|1787 New Jersey copper
|14K gold bracelet
|1856 ten franc gold love
token. Mark Jenkins
|1.3 gram gold nugget
The member with the most points earned in the Finds of the Month contest is named the Hunter of the year. The winner is awarded three silver halves and their name and photograph are published in the Foiled Again newsletter.
The Member of the Year is selected by the prior year's winner and is awarded to the member who has made the most significant contribution to the club throughout the year.
Each month club members bring in treasures found since the previous meeting to compete in the Finds of the Month contest. Prizes are awarded for 1st through 3rd place in the categories below based on member voting.
Points are awarded for all entries as follows:
Points are tallied throughout the year and standings are published in the monthly Foiled Again newsletter. The member with the most points at the end of the year becomes the Hunter of the Year and is awarded three silver halves.
At the January meeting voting is held for the Best Find and the Oldest Find from the previous year. The oldest find must have been found in the state of Washington and winners are awarded a special prize.Back to top
Club members compete in a six-month competition to find the most items from the current Scavenger Hunt List. Most items are worth one point with a few three-point bonus items, as noted. The club member with the most points at the end of six-month period wins a silver round. Names are drawn from all other participants with at least one point to determine second and third place. Second place receives a silver half-dollar and third place receives a silver quarter. All items must be found with a metal detector during the contest period.
The club plaque is a quarter welded to a piece of brass with CTC engraved on it. The plaque is buried within the Puget Sound region in an area where metal detecting is permitted. Club members search for the plaque based on the clues provided at the club meetings, which are also published in the Foiled Again Newsletter. The lucky finder will be awarded twenty dollars. The finder must then hide the plaque and provide the monthly clues to its new location. Have fun and good luck!
Club members choosing to participate add 1 dollar to the Jug of Hope at the beginning of each monthly meeting. One member's name is drawn during the meeting and if the member selected is present and has contributed one dollar, he or she wins the money in the Jug of Hope. If the member is not present the money is left in the Jug of Hope for the next meeting.
Raffles are held at each club meeting and are open to everyone in attendance. The first raffle is for a silver dollar (fifty cents per ticket) and the second is for several other individual silver coins (one dollar for five tickets).
One-five dollar gold coin is given away every few months in the Gold Coin raffle. Tickets are one dollar each and this raffle is open to club members only.
The A-Okay award is given to the club member who has performed a good deed or has done something especially positive since the previous club meeting. The winner is determined by popular vote and their name and photograph are published in the monthly Foiled Again newsletter.
The No-No award is given to the club member who needs special recognition for their dubious actions since the previous club meeting. The winner is determined by popular vote and their name and photograph are published in the monthly Foiled Again newsletter.
|Hunter of the Year||Member of the Year|
|2015 - Gary Clark||2015 - Jon Gentry|
|2014 - Ron Aldridge||2014 - Sue Kaas|
|2013 - Gary Clark||2013 - Mark Kulseth|
|2012 - Ron Aldridge||2012 - Donna Shape|
|2011 - Ron Aldridge||2011 - Loraine Robbins|
|2010 - Ron Aldridge||2010 - Ralph Shape|
|2009 - Ron Aldridge||2009 - Marge & Don Sherard|
|2008 - Gary Clark||2008 - Greg Chaney|
|2007 - Mark Jenkins||2007 - John Beekley|
|2006 - Ron Aldridge||2006 - Jon Gentry|
|2005 - Gary Clark||2005 - Brian McNamara|
|2004 - Gary Clark||2004 - Susan Valente|
|2003 - Ron Aldridge||2003 - Ted Conard|