Not Sure what is happening but new members are getting to be a thing of the past. The world of detecting is filled with dinosaurs with very few new member entering the hobbie. Collecting is down in most every category. Kids are inheriting their parents collections of , coins, antiques and ect and when that happens the items are sold, driving the collector markets down. The new generation as big as they are live for the following, Cell Phone, A bed, Food and car, otherwise they travel lite. We can try to get them interested in detecting or collecting but I don't see it. Oh !!! I left out money. The days of collecting are coming to an end with prices dropping in every category.
When I look around at our club meeting I look out a mostly older group with a very small percentage of new members and then they lose interest and we don't see them again.... Maybe, Just Maybe things will change but it will take time... Just My Take Jim
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