Next Meeting: Sept 13, 2016
Meeting Time: General Meeting: 6:30 PM.
Meeting Place: White Cliffs Senior Living
3600 Peterson Road
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: August 19, 2016
Meeting in the new venue at the White Cliffs Retirement Home, the Gemstoners enjoyed a fantastic presentation on Turquoise by Mary Gann. Everyone greatly enjoyed Mary's program, and we all came away from it having learned something (or many things) new. The new meeting location is perfect for our needs, and we are all happy in our new surroundings.
At the next meeting we will be treated to a presentation on fluorescent minerals by club members Mike Schoenfuss and Ed Huskinson. Mike has ordered a DVD on fluorescence for the program which we will watch for the first 20 minutes of the talk. He will demonstrate the differences between shortwave (SW) light and longwave (LW) light and we will bring many examples of fluorescent minerals for hands on examination.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to settle in to our new quarters, to learn a few things about fluorescence, and to enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow mineral and lapidary enthusiasts. General Meeting Minutes August 9,2016 1.Call to order: At 6:30 by President Bob Pedersen 2.Pledge of Allegiance: 3.Program: Mary Gann put on a program about Turquoise. Lots of beautiful pictures, and a great collection of jewelry and Turquoise pieces. Bob Pederson also brought in a Crystal sample and a microscope to view it. Thanks to all who helped with the program it was great. 4.Break (ten minutes): 5.Treasurer report: Treasure’s report was given by Gary Gann 6.Membership report: Aleta reported new members Jerry Emchick and Gene and Deborah ,Sherer, Garon and Darlene Young. We are currently up to 57 members! 7.Board meetings: The board recommended White Cliffs Senior center for our new meeting place. 8.By Law change recommended for a vote. All in favor, changes approved. 9.Annual Dinner. Up for discussions, looking for ideas and places as to where to hold it. Tabled until next month. 10.Field trip report: July 30, Honey Onyx claim cancelled due to weather a.We have a new sign-up sheet for field trips at the meeting. Please use it if you will be going on a trip. If you are not able to be at the meeting call the field trip Leader to be added to the list. We will be using this list to gage interest and also to contact you if the Trip would need to be cancelled. b.August 27, Kingman Feldspar Mine, leader Bob Pedersen c.September 23, Bagdad Mine Tour d. October ,Searles Lake Show 11.Show meeting report: Sign up for next year! 12.New business: None 13.Door prizes: Great door prizes where given out. 14.Meeting adjourned 8:15 pm