August 2023

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MFSTC Newsletter

Volume 6 Issue 68

The in-person meeting was called to order at: 7:03 PM by President, Mike McCullough. Mike introduced the club officers, Vice President, Mr. Dwayne Meanor, Treasurer, Mr. Gary Pennington and Mr. Tom Burleson, Secretary and Newsletter. Mike acknowledged all the volunteers and thanked them for their service.

Mini Hunt: We had our monthly Mini Hunt this month. They start at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:00 PM meeting.

Refreshments: Pizza and drinks were provided by the club again this month.

Thank You: Carol Rinker and Ed Stratton for helping with the raffles and Dave Franz for handing out the door prize tickets.

Club Library: See John Vise the Librarian

Membership Chairman: Dennis Powers

Webmaster: Will Stoffel (* including email communication)

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 if you need something checked out. Testing will be done in March, June, September, and November.

July’s Club Outing: The outing was held on Saturday August 19th at the Heritage Farm Park Farm in Walkersville, Md.

Next Month Club Outing: For more details contact Kevin Weis or Dwayne Meanor (Bear)

Presentation: Mike McCullough gave a presentation entitled “An Unexpected Discovery”. He went over where and what he found hunting old home sites at Loch Raven. Thank you Mike it was very interesting and informative.

Upcoming Outings: Diggers Den will be hosting Field of Dreams a seeded hunt in Lynchburg Va. on September 30th for a cost of $75. Our members only hunt will be October 7, 2023. Joe DeMarco Memorial Hunt Digging South Jersey. October 13 – 15 2023. Old Dominion relic seeded hunt $125 dig November 42023.

Treasurers Report: $1774.77

Attendance: 47

Special Guest: None

Guest: Dana Gordon and Michelle Mike McFaden

New Members: Debbie McCally and Jerry Lawrence

New Business We are still looking for a new venue where we could meet and the cost involved. If anyone knows of a venue, please let Mike McCullough know. We are going to try and work out things with Middle River Recreation Council. If so, we won’t have to change venues.

Update: Baltimore Parks will open on September 1st


  • Nick Franz - Fossil (Chlamys (Lyropectenn) Madisonius)
  • Dave Franz (Sand Scoops)
  • Anne Harrison (Hat, Gloves and Shirt)

2023 Leg of Gold Monthly Winner: Tommy Burleson

Silver Round: Kevin Weis

50/50 Raffle: ???

Monthly Attendance Award: Tommy Burleson

Special Raffle: Of a Fossil Chlamys (Lyropectenn) Madisonius over 16 million years old. Tommy Burleson

Coin Contest:

  1. Mike McCullough
  2. Tim Mazz
  3. Tiffany Welch
  4. Kevin Weis & Ed Stratton
  5. Dwayne Meanor

Club Favorite : John Cherny ( Silver Spoon)

Relic Contest:

  1. Dwayne Meanor


  1. John Curtis
  2. Steve Zulich
  3. Ed Stratton
  4. Tim Mazz & Tiffany Welch

New Activities: Ed Stratton will bury a token before next month’s meeting. At the September’s meeting he will pass out clues to help find the token.

Information on Metal Detecting Permits for Baltimore City and Baltimore County can be found on our web site Maryland Free-State Treasure Club

Next Club Meeting: September 28th. Starting at 6:30 PM for the Mini Hunt followed by the Meeting at 7:00 PM.

Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 PM

Last updated: August 31, 2023
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