Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

December 2011


Minutes of the  

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting  

December 7, 2011


The next meeting is on Wednesday,  January 4, 2012  

The  meeting was called to order at 7:32 P.M. by Richard Hart, Sr., President of TCAS.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kira 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:  

36 Members present and 4 guest present.  

For the January meeting all Find of the Month winners bring your winning finds in. There will be a vote for Find of the Year.  

Richard Hart, President of TCAS talked about the elections. There are three individuals nominated for President: Richard Hart, Mark Holshoe and Ryan Rathbun. All other positions are running unchallenged. Vice President; Mitch King, Treasurer: Mary McGee, Secretary: Dale Thesenvitz. After the ballots were counted the results are:


  President: Richard Hart (Richard 23 votes, Mark and Ryan 5 votes each)

  Vice President: Mitch King

  Treasurer: Mary McGee

  Secretary: Dale Thesenvitz


All Find of the Month winners are requested to bring in their finds on January 4th for voting on the Find of the Year.  

The TCAS Christmas party is scheduled for December 11th with free Peach Cobbler for desert. NOTE: We had a good turnout for the party, the food was good and the gift exchange became lively!  

Richard Hart, President of TCAS explained the Molasses Raffle and added the last piece to the chest. He also stated that he would not do the Molasses Raffle next year and he is looking for suggestions for 2012. Perhaps a return of the token hunt..... Does anyone have any suggestions?


Mary McGee reminded everyone that club dues are due for 2012.  

There will be a TCAS Board Member meeting at Marty Hufnagel's house on January 11th to plan for the years activities.  

After the break the long awaited Molasses Raffle ticket was drawn for the chest of goodies, which contained:

v  Garrett ACE 250

v  Garrett carry bag

v  Garrett digger and pouch

v  Scale for weighing rings and things

v  The book "Florida Golden Galleon Search for the 1715 Spanish Gold Fleet"

v  Gold test kit

v  Plastic scoop

v  Garrett Headset  

And the winner is: Larry King. Congratulations Larry and good hunting with your new Garrett ACE 250 detector and chest (bag) of goodies.



Find Winners:


Ring: Mark Holshoe                            Group Coins: Michael Kurczy  

Jewelry: Mark Holshoe                       Artifacts: Marty Hufnagel  

Single Coins: Michael Kurczy            Fossils:  

Miscellaneous: Mark Holshoe  

Find of the Month: Mark Holshoe



Drawing Winners:


50/50:  $66/33 Marty Hufnagel                                  Badge: Doug Wilsnack  

T-Shirt: Jim Stewart                                                    Hat: Ray Reinholz  





 Coffee will be brought by: Kira Thesenvitz  

Doughnuts will be brought by: Kira Thesenvitz  

Cooler with drinks will be brought by the 50/50 winner: Marty Hufnagel


The meeting adjourned at: 8:50 P.M.  

Respectfully Submitted,  

Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary



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