South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesNovember 25, 2008

The SCTAA met on November 24, 2008 with 29 in attendance.The club program centered on, wintertime projects like making a sand scoop or bucket sifter out of household items.A group detecting outing was scheduled for Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m. at the University Ridge area in Greenville, where houses are being torn down.Some good artifacts have already been dug out there.

Our Annual Awards Banquet will be January 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Ryan's Steak House in Greer.

Everyone will buy their own meal and we will eat together in the private meeting room.Members were reminded to bring their best find to enter in the Best Find of the Year contest.The prize will be a gold coin.

Announcement:Tyrone Phillips' mother died this morning after a brief hospitalization for a broken hip.A motion was made and passed to send him the proceeds from our raffle which totaled $129.

Don Brewer won the raffle for a silver dollar.The treasury ended with $2,276.58.

Club dues for 2009 are being taken now and until Dec. 10, the cut-off date set so we can send dues in and receives membership cards as requested by the national FMDAC officers.

A motion was made and passed to combine the Secretary and Treasurer positions and have the club Secretary/Treasurer and the Vice-President be the signers of all checks.Our thanks go to Brenda Cagle who has faithfully served as Treasurer for many years.

All officers were re-elected for the coming year except for Treasurer because Brenda Cagle declined to serve for another year.The officers for 2009 are:

President - Randy ReeceVice-President - Doug HarrisonSecretary/Treasurer - Rebecca Reece

Board Members - Dan Cagle and Robert Weaver



BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - OCTOBER

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COIN - 1st -TIE - Harold Bell, Allen Sheriff (2nd after coin toss); 3rd - Everette Smith

JEWELRY - 1st - Dan Cagle; 2nd - TIE - Harold Bell , Gerald Hutchinson (3rd after coin toss)

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Maggie Moffat; 2nd - Dan Cagle; 3rd - Harold Bell

MILITARY - 1st - Harold Bell; 2nd - Dan Cagle (no votes for a 3rd place)

OTHER - 1st - Harold Bell; 2nd - TIE - Dan Cagle, Robert Weaver (3rd after coin toss)

# OF COINS - 1st - Maggie Moffat (787); 2nd - Harold Bell (669); 3rd - Everette Smith (473)