Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

July 2011


Minutes of the

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting

July 6, 2011

The next meeting is on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 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, They are also emailed to members with email addresses on file on the last Wednesday of the month.

General Notes:

27 Members present and 2 guest (1 guest joined the club).

Richard and Joni Hart thanked the members of TCAS for our support of their loss of a dear family member.

Mark Holshoe told us a story of a find in Indialantic about six months ago. He had a good signal and found a camera with a micro disk in it. After the disk sat in dry rice for six months he found 300 pictures on it! These pictures were of vacation/home/Boy Scout. Mark was able to identify an Army Colonel and after searching the phone book online, he came across "Military Officers Association." Mark sent emails and was awaiting their reply so he could return the camera disk.

Skip Watson told us about a trip he made with Mitch King and Frank Hansen. They drove up to Virginia and stayed at a house that was built in 1872. They hunted around this house and in small towns on the way back. They came to an old small town school that was posted "No Trespassing" but would not take that for an answer. They tracked down the one police officer for the town and received his permission to hunt there.

There finds ranged from silver coins, a 1938 half dollars and an 1865 Indian Head penny. Skip found a gold ring that weighted 8 grams and he even found his first unplanted silver coin!

It sure did sound like a nice trip.

A club member - sorry I did not write down your name better - told a story of a friends father-in-law who died about 6 years ago. He lived in a house from 1950 on that was built in 1923. Being from the generation that did not believe in banks, they saved their money and bought 100 troy ouches of silver. When the house was being cleaned up silver bars were found in the a/c vents, and a can in the pantry. Also found were rolls of quarters, half dollars, dimes and even some gold Krugerrands! Just goes to show you that you do not always need a detector and to look in plain sight!

Richard Hart explained the Molasses Raffle. A chest and a detector (ACE 250) are the two items. Every month more items will be placed in the chest and whoever wins will have everything they need to go metal detecting.

The price of the tickets was $5.00 for five tickets. Every month the price will go up one dollar, so for our August meeting the price will be $6.00 for five tickets. The price goes up with more items in the chest!

The winning ticket will be drawn at out December meeting and you MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! If a ticket number is called and no one can produce the ticket, another ticket will be drawn!

Mitch King explained the "finds" table.

Find Winners:

Ring: Mark Holshoe Group Coins: Jerry Davis

Jewelry: Mark Holshoe Artifacts:

Single Coins: Marty Hufnagel Fossils: Marty Hufnagel

Miscellaneous: Ray Reinholz

Find of the Month: Joni Hart

Drawing Winners:

50/50: $48/24 Mary Sieving Badge: Frank Rothery

T-Shirt: Jim Stewart Hat: Ray Reinholz

Extra Dime Winners: Marty Hufnagel and Jerry Davis.


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: Mary Sieving

The meeting adjourned at: 8:55 P.M.


Respectfully Submitted,

Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary

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