Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

March 2010

Minutes of

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting

March 3, 2010


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The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 .


Marty Hufnagel will bring doughnuts, Anne Pacowski will make the coffee, and Dale and Kira Thesenvitz will bring the drinks to the April meeting.


The March meeting was called to order at 7:35 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 web site which is


Mary McGee gave the Treasurer’s report.  We have $3,021.38 in the checking account.  As of this date, there are 47 people registered for the Benefit Hunt.


Attendance:                          Members:  44                        Guests:  7


The guests were asked to introduce themselves.


Member info:  This month the following persons renewed their TCAS membership for 2010.


                Ayres, Ray

                Burkett, Tom

                Mellor, Bob           (new member)

                Saurer, Ruth

                Strnad, Ed


Mitch King explained the upcoming Park Clean-up Hunt at Kiwanis-Hobart Park that will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 .  Members clean the hunt site to prepare for the Benefit Hunt which is the following weekend on March 13.  This is the hunt where the members hunt for coins, etc. Tokens will be buried for prizes.  They are requested to keep all the junk they dig.  There will be a prize for the person that digs the most junk.  There is NO charge for this hunt.  We do serve a lunch which will require a covered dish from all participants.


Mitch also explained the upcoming Benefit Hunt –  how it works.  The hunt will be held at Kiwanis-Hobart Park , Wabasso , Florida .   It will be on Saturday, March 13, 2010 .  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.   The first hunt starts at 10:00 a.m.   Members not hunting are asked to help plant the coins and tokens.  It is also very important to bring a covered dish to share.  The dish can be a salad, casserole – hot or cold, chips, etc.  barbecued chicken, coleslaw, and baked beans are being catered.  There will be a Garrett Ace 250 metal detector given away. 


Participants are to be at the park at 9:30 a.m.   The hunt will start at 10:00 a.m.


A beach hunt is planned for May 8.  The Central Florida and South Florida clubs are being invited to join us.


Richard said he would like to plan a road trip to Daytona with club members and possibly spend the weekend.




TCAS Meeting Minutes

March 3, 2010

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There were two awards given this month.  Neil Normando received an award for the February Find of the Month.  It was given for the 10 kt. man’s gold wedding band he found.  The other award was given to Mark Holshoe for his Find of the Year which was a gold cross on a gold chain.


Neil Normando asked about a club business card because he is asked many times about our club and would like to be able to give people a business card with the essential information about the club.  Steve Hodges said he could use some club business cards to be given out at his business.  Richard asked Amy Hart to look into getting a price to purchase cards.


Neil Normando asked if we remember the talk he gave about dousing.  He bought a pendant with which he is going to try using to douse.


Frank Rothery will try to get Dan Wagner to present a program for the club members in April.


Since Mark Holshoe was incapacitated, Mitch explained how to vote on the various categories on the “Finds” table.  A circle is to be marked for the choice made in each category and an “X” for the Find of the Month choice.


50/50 winner:      Dennis Halvorson (guest from North Dakota )                $50.00


T-Shirt:                 Daniel Hart                                            Badge:                   Neil Normando


Find of the Month:  Tom Burkett       gold ring                Hat:                         Mike Martin


Daniel Hart was asked to explain the fund raiser that he and Amy are involved in.  It is for the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to be held on April 30.


Mark Holshoe suggested that TCAS donate some funds to the Cancer Society.  The club membership will make a decision as to which charities will receive a donation.


A group picture will be taken of the members next month.  Please wear your TCAS  T-shirts.  The new picture will be shown on the club’s web site.


Kira Thesenvitz was congratulated for winning a trophy for basketball at her school.


The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Donna Rothery,  Secretary





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