Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

 TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes

September 2011


Minutes of the

Treasure Coast Archeological Society Meeting

September 7, 2011

The next meeting is on Wednesday,  October 5, 2011.

The  meeting was called to order at 7:42 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:

28 Members present and 6 guest present.

Mary from Garrett (retired) was at our meeting as a guest of Frank Rothery.

Richard Hart, TCAS President, talked about his finds from their apartment building. He found a 1905 English penny and part of an old cap gun.

Richard introduced Skip Watson who is running this year's multi-park hunt. The hunt will be in the Melbourne area due to the costs of "renting" the parks down in Sebastian area on October 8th. The cost will be $5.00 per hunter plus a covered dish. More information will be given at the next meeting.

At a previous meeting we talked about the importance of knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. This knowledge can save lives anywhere or anytime you are somewhere where there is more than one person! So Cory from the fire department spoke to us about being helpful when an emergency happens. First, call or have someone call 911. The more information you can give the dispatcher about your location and what is happening (a white 20ish female was brought out of the water not breathing......). Second, make sure the victim is on a flat, hard surface! As all things eventually do, the standards for CPR have changed. You will only need to do chest compressions by placing your two hands on the victims chest and press. Push hard and fast until help arrives. You may hear cracking but if the persons heart has stopped it is necessary to do the chest compressions to the blood keeps circulating and supplying oxygen to the brain. Use both your hands and your body weight to compress. Compressions should be at 100 per minute! This is almost two compressions per second so the pace will be quick (and tiring). To keep up with this pace you can think of the song Stayin Alive or Another One Bites the Dust.

Third, if the person is bleeding with your chest compressions, keep pressure on the sight. Use a clean cloth or an article of clothing from the person who is bleeding.

CPR is taught by several different organizations. American Heart Association, American Red Cross just to name two. Google CPR on the internet. Even if you do not get "certified" in CPR, taking a course can help as you will know what to do. You can be the person in charge directing a by standard to go flag down the police or fire department, to keep the crowd away from the victim and rescuer and to maintain general order. You can also give encouragement to the person doing CPR. You could always sing Stayin Alive to help with the rate of compressions!

Here is one website and location for learning more information on CPR: Florida Heart CPR, 8800 N. US Highway 1, Suite 5, Wabasso, Florida 32958. Office: 772.388.5252 or Toll free: 866.388.5252.

We have two new members: Marilyn Taggart and Clyde Kuntz, both from Vero Beach. Welcome to TCAS.

Molasses Raffle tickets will be $7.00 for 5 tickets. In October they price goes up and will be $8.00 for 5 tickets. The drawing will be at our December meeting and you must be there to win.

Richard Hart presented several Find's of the Month from past months.

Mark Holshoe explained the "finds" table.

Find Winners:

Ring:   Joan Hart                                 Group Coins: Mark Holshoe

Jewelry: Jerry Davis                            Artifacts:

Single Coins: Larry King                    Fossils: Ryan Rathbun

Miscellaneous: Jerry Davis

Find of the Month: Joan Hart


Drawing Winners:

50/50: Russ Pacowski                                                 Badge: Doug Wilsnack

T-Shirt: Doug Wilsnack                                              Hat: Mark Holshoe



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: Russ Pacowski

The meeting adjourned at: 9:15 P.M.

A special thanks to Joan Hart for taking notes for the September meeting. I was not able to attend the meeting due to an attempted launch of a Delta II rocket carrying a pair of satellites to the moon.

Respectfully Submitted,



Dale T. Thesenvitz

TCAS Secretary



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