Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

August 2012



Minutes of the  

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting  

August 1, 2012


The next meeting is on Wednesday,  September 5, 2012.  

The  meeting was called to order at 7:44 P.M. by Richard Hart, Sr., President of TCAS.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by……………………………………...


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:  

30 Members present and 1 guest present.  

Bill Yarosh joined TCAS at the meeting. Welcome to TCAS Bill.  

We needed to decide who would be receiving donations from our Annual Benefit Hunt. With only three charities mentioned, it was decided to donate $1,000 among Candlelighters of Brevard, Nana's House and SOS Cookies.


            Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc. ( is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance. Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc are committed to ensuring no one has to face the diagnosis of childhood cancer alone.

            Nana’s House ( is a group children’s home for neglected, abused, needy, or abandoned children ages 0 – 18. These children will be provided for in every manner. Their mission is to provide a safe, secure, loving home where these children can come and experience God’s love and healing.  

            SOS Cookies sends troops ‘taste of home’ from Roseland and Sebastian. SOS Cookies remembers American troops by sending care packages of homemade cookies to as many soldiers overseas as possible. This website is an article from the covering SOS Cookies:

On August 25th there was a hunt with the Daytona Beach Club (a flyer was sent to everyone). Cost was $15.00 and it was held after sunset and NO lights were allowed. Look for more of these in the future.  

Mitch King, TCAS Vice President talked about the upcoming TCAS Appreciation Hunt on November 3rd. This hunt will be only for members of TCAS, Gold Coast and the Central Florida Metal Detecting clubs. The grand prize will be a Garrett AT Pro detector!  

Mitch also talked about our Multi Park Hunt which will be on October 6th at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Show time 9:00 AM, eating about 1:00 PM with prizes after everyone is full. Parks will be announced at Wickham Park. You can hunt all parks or just one, whatever you want to do. Top three prizes are: 1st place a Garrett ACE 250; 2nd place a Scoop; 3rd place will be a TCAS one year membership.  

TCAS Christmas Party will be held on December 9th with a start time of 4:30 - 5:00 PM at Marsh Landings in Fellsmere.  

Since we did not have a meeting in July, it was agreed upon to only have one Finds table for June and July with double the points awarded to winners. All winners receive points for which are added up to determine the TCAS 0Master Hunter, who will be announced at the Christmas Party.


Find Winners:


Ring: Skip Watson                                                      Group Coins: Skip Watson


Jewelry: Tom Burkett                                                 Artifacts: Ray Reinholz


Single Coins: Doug Wilsnack                                     Fossils:


Miscellaneous: Skip Watson


Find of the Month: Frido Urdaneta


Drawing Winners:


50/50:  $34/17 Anne Pacowski                                   Badge: Frido Urdaneta


T-Shirt: Mary McGee                                                  Hat: Anne Pacowski

Extra Dime Winners: Norma Urdaneta, Donna Rothery, Doug Wilsnack (Doug won twice), Ryan Rathbun, Jonathan Urdaneta.





Doughnuts will be brought by: Marty Hufnagel  

Coffee will be brought by: Kira Thesenvitz  

Cooler with drinks will be brought by the 50/50 winner: Anne Pacowski


The meeting adjourned at: 9:03 P.M.  

Respectfully Submitted,  

Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary


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