South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesJuly 27,2009

The SCTAA met on July 27, 2009 with 31 in attendance.Announcements:Robert Weaver's dad died on July 14 after a long illness.We expressed our sympathy to Robert. Dan Cagle has been diagnosed with lung cancer which has also spread to his bones.He is in Oteen Veteran's Hospital ICU in very serious condition.We had a motion which quickly passed to send Dan the evening's raffle collection and donations.We signed a card and sent him a check for $160.

The program was a discussion of upcoming events:AUGUST MEETING - SWAP MEET - please remember to bring in items relating to detecting, including coins, to swap with other members or sell.SEPTEMBER MEETING - EASTER-EGG STYLE HUNT - Robert gave out plastic eggs for participants to collect their coins in, coins will be buried just prior to the meeting for a fun hunt in the area behind the Rec. Center.To participate, bring fifty cents in real silver (not clad).This can be a half dollar, two quarters, five dimes, 10 buffalo nickels or a combination of these.Coins must be turned in at August meeting so they can be buried prior to the hunt.

Jonathan Brooke brought in an ingenious sifter he made from the plastic tub from an old dishwasher and some chicken wire.It is a light-weight piece of equipment he will use at trash dumps and other dig sites.He got a round of applause for his creativity and describing its use.

Randy reminded everyone of the group trip to Myrtle Beach:August 16 to August 22.Members can come for all or part of the time.Randy has lined up a well-known guest speaker and plans to have several meals out as a group.For more information, please call Randy:864-270-0378(c), 864-271-3347(h).

June treasury ended with $1,327.09.Then I subtracted $50 memorial for Rivers Stone leaving $1,277.09.We collected Raffle - $147and Donation Can - $13 which we sent to Dan Cagle.Thetreasury ended with$1,277.09.Clem McNure won the raffle for the silver dollar.

Our next meeting will be August 24.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JULY

COIN - 1st - Bill Ellison;2nd - TIE - Robert Weaver and Haskell Staton (3rd)

JEWELRY - 1st - Roy Evans;2nd - Bill Rylands;3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat, Bill Guthke, Robert Weaver

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Bill Rylands; 2nd - Maggie Moffat;3rd - Haskell Staton

MILITARY -1st - Chris Phillips;2nd - Roy Evans; - 3rd - none

OTHER -1st -Chris Phillips; 2nd - Roy Evans; 3rd - Maggie Moffat

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (887) - 2nd - Bill Rylands (444) - 3rd - Roy Evans (301)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer