South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association -January MinutesJanuary 25,2012

The SCTAA met on January 23, 2012 with 25 in attendance with three visitors: Norman Lewis, Dan Howell and Ron Prince.

Randy reviewed sign-in procedures and discussed the desire to see donations come in for the monthly prizes so we can build up the treasury for the fall Lake Lure Hunt.As an incentive, Randy has donated all the silver he has left - enough for part of Jan. and Feb. prizes plus some extra dimes.To purchase coins for Mar. through Nov. would cost $481.80 with Washington Quarters at $6.00, Mercury Dimes at $2.55 and Buffalo Nickels at $ .75.Darrell promised to bring in a month's worth of coins.Maggie immediately donated the dime and two nickels she'd just won.

Robert is continuing to plan for a spring hunt.Dates for the spring trip to Myrtle Beach are March 31 to April 7.Bill Guthke reported that the jewelry store next to Panera Bread Company inside Haywood Mall is a good place to sell scrap gold.

November treasury ended with amended balance of $953.87.We collected: Money Donations for points - $63.00; donation can - $24.07.We took in $125.00 for 2012 memberships (26 paid members so far).We paid out:FMDAC fees for 2012 memberships - $115.00, plaques from the Awards Center - $156.70, purchased a gold 2 peso from Carter Mahaffee for what he put into the last raffle we had - $20.00, Purchased awards coins and ten silver quarters to start the new year's prizes off - $508.00The closing balance is $366.24.The next meeting will be February 27.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JANUARY

(We usually have a number of ties.The first name listed is the coin prize winner, but everyone gets the points who placed in the ties.)

COIN - 1st - Harold Bell;2nd - Maggie Moffat;3rd - TIE - Roy Evans, Allen Sheriff

JEWELRY - 1st - Bill Rylands;2nd - Chris Phillips;3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat, Roy Evans

WHAT IS IT? - 1st/2nd - TIE - Darrell Mullinax, Robert Weaver;3rd - TIE -Allen Sheriff,

Chris Phillips

MILITARY - 1st - Dave Mapstone;2nd/3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver, Allen Sheriff

OTHER -1st - Bill Rylands;2nd/3rd - TIE - Darrell Mullinax, Robert Weaver, Roy Evans

# OF COINS -1st - Bill Rylands (775);2nd - Harold Bell (714);3rd - Maggie Moffat (520)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer