The in Person meeting was called to order at: 7:07 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. Next month’s meeting will be the last mini hunt for the rest of this year. You may want to bring a head lamp or flashlight due to the lack of daylight.
Refreshments: Pizza and drinks were provided by the club again this month.
Thank You: 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
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.
September’s Club Outing: The outing was held on Saturday September 9th 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 “Metal Detecting Bootcamp in the UK”. Mike went over his recent trip and finds in England. The presentation was very informative and interesting. Thank you, Mike.
Upcoming Outings : 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 $135 dig on November 4, 2023.
Treasurers Report: $2,574.82
Special Guest: None
Guest: Ron Callehan
New Members: None
New Business. With the upcoming Election for the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. An Election Committee was formed. The members are Chris Wisnom, Andy Cooper and Ed Stratton. The ballet meeting will be November and the voting will be in December.
Update: Baltimore Parks opened on September 1st
Donations: Nathan Pressler, Tom Ferral, Dennis Powers and Mark Krieger. Thank you all.
Special Donations: Thank you Dave Franz for donating the Pocket Watch and the Whites Metal Detector! The detector will be raffled off starting with the September meeting. When we reach at least $280.00 we will pull the winning ticket. Please hold onto your tickets until then and Good Luck!
2023 Leg of Gold Monthly Winner: Conner
Silver Round: Dwayne Meanor
50/50 Raffle: Roger Ewing
Monthly Attendance Award: John Cherny 4th
Special Raffle: 2 Flowers donated by Nathan Pressler. Winner: Kevin Weis & Dave Franz
Coin Contest: 1st Mike McCullough 2nd Dwayne Meanor 3rd Gary Pennington4th Jamie Foster 5th Tim Mazz 6th Kevin Weis
Club Favorite : Chris Wisnom 1 Ruppee coin from Nepal
Relic Contest: 1st Mike McCullough 2nd Evan Werner
Clad: 1st Steve Zulich 2nd Ed Stratton 3rd John Curtis 4th Tim Mazz
New Activities: Ed Stratton buried the token before this month’s meeting. And he also gave out clues to help find the token at this month’s meeting. Thanks’ Ed
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 October 26th. Starting at 6:30 PM for the Mini Hunt followed by the Meeting at 7:00 PM.
Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 PM