Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

April 2012


Minutes of the  

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting  

April 4, 2012


The next meeting is on Wednesday,  May 2, 2012  

The  meeting was called to order at 7:43 P.M. by Richard Hart, Sr., President of TCAS.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kira "Red" Thesenvitz.  

The minutes can be read on the club website, They are also emailed to members

with email addresses on file on the last Wednesday of the month.


General Notes:  

29 Members present and 8 guest present. Two guests did join TCAS with family memberships!  

On the sadder side of news, Patricia Gatchell passed away on April 3, 2012.  

If you are a member of TCAS and have not paid your 2012 dues, please pay at our next meeting.  

Our Annual Benefit Hunt was a success! Richard Hart, TCAS President is asking all members to think of one or two (or more) local charities for our annual donations. TCAS likes to keep the donations in Brevard or Indian River Counties.  

The winners at our Annual Benefit Hunt are:



            1st Place          Michael Abrahaom #29 with 94 coins

            2nd Place        Scott Bradley # 42 with 89 coins

            3rd Place         Bill Green #18 with 75 coins

            4th Place         Lloyd Draper #1 with 71 coins


            Pin Point:

            1st Place          Dan Casey #53                       

            2nd Place        Terry Shannon #11

            3rd Place         Chuck Barber #64


Note on the Pin Point contest: The first and second place winners where decided with the aid of calipers! Yes it was that close…………




Real Tokens:

            1st -   Michael Boam # 49

            2nd - Bob Truitt # 41

            3rd -  John Cacciapaglio #22 


            Treasure Chest

            George Case # 36 -- The first key opened the chest!



            ACE 250                     Dennis Haluorson #8

            Real                             Calvin Peoen #24

            50/50 $146.00             Bert Webb #25 (his wife won the money!)


Our Annual Spring Hunt will be on Saturday, May 5th. Much more on this at next month's meeting.  

Guest speakers are always needed. If you have any ideas, please see a TCAS Officer.  

Mitch King spoke to the club about his recent trip to Colchester, England for two weeks of intensive metal detecting. If you were at our Annual Benefit Hunt you may have notice Mitch took off early. He really needed to "catch" an airplane!  

He arrived in England with a cold. The cold mornings and rainy afternoons did not help for the first few days, but that did not stop Mitch. He was using a Minelab Sovereign with a 12 X 10 coil.    

Mitch passed around items that he brought back from last year's trip. He always brings back the previous year's finds when he is over there. Pictures can be seen on the clubs face book site, Go on and request to be friends with us so you can see and post to cub members.  

Connie Ordille brought a carrot cake to the meeting and I heard they were very good. Thanks Connie.  

Richard Hart explained the "finds" table.


Find Winners:


Ring:   Skip Watson                            Group Coins: Jan King  

Jewelry: Mike Kurczy                         Artifacts: Skip Watson  

Single Coins: Jan King                        Fossils: Wayne Ordille  

Miscellaneous: Skip Watson


Find of the Month: Skip Watson  

Drawing Winners:


50/50:  $30/15 Mary Sieving                                       Badge: Dale Thesenvitz  

T-Shirt: Donna Rothery                                              Hat: Wayne Ordille






Coffee will be brought by: Kira Thesenvitz  

Doughnuts will be brought by: Marty Hufnagel  

Cooler with drinks will be brought by: Larry and Jan King (our 50/50 winner will not be at our May meeting)  

The meeting adjourned at: 9:07 P.M.  

Respectfully Submitted,


Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary




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