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July Meeting Info!

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Meeting-related:  July 14 (Wednesday), 6:30 P.M., usual Wethersfield location

[Note: Masks are still required unless seated and eating or drinking. However, there will be no temperature check upon arrival.]


  1. Finds of the Month

   This popular activity is being reinstated, with a great twist for this month only – every category will be awarded both a first and second-place prize (silver dimes)! Eligible finds are from January 1 through the meeting. As usual, only one find per person allowed in each major category – Coin, Token, Jewelry, Relic. The ‘Consolation Prize’ will also have 2 winners – 3 silver dimes each. Thanks to Bill Wright and Mike Stanczyc for redoing the slips for easier reading.

  1. Special Raffle

   For each ‘pleasing’ silver dime you enter, you’ll get a ticket stub;  toward the end of the meeting, one ticket will be dawn, and the winner will get half the ‘pot’, the other half going to support the club in all its ‘awards’ activities. Dime entries will be examined for quality. Consider the cost of silver these days!

   Don’t have any silver dimes? They will be for sale at the meeting for $2 each (a good price)! So bring some cash. A small investment could reap a bounty of silver.

  1. Food

    Jay Mahoney is back in CT, and will once again cooking for us! You may remember his delicious choices in the past. He’s planning a ‘one-pot’ meal, plus dessert. Soda will be available, but if you want coffee please BYO.  

  1. Regular raffles

    We’ll have separate raffles, both the 50/50 (cash award) and the silver coin raffle; chances are $1 apiece, 6 for $5. The latter prize is a silver Morgan dollar…add a second prize (silver half) if attendance is great enough (40 or more). Winners are drawn toward the meeting’s end. Again, bring some cash to the meeting!

  1. Meeting theme

   The evening will be mostly ‘social time’, with perhaps some questions posed that will invite sharing of stories from this COVID-tainted time.  


Near-term events

  1. Augustmeeting is on the 4th (first Wednesday of the month)!

   There was a conflict with the Community Center on the second Wednesday.

Meeting? Nope!

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     Because we had the June meeting on June 2, per the various notices. We didn’t want you to ‘show up’ for nothing.
     The Julmeeting will be on the regular second Wednesday, July 14. Please see your June Probe for notices of changes/resumptions in our meeting format  (we are ‘opening’ things up!).   
   However the August meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month, August 4, because of some conflict with the Center. Please mark your calendars. 

Meeting Alert!

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There is a meeting tonight at the Pitkin Center. There is a maximum of 25 people allowed and all must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing (6 feet of distance between members) and no shaking of hands and NO making out. There will be no raffles, and no food at this meeting and we encourage you to use the web site to renew your membership as no cash or checks will be taken at the meeting. 2021 memberships are $10 per year in 2021 due to covid-19 and missed meeting opportunities. 

Important Notice

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We just rec’d notice today that the Pitkin Center is going to remain closed through June 20, at a minimum.

     This will cancel our regularly scheduled meeting this month that was supposed to be on 6/4.

     While this is not the news we were hoping for, we will look forward to July and the prospect of getting back together at that point.

     The board continues to work at making sure that we have a smooth transition into the next meeting. I hope that everyone is healthy and has been getting out. Happy Hunting!

Breaking News

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Hi all – your Executive Board has unanimously decided:

  1. to cancel the April 8 meeting; the Pitkin Center is closed for at least the month of April. The club will be reimbursed in some fashion for the room rental for that evening.

    2. The 3/28 farm field hunt is postponed indefinitely; besides the guidance/orders from the CDC and the Governor, holding an event with this many people is inadvisable, and might certainly attract unwanted attention. But mainly, there are a number of members who are older and/or are compromised health-wise, making them more vulnerable to the virus.

Those with e-mail should be getting an April Probe from our new Editor! Dave Gooch has stepped forward to take on this important task. Let’s support him in this, his first issue, and those to come. Articles/information of interest can be sent to: Please inform any member you know, of all the above, who don’t have e-mail.

Also, please follow recommended safety precautions re. the virus. Assume that you and everyone else is a carrier. We want to see all your smiling faces when we indeed do get together again! Stay safe.

Dave G.

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.

Meeting Incoming!

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Incoming Meeting! This Wednesday @ the Wethersfield Community Center (Pitkin Center). 6:30PM

Be there for Food, Fun, Beverages, Finds of the Month, Prizes, Raffles, and a speaker! Geez what else could you want for free! 

You should be here!