MOHAVE COUNTY GEMSTONERS MEMBERSHIP
JAN 10 2023 3600 Petersen White Cliffs Senior Center Kingman one time location. AZ NEXT MEETING FEB. 14 at the Senior Center 1776 Airway Kingman see message above
Call to Order 6:30
Pledge of Allegiance John Pastor (there was no Flag in our room , Bob Petersen saved the day with a small flag he had with him.
Present including 21 including a former member Brenda Blahut. Guest Welcome!
Thank You to our Refreshment coordinator and Becky Lindner refreshment providers.
Reminder to contribute to our refreshments jar
Treasurer : Bob Bouley Bank Statement, No requests for Board approval expenses
Membership & Kids Table: Daina Sandhop
Total membership 60
December Kids Table Beale St was lightly attended. 2023 Beale Street events TBA
Secretary Report: Lauri Bouley
Please contact Lauri to add items to the Board and General meeting agendas.
A list of member rock hounding DVD's available was requested to be at the next February 14 2023 meeting.
Please sign up for the Federation mailing list.....all members are welcome to do this. The emails include interesting news for shows in other club areas.
Our Federation 2023 Show ad should be in the February 2023 Rock & Gem magazine.
Our Federation dues have been paid, as well as our gemstoners.org website .
Club Facebook page postings. Thank you John Paster for Facebook next meeting reminder post.
Notice last Membership meeting Bob Pedersen asked if the Board had held elections this year for 2023. Bob Bouley explained that based on when current board took office, the next nominations will be October and November general membership voting 2023 for the new terms taking effect in 2024.
Next meeting: New Time 2 pm
We need VOLUNTEERS to sign up for the Show Lots of positions to sign up for, and you don't need to volunteer for both days.
- including Set up before noon before Vendors check in at Noon Friday May 5,
- Sunday 9-4 2023, Vendor Tear Down Club tables packing up Sunday May 7 2023.
The Fairgrounds buildings are locked at night. Parking lot traffic to direct our Dealers/Vendor during set up take down, and directing Shoppers during the show. We have (12) paid Dealers signed up at this time.
Daina announced we have informational flyer sent to the Fairgrounds Times: Sat. 9-5 and Sunday 9-4 pm confirmed. The Fairgrounds will be doing free advertising for our event.
Show of hands for scheduling a January Field Trip. Quartsite AZ was suggested. A discussion from members who have been there before, all recommending a visit is very good. Most said the first visit is overwhelming........lots of great stuff to see. Daina and Jeff volunteered to lead a group.
MEET a little before 6:00 am Power Station and be ready to LEAVE AT 6:00 am.
Anyone else going – Plan to meet the group at McDonalds in Quartsite 8:30 am
Also please look at misc. information to share at Front Table.
SHARING WITH OTHERS TIME Always remember you can bring rocks to have other member help identify. Bob Pederson is an experienced Mineralogist. John Pastor and Daina are experienced rock hounds, Ed is a Geologist.
John, and Aleta passed around agate – most labeled to share learn. Our club microscope was also there to look at rocks.
A SHORT BREAK for refreshments, then Door Prize prize drawing, and Silent Auction were held. Silent Auction funds go to the Club. Thank you to Bob Bouley for donating Silent Auction items.
Meeting Adjourned 8:15 Submitted Lauri MCG Secretary.