7 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be on their “English Detecting Finds” by Jim Hammond, Pat Reece, and Susannah Kriegshauser. Officers will be voted on.
NO MONTHLY HUNT IN FEBRUARY.
7 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be on “Coin cleaning” by Rob Willett.
11 Gateway Club monthly hunt. Bill Seibel’s farm, 24 Gall Road, Columbia, IL 62236, 8:30am-11:30am. Parking is very limited, so please try to carpool. In MO, we will meet at 8am and leave at 8:15am at the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3276 Telegraph, 63129 next to the Celebrate the Season store. CANCELLED
25 Metal Detecting Basics class; 9am-2pm, 3505 Sunland Garden Ct., 63129. (See CLASSES page on website).
1 Civil War Trust Park Day. 10am-12:30pm. Missouri Civil War Museum, 222 Worth Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125. Wear old clothes and bring gloves as we will be doing yard and landscaping work. OPEN ONLY TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED.
4 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be given by Howard Hesketh on “Making a Wireless Headphone.”.
8 Gateway Club monthly hunt. Willmore Park. Hampton Ave. and Jamieson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109. 8:30-10:30 am. We will meet at the first pavilion on the right, closest to the entrance.
2 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation by Mike Prugger on “Identifying Silver”. Please bring a magnifying glass or loupe, and a magnet, to help identify silver hallmarks.
6 Gateway Club monthly hunt. MYSTERY HUNT!! (Members only. Must be a member as of the May 2 meeting.) Both MO and IL members will meet at 8:15am and leave at 8:30am from the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3276 Telegraph, 63129 near Hwy 255, next to the Celebrate the Season store. It will be a 50 minute drive to the hunt site. No particular ending time on this one. Bring food and drink if you wish, or there is a diner not too far away.
27 Metal Detecting Basics class; 12:00pm-4:30pm, Rock Road Library, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd. St. Ann, MO 63074 (See CLASSES page on website).
2 Cahokia Mounds “cleansing” archeological dig. 3007 E 24th St, Granite City. 9am-3pm. We are “cleansing” the site of ALL metal in a 1-acre area so that a remote sensing survey can be done. Part of this site has a collapsed barn. All finds will be photographed. Site director will give permission on what finds can be kept. NO INDIAN FINDS CAN BE KEPT. Registration required, either at the May meeting or by club email.
3 Metal Detecting Basics class; 12:00pm-4:30pm, Oak Bend Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122 (See CLASSES page on website).
6 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be “Bring Your Detector Night–Buy and Sell Night.” This is to aid our new members or those without detectors, who would like to get a feel for different types of detectors. It is also an opportunity for all members to ask questions, compare notes, and just socialize over their particular brand. If you have detecting-related items to sell, you are invited to bring them. We will be raffling off a wireless headphone kit generously donated by Howard Hesketh.
10 Gateway Club monthly hunt. 8:30-10:30 am. 515, 521, 527 Susan Rd., 63129. Liability waiver must be signed at the site for the owner.
19 Metal Detecting Basics class; 9:30am-2:00pm, Grant’s View Library, 9700 Musick Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123 (See CLASSES page on website).
3 Metal Detecting Basics class; 10:00am-2:30pm, Sachs Library, 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO 63017 (See CLASSES page on website).
NO JULY MEETING
8 Gateway Club monthly hunt. Fultz Field pedestrian truss bridge. 8:30-10:30 am. One block west of Morganford on River des Peres. Start at parking lot and walk to the pedestrian bridge. We will hunt along the path or the ballfield.
1 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. No presentation. We will be discussing the Mystery Hunt and the BBQ, among other things.
5 Gateway Club monthly hunt. MYSTERY HUNT!! (Members only. Must be a member as of the August 1 meeting.) 4 hours drive time, near Kirksville, MO. More info forthcoming. We will have access to a hunting lodge with A/C and bathrooms. On the day of the hunt be sure to bring–lunch and snacks, LOTS of water, extra batteries, a chair, boots and long pants (part of hunt is brush, part is flat), raingear, tick repellant, sunscreen. The site is miles from anywhere, so pack accordingly. BE SURE TO FILL UP ON GAS IN KIRKSVILLE, THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE TO GET ANY. Please do NOT clean your finds in the hotel sink. Use a ziploc baggie, put water in to cover your find, shake, and let sit for 1 hour. Repeat until clean. Pour water off into toilet, keeping sludge in the baggie. Zip baggie closed, discard in trashcan.
5 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be “Cahokia Mounds Cleansing Dig“, given by Ken Williams of the Archaeological Society, STL chapter. Mr. Williams will be showing finds of the dig and what they found, plus the part our club played in it all.
09 Club BBQ/Games. 10 am-2 pm. MUST REGISTER. $5.00/person
WHERE—Jefferson Barracks Park. General Atkinson Pavilion. (Same place as last year).http://www.stlouisco.com/Portals/8/docs/Document%20Library/parks/PDFs/parkmaps/JB.pdf.
RAINOUT ONLY–BBQ would be held at Susannah Kriegshauser’s house, 3505 Sunland Garden Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129. An email would be sent the night before if conditions look extremely threatening. However, pavilion is large and should handle most weather.
The club will provide the hotdogs and hamburgers, buns, condiments, plates, and utensils. The club will provide water—you will need to provide any other drinks you want. Please bring a side dish or dessert–whatever you signed up for.
Bring your pinpointer and a hand digger, but no shovels, since this is a county park and no digging is allowed. We are playing “Toss the Digger”, “Pinpointer Pennies” and “Trivia” for prizes.
One lucky person’s name will be picked from all those who have volunteered their time, been on the Community Assistance Team list, written articles for the newsletter, given us a viable hunt site, taken a class, or given a presentation at a meeting. They will win a Bounty Hunter metal detector.
3 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be on “Gold Prospecting in Arizona” given by Mike Prugger.
7 Gateway Club monthly hunt. MYSTERY HUNT! (Members only. Must be a member as of the October 3 meeting.) Both MO and IL members will meet at 8:15am and leave at 8:30am from the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3276 Telegraph, 63129 near Hwy 255, next to the old Celebrate the Season store. It will be a 50 minute drive to the hunt site. No particular ending time on this one. Part of the site will be very trashy. No close bathroom or dining facilities.
7 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. Presentation will be “Bring Your Most Interesting Find or Your First Find“. Bring those finds and share those memories of the hunt with your fellow club members.
11 Gateway Club monthly hunt. TBA
5 Gateway Club meeting. 7 pm. CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY.
NO CLUB HUNT FOR DEC, JAN, OR FEB. NO CLUB MEETING IN JAN.