Indian River County
TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes
Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting
February 1, 2012
The next meeting is on Wednesday, March
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 Richard Hart, II.
The minutes can be read on the club website, www.tcas.us. They are also
emailed to members
with email addresses on file on the last Wednesday of the month.
35 Members present and 3 guest present.
Club dues are now due. Just $20 per year for a single or $25 a year for a
Richard Hart, TCAS President talked about:
-- Board Meeting in January for
the Annual Hunt and for the operation of TCAS for 2012.
-- Fall molasses raffle or a
-- Possible token
hunt for Sebastian and Melbourne areas
-- Need ideas and
someone to run the token hunts (plant token and come up with clues)
Mitch King, TCAS Vice-President talked about the Annual Hunt
-- Sign up sheet for volunteers
at next meeting
-- The amount of silver to be
-- If silver prices stay high,
the possibility of modifying future hunts and advertisements
-- Annual Hunt is on Saturday,
March 10, 2012
--Clean the Park Hunt in on
Saturday, March 3, 2012. Be there at 9:30 AM with a side dish!
Will Rose, out most excellent photographer is recovering well from his heart
troubles and he says hi to all. With any luck we will be at the March meeting.
Hope to see you there Will.
The world of Facebook.com has entered the metal detecting world! The Central
Florida Metal Detecting Club in Orlando http://www.thecfmdc.com/ has an well
used face book page. Check them out. They have a link on their club site.
TCAS also has a face book site! Talk to fellow members, check out what is
coming up on our events page and even post pictures of all kinds! We are up
and running! Like Us! http://www.facebook.com/tcasfl
Mitch King spoke of his many trips to England. When he goes on these trips he
is a hard core metal detectorist…in the fields at sunrise and still there at
sunset! It cost about $1,600 per week to detect plus the cost just to get
He goes to Colchester England which is about 60 miles NE of London and is the
"oldest recorded Roman town
in Britain, Colchester claims to be the oldest town in Britain."
Any find older than 50 years cannot be taken out of the country without first
being documented, listed and submitted for review. If your find is determined
to be rare enough, they will request to actually see the find. If it is
determined that it cannot be taken out of the country (i.e. they WANT it), the
value of the find will be determined and you will get paid for it.
When there you hunt farm fields and will be the only ones there! His list of
finds is, at least to me, tremendous and to long to list here. Besides, it was
to dark in the room to take good notes!
Mark Holshoe explained the "finds" table.
Ring: Mike Kurczy
Group Coins: Mike Kurczy
Jewelry: Jim Larson
Artifacts: Jerry Davis
Single Coins: Mike Kurczy
Fossils: Ryan Rathbun\
Find of the Month: Jim Larson
OF THE YEAR: JONI HART!
50/50: $48/24 Bob Harrison
Badge: Donna Rothery
T-Shirt: Donna Rothery
Hat: Dale Thesenvitz
Extra Dime Winners: Marty Hufnagel/Larry King/Larry King -- Yes Larry won two
Coffee will be brought by: Kira Thesenvitz
Doughnuts will be brought by: Marty Hufnagel
Cooler with drinks will be brought by the 50/50 winner: Bob Harrison
The meeting adjourned at: 9:25 P.M.
Dale T. Thesenvitz
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