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 2019. 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.
2019 INFORMAL GROUP HUNT SCHEDULE
The Informal Group Hunt Schedule for 2019 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)
May: Spring Hunt-location TBD
September: FALL HUNT-Sunday 22, 2019
November: TBD (weather permitting)
MEETING LOCATION FOR 2018:
The meeting location for 2019 will continue as it has been for 2018. 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 2019 meetings:
September 22 (Fall Hunt)
“SCAVENGER HUNT” CONTEST RESULTS FOR 2018
The November meeting did not take place due to heavy snow but the 2018 scavenger hunt has ended and this year’s winners are: First- John Quinn; Second-Eric Hanewinkel; and Third-Chris Koehler.
NEW “SCAVENGER HUNT” CONTEST FOR 2019!!
Our “Scavenger Hunt” for 2018 was another huge success and we decided to have another Scavenger Hunt for 2019!! The specific finds list to detect was developed by members, Chris Koehler and Christine Zika and is provided 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).
Co-Chairs: Chris Koehler and Christine Zika
Rules of the Game:
1.) Hunt begins Dec 1, 2018 and ends at the November meeting 2019.
2.) Honor System applies – Items must be brought to a meeting and verified
3.) 1 Find – 1 Category
ITEMS TO FIND: (must be detected)
• Any U.S. Dollar Coin
• Any U.S. Half Dollar Coin
• Wheat Penny from 1930 – 1935
• 2 Foreign Coins (1 Canadian + 1 other or 2 other, must be found on US soil)
• Year of Birth Coin
• A Pressed penny
• A Mercury Dime (pre 1940)
• Aluminum Coin or Token
• Light Bulb/metal base
• Bullet – spent or whole (not the casing)
• Military Button (replicas will be accepted)
• Two-inch (or more) piece of copper pipe
• Set of Keys (two or more on one ring)
• Junk ring
• 10K or more Gold Ring
• A Silver Bracelet
• Any religious Metal
• Watch fob
• Something Returned to Owner
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.