The 2008 meeting, held on January 26 at the Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT, was highlighted by the presence of Dr.
Richard Lawrence, Director of Underwater Archaeology, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR). Dr.
Lawrence described efforts undertaken thus far to retrieve artifacts from the pirate Blackbeard's ship the Queen Anne's
Revenge; and included pictures taken during the excavation and of Blackbeard himself.
To access the Queen Anne's Revenge web page of the of the NCDCR web site, click here.
Preceding this was the "business" portion of the meeting. Highlights included the following:
> Mae Johnson and Kris Keegan were awarded Appreciation Awards for their work on the FOSA Newsletter. This is the kind of work which can often go unnoticed, but which is critical to keeping members up-to-date on what's happening in the organization.
> Two goals set by the Board of Directors for 2008: To make an extra effort to enlist FOSA members to volunteer those skills they indicated they're willing to share; and to raise media awareness of archaeology, especially via articles of local interest in local newspapers.
Members should contact Bob Martinchek (Bobmartinchek@yahoo.com), our new Volunteer Coordinator, regarding volunteering activities and opportunities. The need is there, and is very real.