Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

January 2008



Minutes of

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting

January 2, 2008


The next meeting is Wednesday, February 6, 2008


The January meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Richard Hart, Sr., President of TCAS.


The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Richard Hart, Jr.


The minutes were read by the Secretary and accepted.


There was no Treasurer’s report.  Mary McGee was unable to attend the meeting.


There were 24 members and 2 guests present.    


Everyone was reminded that their dues are due.


Daniel Hart volunteered to make badges for all the members.  Richard (president) suggested that the officers badges have the name of the office written on the badge of each officer.


Richard thanked Jim Stewart for his leadership as president last year.


Jim Stewart will be in charge of ordering and selling T-shirts and hats.  Mark Holshoe and Larry Blair will help with the shirts.


Richard recognized Mitch King .  Mitch has been Vice-President of TCAS since 1999.  He is very active and a supportive member, organizing our Benefit Hunt and other hunts.  Mitch maintains our web page and buys and stores supplies for our hunts such as our silver.  Mitch has been the winner of master hunter seven times in the last nine years.  He also travels and keeps our hobby interesting, and is a wonderful, competitive diplomat representing our club abroad, always wearing his club t-shirt.


Mitch was presented with a new t-shirt and a free membership for one year.


Amy Hart will be responsible for writing a newsletter for the club.  Jim Stewart and Mitch King were asked to give her some history.  Amy showed samples of the newsletter.  All club members are asked to give her some input so that the newsletter will be a success and keep us all informed about what’s going on.


Skip Watson suggested having a link to the newsletter on the TCAS web site which is:

Larry Johnston talked about the articles he writes for Florida Today.  We had two guests at the meeting as a result of reading Larry’s last column.


There will be a club hunt on Saturday, February 9 at Hobart Park .  Please bring a covered dish to be shared for lunch after the hunt.  The $5.00 fee will be waived.  This hunt is to be fun yet clean the park of debris before the Annual Benefit Club hunt on March  15 at Hobart Park in Wabasso.


Mitch will provide maps to Hobart Park .


Dabney Small talked about his hunt in Ocho Rios , Jamaica .  He siaid the people of Jamaica were very friendly…The price of the trip was $798 per couple.


Richard Hart has given the responsibility of hiding the club Token to Mitch King since it is to be kept in Indian River County .  He will also give a new clue every month for finding it.


Marty Hufnagel will bring doughnuts in February.  Mary McGee will make the coffee.  Larry Blair will bring soda.


There will be a planning meeting at Marty Hufnagel’s home on January 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.


The finds that are on the table of each month are now being photographed and will be shown on the web page unless the Members request that their find not be shown.


50/50 winner:                      $57.00 pot              $28.50     Mark Holshoe

Badge:                                   Neil Normando

Hat:                                        Mike Martin

T-Shirt:                                 Joan Hart


January Table Winners:


Rings:  Dabney Small*, Neil Normando, Ralph Small, Mark Holshoe


Jewelry:  Dabney Small*, Joan Hart, Marty Hufnagel, Ralph Small, Mark Holshoe


Single Coin:  Mark Holshoe*, Ralph Small, Dabney Small


Group Coins:  Mark Holshoe*, Ralph Small, Marty Hufnagel, Dabney Small, Joan Hart


Miscellaneous:  Mark Holshoe*, Ralph Small, Marty Hufnagel, Joan Hart


Fossils:  Marty Hufnagel*


Artifacts:  None


Find of the Month:  Dabney Small (jewelry)


2008 Point Standing Totals:


Hart, Joan                                3                                            Normando, Neil                      1


Holshoe, Mark                      17                                            Small, Dabney                       22


Hufnagel, Marty                     8                                            Small, Ralph                            5



Respectfully submitted,

Donna Rothery


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