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Metal  Detecting Organization
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Club Meetings

ODA meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month.  As the weather improves we will be holding some of our meetings at a location that will allow us to detect as a group. Please contact us before attending.

Members are encouraged to bring their best finds since the previous meeting. All members are eligible to enter their best find in four categories, Best Coin, Best Token, Best Jewelry and Best Other. Silver coins will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. In addition to winning coins each member receives points towards ODA Detectorists of the Year.


(ODA meeting includes)
- Finds of the month
- Prizes
- Club Business
- Food
- More

Contact us for more information about membership opportunities. 

[email protected]

Special Event!

Next Meeting Tuesday April 4, 2017

We have an awesome guest speaker and presentation scheduled for the April 4th meeting! Greg Shipley will be giving a PowerPoint presentation and displaying his finds from excavations at the Ft. Loramie trading post site and Wayne's Legion troops.

Pierre Loramie ran the Indian Trading Post from 1769-1782. It was burned to the ground in the 1782 expedition commanded by George Roger's Clarke against Indians in the Ohio territory. In 1794 General Anthony Wayne constructed Ft. Loramie on the site occupied by Wayne's Legion. The artifacts and relics Greg has recovered included many Indian Trade silver items as well as Military artifacts, buttons, coinage, gun parts and much more! 

This is a First class presentation by Greg, given at many schools and groups. We are fortunate to have it given to ODA in a smaller venue allowing more Q&A time with Greg.

The April 4th meeting will be at the American Legion hall in Waynesville. 174 S. 4th St. Waynesville, Ohio

We hope to see you all there!!