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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

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesJune 24, 2009

The SCTAA met on June 22, 2009 with 32 in attendance.Robert Weaver 's program was a discussion of activities for the future which a majority of members approved.

SWAP MEET - a future meeting will be a time for members to bring in items relating to detecting, including coins, to swap with other members.

EASTER-EGG STYLE HUNT - to be at the September meeting, members would bring in coins (number and type to be determined) the month prior to this hunt.The coins contributed will be buried in the area behind the Rec. Center for a fun hunt.
SPRING HUNT '10 - He discussed his intention to put on another spring hunt next year on the Hwy. 290 property, making sure the hunt fields are bigger next year.This would include a hula hoop hunt field and a numbered plot hunt field (NEW) with tokens designating the plot the finder would get to hunt exclusively.We really appreciate the time and work Robert is dedicating to enhancing the club!

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 hopes to line up a guest speaker and have several meals out as a group.For more information, please call Randy:864-270-0378(c), 864-271-3347(h).

May treasury ended with $1,172.09.We collected dues from Deanna Brame and Darrell Joyner - $50, Raffle - $91 and Donation Can - $14 bringing the treasury to $1,327.09.Mrs. Betty Moffat won the raffle for the gold 2 peso.

Our next meeting will be July 27.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JUNE

COIN - 1st - Deanna Brame;2nd - Allen Sheriff;3rd - TIE - Bill Rylands and Roy Evans

JEWELRY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax;2nd - Bill Ellison;3rd - Deanna Brame

WHAT IS IT? -1st - TIE - Haskell Staton and Darrell Mullinax (2nd prize)3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver and Allen Sheriff

MILITARY -1st - Roy Evans; - 2nd - Haskell Staton; - 3rd - Allen Sheriff

OTHER -1st -TIE - Allen Sheriff and Bill Rylands (2nd prize);3rd - TIE - Everette Smith and Roy Evans

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (772) - 2nd - Everette Smith (552) - 3rd - Bill Rylands (216)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

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The SCTAA met on May 25, 2009 with 24 in attendance.Robert Weaver 's program was a discussion of the usefulness of Western and Eastern Treasures Magazine articles in becoming a better metal detectorist.He also recommended that someone volunteer to send in new items about our members finds to the magazine.He discussed his intention to put on another spring hunt next year on the Hwy. 290 property, making sure the hunt fields are bigger next year.

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

Find lodging at Myrtle Beach

Maggie told us that Randy Gatchell is hoping to host his Blacksburg, SC hunt again next year.

April treasury ended with $1,172.74.We purchased silver quarters for contest prizes @ $100.We collected $99.35 from May's raffles and donations.So May treasury ended with $1,172.09.

NOTE:We have around 7 more ball caps for sale at $11.They are navy blue with the SCTAA logo.

Our next meeting will be June 22.NOTE -there are five Mondays in June.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - MAY

COIN - 1st - Robert Weaver;2nd - Maggie Moffat;3rd - TIE - Bill Rylands and Haskell Staton

JEWELRY - 1st - Ryleigh Mahaffee;2nd - Haskell Staton;3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat and Clem McNure

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Haskell Staton; - 2nd - Maggie Moffat;3rd - TIE - Gerald Hutchinson, Ryleigh Mahaffee, Clem McNure, and Bill Rylands

MILITARY -1st - Bill Rylands; - 2nd - Haskell Staton; - 3rd - Robert Weaver

OTHER -1st -Ryleigh Mahaffee;2nd -Haskell Staton;3rd - Gerald Hutchinson

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (752) - 2nd - Bill Rylands (550) - 3rd - Clem McNure (126)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesMarch 24, 2009

The SCTAA met on March 23, 2009 with 36 in attendance including 2 visitors.Robert Weaver presented an excellent and informative program on digging tools and techniques for using them.



Dan Cagle won the raffle for a silver dollar.
NOTE:We have around 7 more ball caps for sale at $11.They are navy blue with the SCTAA logo.The treasury ended with $783.24.

*Upcoming Events*2009 Treasure Expo & Trade Show at Myrtle Beach, SC April 4 & 5 at Springmaid Resort (entry fee $10 per day) and FMDAC Silver Bash (2 Hunts) Entry fee $50 per hunt:registration underway.Hotel rates are as follows:Springmaid Resort costs $110 and up per night;The Landmark Resort cost for both nights including taxes and fees starts at $94.17 and up; The Gazebo Inn costs around $50 per night and up.This weekend will be the start of spring break for many schools.I hope our club will have a good turnout for this event.Hopefully, we can get together for hunting and a meal or two as a group.During the Expo we will be manning display tables representing our club and raffling off gold 2 peso coins which have been donated to the club (one coin each day) to raise funds for the club.

At Easley's Spring Fling on April 25, we will also man a booth to promote the club.This booth has been donated to us by Doug Harrison and Vikalin's Coffeehouse.Anyone who can is encouraged to come out and join us for part of the day.

Our next meeting will be April 27 at 7:15 p.m.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - MARCH

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COIN - 1st

Darrell Mullinax;

2nd - Allen Sheriff;

3rd - Dan Cagle

JEWELRY - 1st

Everette Smith;

2nd - Dan Cagle;

3rd - Jake Phillips

WHAT IS IT? -

1st - Darrell Mullinax;

2nd - Thomas Wilson;

3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat (won coin toss) and Chris Phillips

MILITARY -

1st - Thomas Wilson;

2nd - Dan Cagle -

3rd - TIE - Darrell Mullinax (won the coin toss)

and Allen Sheriff

OTHER -

1st -TIE - Jake Phillips (won the coin toss) and Darrell Mullinax

2nd Darrell Mullinax

3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver (won the coin toss) and Ryleigh Mahaffee (newest and youngest member)

# OF COINS -

1st - Maggie Moffat (820) -

2nd - Everette Smith (413) -

3rd - Dan Cagle (135)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

The SCTAA met on February 23, 2009 with 33 in attendance including 3 visitors.Two families joined: Carter Mahaffee with daughter Ryleigh and Chris Phillips with son Jake .The club program was an overview of the operation of and differences in a number of detector brands:Whites, Tesoro, Fisher, Bounty Hunter and Minelab.

In answer to a question from last month's program about the approximate number of points it takes to win our yearly contests: 2008 Treasure Finder winners had 156, 142, 113, 110 and 97 points.The 2008 Treasure Hunter winners had 225, 200, 190, 155 and 145 points.

Clem McNure won the raffle for a gold 2-peso and Roy Evans won a cap with the SCTAA logo.NOTE: We have around 10 more ball caps for sale at $11.They are black with the SCTAA logo.The treasury ended with $658.24.

*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. Hotel rates are as follows: Springmaid Resort costs $110 and up per night;The Landmark Resort cost for both nights including taxes and fees starts at $94.17 and up; The Gazebo Inn costs around $50 per night and up.This weekend will be the start of spring break for many schools.I hope our club will have a good turnout for this event.Hopefully, we can get together for hunting and a meal or two as a group.

Our next meeting will be March 23 at 7:15 p.m.Please note that March has 5 Mondays, but we always meet on the 4th Monday of the month.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JANUARY

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COIN -

1st - Thomas Wilson;

2nd - Darrell Mullinax;

3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat (won the coin toss) and Haskell Staton

JEWELRY -

1st - Maggie Moffat

2nd - TIE - Darrell Mullinax (won the coin toss)

and Gerald Hutchinson

WHAT IS IT? -

1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Chris Phillips

3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver

(won coin toss) and Thomas Wilson

MILITARY -

1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Haskell Staton

(no votes for 3rd place)

OTHER -

1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - TIE - Robert Weaver (won the coin toss)

and Maggie Moffat

# OF COINS

1st - Maggie Moffat (724)

2nd - Clem McNure (248)

3rd - Darrell Mullinax (89)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer

 

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

 

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)

 SCTAA October Minutes October 30, 2008

Our October meeting had 32 in attendance.The club program centered around seeking a volunteer to take the Treasurer's position being vacated by Brenda Cagle after many years of faithful service.

As yet, no one has stepped forward.

A motion was made to start our meetings at 7:15 p.m. so we can finish up before 9 p.m. each month.The motion was passed by a large majority of members present.

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

Tyrone Phillips won the raffle for a gold 2-peso.Maggie Moffat won the raffle for a silver half dollar left over from our annual Lake Lure Hunt. The treasury ended with $2,070.58



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BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - OCTOBER

COIN - 1st - Harold Bell

2nd - Dan Cagle

3rd - TIE - Roy Evans, Darrell Mullinax, Allen Sheriff

JEWELRY -1st - Clem McNure

2nd - TIE - Bill Guthke, Darrell Mullinax

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Robert Weaver

3rd - Harold Bell

MILITARY -1st - Darrell Mullinax2nd - TIE - Jake Phillips, Robert Weaver, Maggie Moffat

OTHER -1st -Darrell Mullinax

2nd - TIE - Roy Evans, Dan Cagle

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat(839)

2nd - Harold Bell (558)

3rd -Bill Rylands (455)













 

SCTAA September Minutes September 26, 2008

Our September meeting had 36 in attendance.The club program centered on finalizing plans for our annual hunt at Lake Lure, NC.The hunt will take place on Saturday, October 4, beginning around 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m.So far, we have 18 paid hunters and 30 signed up for the cookout.A motion was made to open the Hula Hoop Hunt to guests.The motion was defeated.

Upcoming nominations for officers was announced and a motion was made and passed that the

Present officers continue to serve in 2009.Tee-shirts that are on order will be given out at the club

Hunt.(Price - $10.50)Club dues for 2009 are being taken now and until Dec. 10, the cut-off date

So we can send dues and receive FMDAC membership cards as requested by the national officers.

Dot Derrick won the raffle for a silver dollar.Dennis Trotter won the raffle for a paid 2009 membership. The treasury ended with $2,033.58.


BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - SEPTEMBER

COIN - 1st - Everett Smith

2nd - TIE - Harold Bell and Ralph Childers

JEWELRY -1st - Roy Evans

2nd - TIE - Darrell Mullinax and Dan Cagle

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Harold Bell

2nd - TIE - Maggie Moffat and Darrell Mullinax

MILITARY -1st - Dan Cagle

2nd - Maggie Moffat

3rd - Allen Sheriff

OTHER -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Roy Evans

3rd - TIE - Dan Cagle, Harold Bell, Tyrone Phillips

# OF COINS - 1st - Maggie Moffat (786)

2nd - Bill Rylands (640)

3rd - Harold Bell (526)

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SCTAA August Minutes August 29, 2008

Our August meeting had 45 in attendance - a great turnout! We had two new members to join on Monday night, along with several other visitors.New members:Frank Dudgeon and Dennis Trotter - Welcome to the SCTAA!

Club President, Randy Reece, shared with everyone about the good time the group had at Myrtle Beach.Thirty rings and other assorted treasures were found by the eight hunters.Next year we'll plan further ahead so more folks can take part in a fun outing.We are in the planning stages of our annual club treasure hunt at Lake Lure, NC.We will be announcing the date soon.

New member, Dennis Trotter, won the raffle for a gold 2 peso coin.The treasury ended with $1,553.68.We are planning another tee-shirt order.If you want one please call or e-mail us as soon as possible.


BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - AUGUST

COIN - 1st - Dan Cagle

2nd - Darrell Mullinax

3rd - Everett Smith

JEWELRY -1st - Roy Evans

2nd - Dan Cagle

3rd - Harold Bell

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Robert Weaver

4-WAY TIE

-(2nd)-Maggie Moffat, (3rd)-Darrell Mullinax,

Harold Bell, Dan Cagle

MILITARY -1st - Harold Bell

2nd - Darrell Mullinax

3rd - Bill Rylands

OTHER -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Roy Evans

3rd - TIE - Maggie Moffat, Dan Cagle

# OF COINS - 1st - Bill Rylands (1,115)

2nd - Maggie Moffat (917)

3rd - Everett Smith (403)


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