Saturday, May 29, 2010

Florist site dig 5/30 CANCELED

Hi folks, if anyone interested in or planning to come out and dig tomorrow (Sunday, 5/30), we will not be meeting to dig! I had planned on it and while the weather will be nice, it is a holiday weekend and think that we should take the weekend to remember our vets, spend time with family and friends and most importantly TAKE IT EASY! Sorry for any inconvenience and plan that next weekend we will be back out there, as well as every Sunday to follow unless I otherwise specify. Thank you to those that have come out so far and I hope to see everyone soon!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June Chapter Newsletter excerpts

60 Decker Drive, Middletown, N.Y. 10940
Vol. 6, June 21, 2010

Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July and August at the Methodist Church in Goshen, which is located on the corner of Main Street and Court Lane. All are welcome.

** SPECIAL Meeting Notice: The June meeting normally held on Friday June 18th will be replaced by the annual Picnic the following day on Saturday, June 19th. See program description below.

President’s Message:  

            I am pleased to report our chapter is planning a variety of activates that will carry us through the July and August. These activities include a picnic, trip to Foxwoods museum, flintknapping and the Florist site. The officers and I hope you can participate in these events. Each of these events is discussed separately below. Very favorable comments continue to come in regarding the state conference. It appears it was one of the most successful in recent years. If I don’t see you during the summer I hope you have a wonderful summer.

            I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.


IOCC Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 12 - 4 P.M.

Shannen Park, Rt. 284, in Slate Hill, N.Y., (just west of route 6.)

  1. Bring your curios for “show and tell.”

  1. Gary Sipila will bring 10 lbs of obsidian for everyone to try their hand at knapping.

  1. 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, uniced, for strawberry shortcake.

  1. Members, family and guests are all welcome.

  1. Donations of all kinds will help!  Dollar bills, food, help setting up, grilling, cleaning up.

  1. Please call Tom/Marilyn Brannan by Wednesday, June 15th to schedule foods and participation. We need to know how many people are coming in time to buy enough hotdogs and hamburgers.

This event is Rain or Shine! 

Bring a friend, a smile, and an artifact!



            We have scheduled a trip to the Native American Museum near Foxwoods on Saturday, July 10th. However we could not find a bus company with a trip scheduled that day. Therefore we will have to carpool. If you are interested in carpooling that day please contact Dave and Priscilla Johnson as soon as possible and provide them with the following information.
  1. How many in your family are going.
  2. Are you willing to drive?
  3. If you are willing to drive how many people can you take in your vehicle.


Florist Site

            Stephanie will be conducting shovel tests at the Florist Site each Sunday until further notice starting at 9 am. Meet in the parking lot. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie. 


Washingtonville Site

            We will be finishing the last two to three squares at the Washingtonville Site on Sunday, June 6th starting at 9 am. Please try to car pool if possible so that we minimize the number of vehicles along the road. Please bring tools and label them


DUES: Many thanks for those who have sent in their dues. As we change to electronic mailings, you will no longer be reminded by the date next to your name on the envelope.  Dues were due by April 1st so please send in your dues as soon as possible. Active membership is $25 and Dual Membership is $35. Please see Ray Decker, our treasurer, at our meeting or send a check to IOCCNYSAA, 60 Decker Drive, Middletown, N.Y.  10940.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Florist site test pits continue…

Stephanie and Gary at the screen, Fred digging the far test pit, Maggie on the near one.
Every pit has yielded artifacts and we have only surveyed a small portion of the site, so far!

This partial point discovered by Fred was the "Find of the Day."

Email Stephanie, or use the link on this site to join the investigation!

Friday, May 21, 2010

May meeting. 21 May, 2010.

Following  reports on last month's very successful State Conference that we were privileged to host, President Dave Johnson turned the podium over to Prof. Ellie McDowell-Loudan, SUNY Cortland,  who presented a lively talk about the Miller Site located near an old meander of the East Branch of the Tioughnioga River in Cortland County, NY. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gander Mountain Day 2010

The Gander Mountain Day has been rescheduled for Sunday September 26th 2010 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. This is a great very enjoyable day which has become a dont miss event.Please make an effort to attend and participate. We will need people to greet the public, identify artifacts, show collections, demonstrate flintknapping, invite folks to join the chapter and share the good will.Please spread the word and plan to participate. Please contact me and let me know that you are attending and what you would like to work on. Thanks Kevin Storms

Sunday, May 2, 2010

94th Annual Meeting of the NYSAA -Concludes! April 25th, 2010

Unfortunately, due the the inclement weather, the tour of Dutchess Quarry Caves scheduled to follow the conference was canceled.

Thank You!