June meeting

This month we had a great meeting. There were lots of finds for our "Finds of the Month" contest and the fund raiser was a huge success. Maureen from Garrett Metal Detectors gave us a talk and shared some pointers, focused mostly on the AT Pro (and shared a little info about the new AT Max). The marble games lucky ticket was pulled – which belonged to John W. He pulled the red marble (the winner) and took home some greenbacks.

We also talked about our upcoming seeded hunt, which will be on Saturday June 3rd.


June meeting tonight

Tonight is the EFTHA club meeting. We will be discussing the upcoming seeded hunt and we will be having a special speaker. You won't want to miss it. See you there.

Our monthly meeting for May 2017

This month, we had a great time at the meeting. We were given a fantastic presentation on metal detecting in Israel by our visiting speaker Ellen. She shared about working on archaeological digs that she participates in during the year. It was fascinating to learn how the use of metal detectors has grown in popularity with the "dig directors" and just how many items are now successfully recovered that may have been overlooked in the past. Of course we had our fun hunt on Saturday following the meeting (which required a quick relocation due to the lack of parking at our original destination).


If you are interested in metal detecting or would like to see what we're all about, feel free to visit us at our next monthly meeting on June 1, 2017  at the New World United Methodist Church gymnasium.

The address is:
5134 Northwest Highway, Garland, TX 75043


The East Fork Treasure Hunters web site has a new home and is up and running (obviously - since you are seeing this post). All current newsletters have been added and a few other updates have been made.

Did you know that we also have a Facebook page for the club. It's a closed group that is currently available to EFTHA members ONLY.  If you are a member, you can go to the Facebook page and ask to join.  You can find us HERE:

New Year - Great Fun

As we welcome 2016, we continue going strong at East Fork Treasure Hunters. At our club meeting on January 7th, we took some time to share some great stories. Earl shared a recent hunt where he stopped at a vacant lot and discovered some cool finds. Our "Find of the Month" contest had some really great entries (especially since members were allowed to put 2 finds into each category - since we didn't have the contest in December)... some really impressive finds (watch for February's newsletter for pictures).

If you are new to the hobby and would like to join a fantastic group of metal detectorists, you are welcome to join us. We meet the first Thursday of each month.

Dessert and Chili cook-offs a great success!

Our club had a Dessert cook-off/fundraiser at the February meeting and a chili cook-off/fundraiser at the March meeting.  Wow, both were a delicious success!  

Mary P won the Dessert contest with a delicious coconut cream pie, and Earl H won the chili contest.  

Congratulations to the winners and runners up, thanks to all the judges and those who participated!

Meeting Information

Our club meetings are always on the first Thursday of each month located at:

New World United Methodist Church
5134 Northwest Highway, Garland, TX 75043
(in the gymnasium)

Parking is in the rear, look for the EFTHA sign! The GPS coordinates are: N 32 51’ 20.56 W 96 38’ 10.05

However for the May 5th 2016 meeting we will be taking the tour of the Garrett factory along with the friends and family from Golden Triangle. We will meet at the Garrett Factory located at 1881 W State St, Garland, Texas, 75042 instead of New World UMC, at 7pm.  This is a combined EFTHA and GTES combined club event.  We look forward to seeing everyone there and also to visiting with the fine folks at Garrett!

 Membership Dues are only $15 per individual, or $20 for family for the entire year!  Paid members enjoy  privileges such as the club Newsletter emailed in advance of each meeting.   Also you can enter your finds in the Find Of the Month contest (prizes awarded at each meeting).  Members can also attend the monthly Fun Hunts where we go as a club and typically find all kinds of coins, jewelry, and other great stuff!  There are also 2 yearly Seeded Hunts our clubmembers can attend to find even more seeded coins, etc and win valuable prizes like a METAL DETECTOR!

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings!  We are a family friendly group!

We also typically have snacks and soda drinks which are volunteered by clubmembers and/or visitors and are always greatly appreciated.  If you wish, contact our club Secretary, Annette and let her know.

We look forward to seeing you,

East Fork Treasure Hunters at the 2015 TAMDC show

Last year (2015), our club hosted a table at the TAMDC (Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs) Show and open hunt. Several of our members went and we’ve received great reports from their trip. Many people went to see the team from the Diggers TV show (KG and Ringy) and they weren’t let down. KG and Ringy are some really great guys (and it appears that they had a great time at the seeded hunt as well).

Here are a couple of photos from last years show.  Hope to see y'all in 2016!


Fun time at the February 2015 meeting

We had a really good club meeting as usual at the Feb 2015 meeting. There was a good turn-out of members. February is our annual Dessert cook-off and the entries were all absolutely fantastic. Carol Cooley won 1st prize to win the $25 gift card.

We also took some time and viewed a “Diggers” video in lieu of a speaker this month and then had our monthly door prize and fund raiser drawings. There were many prizes given out including some Garrett ball caps, metal detecting books, patches, and coins. The fund raiser prizes were particularly nice – 2014 Silver Eagle, an odd shaped silver “round”, 1945 Walking Liberty half, 1866 3 cent nickel, 1859 Indian Head cent, 1927 Standing Liberty quarter, and who can forget the 1838 Large cent (which Mary graciously won).

We also had our monthly “Find of the Month” competition. There were some really nice and unique finds displayed by our members this month.

Take a look at some of the photos taken at the meeting below:



Here were some of the “Finds of the Month”:



We hope that if you are in the Dallas Texas area and are interested in finding a metal detecting club that you’ll pay us a visit. We usually meet on the first Thursday of each month. We always have a great time sharing our hobby together.  See you next month!!!

Keep your eyes open

This past weekend, one of our members was out doing a little detecting in a local community. It was approaching late afternoon and he and his detecting partner were about to head home. Just before leaving the location that they had been detecting, our member noticed a bit of debris around a tree. Always wanting to leave a location cleaner than when they arrive, he went over to pick up what he thought was trash. As it turns out, the trash turned out to be a stack of cards including gift cards, medical id’s, credit cards, and a driver's license.

It took a couple of days, but our member was able to track down the person who was depicted on the driver's license. A few months ago, their purse was stolen from their vehicle and these items were in the purse. While no purse was discovered, the items that were found have been returned to their grateful owner.

Always keep your eyes open while out detecting. You never know what you might find and you might just make someone else very happy.