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July 20th, 2009
Our Heritage
Our Heritage

Welcome to SMARTS – Smoky Mountain Artifact Research and Treasure Society. If you are interested in metal detecting as a hobby, treasure hunting, gold prospecting, or have items you wish to sell that are related to the hobby, we invite to join the club and forums. The club dues are $20 yearly for a single membership or $25 for a family. You may join our forums for free by simply creating an account plus you do not have to be a club member. It is a free and open forum and we invite anyone who is interested in the hobby to join. We meet the second Monday of each month  at  the “Austin Steak and Buffet”. It is located on Merchants Drive where the Great American Steak and Buffet was located. The next meeting is Monday May 11. We try to have a guest speaker, finds of the month contests, raffle prizes and discuss our hobby at every meeting. Our May meeting will feature the Finds of the Months contest so the tables will be filled with lots of recovered articles. Guest speaker for the month is Chuck Pharris from the GPAA. It is a great place to meet new friends and learn more about this exciting hobby.  6:00 pm if you want to eat and 7:00 pm for the meeting. 

Club officers elected for 2014-2015 are:

President – Ralph Waldrop Vice-President – Mark Martinec Treasurer – Randy Holder Secretary – Ralph Waldrop

Assistant Secretary – Gail Harness FOM-Secretary – Bob Valenta

Board of Directors

Jim Elmore Bob Valenta  Steve Lowery Carl Patty  Gail Harness  Mark Martinec Randall Holder Ralph Waldrop

Finds of the Month Committee

Destiny Davenport       Carl Patty     Wendell Cox     Ron Bosch

 2013-2014 Finds of the Year winners!

Civil War:



Most Unusual:



Eyeball Find: