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WWATS Rendezvous 2014



**News Flash**

It has been too many years with the same webpage. That is about to change. We have asked our webmaster not to rebuild the old but to build us a new site with all of the latest bells and whistles available. Our biggest problem has been getting all of our old content saved and imported to the new. It is our goal to have your new WWATS website up and running by September 15th.

Welcome to the World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers!

Our Mission Statement:  Preserve, Promote and Protect the right to the use of the Land and Natural Resources for “We the People” now and in the future.

Welcome to World Wide Association of Treasurer Seekers Web site, Better known as WWATS. As the President I would like to Welcome You. WWATS is World Wide and we welcome everyone to join in.
The Focus of WWATS is to be an information center, providing special training as necessary to understand our relationships with, and to openly approach, our government agencies, seeking ways our hobby can co-exist within the rules and regulations used to govern public lands today. WWATS shall be a proactive organization, not a reactive one.We are working with many other organizations to keep our treasure seeking rights open to all.

We are in the process of building a new web site more user friendly and a Charter Member site that paid members will have total access to. This Charter Member site will have discounts, special events, treasure sites, WWATS Geocaching with a twist, and more to come for paid members.

So join WWATS today at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-Year-Membership-in-the-World-Wide-Association-of-Treasure-Seekers-WWATS-/251272159878   

Wayne Peterson
President World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers
State Director for PLP
GPAA & LDMA Member
Founder of the Rendezvous




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Folks, WWATS up to this point has been more of an Internet Organization to assist other groups with helpful ideas and suggestions to fight problems that arise in our hobbies. Now WWATS has decided to go another positive step further by becoming even more proactive in our fights to save the hobbies we so enjoy from disaster and termination. We still have some re-organizing to do yet, both on our websites and out in the field, but soon you will see WWATS most everywhere you go, even in other countries.

WWATS has decided we need two websites now in order to handle the great influx of information we will be releasing so to keep everyone informed and updated to any news as it happens.

Other groups are aligning with WWATS as we speak here, rock hounds, prospectors, hikers, detectorist and more. This kind of alignment is what is needed to create a force strong enough to be heard and to make a difference. WWATS opens it's doors to any organization, chapter or group that wishes to join, cost is just one dollar a month for a three year membership per person of $36.00. Many privileges go with that membership including discounts on equipment purchases with WWATS affiliated dealers and WWATS Outings, not to mention special areas of our websites for those paying members.

Then to even be more proactive, WWATS will be aligning themselves with other establish organizations that have a legal staff and experience to get our concerns understood and accomplished.
Please go to our other website
www.wwats.us and see our recent videos at WWATS Rendezvous in Congress, AZ. where we tried the prospective of a beginner and his take of being introduced to our hobbies for the first time, see the many activities that went on at this outing, and most of all the inspiring words of the vice president of PLP (Public Lands for the People) that has a very experience attorney to help us all save our rights to access public lands and keep that access to enjoy or hobbies in the future. PLP and WWATS are fighting for the same goals, think about becoming a member of both, have your words heard and keep our public lands open for our children!
Ask yourself this: "Is It Worth A Dollar A Month To Keep Enjoying Your Hobby!"
WWATS will be at the Texas Treasure Show ( LARGEST Treasure Show in America) April 13th and 14th, 2013 at Maude Cobb Convention Center, Longview, Texas. Come join WWATS at our booth and become a part of the future of you hobby! We will also have PLP applications available there.

Thank you much, Keith Wills  

IMPORTANT: HELP IS NEEDED NOW FROM EVERYONE!!!! http://detectingrights.com/louisville-ky-needs-your-support.php

Thanks to our members we now have over 1500 stories or links to stories online , over  750  treasure links , and hundreds of photos ! Of course we can't show all of this stuff on the home page so be sure to explore the site and look at everything. You can see all stories in our Story Archives  Check out our Treasure Links  Don't miss our Photo Albums and Contest Photos  And you can also Search the Entire Site

Important Newsletter Notice: Since we do not send out newsletters via postal mail because of costs involved, our newsletter is only available in e-mail format and on the web site as web pages. This means that if you want to receive our news then we must have your e-mail address entered on your membership form! We will not sell or give your e-mail address to anyone else and it will only be used to send out newsletters or important announcements about legal issues affecting your rights. JOIN WWATS TODAY!

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This was at our annual club hunt. I invented a story about haunted woods. The woods were haunted by the spirit of an evil man who was robbed and killed in the woods a long long time ago. His soul is now hunting the woods to get it's treasure back !

haunted woods
This was at our annual club hunt. I invented a story about haunted woods. The woods were haunted by the spirit of an evil man who was robbed and killed in the woods a long long time ago. His soul is now hunting the woods to get it's treasure back !

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Legislation Alerts Public Lands and Waters
Author: Webmaster
Public Lands and Waters My sons and I have helped introduce a new bill in the Alabama Senate, SB-81, that will make the current law easier to understand. The public currently has the right to find isolated underwater finds, but some professional archaeologists and their cronies at the Alabama Historical Commission have misled some law enforcement officers into believing that it is illegal to find and keep isolated finds such as an arrowhead, a coke bottle, or a coin. This is not true, but people have been harassed, detained, and their property confiscated on the Tennessee and Alabama Rivers, and in Mobile Bay. Our bill does three things: Deletes (whether or not) from the definition of Cultural Resources   Adds a definition for an artifact where no definition currently exists    Adds the already existing state and federal law numbers to the bill, so that it protects Indian burial grounds and any other cemeteries that are underwater   All historic shipwrecks are currently controlled by the AHC, and we are not trying to change that at all. SB-81 does not increase or decrease any current or future cultural resources that are to be permitted by the Alabama Historical Commission. We just don’t want our law enforcement officers to be used by professional archaeologists to stop divers from legal diving.    Please read SB-81An article was in ...[read more]

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Cowtown Treasure Hunters August 2014 Newsletter
Posted by: Webmaster on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:43 AM
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Cowtown Treasure Hunters August 2014 Newsletter

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Midwest Coinshooters Newsletter July 2014
Posted by: Webmaster on Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 03:47 PM
Treasure Club News

Note that the Fall Hunt flyer is included in this issue. The Fall Hunt is scheduled for the 21st of September at Turner Camp Park. See the flyer for full details and schedule. Don't forget to bring a food item to share. The August meeting featured detector is the Tesoro, so if you have one, bring it to the meeting and tell us all about its pros and cons. Don't forget that your club dues need to be paid up to date to participate in the hunt-no renewals or new memberships on hunt day. Come prepared for hunt day weather conditions as the hunt will be held rain or shine and make sure your equipment is ready to go-nothing worse than a machine that fails you on hunt day. Bring small bills to help pay for raffle tickets etc as it just makes it easier for everyone. I have lowered the Main Hunt fee slightly this year and have put more coins into this hunt and for the Main Raffle, there has been more money spent for prizes than ever before and we have some really good donated prizes. Turner Camp has raised their park use fee a bit this year, but our $5.00 person park use fee, whether hunting all not, will remain the same.

Roger Horrom
Have a great day

Link: July 2014 Newsletter

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Gold Coast Treasure Club Newsletter August 2014
Posted by: Webmaster on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 06:14 AM
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Gold Coast Treasure Club Newsletter August 2014

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Prospector’s Club of Southern California Newsletter June 2014
Posted by: Webmaster on Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 05:40 AM
Treasure Club News

Dear TN Subscribers,

We have a "CALL FOR HELP" from a local citizen as follows:


Our preschooler (5 yr. old) was playing in the preschool playground of St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Downey on Downey Avenue and buried her bracelet (At least this is where our daughter says it is.) that she received from Santa 6 months ago.  The bracelet is a “Pandora” type charm bracelet that is sterling silver and has (I think)  6 beads on it. The playground area has shredded cork that is 8 to 12 inches deep and about 30 by 50 square area filled with playground equipment.

We would greatly appreciate someone helping us to try to locate this missing bracelet.

Thank you.
Kent and Karen Jung
(562) 900-4358 (cell)
(562) 928-9098 (house)

Let's show Kent & Karen how well PCSC members respond to such requests. If you have a moment this week, please contact them and offer assistance. A story and any photos of the "Bracelet Rescue" will be a welcome feature for next month's TN.

Speaking of the TN, your June edition is attached.  As always, it is an accumulation of member stories, photos, and ideas. That makes it a truly democratic publication.

Have a good Father's Day,
Steve Karno, Editor TN

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Prospector’s Club of Southern California Newsletter May 2014
Posted by: Webmaster on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM
Treasure Club News

Dear PCSC members,

The May edition of your PCSC Treasure News is attached.

In addition, one important article from Joe Chmiel is added below as a supplement. Enjoy both at your leisure.

Yours 'till peanut butter actually contains some butter!

Steve Karno, Editor.

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Boy Scout Outing Announcement

June is the month for setting aside a Saturday and helping the Scouts with panning up at the East Fork. Placer Pete's Gold Camp is going to be held the weekend of the 28th at Camp Williams on the San Gabriel River. And it is on Saturday the 28th of June that we will help show these kids the process of finding gold from start to finish: Where to dig, how to classify and how to sluice and pan. 7am is a good arrival time and you can stay as little or long as you like. The point is to share some of our knowledge with these Scouts and have fun doing it. You can call Lucky Joe at 562-999-2428 for further details or directions.

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