Happy holidays, everyone! What a wonderful Christmas party we had! Once again, Keith worked his magic on an unbelievably delicious prime rib while the rest of the members brought side dishes and desserts. Mike Warden also brought a melt-in-your-mouth ham. One thing our club does very well is eat : )! Attendance was very good and a nice time was had by all. Here are the members waiting for the meeting to begin:
Part of the buffet was set up on the counter while the rest was laid out on tables.
Keith carves his special prime rib. Yum!
Elections were held, and officers will remain the same with the exception of Vice President. Hugh Hardgrove is stepping down and Drew Waholek was voted in as his replacement. Thanks for coming forward, Drew, and thanks to the officers for their continued service! Drew brought in some of his past finds as shown in the next 3 pictures:
Speaking of Hugh Hardgrove, here are some of his finds from November:
Bill Fell brought in a checkerboard of finds from past hunts:
Greg German was trying to guess what type of instrument these keys belonged to. Well? What did you find out, Greg?
Bob Truitt found this trap in the woods with 3 of the animal's claws still in it. I'll let your imagination take over from here!
Albert King brought in a great assortment of early mason jars!
Here's Albert modeling one of the hand-knitted hats JoAnn Corbett made with club colors and logo patch. There were 6 lucky winners who received them in a door prize raffle. Wishing all of you happy, healthy, peaceful holidays, and a New Year filled with special treasures! See you on January 14th! - Amy
Another well-attended meeting with an interesting guest speaker. Thank you to David Martin for taking the time to speak to our club about the history and artifacts found at the Monmouth, NJ, battlefield!
We had several new guests as well as a couple returning previous members. Here are the members waiting for the meeting to begin.
There were so many great displays, the most outstanding of which was Greg German's 4th Regiment Revolutionary War coat of buttons. Amazing!
The rest of Greg's finds:
New member Jim Fell brought in a binder of some of his better coin finds:
Albert King is still killing it on the bottles!
Lots of coins and cars for Mel Sanders!
Bill Fell brought in an interesting assortment of coins and relics.
Hugh Hardgrove's finds for the month:
Among Bob Truitt's finds were a 1795 1/2 Real and a King George II copper:
Al Meier's and Betty Sullivan's finds:
Here's a picture of our club t-shirt with embroidered logo. See Keith for pricing and ordering information. See you at our Christmas Party on 12/10! - Amy