TCAS Monthly Meeting Notes
Coast Archeological Society Meeting
The next meeting is on Wednesday,
October 5, 2011.
meeting was called to order at 7:42 P.M. by Richard Hart, Sr., President
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Richard Hart, II.
The minutes can be read on the club
website, www.tcas.us. They are also emailed to
members with email addresses on file on the last Wednesday of the month.
28 Members present and 6 guest
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: http://floridaheartcpr.com.
Florida Heart CPR, 8800 N. US
Highway 1, Suite 5, Wabasso, Florida 32958. Office: 772.388.5252 or Toll free:
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
Richard Hart presented several
Find's of the Month from past months.
Mark Holshoe explained the
Group Coins: Mark Holshoe
Jewelry: Jerry Davis
Single Coins: Larry King
Fossils: Ryan Rathbun
Miscellaneous: Jerry Davis
Find of the Month: Joan Hart
50/50: Russ Pacowski
Badge: Doug Wilsnack
T-Shirt: Doug Wilsnack
Hat: Mark Holshoe
Coffee will be brought by: Kira
Doughnuts will be brought by: Marty
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
Dale T. Thesenvitz
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