.
Gold and Diamond Testing: See Nathan Pressler or Evan Werner if you need something checked out.
Merchandise Sales: See Nathan Pressler
Special Raffle Item – The winner of the Eagle breastplate from the Shenandoah Valley and five spoke-based minis from Henrico County recovered by D. Hitchcock was Bruce McMillan. Leg of Gold Monthly Winner: Bruce McMillan.
Silver Round: Tommy Burleson. 50/50 Raffle: Ed Stratton.
Coin Contest: 1st Andy Cooper, 2nd Mike McCullough,3rd Tim Mazz, 4th Ed Stratton, 5th Kevin Weis.
Club Favorite: Kevin Weis (Display Box)
Relic Contest: 1st Mike McCullough, 2nd Andy Cooper
Clad: 1st Steve Zulich, 2nd Ed Stratton, 3rd Andy Cooper and Karl Reiman, 4th Tim Mazz.
Upcoming Detecting Hunts: The 14th annual Old Dominion Relic hunt November 5th with a 9:00am startime. The entire fee this year will be $135.00 per person and limited to 60 entries.
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.
February Scavenger Hunt Winner: Ed Stratton
May Scavenger Hunt Winner: Ed Stratton
Members-only Hunt and Family Picnic - Mike has reserved the pavilion for October 8, 10:30AM – 2:00PM. Please mark your calendars now. Cost (to detect): $30 (adults - 18 and older) Cash or check made out to “MFSTC”.
Pre-register at Club meeting – Now through October 8
(If by mail, send completed form and check to: Stephen Cunningham, 4900 Walther Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21214)
Lunch will be provided
Information onMetal Detecting Permits for Baltimore City and Baltimore County can be found on our web siteMaryland Free-State Treasure Club.
Next Club Meetings: September 29th, 2022 starting at 6:30PM for the Mini Hunt followed by the Meeting at 7:00 PM. Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 PM