South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association Minutes  January 29, 2009

The SCTAA met on January 26, 2009 with 35 in attendance.Two new members joined:Thomas and Gaynelle Wilson and Dave Mapstone.The club program was a review of the monthly and yearly contests and how to earn points.The group detecting outing that was held on December 20 at the University Ridge area in Greenville was enjoyed by about 20 hunters who found a few good items in spite of the trash out there.

Our Annual Awards Banquet was on January 12, 2009 at Ryan's Steak House in Greer.We had a good attendance of fifty.Everyone enjoyed themselves.The Best Find of the Year contest winner was Darrell Mullinax who entered his slave tag. Harold Bell took second place with a beautiful gold and emerald class ring.

Announcement:Randy Reece's brother died in December and a motion was made and passed to give him the proceeds from our raffle which totaled $143.We are touched and grateful for your kindness.Clem McNure won the raffle for a silver dollar.The treasury ended with $887.49 (amended after the meeting adjourned).

*We learned that past member, John Haley's wife died recently, so we signed and sent a sympathy card to him.

Randy passed out the 2009 FMDAC membership cards.

*Upcoming Event:2009 Treasure Expo & Trade Show at Myrtle Beach, SC April 4 & 5 at Springmaid Resort and FMDAC Silver Bash (2 Hunts) Entry fee $50 per hunt: registration underway.

 

Find of the year Darrell Muliinax

















Harold Bell took second place with a
 beautiful gold and emerald class ring.




BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JANUARY

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COIN - 1st - Harold Bell; - 2nd - TIE - Dan Cagle - Allen Sheriff (3rd after coin toss)

JEWELRY - 1st - Everette Smith;-2nd - Haskell Staton; -3rd - Darrell Mullinax

WHAT IS IT? -1st - TIE - Bill Rylands - Darrell Mullinax (2nd after coin toss); 3rd - Harold Bell

MILITARY -1st - Darrell Mullinax; 2nd - TIE - Roy Evans; Dan Cagle (3rd after coin toss)

OTHER -1st -Robert Weaver; - 2nd - Darrell Mullinax; - 3rd - Haskell Staton

# OF COINS -1st - Everette Smith (1,350) - 2nd -Maggie Moffat(827) - 3rd - Harold Bell (716)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer