NOTE: A meeting is not held in December.
An Informal Group Hunt is held on the Sunday following each monthly meeting. A schedule for this year’s hunts with dates and locations will be developed and will be included below once it has been established. Check back in February. 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.
2017 INFORMAL GROUP HUNT SCHEDULE
An informal group hunt schedule will be developed with locations and provided soon.
March 19 – TBD
May 13 Old Monroe Immaculate Conception church picnic site Highway 79 North off Interstate 70 to exit C Old Monroe, West on C
May 21– Carondolet Park-Spring Hunt-Highway 55/ Loughborough
June 18-Ecko Park- St. Charles, MO
July 23– TBD
August 20– TBD
September 17-Nothing scheduled
September 24– Fall Hunt: Turner Camp Park
October 22– TBD
November 19– TBD
NEW MEETING LOCATION FOR 2017:
A new meeting location for July through November 2017 has been established. It is the old Woodson Terrace city hall building located 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.
NEW “SCAVENGER HUNT” CONTEST FOR 2017
The club has decided to host a “Scavenger Hunt” for 2017. The hunt begins 20 January and will end at the November Meeting. Prizes will be for the first, second, and third place winners. Check the latest newsletter on the newsletter page for the current standings. Below is the list of things to find and the rules:
ITEMS TO FIND: (must be detected)
- National Park US Quarter
- Metal Toy – Soldier, Cowboy, or Indian
- Box or Open-end wrench
- Red, Green, and Black pulltab
- Brass hinge, architectural knocker, knob, or drawer handle
- Pocket knife
- Pre-1970 Dog License or Vaccination Tag
- Token, not a Tax Token (see #16)
- 2 Foreign Coins
- 1958 Wheat penny
- Skeleton Key
- Gold Ring with Stone
- Religious Item
- Old Car or House Key
- State Tax Token
- Silver Charm
- Knife, Fork, AND Spoon
- Button with Maker name
- A RED Die cast or Matchbox-type vehicle
RULES: 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. A tracking sheet will be given out next meeting, and a copy put in the February Newsletter. 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 TBD. The geographic area is the Planet Earth, so bring your detectors when you travel!!! Please contact a board member if you have any questions.