Next Meeting:      September 12, 2017
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 11, 2017

MINUTES, Meeting, 7-11-2017

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by President, Ed Huskinson, and the pledge of allegiance was led by John Sarvwatari.   There were several new members, but they arrived after the meeting had started.  Ed Huskinson gave a presentation on "Sulfides and Sulfosalts".  The program was well-received. Next month's program will feature club member Cat Van Kampen.  She will talk about Caves and Caverns (yes, there is a difference between them).  A ten minute break was taken at 7:35.  A request for a volunteer for "club historian".  No one volunteered.  The membership chairman, Aleta Huskinson, reported that club now has 86 members.  Danny Schacht, the treasurer, gave a brief summary of the club's fisical condition.  Bob Pedersen spoke a bit about the last field trip and possible up-coming field trips.  The floor was then opened for new business. The club now has a new secretary, Julie Hampson, a new member who wants to help move the club forward. Mike Schoenfuss discussed changes to the fees. We will have individual, family, and (full time) student dues.  The changes were proposed, seconded, and approved by everyone in attendance.  We then moved on to a new category, an auction to benefit the club.  Ed Huskinson donated one of the Peruvian pyrites he had used as an example in his presentation, and the bidding for this specimen was spirited, Minerva Sarvwatari was the high bidder, and she was happy to take home her prize.  It looks like this monthly event will be of great benefit to the Gemstoners.  These monies will probably be maintained separately to offset the cost of some club functions in the future.  (edited to minutes)  Door prizes followed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 PM.

                                                                            Ed Huskinson, Secretary pro tem