Hello, the team of club officers (or board members) consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers work throughout the year (not just at the club meetings) to make the club the best it can and to assure that all members learn about the fantastic hobby of metal detecting and improve their skills and opportunities for finding great locations and great finds.
The board members are nominated by club members at the February meeting of each year. These nominees are published in the March newsletter and then voted upon at the April meeting of each year by paid in full, voting members.
Along with the club officers we often use members to chair and participate in one or more committees. We are always looking for volunteers for these committees and could use you help and expertise.
Bob Francis, President
I am the Club President and have been a member for close to 10 years. It's a great hobby that I enjoy almost all year round. I am quite busy with work so, I detect on vacation, a little on weekends and a few individual weekdays scattered throughout the year. I mostly concentrate on beaches and back yards but love it when the opportunity arises to get out onto some older properties.
I am the current club Secretary. I have been an active club member for several years. I began Metal Detecting in 2010. I absolutely love the hobby and go out detecting, in search of relics, every chance I get. I just love when my detector goes beep, the anticipation of what the item might be, and the thrill of not knowing until you pull it out of the hole. And, it doesn’t stop with the beep. Once you dig the target up, then you get to research and find out the history behind the item.
Club Hunt Committee
This committee always welcomes assistance in preparing for the Annual Club Hunt and Picnic. From finding and talking to potential sponsors to organizing volunteers for setting up the fields, planting the coins and organizing the food and day's events.
Gino DiCarlo, Vice President
I am the Club Vice President. I joined the club over a decade ago and have always enjoyed attending meetings. When I was a young child, my mother purchased my first metal detector for me. I went out detecting with my father a few times that year. We didn't find much more than a few crushed beer cans, but the experience was still enjoyable. I've always appreciated history. When I attended high school I used to cut class every so often and walk the fields in search of Native American projectile points. I've always loved hunting for treasures whether it be at flea markets, garage sales, estate sales or even the occasional mystery box on trash night. About 12 years ago, I got my first serious metal detector and enjoy going out and making recoveries.
I'm currently the Club Treasurer and have been active in the club for numerous years. My detector is a Garrett AT Pro and I love detecting. The club hunt is something I look forward to every year. I also look forward to the meetings every month they are always interesting and informative.
This committee is always open to suggestions for topics for our monthly meetings. Along with topics we also welcome potential speakers. If you have a topic or know someone that might be a speaker that the club might be interested in please contact a committee member or one of your club officers.