South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - MinutesOctober 29,2010

The SCTAA met on October 25, 2010 with 25 in attendance. The program was a discussion of the fact we have learned that raffles are illegal according to SC law and how to raise funds without raffles.It was decided to change raffle sales into money donations to the club and each dollar donated will earn 1 point toward the yearly Treasure Hunter contest with a limit of $20 per month.We gave away some door prizes that we had left from the Lake Lure Hunt.A suggestion for a program is a silent auction.Our next meeting will be November 22, 2010.We will hold election for club officers.

Our annual hunt at Lake Lure on October 23 was a big success.We had 24 hunters and about 40 for the hot dog cookout.Art DiFilippo sponsored a special hunt that involved determining the number of coins in the hunt area with Greg Modzel getting the number correct and getting to dig and keep the good coins Art donated.We are sending Art a thank you card.

Suzy Phillips' mother was killed in a car wreck in Maine on September 1.We all signed a sympathy card for her.We asked prayer for Pat Pannell who had surgery for early stage breast cancer on October 13.

September treasury ended with $1,632.06.We paid out:new checks BB&T - $6.50(Sun Trust was going to charge $10 per month if balance was under $1,000);Coin purchases and cash prizes for Lake Lure Hunt - $1,460.We collected: Money Donations - $65, Donation Can - $17.75,Membership Dues (2010) - $25, Hunt fees - $180.00, Lake Lure Raffles - $120,Membership Dues (2011) - $300; and other cash on hand - $40.Amended closing balance is $913.31.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - OCTOBER

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(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 - Allen Sheriff

2nd - Chris Phillips

3rd - TIE - Don Brewer, Harold Bell, Robert Weaver

JEWELRY - 1st - Bill Rylands

2nd - Robert Weaver

3rd - Harold Bell

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Harold Bell;

2nd / 3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver, Maggie Moffat

MILITARY - 1st - Don Brewer

2nd - Greg Modzel

3rd - TIE - Harold Bell, Chris Phillips

OTHER -1st - Greg Modzel

2nd/3rd - TIE - Bill Rylands, Don Brewer

# OF COINS -1st - Bill Rylands (1030)

2nd - Maggie Moffat (769);

3rd - Travis Aiken (620)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer