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 January 2023The Newsletter of the Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club Vol. 33, No. 1 

From Andy's Desk

Fellow Members,

2022 was a hard year. We struggled to have club hunts, illness and death plagued us, but in the end we came together to celebrate, break bread together and watch an amazing light show at the Planetarium. My thanks to those who made the arrangements. Going forward, we are going to have to seriously look at what kind of club we want to be. Will we continue to try to have club hunts, or will we just be a more socially oriented club like our sister group up north? Nobody has stepped up to help find any club hunt sites, though a few have made unfulfilled promises to do so. It's time to get real now. If nobody is willing to take on the task of rounding up a site for the club, then let's just be a friendly get-together club, play games and have raffles, show off our finds and have an annual hunt once a year. Which reminds me, we did well enough on our detector raffle to ensure we have enough money to put on an open hunt. Having an open hunt capped at 50 entrants, a tip of the hat to the folks that put on the one this spring for the idea, would open us up to potential new members, and allow us to max out our prize money. The time to start planning is now. We need a hunt committee to poll the members on what prizes they want and that committee needs to see if there are enough volunteers to help mark off and seed the field, plus help with food, if we have any. We used to give away a detector, but that got old, so think about what you'd like to win. Next week we will be voting on Seeker of the Year, Find of the Year, and officers for 2023. Pick those that will move the club in the right direction. Thanks, Happy New Year, and if I don't see you at the meeting, maybe I'll see you in the field.

Your President,
Andy Nunez


Club Minutes

The last meeting of the SHORE SEEKERS Artifact and Recovery Club was held on Thursday, November 10th 7:00 p.m. at Christ UMC Hall.

Nancy Jelich attended her third meeting and became the newest Seeker.

OLD BUSINESS

Extra copies of The Seeker were available.

Minutes were approved as distributed.

The treasurer gave his report.

Andy talked about the Christmas party. Tony found that the Board of Education is charging lots of extra fees for the use of Parkside's cafeteria so the original plans of having a catered dinner at the school is out. We will notify the caterer to let him know of this change in plans. Garrow asked if people would be interested in a banquet in the spring. Several proposed meeting at Lombardi's at 6:00 for dinner, then to the planetarium show after dinner. Cynthia will arrange for the back room at the restaurant.

NEW BUSINESS

John found a "mystery box" that Manny gave him when he turned over the treasurer's stuff. It included display cases, a digger, etc. He and others feel that we can raffle them off or save for other future events.

Andy asked for volunteers for a Christmas party committee for 2023. Julie, Tony and John Rebman answered the call. Tony and John also volunteered for an open hunt committee.

Andy recognized veterans in club and he and other members offered a sincere thanks for their service.

Andy thanked some members for going to different clubs to sell detector raffle tickets. Tickets are still available.

New member Nancy brought in a powder flask to show off.

CLUB HUNT

There is no hunt for the foreseeable future.

The 50/50 raffle winner was John Rebman. He and the club each received $43. The silver 50-cent piece winner was Doug Goodyear.

Julie Pryor,
Secretary

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