South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association - January Minutes January 28, 2015
The SCTAA met on January 26, 2015 with 36 in attendance including 6 visitors, C. Bell, Alton Williams, Steve Horkovy(?), and Rich Revenson who signed in and two others. We collected 6 more membership dues for 2015 bringing the total to 28 so far this year.
The program was a discussion and revision of the club By-Laws.
*A question was asked recently, “Should items found without using a detector (visually discovered while laying on top of the ground), be entered in the monthly contest?” After discussion, the members overwhelmingly voted to allow such items to be included.
*The Treasure Hunter Contest Donations category was amended to a sliding scale:
Donations of coins or other items (usually for upcoming hunt) ----- 1 to 10 points
Silver Dollar = 10 pts.; Silver Fifty Cent Piece = 5 pts.; Silver Quarter = 3 pts.; Silver Dime = 2 pts.;
Silver war nickels/buffalo or earlier or wheat pennies or earlier = 1 pt. each.
Clarification is needed about setting a cap on the number of points which can be earned per month.
Haskell Staton announced that the Blue Ridge Club had ended. A new club has organized called Western Carolina Treasure Hunters with Paul Gentry as president and Haskell as secretary.
Upcoming: Western Carolina Treasure Hunters club Myrtle Beach trip - April 17-19
13th Treasure Hunt of the Carolinas - April 18-19
Randy Reece’s Myrtle Beach trip - June 13-20 (come for all or part of week)
November treasury ended with a balance of $ 1,161.59 less Awards plaques - $151.70; Awards Banquet prizes and raffles - $575; prize coins purchase for 6 months - $216 and FMDAC memberships - $105. We collected: raffle - $ 108; donation can - $ 15.20; sale of decals - $ 0; 2015 memberships - $ 150; Scavenger hunt - $10. We put $15 that was paid in Kennedy halves aside for birthday coins. The amended closing balance in the checking acct. is $382.09. We also keep $30 cash in small bills set aside to make change.
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 - Alexis Mahaffee; 2nd - Darrell Mullinax; 3rd - Eben Fletcher
JEWELRY - 1 st - Bill Rylands; 2nd - Eben Fletcher; 3rd - TIE - Colin Fowler, Roy Evans
WHAT IS IT?- 1st - Allen Sheriff; 2nd - Everette Smith; 3rd - Eben Fletcher
MILITARY - 1st - Ryleigh Mahaffee; 2nd/3rd (TIE) - Roy Evans, Dave Mapstone
OTHER - 1st - Dave Mapstone; 2nd - Everette Smith; 3rd - Colin Fowler
# OF COINS - 1st - Everette Smith (805); 2nd - Maggie Moffat (641); 3rd - Bill Rylands (211)
Rebecca Reece, Secretary