Newsletter on Club Meeting of June 3, 2023Wow, did we have a great meeting this morning.  We had 15 folks in attendance with 4 of the attendees joining the club.  I want to give a big shout out and welcome to David Kerr, Robert Mason, Jim Higgins, and Scott Hegel as our newest club members.  The first thing we decided to do was to have the club secretary and the club treasurer post their monthly reports on our website prior to each meeting so that those who attend the meeting will already know the contents of the reports.  That way we can vote on approval of the reports quickly in order to move on to "meat" of the meeting.  For this meeting club Secretary, Betty Goolsby, read the minutes of the May meeting and the minutes were approved.  Treasurer, Gary Goolsby, gave the Treasurer's Report and this report was approved.  We then discussed who we wanted to be on the club bank account signature card and how many signatures we wanted to be required to issue a check on the club account.  The Club decided that myself, as President, and Gary Goolsby, as Treasurer, will be on the signature card.  The Club also decided that only one signature will be required in order to issue a check for goods or services of a value under $100.  These expenditures must be included in the Treasurer's Report at the meeting following the writing of the check.  For expenditures exceeding $100 the Club must be informed of the proposed expense and must approve the expense before the check for that amount may be written.

Then the Events Committee explained that the funds being raised through the raffles will be held under a line item separate from the general funds so that the funds raised by the raffles can be used for purchasing better stuff for future raffles and/or to fund special club hunts such as a seeded hunt.  I understand from our Treasurer that we raised $69 from today's raffle.

A special mention was made regarding the article on the club that was in the June edition of The Picayune Magazine which is a well written article.  As soon as I can pick a copy up I will scan the article and publish it on this website.  Otherwise, if you do not receive a copy of the magazine directly, I recommend that you find a location where copies are available and get a copy.  Additionally, Tom Ashworth and I have been invited to come to the KBEY radio station in Marble Falls on June 8th to be interviewed by Ben Shields on our club.  The interview will be recorded and played on the morning show soon afterward.  Once Ben tells me the date that the interview will air I will let you know.  KBEY is 103.9 FM.

The June club hunt has been set for June 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Kingsland Slab.  In the event that we see that the water is too high to be safe the alternate hunt site will be at the Burnet Rodeo Arena grounds, assuming that our friend and fellow member, Hubert Jackson, can help us to get access to the grounds on that date.  We should know for certain whether we will go to the Kingsland Slab or the Burnet Rodeo Arena grounds by June 19th.  I will let you know once we have determined for certain which site we will gather at on June 24th.

Our speaker, Scott Hegel, gave a very informative talk about the history of pinpointers and showed us a variety of brands and how they work.  I can say with confidence that everyone present found this talk interesting.  Scott gave everyone a Garrett brass probe and even gave the club some extras of the probe for future raffles.  Scott gave me a list of various brands and models of pinpointers on the market today along with a list of the pros and cons of each.  By the way, most, if not all, of these pinpointers can be purchased from either our club member Earl Theiss or from Scott, who joined as a member today.  I have attached this list for your review.

I think I can say that our first raffle was a success.  We had so many items donated that a few of the items were set aside for next month's raffle.  I won two of the items, one being a bag of Bluebonnet seeds and the other being a bag of Pride of Barbados seeds.  As I mentioned earlier, we raised $69 from this raffle.

If you have any questions or comments about this meeting or about any topic involving the hobby of metal detecting or our club, please email me at highlandlakesmdclub@gmail.com or call me at 936-334-7902.

Gary Bunyard, President

 

Newsletter on Club Meeting of June 3, 2023