Next Meeting: May 10, 2016
Meeting Time: General Meeting: 7:00 PM.
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: May 22, 2016
The Assembly of God Church where we meet is at 4605 N Arnold Rd off Stockton Hill Rd.
Jeannie Bowen has received a promotion at her job. Congrats!! Unfortunately for the Club however, this means she can no longer continue as our Secretary. We need someone to step in and finish out the remainder of the year. Anyone interested in doing so can contact Bob Pederson.
General Meeting Minutes May 10, 2016
Call to order by President Bob Pederson @ 7 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance
Ed introduced Amanda Kaufman of the Mohave Sheriff's Search and Rescue Squad. In Mohave Co. there are about 100 people in four ground units and 1 air unit. They work with 4 Wheel drive vehicles, ATV's, Airplanes, and Helicopters to rescue people and remove bodies from the desert. No matter how reckless or irresponsible people are they are not charged for the resources used to find and rescue them from the danger they have managed to put themselves in. Most people rescued take care to prepare themselves for the likelihood of accidents in the wilderness, but sometimes this is not enough. Amanda gave safety tips for off roading in the desert.
The people who work these rescue teams buy a lot of their own equipment, and the rest is purchased with money from fundraisers and grants. This month's Guest Speaker was very interesting and informative. Thanks Amanda!
Treasurer's Report: $8470.20
Membership Report: 45 paid members. This month at the General Meeting we had 23 Members and 3 Guests.
Field Trips: The Anderson Mine trip is May 22, and the Petroglyphs trip is June 5.
We need someone to volunteer as Club Secretary til the end of the year.
Also, we will continue to meet at The Assembly of God Church.
We will have a Show meeting along with the Board Meeting at the Library on Tues June 7. We will go over any issues that anyone would like to address. Any observations or suggestions are welcome. The Meeting is at 6:30 PM.
Door Prizes: John, Mary, Wayne, and a guest, Bill were all winners tonight.
Meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.
2016 Rock & Gem Show
Our Rock Show was a great place to be last weekend. Although there was a lot going on in our little town, the Mohave County Gemstoners had their fair share of foot traffic. The weather was kinder than first anticipated-very little moisture! It all started with Danny pulling the Show Trailer to the School. Bob and Gary were there early Friday getting the gym ready for vendor setup. By Friday evening more than half were ready to go, and everyone was ready by Opening hour on Saturday morning. So many familiar faces among our vendors it was like old home week! Thank you so much for your upbeat and friendly attitudes that helped make this show so great!
Through the weekend we saw tireless efforts from many of our members. Gary Bolles who manned the microphone and kept the Show moving right along. A special thanks to Gary who did an outstanding job.
This year we were fortunate to have the addition of the Kid's Geology Room, set up and manned by David and Becky Frybarger and volunteers from their Head Start Program. There were so many interactive projects to entertain and educate, fascinating and delighting the kids as well as the adults.
Another great focal point were the Display cases, most set up by Club Members: Ed and Aleta, Bob, Mike, Gary and Mary, and Vendors Scott Lewis and Sandy Amazeen.
On Mother's Day new Members John and Minerva brought beautiful roses in to give out to the Mothers. Such a sweet gesture. Thank you!
New Members Bob and Debra not only manned their own booth, Rocks to Riches, but also set up and manned the Kid's Booth, and Bob served as Security, too.
My attention was focused on our booth at the Show and Gary was often helping with the Show, but I remember seeing Wayne and Arlene, Tom and Sue, Lois and her family, Jeannie B., Mary B., John and Laraine, Dawn M, Bev S and other Members that helped out and supported in the success of the Show. Thank you.
Thank you to the Members that volunteered and showed up every day, like Bob, John B, Gary, Mike S, Chip M. Setting up, putting up signs, sweeping and mopping, bathroom duty, etc. John S. for putting in many hours and many miles securing donations for the great Door Prizes we were able to give away every half hour. To our vendors who generously donated to the Door Prizes and the success of the Show.
Thank you to everyone who had a part in contributing to our Mohave County Gemstoners Rock and Gem Show. We are overwhelmed and grateful to everyone.
We will be reviewing the Show and how it went @ the Board Meeting in June. See Events page.