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YTC Christmas Party!

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It’s Here! It’s Here! The Yankee Territory Coinshooters Christmas party at the December Meeting. Which is, by the way, December 11th 2019 at the normal meeting place @ the Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield.

This meeting is for members only. We will NOT be taking renewal payments at the December meeting. If you renew before the deadline (The Christmas Party Meeting) you are eligible to be in the raffle for early renewals which will be drawn at the Christmas party. The only way left to pay for early renewal is on this web site through papal or credit card. Hit the link that says “Pay Your Dues” and get those renewals in by the Christmas party to win!

There will be Fun, Pot Luck Food, Refreshments, Raffles, and a good old fashioned Yankee Swap. This is the best meeting of the year!

To Participate please bring a dish or desert of your choice. Whatever you want. We would like a nice variety of food. I’m bringing Chili! To be part of the Yankee Swap please bring a gift of a minimum of $10 wrapped to the meeting and you’re in the Yankee swap. A couple of caveats though. No batteries or gloves. It should be detecting related OR coin related. Some folks bring in an ounce of silver which is also fine. 

We hope to see you all there!

Meeting Reminder

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A reminder – the August meeting is NEXT Wednesday, August 7.

Mike Russo is retiring, and will make one last presentation at this meeting. Bring your jewelry.

The raffle ticket sale will continue, for 4 ‘tips and techniques’ books, each for a specific detector. These are highly regarded (value $20), written by Andy Sabisch. (Guaranteed you’ll learn something you didn’t know.) Chances are $1 each, and there is one ‘pot’ for each book.

We will vote on an amendment to YTC by-laws. At issue – change the term limit for club President to 3 consecutive years (from 2 years). We need a quorum of 1/3 of our membership – 42 members.

The Rocky Neck hunt is the following Sunday, August 11. See Probe for details.

This months meeting April 11th

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A reminder – the ‘topic’ for this coming meeting (Wednesday, April 11) is the Silver Dime Raffle. Bring us your numismatically – acceptable U.S. silver dimes. For each dime you toss in the pot, you will receive a raffle ticket – put your name on it and deposit it in the container provided. After the break, one winning ticket will be drawn…and the winner and the club will split the dimes. It can be a large haul!

  Also remember the scout camp hunt this weekend (and scout’s pancake breakfast) – see the March Probe for details And see the Probe for information on our ongoing gold coin raffle (quarter Eagle coin).

A couple of things…

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So I added a tide chart to the resources tab. If you need something other than what is there, let me know and I’ll add it.

I also added a gallery in the members only section (password protected) with the Christmas 2017 Pictures there for those who care to see it.

We have a members only Polar Bear hunt coming this Sunday. If you need more information (and are a member) send me an email through the contact us page on the web site and I’ll get that for you.

Swap Meet @ Next Meeting

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This is a great chance for you to ‘get rid’ of items you no longer can use, and to acquire some useful goodies. Detecting-related items are welcome, but the swap may include other ‘tasteful’ stuff. ‘Gently used’ is O.K., but please nothing that is broken or dirty. I will be e-mailing you a catalog of items shortly before the November 8 meeting – look for it.

   Items may be bought or traded for. We will try to create a flea-market-type atmosphere. There should be some ‘wandering around’ even among displayers, looking for possible trades. Not used to negotiating/bartering? This can be a fun learning experience in a ‘safe’ environment. Bring some cash with you!  (For purchases and making change.) No credit cards…up to sellers whether they will accept checks. Also bring a carry-bag for your treasures.

What I/we Need From You…

  1. A list of items you plan on bringing (with perhaps a short description, if warranted), for your table.
  2. An asking price for each (unless you indicate ‘for trade only’), and tag your items appropriately.
  3. List of items you are looking for (whether you’re a trader or a buyer).
  4. Bring your name on a ‘place card’ for your table, so members can look for you if an item interests them.
  5. Items for sale must have an asking price affixed to them.
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