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Old 12-05-2016, 02:58 PM
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been thinking about this for a while and there are no clubs in my area close. so decided to start one in my hometown.
looking for any kind of advise i can get as far as different activities hunts and so on to do. and also things to do in the off season as well when it is cold.

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Old 12-05-2016, 04:00 PM
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been thinking about this for a while and there are no clubs in my area close. so decided to start one in my hometown.

looking for any kind of advise i can get as far as different activities hunts and so on to do. and also things to do in the off season as well when it is cold.


Start small, meet at a local restaurant or coffee shop and just Schedule a hunt together. See how it goes and let it evolve. You may not to start out with something so official. Start a group email, get ideas about what your folks want to do. Free is best when small, don't start out asking for dues.


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Old 12-06-2016, 09:59 PM
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I started a club in my area earlier this year with the help of a couple members on here. Is it going like I wanted? Not quite but I am still happy with it. I had the vision of 20 people and seeded hunts and all that. There are quite a few members, some that aren't in the immediate area, and others that are busy a lot, but it is nice to have the contact with everyone who detects. With my club, we have had a meeting the first Sunday of every month. Nothing big, just talk about finds and permissions and so on. We pick a place to have the meeting and after the initial bs'n, we all detect together. We did get a name and t-shirts, and I do have a club Facebook page. That helps get the interest of others in the area. As far as dues and stuff, there is nothing right now. It all takes financing and true group commitment to pull something like that off. Until the group is established, I think that the one group hunt/meeting a month is good. Always that option to detect with members any other time also. My advice, start the club and see where it goes. Take criticism and ideas and make them work. It's all about getting together with others in your area and having a good time. If enough interest is there from others, then kick it up a notch. Go for it and good luck!

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[QUOTE=Mottz;2687005]I started a club in my area earlier this year with the help of a couple members on here. Is it going like I wanted? Not quite but I am still happy with it. I had the vision of 20 people and seeded hunts and all that. There are quite a few members, some that aren't in the immediate area, and others that are busy a lot, but it is nice to have the contact with everyone who detects. With my club, we have had a meeting the first Sunday of every month. Nothing big, just talk about finds and permissions and so on. We pick a place to have the meeting and after the initial bs'n, we all detect together. We did get a name and t-shirts, and I do have a club Facebook page. That helps get the interest of others in the area. As far as dues and stuff, there is nothing right now. It all takes financing and true group commitment to pull something like that off. Until the group is established, I think that the one group hunt/meeting a month is good. Always that option to detect with members any other time also. My advice, start the club and see where it goes. Take criticism and ideas and make them work. It's all about getting together with others in your area and having a good time. If enough interest is there from others, then kick it up a notch. Go for it and good luck![/QUOT

What is your club called ?

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I started a club in my area earlier this year with the help of a couple members on here. Is it going like I wanted? Not quite but I am still happy with it. I had the vision of 20 people and seeded hunts and all that. There are quite a few members, some that aren't in the immediate area, and others that are busy a lot, but it is nice to have the contact with everyone who detects. With my club, we have had a meeting the first Sunday of every month. Nothing big, just talk about finds and permissions and so on. We pick a place to have the meeting and after the initial bs'n, we all detect together. We did get a name and t-shirts, and I do have a club Facebook page. That helps get the interest of others in the area. As far as dues and stuff, there is nothing right now. It all takes financing and true group commitment to pull something like that off. Until the group is established, I think that the one group hunt/meeting a month is good. Always that option to detect with members any other time also. My advice, start the club and see where it goes. Take criticism and ideas and make them work. It's all about getting together with others in your area and having a good time. If enough interest is there from others, then kick it up a notch. Go for it and good luck![/QUOT

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South Central Nebraska Metal Detecting Club. Awesome name huh?

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I started a club this year also and we are having a blast so far.
The MKE MDG (Milwaukee Metal Detecting Group) has approximately 10 members and we get together on the first Tuesday of the month.
Some guys arrive at 6:00 for dinner then we start at 7:00.
Everyone brings a find or two which they found since the previous meeting.

We offer a Walker Half for the best coin find and best non-coin find each month.

We also have a raffle where the prizes are typically proof sets, coin flips, etc.

This forum is the best way to facilitate communications and hopefully grow membership:

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=231579

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