About Us

Treasure Seekers of San Diego County

The San Diego California Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America

Mission Statement

Treasure Seekers of San Diego County (T.S.S.D.) was officially organized on May 21, 2003 when the election of officers was held. We are a G.P.A.A. chapter.  Non G.P.A.A. members may attend meetings and participate in the raffle, but are not eligible to vote, hold office, be on the claims committee, or utilize G.P.A.A. claims. The purpose of this organization is to provide an environment to increase public awareness, with education and training, of locating, identification and legal removal of minerals, cashes and treasures while keeping in mind the preservation of the environment and wild habitat.  A Non-Profit 501(c)4.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Park Avenue Community Center (formerly Joslyn Senior Center) located at 210 Park Avenue, Escondido CA Click Here for a map.

We hold a general prospecting/treasure hunting outing each month as well as a metal detecting outing. These are normally announced at the club meeting and are a great way to learn about prospecting & metal detecting in a fun outdoor setting.

We would encourage you to come to one of our meetings and get to know us better. Who knows, you might be one of the lucky winners in one of our monthly drawings.


Board Members

* Denotes Director at Large

Position Name Phone Email
President Klaus Gohlke 619-300-9704 kande1234@yahoo.com
Vice President #1 Jerry Kaplan * 858-232-0670 jerryk23A@gmail.com
Vice President #2 Jason Evans 760-525-1189 min-arch@hotmail.com
Secretary Michele Silva 951-729-9839 silva.grandma@yahoo.com
Treasurer Jerry Goldstein 760-317-1819 auprospector101@aol.com
Activity Communicator John Howe 760-621-0550 jhowe3@gmail.com
Claims Manager Al Ockert 760-712-7800 aockert@sbcglobal.net
Claims Guides Steven Balbo 408-438-3850 steven.balbo@cox.net
Engraved Name Tags Mary Troseth 619-820-8676 jtroseth@yahoo.com
Equipment Manager Earl Sterrett 858-922-4547 Earls@awproperties.net
Finds of the Month Ken Maltby 951-522-7710 keyguy57@roadrunner.com
Gold Bags Ron Gonsalves * 760-480-5638 goldbusters@sbcglobal.net
Librarian Rozalynn Laffoon 619-423-6426 RozalynnLaffoon@att.net
Membership Charlene Myers * 760-439-8521 charlenemyers@cox.net
Metal Detecting #1 John Howe 760-621-0550 jhowe3@gmail.com
Metal Detecting #2 Frank Trutta 760-743-8516 scthfrank@yahoo.com
Newsletter Charlene Myers 760-439-8521 charlenemyers@cox.net
Political Action Jerry Kaplan * 858-232-0670 jerryk23A@gmail.com
Printing Frank Trutta 760-743-8516 scthfrank@yahoo.com
Refreshments Sue Conner * & Ron Gonsalves * 760-480-5638 Goldbusters@sbcglobal.net
Sgt. At Arms Keith Browning * 760-751-3072 keithbro2001@yahoo.com
TSS Apparel John Troseth * 619-820-8676 jtroseth@yahoo.com
Ways & Means Jerry Goldstein 760-317-1819 auprospector101@aol.com
Director At Large Robert Cook * 760-741-6547 rmjcc@cox.net
Director At Large Loren Raddatz * 760-726-7397 Laraddatz@cox.net
Director At Large Jim Mears * 760-746-9698 jandcmears@cox.net
Director At Large Bill Myers * 760-500-2266 billmyers1729@gmail.com