We now have over 150 members and most attend our lively, interesting monthly meetings.
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In August 1982 the first meeting was held at the Fair Oaks
Library meeting room with approximately eight people in attendance.
September 1982 the second meeting was held with approximately 12
people present this was the official beginning of the club. Officers
were selected and the meeting date was set for the first Wednesday
of every month. The initials from the 1909 SVDB penny were used to
develop the name Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs. The club grew
slowly but steadily over the following months with Don Medaris of
the Sacramento Coin Exchange providing door prizes and assistance.
Six of the founding members were Ed and Betty Murarik, Guy and
Bobbie Shreve, Dick and Reta Carle.
Early in 1985 the other metal detecting club in our area, The Nugget Nudger disbanded and their members joined SVDB.
When the club by laws and Constitution were written in 1986 we realized what a diverse group we were, so all types of treasure hunters were included. In 1989 the Mining Research club disbanded and many of its members joined SVDB.
We continue to look for ways to contribute to our community. Several of our members have assisted local law enforcement agencies in searching crime scenes. We belong to the California Federation of Mineralogists Societies (CFMS). Today, the Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs club has greater than 120 members and continues to be an active community club.
The Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs welcomes you to join our fine organization and hope you will gain because of your membership. We also hope you will share your talents.