Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes


Minutes of the  

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting  

May 2, 2012


The next meeting is on Wednesday,  June 6, 2012.  

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.  

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General Notes:


37 Members present and 5 guest present. One guest joined TCAS.  

A vote of confidence was taken for the four club Officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. Skip Watson was in charge of the confidence vote as all Officers were outside during any discussions and voting. The vote totals were: 28 Yes 0 No to keep the existing TCAS  Officers.


Richard Hart, TCAS President spoke about the South Brevard Coin Club that is looking for a guest speaker to discuss metal detecting and coin collecting. The one major problem is that they meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. A discussion was held about this and Larry King will talk to Tom Dankowski to see if he could speak to the South Brevard Coin Club.  

Richard Hart also talked about the upcoming Minelab & Kellyco Metal Detecting Fun Day which will be on Saturday May 19, 2012 10:00AM to 4:00 PM at the Kellyco store located at 1085 Belle Ave., Winter Springs, Florida 32708. A Minelab E-Trac detector will be given away. Checkout the website: to read more. The link to the fun day is on the very top red bar and rotates with "The only website hoisted by certified metal detector experts!" Pre-registration is required.  

Along with this the  Central Florida Metal Detecting Club is having a hunt. If the club has thirty or more hunters Kellyco will donate a Minelab E-Trac detector to be given away. The hunt will be at Sylan Lake Park, 845 Lake Markham Road, Sanford, FL starting at 8:00 AM. Let's have a good show of support for the Central Florida Metal Detecting Club by TCAS members (wear your TCAS t-shirts and hats).  

Richard Hart talked about the TCAS Annual Beach Hunt which was May 5th at Golden Sands Park. We had a very good turnout for this hunt. There were many tokens (painted pennies) along with three much larger tokens plus silver dimes and other coins.  

Marty Hufnagel found the Gold token and won a Garrett Pin Pointer.

Phillip Hillrich found both the silver and brass tokens. Sorry Phillip, I did not write down what you won.  

Ryan Rathbun found the most regular tokens with 90. Joni Hart was second with 81 followed by Marty Hufnagel with 80.  

Mary McGee has reserved December 9, 2012 for the TCAS Christmas Party at Mash Landings in Fellsmere. More to come on this in later months.  



Skip Watson explained the "finds" table.


Find Winners:


Ring:   Skip Watson                                                    Group Coins: Skip Watson  

Jewelry: Skip Watson                                                 Artifacts:  

Single Coins: Bob Grubb                                            Fossils:  

Miscellaneous: Skip Watson


Find of the Month: Bob Grubb


Drawing Winners:


50/50:  $53.00/26.50 Neil Normando                         Badge: Jim Stewart  

T-Shirt: Gerald Bertekap                                            Hat: Larry King  

Extra Dime Winners: Donna Rothery / Mike Martin / Gerald Bertekap





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: Neil Normando  


The meeting adjourned at: 8:50 P.M.  

Respectfully Submitted,  

Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary





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