South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - September Minutes October 3, 2013
The SCTAA met on September 23, 2013 with 40 in attendance including visitors: Sam Heller and Curt Hollifield; and new 2013 member Bob Burns and new 2014 member Doug Gillett.
The meeting consisted of several reports: Robert Weaver reported that the Low Country Hunt was "just okay". Greg Parma reported on his experiences metal detecting in England along with the differences in clubs. There, membership is limited and there is a waiting list. Farmers are paid by the participants who then hunt their lands. Bill Guthke shared research he's done on (hard to reach) sites that might produce artifacts. Randy gave tips on competition hunting for our coming hunt and advised that the proposed, then cancelled, hunt to assist the Park Rangers at Ninety-six Battlefield was cancelled due to budget shortages and may occur in the future.
Officer nominations will take place in October and be voted on in November.
Important Dates: Fall Hunt at Lake Lure - October 26, 2013
Annual Awards Banquet - January 13, 2014
August treasury ended with a balance of $1,260.40. We collected: 2013 Memberships - $50; 2014 Memberships - $75; Money Donations for Points - $90; donation can - $17.78; Lake Lure Hunt fees - $390. The amended closing balance is $1,883.18.
BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - SEPTEMBER
(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 - Russ Lee; 2nd / 3rd - TIE -Travis Aiken, Bill Guthke
JEWELRY - 1st - Paul Brown; 2nd / 3rd - TIE - Bill Guthke, Greg Modzel
WHAT IS IT? - 1st - Paul Brown; 2nd - Kenny Brackett; 3rd - TIE - Bretton Fletcher, Dena Lee
MILITARY - 1st - Norm Lewis; 2nd - Bill Guthke; 3rd - TIE - Robert Weaver, Colin Fowler,
OTHER - 1st - Dena Lee; 2nd - Bill Guthke; 3rd - TIE - Greg Modzel, Travis Aiken
# OF COINS - 1st - Travis Aiken (433); 2nd - Bill Guthke (395); 3rd - Maggie Moffat (366)
Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer