South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - August Minutes August 26, 2015
The SCTAA met on August 24, 2015 with 26 in attendance. The club has a total of 41 members so far this year; new/first-time members: Glenn and Lolita Dudek and Robert Valenta. So far, we have 20 hunters signed up for the Fall Hunt at Lake Lure.
The program was a sharing time. Allen Sheriff brought his Civil War memorabilia, some he has found and some he purchased. This led to a discussion about the dangers of old cannonballs that have fuses. They can explode because moisture can cause the black powder to turn to gas. Something like a shovel strike can produce a spark that results in an explosion. Spartanburg’s Croft State Park is dangerous because it still contains live ammunition that was used for practice during World War I.
Upcoming: Relic hunting at Cowpens National Battle Field for the Rangers - August 29 and 30
Lake Lure Hunt October 24, 2015
July treasury ended with a balance of $ 1,125.44. We collected: raffle - $70; donation can - $13.50; 2016 memberships - $25, 2015 memberships $75; sale of decals - $0; Fall Hunt at Lake Lure - $360. We paid out $0. The amended closing balance in the checking acct. is $1,668.94. We also keep $30 cash in small bills set aside to make change.
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.)
COIN- 1st - Tom Elmore; 2nd - Jimmy Cochran; 3rd - Roy Evans, Vince DiCarlo, Maggie Moffat, Robert Weaver
JEWELRY - 1st - Jimmy Cochran; 2nd - Darrell Mullinax; 3rd - TIE - Eben Fletcher, Vince
WHAT IS IT?- 1st - Carter Mahaffee; 2nd - Eben Fletcher; 3rd TIE - Roy Evans, Vince DiCarlo, Maggie Moffat, Robert Weaver
MILITARY - 1st - Carter Mahaffee; 2nd/3rd - TIE - Tom Elmore, Darrell Mullinax
OTHER - 1st - Jimmy Cochran ; 2nd/3rd - TIE - Barry Fletcher, Tom Elmore, Roy Evans
# OF COINS - 1st - Maggie Moffat (377); 2nd - Roy Evans (244); 3rd - Vince Di Carlo (68)
Rebecca Reece, Secretary