Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sharon Assmus passed away on Friday August 14!

It with the heaviest of hearts that I let everyone know that our beloved Sharon Assmus passed away on Friday. Unbeknownst to most she had been fighting cancer and succumbed quickly to the disease over the last couple of months. 
Sharon served for many years as an Orange County Chapter officer, and was part of the foundation that our chapter "family" was built on. Her devotion to her husband Fred, the chapter, the State association and those closest to her was extraordinary and brought her the greatest joy. Her wit, humor, love and support will be irreplaceable. We love her and will miss her dearly.
Stephanie Benson
President, Orange County Chapter

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Annual Chapter Picnic this Sunday!

2015 Chapter Picnic:
Sunday, July 19th 12pm – 4pm
Town of Mount Hope Park
340 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963
map: Town of Mount Hope Park 340 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963

• Bring your curios for “show and tell.”
• Menu: IOCC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade, punch and strawberries. We will need: round and long rolls, salads-potato, macaroni, beans,  lettuce & tomato, yellow cakes, un-iced, for strawberry shortcake.
• Members, family and guests are all welcome.
• Donations of all kinds will help!  Dollar bills, food, help setting up, grilling, cleaning up.
  • Please contact Stephanie Benson directly or email to schedule foods and participation.
  • Parking on the side of Pavilion next to basketball and tennis courts, parking on grass is not permitted
This event is Rain or Shine! 

Bring a friend, a smile and an artifact!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 6 June, 2015 excerpts.

Vol. 6 June, 2015
Has been sent to the membership.
(Please, forgive the two typos in the emailed edition!)

President’s Message:
I hope everyone is having a beautiful start to summer! As a reminder we are postponing fieldwork and tours until we have received notification from NYSAA that our new insurance policy is in place and we will resume those activities ASAP! Until then I encourage you all to get out and enjoy this great weather by visiting some of our many historical sites, the summer is a great time to have fun learning! This month is also our last meeting of the season as there are no meetings in July and August. Please note our annual picnic is at a new location this year! It is a beautiful park and we are very excited to try somewhere new! I hope to see everyone at the meeting on the 19th and look forward to spending a fun afternoon at the picnic! 
June 19th meeting:
Dave Johnson will discuss the latest developments in regard to his research in the Southwestern and Northeastern states. This program will include petroglyphs and stone features which could be associated with Paleo sites.

Mourning the loss of Marilyn J. Havlicek
Marilyn J. Havlicek, 84, of Hyde Park, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home. Born February 14, 1931, in Johnstown, NY. Our condolences to Richard and family.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Chapter member, Bob Knight, to be honored by The Historical Society of Rockland County

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at The View on the Hudson, 101 Shad Row, Piermont, NY The Historical Society of Rockland County will bestow Robert Knight with a "Golden Anniversary Award!" Bob is a Founding Charter Member of the Society!

For more info and event tickets:

Friday, March 20, 2015

CANCELLED due to weather: March 20, 2015 IOCCNYSAA meeting!

CANCELLED: March 20, 2015 IOCCNYSAA meeting:
"…gonna call the meeting for tonight. Jim (Wosochlo, our scheduled speaker) cannot safely get here and I don’t want anyone to plan and risk going out in this mess!"
President Stephanie

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CANCELLED: Tonight's IOCCNYSAA lab session due to illness

CANCELLED: Tonight's IOCCNYSAA lab session due to illness!

Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us for tomorrow’s meeting.