Calendar Events

NOTE:  A meeting is not held in December.

An Informal Group Hunt is held on the Saturday following each monthly meeting. A schedule for this next year’s hunts with dates and locations will be developed and will be included below once it has been established. Check back in 2018. Updates or changes to the schedule may be made in the future so check back from time-to-time. Members may arrive at any time and stay as long as they wish. This is a good way for newer members or beginners to work with members with more experience to pick up detecting tips and methods and to learn how to more effectively use their detectors.


The Informal Group Hunt Schedule for 2018 is being developed and the potential locations so far are provided here:
The hunts will be held on the Saturday following each monthly meeting-come as early as you wish and stay as late as you want. These hunts provide a good opportunity for beginners to learn from others more experienced. Some special hunts for this year are being worked on and more details on them will be provided at club meetings and in future newsletters. The TBD locations will be firmed up and posted here once that is complete. Note: locations may change due to unforeseen circumstances, so check back from time-to-time. To encourage members to find new hunt sites able to accommodate 20 to 30 members (obtain appropriate permission), the club agreed to give that member a silver round or dollar for finding that hunt site for one of the monthly informal hunts. These hunts may need to be open to club members only

February: TBD (Weather Permitting)
March: TBD
April: Winery Hunt (possibly)
May: Spring Hunt-location TBD
June: New Permission (possibly)
July: TBD
August: TBD
September: FALL HUNT-Sunday 23, 2018
October: TBD
November: TBD (weather permitting)


The meeting location for 2018 will continue as it has been for 2017. It is the Town Hall building at 9351 Guthrie Avenue in Woodson Terrace, MO 63134. It is located about one block South of Natural Bridge Road at the intersection of Woodson Road (Highway EE) and Guthrie on the East side of Woodson Road just behind the 7-11 located on the corner. If coming from the North on Woodson, turn left at the Guthrie stoplight and if coming from the South on Woodson, turn right at the Guthrie stoplight. It is a small white building with what looks like a front porch where the main entrance is. There are a few parking spaces around the perimeter of the building, but it is suggested that members park across Guthrie in the North end of the Dollar General parking lot. Meeting start time and the third Thursday of the month remains the same. Doors will open between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.

Dates for 2018 meetings:
January 18
February 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
September 23 (Fall Hunt)
October 18
November 15


The November meeting ended this year’s scavenger hunt and the winners are: First- Jesse Draper; Second-Tom Miller; and Third-John Quinn. Check back soon for the new list of “Items to Find” for the already planned scavenger hunt for 2018.


Our “Scavenger Hunt” for 2017 was a huge success and we decided to have another Scavenger Hunt for 2018!!  The specific finds to detect were finalized at the meeting and are listed below.  Prizes will again be three silver rounds for first place, two for second, and one for third.  (With the option to forgo a silver round for free dues next year).  The hunt begins 19 January 2018 and will end at the November 2018 Meeting.   ITEMS TO FIND: (must be detected)
1. Blue toy car
2. Bicentennial Quarter
3. Silver ring
4. Any wheat penny dated 1920-1925
5. Religious cross
6. Any 1800s dime or nickel
7. Any half dollar
8. Silver pendant
9. 10K or more gold ring
10. 2 Non-Canadian Foreign Coins (half credit given for one)
11. Car key ring with 2 or more keys
12. State tax token
13. Year-of-birth coin
14. Padlock
15. Marble
16. Zipper part (or whole)
17. Anything returned to owner
18. 2009 penny (ones with the different Lincoln backgrounds)
19. Dollar coin of any type
20. Zippo-type lighter
21. Token, non-state tax

RULES:  Remain the same.  Member with the highest number of finds is the winner.  A found item can be used in only one category and only one item per category.  Tracking sheets are at each meeting.  The Honor System will apply, but it would be interesting if the items were brought to the monthly meeting so we can keep a status of who is currently leading and what items were found.  Tie breaker will be by date.  Prizes are 3 silver rounds (or free membership and 2 silver rounds) for first, 2 silver rounds for second, and 1 silver round for third.  Please contact a board member if you have any questions.