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South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - March MinutesApril 1,2011

The SCTAA met on March 28, 2011 with 33 in attendance including one visitor:Vince DiCarlo.

The program by Robert Weaver was more information on the spring fun hunt at the farm offHwy. 290, on Gas Plant Road in Moore, SC, scheduled for April 9.We currently have 22 paid hunters.Robert got a good deal on coin purchases from the owners of M & J Coins in Inman, SC and encouraged members to patronize their store.Our next meeting will be March 28, 2011.

February treasury ended with $299.62.We collected: Money Donations - $85.00, Membership Dues (2011) - $50.The closing balance is $434.62.In a separate category we collected $440.00in fees for the Spring Hunt for which Robert is in charge of purchasing coins.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - MARCH

(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 - Carter Mahaffee

2nd - Jake Phillips

3rd/TIE - Jimmy Fleming, Terry Barcelona,Bill Rylands, Haskell Staton

JEWELRY - 1st - Terry Barcelona

2nd - Roy Evans;

3rd - Haskell Staton

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Travis Aiken

2nd - Haskell Staton;

3rd/TIE - Terry Barcelona, Roy Evans, Carter Mahaffee, Chris Phillips

MILITARY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd/3rd - Chris Phillips, Terry Barcelona, Bill Rylands

OTHER -1st - Harold Bell

2nd - Darrell Mullinax

3rd - TIE - Ryleigh Mahaffee, Jake Phillips, Bill Rylands

# OF COINS -1st - Bill Rylands (874)

2nd - Terry Barcelona (589)

3rd - Maggie Moffat (425)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - Minutes

The SCTAA met on February 28, 2011 with 21 in attendance. Officer elections were held.

President - Randy Reece, Vice-president - Maggie Moffat, Secretary/Treasurer - Rebecca Reece,

Board Members - Robert Weaver and Carter Mahaffee.

The program presented by Robert Weaver covered metal detecting tips along with words of encouragement.Robert also presented ideas for a spring hunt at the farm on Hwy. 290.The hunt will be a Saturday early in April; with one hunt for a fee of $20 to be paid by the March meeting.

Also Robert is working on a hunt at the historic Cross Keys House in Union County. All finds will we turned in to the Historic Society.Our next meeting will be March 28, 2011.

January treasury ended with $207.62.We collected: Money Donations - $67.00, Membership Dues (2011) - $25.The amended closing balance is $299.62.In a separate category we are holding $40.00 in fees for the Spring Hunt.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - FEBRUARY

(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 - Karl Bartsch;

2nd/3rd TIE - Jeff Crites, Harold Bell

JEWELRY - 1st - Jeff Crites;

2nd - Darrell Mullinax

3rd - TIE - Karl Bartsch, Harold Bell, Haskell Staton, Travis Aiken

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Harold Bell

2nd - Robert Weaver

3rd - Haskell Staton

MILITARY - 1st - Chris Phillips

2nd/3rd - Darrell Mullinax, Jeff Crites

OTHER -1st - Haskell Staton

2nd - Karl Bartsch

3rd - TIE - Ryleigh Mahaffee, Robert Weaver, Darrell Mullinax

# OF COINS -1st - Harold Bell (623)

2nd - Maggie Moffat (594)

3rd - Jeff Crites (543)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - MinutesJanuary 28, 2011

The SCTAA met on January 24, 2011 with 21 in attendance. Officer elections had to be postponed because we did not have a quorum (2/3 or 20 members present per the by-laws).We currently have 30 members including new members:Jeff Crites, Karl Bartsch, and Todd Wooten who all joined Monday night.We have a nomination for the vacant board position:Carter Mahaffee.

The program was a review of the monthly contests and the point system and promoting use of the club library.Robert Weaver presented ideas for a spring hunt at the farm on Hwy. 290.The hunt would be from 10 a.m. to noon, with a token hunt and a silver hunt and the fields will be larger than last time.To be determined at the next meeting:Hunt fee and Date and what type silver to get.Our next meeting will be February 28, 2011.

The annual Awards Banquet which we postponed a week due to snow, was attended by 54 people.

The best find of the year prize (Sponsored by Randy Reece) went to Roy Evans.Second place (sponsored by Donny Bagwell Detector Sales) went to Harold Bell.

November treasury ended with $1,195.31.We collected: Money Donations - $49.01, Membership Dues (2011) - $150.We purchased awards plaques for $148.70, coin prizes for the Awards Banquet and 2011 coin prizes for $928.We paid 2011 dues to FMDAC of $110.The closing balance is $207.62.

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 - Chris Phillips;

2nd/3rd TIE - Greg Modzel, Travis Aiken

JEWELRY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Greg Modzel

3rd - TIE - Harold Bell, Karl Bartsch, Allen Sheriff

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Chris Phillips

2nd - Carter Mahaffee

3rd TIE - Travis Aiken, Ryleigh Mahaffee, Darrell Mullinax

MILITARY - 1st - Carter Mahaffee

2nd - Chris Phillips

3rd TIE - Karl Bartsch, Lynn Mahaffee

OTHER -1st - Harold Bell

2nd/3rd - TIE - Travis Aiken, Chris Phillips, Karl Bartsch, Alexis Mahaffee, Robert Weaver

# OF COINS -1st - Harold Bell (676)

2nd - Darrell Mullinax (629)

3rd - Bill Rylands (379)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

SOUTH CAROLINA TREASURE AND ARTIFACT ASSOCIATION

2010 AWARDS BANQUET

WELCOME - Members and their families and guests!

The winners of the treasure hunter of the year award are members who have supported the club in a variety of ways.Members earn points for attendance, making donations to the club hunt, returning a lost object you have found to the owner, conducting a program, bringing in a new member or buying raffle tickets.The points you earn for buying raffle tickets is on a sliding scale - the more you buy, the more points you earn.This year's winners are:

5th Place Treasure Hunter-Roy Evans

4th Place Treasure Hunter-Darrell Mullinax

3rd Place Treasure Hunter-Harold Bell

2nd Place Treasure Hunter-Robert Weaver

1st Place Treasure Hunter-Maggie Moffat

The Treasure Finder Awards go to those members who have amassed the most points for their finds in our monthly contests.These folks are regular and consistent hunters who put time and effort into their search and have had it pay off with some excellent treasures found month after month.This year's winners are:

5th Place Treasure Finder-Roy Evans

4th Place Treasure Finder-Chris Phillips

3rd Place Treasure Finder-Darrell Mullinax

2nd Place Treasure Finder-Maggie Moffat

1st Place Treasure Finder-Harold Bell

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!Next meeting will be on January 24, 2011.

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - MinutesNovember 22,2010

The SCTAA met on November 22, 2010 with 20 in attendance. The program was a review of items in the club library including two new books.Officer elections had to be postponed to January because we did not have a quorum (2/3 or 24 members present).We did receive a nomination for the vacant board position:Carter Mahaffee.Our next meeting will be January 24, 2011 and our Awards Banquet will be January 10, 2011 at Ryan's Restaurant at 7 p.m.

We asked prayer for Pat Pannell who had surgery for early stage breast cancer on October 13.We signed a "get well" card for her.

October treasury ended with $913.31.We collected: Money Donations - $57, Membership Dues (2011) - $225.Amended closing balance is $1,195.31.We will be buying awards plaques, prizes and next year's prize coins soon.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - NOVEMBER

(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 - Haskell Staton

3rd - Chris Phillips

JEWELRY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Harold Bell

3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat, Haskell Staton, Bill Rylands

WHAT IS IT? -1st/2nd - TIE - Maggie Moffat, Haskell Staton

3rd - Bill Guthke

MILITARY - 1st - Chris Phillips

2nd/3rd - TIE - Harold Bell, Haskell Staton

OTHER -1st - Harold Bell;

2nd/3rd - TIE - Chris Phillips, Allen Sheriff

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (630)

2nd - Darrell Mullinax (510)

3rd - Bill Rylands (506)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

Burned Biscuits

 This was a email that was sent to me. I though that it was worth reposting. 

Burned Biscuits

Burned Biscuits-author unknown

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every
now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made
breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago,
my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned  biscuits in
front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if  anyone noticed! Yet all
my dad did  was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my
day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I
do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that  biscuit and eat
every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget
what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
"Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And
besides ? a  little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the
best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just
like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that
learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each
others differences - is one  of the most important keys to creating a
healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the
good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet
of God.  Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give
you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the
base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or
friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep
it in your own."

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.
And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some
kind of battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."


THANKS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

=

 

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

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesAugust 24, 2010

The SCTAA met on August 23, 2010, with 30 in attendance including a new visitor - Chris Donnelly and a return visitor - Charles Roache.

Randy reported on the Myrtle Beach trip that 11 members were able to participate in.Everyone found either gold or silver jewelry and enjoyed the fellowship.Guest speaker, Any Sabisch, was very informative and graciously sold books at bargain prices and donated a number of books to the club.Randy also shared his good experience of selling gold and silver to scrap metal dealer - ARA

located in Texas.

Upcoming date:October 23 - Lake Lure Annual Hunt & Cookout We are collecting and have received 11 hunt fees at $30 so far.It was announced that hunt fees need to be paid by the Sept. meeting so we can purchase the hunt coins and get all preparations completed.

July treasury ended with $879.31.We collected Raffle - $94, Donation Can - $21,tee-shirt sale - $15, Hunt fees - 330.00.Closing balance is $1,339.31.

Roy Evans won the silver dollar coin raffle.Our next meeting will be August 23, 2010.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - AUGUST

(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.)

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COIN - 1st - Greg Modzel

2nd - Roy Evans

3rd - TIE - Chris Phillips, Maggie Moffat, Bill Rylands, Allen Sheriff

JEWELRY - 1st - Roy Evans

2nd - Bill Ellison

3rd - Harold Bell

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Robert Weaver

2nd - Chris Phillips

3rd - Bill Ellison

MILITARY - 1st - Bill Guthke

2nd - Carter Mahaffee

3rd - Allen Sheriff

OTHER -1st - Bill Ellison

2nd - Roy Evans

3rd - TIE - Terry Barcelona, Darrell Mullinax

# OF COINS -1st - Bill Rylands (812);2nd - Maggie Moffat (540);3rd - Harold Bell (516)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesJuly 26, 2010

The SCTAA met on July 26, 2010, with 27 in attendance including 5 visitors and our guest speaker, Ken Henkel.Ken was invited to speak by former member Dave Packardwho thought we would all enjoy hearing him.Ken Henkel's program was an interesting talk about his metal detecting experiences ranging from his home area of Maryland to hunting opportunities in England to the Treasure Coast of Florida where he now lives.He assured us artifacts can still be found on the Treasure Coast occasionally (though it is harder now than it was a few years ago to find treasure).I think everyone enjoyed his talk and the numerous photos and items he displayed.Ken also graciously donated about eight prizes that were given away by a drawing of tickets.

Upcoming dates: August 14-21 - Myrtle Beach Trip(On Aug. 14 & 15 Andy Sabisch will speak to the group at dinner at Shoney's Restaurant.About 10+ members have signed up to participate.)

October 23 - Lake Lure Annual Hunt & Cookout

June treasury ended with $809.31.We paid out $25 for the on-line Flickr acct. that Donnie Bagwell uses to post pictures of monthly contest-winning finds.We collected Raffle - $70, Donation Can - $10,tee-shirt sale - $15.Closing balance is $879.31.

NOTE:As a service to the club and publicity outlet, Donnie Bagwell posts SCTAA club info. and minutes of past meetings at http://treasuredigger.net and Finds of the Month photos are at www.flickr.com/photos/sctaaLOST in Lake Lure per Tyrone - Man's white-gold wedding band

Betty Moffat won the gold 2 peso coin raffle.Our next meeting will be August 23, 2010.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JULY

(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 - TIE - Haskell Staton

2nd- Greg Modzel

3rd - TIE - Harold Bell and Roy Evans

JEWELRY - 1st - Roy Evans

2nd - Greg Modzel

3rd - Haskell Staton

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Haskell Staton

3rd - Travis Aiken

MILITARY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Harold Bell

3rd - Haskell Staton

OTHER -1st - Roy Evans

2nd - TIE - Allen Sheriff

3rd - Bill Guthke, Darrell Mullinax, Haskell Staton

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (616

2nd - Travis Aiken (592)

3rd - Roy Evans (446)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

The SCTAA met on June 28, 2010, with 33 members in attendance.President Randy Reece presented a program displaying his finds from a recent beach trip while giving information on his beach hunting methods.

Upcoming events:August 14 to 21 - Myrtle Beach Trip with Andy Sabisch as guest speaker for dinner on two nights (to be determined soon)

October 23-Annual Lake Lure Hunt & cookout lunch

May treasury ended with $712.81.We collected Raffle - $84.00, Donation Can - $12.50.Closing balance for June is $809.31.(After the meeting we learned that we needed to renew our Flicker account where photos of prize winners finds are displayed monthly at a cost of $25.00 per year.This was given to Donnie Bagwell who manages the web site and posts the photos.)

Joe Cantrell won the silver dollar coin raffle.Our next meeting will be July 26, 2010.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JUNE

(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.)

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COIN - 1st - Travis Aiken

2nd - Don Brewer

3rd - Allen Sheriff

JEWELRY - 1st - Everette Smith

2nd - Haskell Staton

3rd - TIE - Harold Bell, Terry Barcelona

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Harold Bell

3rd - TIE - Terry Barcelona, Roy Evans, Bill Rylands

MILITARY - 1st - Haskell Staton

2nd - Chris Phillips

3rd - TIE - Terry Barcelona, Everette Smith

OTHER -1st - Chris Phillips

2nd - Maggie Moffat

3rd - Roy Evans

# OF COINS -1st - Everette Smith (610)

2nd - Maggie Moffat (570)

3rd - Harold Bell (487)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

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