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October 2014 News & Upcoming Meeting

President’s Corner

Hello ONSD Members,

I want to thank everyone who attended last month’s meeting and especially the participants in the “Find of Summer” competition. We had fantastic submissions and it is great to see fellow club members having success in the field. It was extremely difficult to judge but ultimately the winner was Wayne Clodfelter with a gold coin ring. Congratulations Wayne. 

I hope everyone will be able to attend the upcoming meeting on Saturday, October 25th. We are going to have a discussion on Civil War finds led by Robert Underwood. Robert will have displays of his Civil War finds which he recently showcased at the MARC Heritage Day. Please bring your own Civil War finds to share with the club.  The meeting is at East Coast Wings Bar and Grill restaurant, 1579 A-B, New Garden Road, Greensboro, 27410 at 9:00 a.m.

Odds & Ends:

* Keep on the lookout for a club hunt location. An American Silver Eagle will be awarded to any member who secures a club hunt at a qualifying location.

* If you find and return a valuable item to their owner you are eligible for the Randy Woolbright Community Service Award.

 

Agenda: Oct. Meeting

50/50 raffle (buy tickets before meeting - see Becky Craddock)
9:00 a.m. - Call to Order
Introduce guests
Read Code of Ethics
Treasurer's Report
Committee Reports.
     Web page - Carole Kaplan
     Newsletter - Jim Prettyman
      Liaison - Mc McAtee
     Annual Picnic & Seeded Hunt - Jim Spivey
     Orientation - Robert Underwood
     Club Hunt - Robert Underwood
     By Laws  - Jeffrey Blackburn
     Membership - Rodney Joslin
     President's Report – Rodney Joslin
Civil War Finds Presentation – Robert Underwood
50/50 winner
Adjournment

President, Rodney Joslin

 

September Club Minutes

Minutes for ONSD Club Meeting,
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Attendees:

Jim Spivey, Chris Smith (joined today), Becky Craddock, Skylar Craddock. Tim Pierce, Tracy Smith, James Prettyman. Mac MaAtee, Jerry Gilliam, Joe Rappa, Carole Kaplan, Robert Underwood, Rick Volinski, Maddie Volinski, Gerald Reel, Rodney Joslin, Susan Neubauer, Wayne Clodfelter, Jody Sanders, Thom Metz

-       Request to account for silver eagle coins with the treasurer.  As one is given away, needs to be deducted from the assets. 7  half dollars

-       Carole Kaplan volunteered for the Communications Committee

-       Read Code of Ethics

-       No old business to discuss

-       Treasures report.  $2597.19 starting.  $20 from 50/50 last month.  10 interest.  $2617.29 total income

-       New business

-       Thom Metz volunteered and will head the prize committee

-       Joe Rappa volunteered for the Nominating Committee

-       TV Fox 8 wants to video a seeded hunt

-       Dates for the seeded hunt are: May 16 – 1st choice, June 6 – 2nd choice, June 13 – 3rd choice

-       Jim Spivey will be in charge of the seeded hunt and Becky Craddock will volunteer for the picnic

-       Facebook and web site are up and running

-       James Prettyman is in charge of the newsletter

-       Robert Underwood would like to host a class on historical research in the new library in Mayodan, NC.  Has to sign up for the room space.  He will get a date to us later.  Anyone interested in attending, please let Robert know.  The meeting will be on a Saturday but not a ONSD Saturday.

-       Upcoming hunt in Burlington hopefully in October.  3.24 acres, dates back to 1848, owned by the Scott Family.  Rodney Joslin will update when he secures a date

-       Carole will send members an email when more information is available

-       Suggested using Survey Monkey for committee voting next January

-       Decided to do “Best Find” every month

-       50/50 collected $52.00 total

 New member joined today – Chris Smith from Jamestown

 Best find for this summer was a gold coin ring found by Wayne Clodfelter

 Name tag winner was Jerry Gilliam

 Winner of 50/50 was Tim Pierce.  He won $26.00 and donated his winnings back to ONSD

August Club Meeting

 MINUTES OF MEETING AUGUST  30, 2014

Mal Kaplan approved the minutes and Joseph Rappa seconded. The minutes were not read but they were published in the bulletin. The treasurer reported that we have an ending balance of $2597.19.

Old Business – we had a round table discussion which was well received.

Under New Business the board we discussed that the membership is about the same as last year.

Pete Nowack from Randleman, NC introduced himself as the newest member.

Jim Spivey spoke about the seeded hunt that we usually have on Memorial Day weekend and discussed changing the date. We will vote next month on a different date. He will give us 3 possible dates to vote on.

We also talked about the Christmas Party and we will ask Becky to head this up as she did such a great job in years past. We will have breakfast as before. Carole Kaplan made a motion to keep doing this and Pat Romano seconded it. We will also make a decision at the next meeting whether to have it on Dec 6 or Dec 13. There may be construction issues at the place we meet and Susan will look into this and let us know.

Rodney Joslin is working on a hunt site near Burlington and will let us know at next meeting.

Pat Romano is going to donate some military knee pads for the seeded hunt. He also has some to sell for $10 a pair.

We had a round table discussion on hunting sites and how people hunt and where. Some of the suggestions were to get information from the library and on the internet. Places to look are playgrounds, ball fields, schools, Google maps,Google Earth and knock on doors.  NCpostcards.com is a great site to look up parks and do information for research. Rodney did a slide presentation on different sites for property information. He explained what GIS is all about. Every county in NC has one of these sites for property information. GIS stands for geographic Information Services.

Thom Metz showed us Treasure Hunter’s Handbook by Andy Sabisch which he believes is  a wonderful book on hunting. 

It was suggested that someone compile a list of internet sites for the newsletter.

The 50/50 Raffle Winner was won by Mal Kaplan.

We were reminded that if you find a site we will give an American Eagle Silver Dollar to that person.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Carole Kaplan.

 

July Club Meeting

July 26, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 9:00am and the minutes from June were approved. Treasurer's Report showed an ending balance of $2555.09.

Under old business, we accepted the resignation of William Purkey as president. William moved to Clemmons, NC but will still be an active member of our club. Thank you William for all you service to this club.

The new president is Rodney Joslin and Thom E Metz is the new vice president.

Robert Underwood advised us that the exhibit at Mendenhall Plantation was a success. ONSD will make a $50 donation to the Mendenhall Planation. Shawn Rogers invited us to come back.

We welcomed new member, Gerald Reel from Lexington, NC

The 50/50 raffle earned the club $22.00. Mal Kaplan was the winner.

A suggestion was made to have a "class" to learn how to use your metal detector.

It was also suggested to see if there is someone who sells metal detectors to teach a class on how to use them.

A suggestion was made to put a "chat site" on our website. This way the members have a way to hook up with someone to hunt with. 

We had a "round table" discussion which was very informative. We concluded that we need new places to hunt for the club and for the members to please look for hunt sites.

The name tag winner was Carole Kaplan and she won a silver half dollar.

Mac and Jim found a Navy belt plate to be donated to the Naval Academy at the Annapolis Museum .  Article in the American Diggers magazine.   Never been seen.  Only speculation on it.

Monthly Meeting

Hello, ONSD Members,
 
The meeting Saturday, July 26, 2014 will be held in a round table format. I have two topics of discussion. 
The first topic will be to talk about what members expect from the club and how we can improve those benefits to retain and attract members. 
The second topic will be a discussion on best practices for finding hunt locations. 
Please come prepared to discuss these as a group and remember to wear your name tag for a chance to win a silver half dollar!
 
                           Agenda for the July 26 ONSD Meeting
Old Business
 
50/50 raffle
9:00 a.m.,  Call to Order
Approval of minutes
Secretary;s Report
Treasurer's Report
 
New Business
Program:  Round Table Discussion
50/50 raffle results
Name tag prize winner.
President's Comments - 
Adjournment.
 
              Rodney
 
Reminder:  wear your name tag.  A Walking Liberty silver half-dollar will be presented to someone who is wearing their badge.

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