The in Person meeting was called to order at: 6:56 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. This month’s meeting was the last mini hunt for the rest of this year.
Refreshments: Pizza, Snacks and Drinks were provided by the club again this month.
Thank You: Ed Stratton and Tom Ferrell 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.
October’s Club Outing: The outing was held on Saturday October 21st at Leakin Park.
Next Month Club Outing: For more details contact Kevin Weis or Dwayne Meanor (Bear)
Outings: We had our annual Members Only Hunt on October 7th. There were 36 people in attendance.
Upcoming Outings : Digstock #8 2 day hunt December 9th And 10th Cost $175 and Digstock #9 February 23rd - 25th Cost $215. Both events will be in Eastern North Carolina. More details on the Digstock Website
Treasurers Report: $487.88
Special Guest: None
Guest: Dotty Ayers and Sandra Schultz
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.
M.F.S.T.C has a new Facebook group. An invitation has been sent out to all members.
Maryland Free-State Treasure Club FB Group
Update: Baltimore Parks opened on September 1st
Special Donations: Thank you, Dave Franz, for donating a 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: Tom Ferrell
Silver Round: Ron Sisk
50/50 Raffle: Tim Matz
Monthly Attendance Award : Andy Cooper
Coin Contest: 1st Mike McCullough 2nd Kevin Weis 3rd Gary Pennington 4th Jamie Foster 5th Dwayne Meanor & Steve Zulich
Club Favorite : Mike McCullough Public Service Pin
Relic Contest: 1st Dwayne Meanor 2nd Gary Pennington 3rd Conner Kreiger 4th Kevin Weis 5th Steve Zulich
Clad: 1st Jaime Foster 2nd Steve Zulich 3rd Tim Mazz
New Activities: Ed Stratton buried the token before September’s meeting. And he also gave out more clues to help find the token at this month’s meeting. No one has found it yet. Let’s keep looking! Thanks’ Ed
|#||Treasure Hunt Clues|
|1.||LOCATION: I HAVE BEEN CALLED A BAUBLE AND AN ANGIOSPERM|
|2.||LANDMARK: 18X18= ___|
|3.||DIVIDE THIS BY 6= ___|
|4.||THEN MULTIPLY BY 20= ___|
|5.||THEN ADD 15=___ (WHEN YOU FIND THIS NUMBER YOU SHOULD BE CLOSE)|
|6.||ONCE YOU FIND YOUR ABOVE NUMBER TAKE 22 STEPS DOWN, THEN 40 PACES NORTH EAST, THEN 6 PACES SOUTH EAST. IF YOUR GOOD YOU SHOULD FIND ME SOON.|
|7.||EXTRA CLUE “FLOWERS”|
Information on Metal Detecting Permits for Baltimore City and Baltimore County can be found on our website Link to Permits
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Next Club Meeting November 16th. Starting at 7:00 PM There will not be any Mini Hunt the rest of the year.
Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 PM