MOHAVE COUNTY GEMSTONES GENERAL MEETING
June 14 2022
Sr. Center 1776 Airway Senior Center Kingman AZ
Meeting Called to order 6:30 pm President Ed Huskinson
Pledge of Aligence
WELCOME Members and Guest (21 present including 4 guests)
New 11 Members from the show contact
Reminder the Silent Action items on back table
Bob B. Reported our bank account is in good standing The club made roughly
$1500 from the 2022 show,
SHOW COMMITTEE Daina It was a good show after a lay-off for COVID.
Lots of good volunteer work, and good suggestions for next year at the After Show
- Our long term member Gary Gann has passed away. John Paster and many
others express sadness. The Club passed around a condolence card. The
board approved taking the card and cash envelope to Mary.
-Mary Gann has turned over the webmaster duties. At this time Lauri Bouley
will pick up these duties. Thank you Mary for doinga good job with this for such a long time.
- Any input from members is welcome.
FIELD TRIP Reports
May 21 Sat. 2022 S/ot Canyon The group hiked in and back the canyon, then
stopped at a couple spots to collect, then contused to Alamo the lake and did
a little wading. Daina said she was amazed to see standing water in AZ. See
Daina if you have interest in a saguaro cactus skeleton she and Jeff found on
RONDA’S BOBELL RANCH Saturday June 5 2022 John Paster said
it was a big success, and note you can go on your own as they are usually
open weekends, But call first. 5 gallon buckets are $45.
Daina said Rhonda donated a bucket for the club Kids table prizes.
Thank You Ronda and Family !!
Berrie Berry “The Bear”
Gave a short presentation about Mohave Community College Lapidary class
he teaches. The College also offers Silver smithing classes. Classes are
Mondays 5-9 pm for 4 weeks, |
$100 cost each. Summer classes started this week. Berrie also offers one
make-up class. The college info is on the web but a little tricky to find but it is
Berrie also teaches lapidary at his Mom & Pop Rock Shop, located in Golden
Valley, classes for Veterans Free. Daina mentioned she has recently used a
rock saw and encouraged everyone to try it, noting the saws aren’t the kind
that will cut your fingers off.
SPEAKER METEORITES presentation by Ed Huskinson. Ed passed around
labeled samples and explained each.
John Paster mentioned there is a meteorite “strewn” field in the Doland
Springs area if you don’t find meteorite you are likely to find agates.
He suggested this as a future club field trip he volunteer as Trip leader. Several members expressed interest.
Other Field Trip suggestions were Grand Canyon Caverns, during the hotter
weather. Lauri shared flyer for the Phoenix Heritage Gem & Mineral show
has invited our club to come to their event “Get Ready to Rock” This is the
oldest AZ rock club. July 30-31 Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport For more
information see www. MSAAZ.org $1donation admission.
NEXT CLUB EVENT June 26 Sunday Kingman Lewis Park PIZZA IN THE PARK
start at 11 am Bring your own chair and beverage. Donations to cover pizza
BREAK Refreshments Thank you Sue Beilman for yummy cookies.
Linda and Ron volunteered to bring refreshments next meeting. Thank You
The Door Prize drawing and Silent Auction were held
Submitted by Lauri Bouley Club Secretary