Next Meeting: August 9, 2022
Meeting Time:  General Meeting: 6:30 PM
                           Board Meeting: 5:30 PM
Place:1776 Airway Senior Center Kingman AZ
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: August 4, 2022
VISITS

EMERALD, MUZO, COLOMBIA
MINUTES GENERAL MEETING Senior Center
JULY 12 2022 1776 AIRWAY KINGMAN AZ 


Call to Order – Daina Sandhop . President Ed Huskinson Presiding 
19 Present Call to Order 6:30 pm Pledge of Allegiance 

New Members/Guests Introductions  Cindy & Dale Kee
New to the Dolan Springs area since two years ago and finally made it to a meeting. Long time rock hounds and glad to find a like minded group.

TREASURER REPORT Bob Bouley As of end of June the Bank account in good shape. The Pizza in the Park netted $1 after members contributions. Yeah!

FIELD TRIPS
RECENT FIELD TRIP Report Daina reported a great time was had all. Date Sat. June 5th Rhonda's Dobell Ranch Holbrook AZ Rhonda donated one bucket of rocks for the Kids table Thank you Rhonda

NEXT FIELD TRIP – July 17 Sunday2022 Grand Canyon Caverns $17.50/person group rate……..Daina Meet at Bashas (Armor and Andy Devine) 9:30 if you want to caravan or car pool. Our meet time at the Caverns is 11:00 am IMPORTANT Bring a jacket – it will be 58-59 degrees in the Caverns! Bring water, Chairs and a Picnic lunch 
Two wheel drive is okay. 

AUGUST 14 SUNDAY Club Mine Clean Up - Meet at 7:00am Power-station and caravan to Claim. Two wheel okay up to a parking area. It will be a 10-15 minute walk from there . You can jump in another rig four wheel rig to drive to the claim. 

REMINDER: Alpaca Days Set up Friday September 30th Set Up, Show October 1 Sat. and Sunday October 2 2022. Volunteers all three day needed. There is no charge for the Club. Ron and Anna from the farm will come and talk to us prior the event. The Farm is looking for a face painting person. Call Daina for more info. (425) 268-9983 about this.

PAST MEMBERSHIP EVENTS 
Beale St Indoor Market July 3rd Membership and Kids Table was successful given it was a holiday weekend.
Hualapai campground event, Sunday 10 2022 was lightly attended due to some advertising problems which the Campground is now addressing. 

NEXT MEMBERSHIP EVENTS
The next Gemstoner Membership & Kids Table will be at Hualapai 
Campground event will be August 7th Sunday 9-3 Please come and volunteer, give Daian and Jeff a break, have fun spinning the Kids Wheel and support the Club. The campground is approx. miles 12 up Hualapai Mt Rd. It should be cooler up there. Time 9-3 Free admission and parking.

CLUB MEMBERS Get Together – FUN TIME!
August 21 2022 Sunday Membership Social Get Together Pot Luck Hualapai Campground Sunday 11:00- 2:00’ish 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
Thank you to Ron Greenberg and Linda Fisher for this meetings refreshments.
A very touching thank you card from Mary Gann was passed around.

The Club will not be charged for future changes to our Flyer, which was originally designed by Daina’s daughter. 

NOTICE: OUR WEBSITE will be switching to new format, with existing website in place until the change is complete. There is no charge for this upgrade and it should make our page social media and mobile friendly and easier for us to share more information.

Reminder all members welcome at Board Meetings (except Executive sessions) 
and are welcome to add posts to the Mohave County Gemstoners Facebook page 

The Board approved the formation of a new Ad Hoc Education committee. April Gibson is Chairperson…..more to share on this soon. Thank you April for your input.

SPECIAL TALK By Our member Ron Greenberg – Venomous snakes primarily Arizona and Mohave County. Rob gave a brief summary of his non-profit group who did a major project in Sri Lanka, 50 plus reptile collecting, reptile importing, reptile business (including a couple stories about interaction with California agencies, and how to pick up a viper and put them in a bucket. 

Ron noted that if ever bitten, the best thing to do is get to an emergency room as quickly as possible for the best outcome ideally less than 24 hours . No snake bit kits, or Benadryl,

 He also said most venomous snakes don’t want to encounter you as much as you don’t want to encounter them. He said if you can describe or take a picture of the snake and let Emergency personnel know. Also look where you put your hands and feet. 

Ron donated a Reptile Book to the club. Thank you Rom. He also noted the AZ Fish and Game north of town (N. Stockton Hill Rd.) has information and Publications about snakes in this area. 
THANK YOU RON for your presentation, sharing, and answering questions during the break.

 Break 
Door Prizes/ Silent Auction/Refreshments
Thank you Ron & Linda for bring Refreshments
Adjourn 7:30​
Submitted by Lauri Bouley Club Secretary


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FIELD TRIP REPORT 
A good time was had by all 
July 17 Sunday  Grand Canyon Caverns 
Cool time (58 degrees in the carverns, and a nice picnic lunch.  A few members had time to look for and found hematites 

MEMBERSHIP EVENTS COMPLETED 

A successful Event For the Club was completed for the Membership Booth  at the Pitchfork Farmers Market 
July 3rd, Sunday, 10-3pm.
Sorry we missed you, see you at the next Club Event 

MEMBERSHIP EVENT 
The event was held Sunday July 10th 10-3 pm Hualapai County Park 
Sorry we missed you, see you at the next Club Event 
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1776 AIRWAY KINGMAN AZ (SENIOR CENTER 
LOTS OF PARKING.  See you there 
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