Reminder about NO meeting in March

Please remember that we will NOT have a March 2 meeting. Voting machines will be set up then for the election. Which brings up please vote.
We WILL be having our booth at the Texas Treasure Show in Llano March 23-24. Please come out and join us in the booth or if you don’t have time to do that at least come out to the show and see all the booths that are there. If you are going to come out to join us in “your”, the club, booth you might want to bring your own chair. You can go to to see the flyer on the show and if you want to get in on the coin hunt Sunday morning he application is there. Any questions please email or call me at 325-423-0497



you can also see the meeting on our website, or, Tom Ashworth’s YouTube channel Prospectors Cache  




20 present

Last meeting minutes approved with a motion made by Karen and 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. Minutes are on website for review.

Treasury Report: $1113.58 in bank with $218.90 from raffles. $25.00 paid for meeting room. Several membership dues collected. Some t-shirts picked up and some are still available.

Reminder of the “Best Little Treasure Show in Texas” to be held at the Kuykendal Center in Llano on March 23 -24. We will have booth consisting of 2 tables, some have signed up to work our booth at different times. Thanks to all who are volunteering and all who show up and represent our club. We will have raffles on Sunday, thank you to all who are donating items and to all who may purchase raffle tickets. If you want to participate in the coin shoot, be sure to sign up online at Our club raffle will be on Sunday after the coin shoot.This event will be considered our March meeting and raffle.

We are still discussing possible speakers for our April meeting. Possibly Gypsy Jewel, but her fuel, accommodations and food will have to be considered, Local speaker & author, W. C. Jameson, or possibly the speakers on the England Metal Detecting Event. Any of those would be very interesting to hear.

Thank you to Tom Ashworth for his continuation speaking on workings of metal detectors, hitting targets, ground balancing, noise cancellation, sensitivity, how to read the screen and discrimination. He is very knowledgeable on all these subjects and hopefully the info. has been very helpful.

February raffle completed, remember your raffle tickets will be saved for our big December raffle. Thank you again for purchasing tickets.

Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Club Secretary

Peggy Theiss



Meeting February 3, 10:00 am Kingsland library

Meeting February 3, 10:00 am Kingsland library

Don’t forget your metal detector club meeting this Saturday February 3 at 10:00 at the Kingsland library in the big room. We will have meeting talking about our booth at the March Treasure Show in Llano followed by the rest of the story given by Tom Ashworth on how to set up a metal detector in reference to soil type and items to be found. After his talk is the raffle with a real silver coin and tune and test sticks for your metal detector in the raffle to boot. Then, we will be having a club outing at the John Kuykendall Center in Llano at 1:00 to try out everything Tom has gone over in his two presentations.

Next meeting February 3 big room Kingsland library 10:00

Next meeting February 3 big room Kingsland library 10:00

Just a reminder of our meeting February 3 at 10:00 at the big room of the Kingsland library.  We will have meeting and then a continuation of Tom Ashworth giving us instructions on how to set up our detectors for objects we are looking for, soil types that requires different settings, and a host of other need to know settings to get the most out of our detectors.  Tom in his last presentation did an excellent job in explaining the different settings in our detectors.  Now to tune them to what we are most looking for and environments we will be using them at. The weather is about to get perfect for getting outside so come finish getting prepared to detect. Invite your detecting buddies for this.

If you have not paid you dues remember this year dues are $15.00 per person and you can pay yours dues on our web site or at the meeting.

We have beefed up our raffle with the chance to win a silver, not clad, half dollar coin in every months drawing plus other raffle items. And, remember all of the raffles tickets you buy at the meetings put your name and phone number on them for the big raffle prize drawing at our annual Christmas party in December.  If you have any items to donate to the raffle please bring them.

We will have a booth at the Llano, Best Little Texas Treasure Show, ( March 23-24, 2024 at the John Kuykendall Center and are looking for volunteers for both days.  If you can help please let us know.  What will you be doing you ask???  Just sitting there talking to people as they come by the booth and hand out forms and take money for our raffle and then walk around and see all the other booths there.  Not bad.

After the meeting February 3, will be meeting at the John Kuykendall Center in Llano off of Ranch Road 152.  proper address is: 2200 West Ranch Road 152.  We will meet in the back of the arena area and rain or shine, it has a roof, we have a big area to detect and there has been a lot of activity around that place lately that has bound to have left some items for us to find.  We will meet at around 1:00. 

I think that is about all for now.  Remember you can go to the web site and contact any of us through email or email me at


Meeting February 3, 10:00 am Kingsland library

Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club Minutes 1-6-24


Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club

January 15, 2024


Number present: 15

Open by Earl Theiss, President. Welcoming & Introducing new elected officials. Earl Theiss, President ,   Tom Ashworth - Vice President ,  Gary Goolsby – Treasurer ,   Peggy Theiss- Secretary.

Gary Goolsby absent but turned in treasury report.

$948.93  in  bank account.           $119.00 set back for raffles.

2024 dues are an annual $15.00 per member fee. $5.00 goes to Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs ( State organization for support, info and help as needed). $10.00 goes to our club.

Today’s speaker is Tom Ashworth on the basics of metal detectors. Going over lots of interesting info. on various detectors, coils, settings, readings, and “how to”, etc.

Old Business: Raffle tickets purchased will be used and then saved for a big prize drawing in December. So the more you buy, the more chances you have for winning the big prize in December meeting. You need not be present to win the December raffle but all prizes must be claimed within 2 weeks. So make sure your name and phone number are listed on your tickets. If you need help getting into our website to access info., get with Tom Ashworth. Gary Goolsby has the t-shirts some are expecting, will bring them to the February 3rd meeting. The Feb. meeting will meet at big room at library at regular time, we will have meeting and then proceed to the Kuykendahl Center in Llano for a hunt.

New Business: March 23rd and 24th, at the Kuykendahl Center in Llano, is the “Best Little Treasure Show in Texas”. Our club will have a table for people to find out information about Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club and hopefully sign up some new members. We will need volunteers to man our table and help with sign up of possible new members, there will be a sign up sheet for time slots available at our Feb. 3rd meeting. Set up for this event will be on Friday, March 22nd. There will be at least one hunt, you will have to register ahead of time for the hunt at, to participate. A raffle will be planned as a fundraiser for our club during the show.

Meeting is adjourned. Raffles take place and several prizes won.

Submitted by:

Peggy Theiss



Meeting February 3, 10:00 am Kingsland library

February meeting information

We had a great meeting in January and a large attendance to go along with it.
Tom Ashworth had an hour, as it ended up, talk and demonstration on the basics of how metal detectors work which I’m sure helped everyone in attendance. That’s why it went over an hour. Thanks Tom and get ready to repeat it down the road.
Our February meeting is going to be a little different in we will have our regular meeting and raffle. Then, as many as can will meet at the John Kuykendall Center in Llano after lunch on your own about 1:00 pm to metal detect the staging area of the arena and the parking area behind it. If it is wet we have plenty of inside Detecting area or if nice weather we have a bunch of area. The center has had a lot of activity in the past month and should be good for the pickens. We will not have a January outing as this will be for for both months.


We would like to ask the members if they would like to have a talk at one of our meetings on gold prospecting?  If you would like information on gold prospecting both with metal detectors and panning etc.  Please answer on this site or let us know at the meeting.  

Hope everyone is staying warm at this time and getting ready for the warm spring.
Don’t forget about the event at the John Kuykendall Center in March. We need all the volunteers we can get to help in our booth, not much work but talking. Llano Treasure Show

Treasure, Metal Detecting books for sale

I will have some books for sale for $5.00 each of treasure, metal detecting and other books of interest that I am cleaning out of my collection. I will have them at the meeting for people to look through and purchase if wanted.