The Annual General Meeting of the Ashfield Metal Detecting Club was held on Monday the 13th of March. The members returned the following Committee to serve for the year ending March, 2001 :-
A club newsletter has been published with Issue One (Spring 2000) now available. If any member has any articles, photographs, ideas or suggestions for inclusion in future Newsletters could they please pass them on to the Secretary.
Welcome to ...
Three new Associate Members have joined the Club since the AGM. Bryan and Lynda Downes who are newcomers to the hobby and Steve Hawley who has been metal detecting on and off for three years. I am sure Club members will offer them all the assistance and advice that may be necessary and that they will make some interesting finds in the future.
Sorry to see go ...
Lily and Dave Mattison announced at the AGM that they were leaving the club due to ill health. They have been keen Club members and will be missed at meetings and searches. Both were founder members of the Club and have both had their detecting successes over the years. Proof can be drawn from the quality of finds they made on Club sites as shown by the 'Find of the Month Awards' presented to them.
Two members that the Club can ill afford to be without. It is hoped that their health problems will soon be on the mend and that they still keep in contact with the club.
Best Wishes ...
I am sure Club members will wish Dai well for the future and that he is as successful metal detecting in Wales as he was here. Thank you Dai for all the stirling work you have done for the Club and be healthy, happy and lucky in your new home.
Jeff's Theme Nights
Jeff Oscroft, our much revered Site Secretary, is in the habit of suggesting themed displays to be brought into the Club at the monthly meetings by members. This gives a change for all to see coins and artefacts that have been found on other sites apart from Club sites.
Also, the 'Find of the Month' entries, by their nature, only have the best finds of that month displayed. Other finds are not shown because they are not thought to have a chance to win. This is a shame because many 'minor' finds can be, in their own way, more interesting than the award winning entries.
Jeff has suggested the following themes for the coming monthly meetings :
Written by John Gough, Club Secretary