Next Meeting:          April 8, 2014
Meeting Time: General Meeting will be @ 7:00 PM at the Assembly of God Church.

Mohave County Gemstoners
This page was last updated: March 24, 2014
For Those of you who asked>>There were questions by new members about equipment, rough rock, lessons on using lapidary equipment, and lessons in jewelry fabrication. Below is a list of members who are willing and able to help with this:
Gary & Mary Gann> 757-8121,  Fred & Dorothy Bunge> 681-2371, Roger Price> 757-1052, Stefan Szabo> 715-4173. As a side note: Gann, Bunge, and Price also have a Shop in the Route 66 Swap Meet, right next to Lew, who is also a Club Member. Between the two shops there is a very wide assortment of rocks, lapidary equipment, knowledge and services available.
The Assembly Of God Church is located on Arnold Rd. As you go N on Stockton it is the first left after passing Northern. Behind the little white dentist office. If you can spare a non-perishable item or some clothing as a donation, it would be appreciated by the Church. We will be having coffee and cold drinks, and if anyone would like to bring a snack item that would be nice.
The Board will meet @ 6:00 PM, and the General Meeting will follow @ 7:00 PM. We do have an open door policy for our Board Meetings, but any members in attendance are expected to participate and not hold a gab fest while the Board members are conducting business. If chatting is a necessity, please do so outside.


The meeting was called to order by President Stephan Szabo at 7:06 PM. 
Previous Minutes:  Minutes were approved as published in the newsletter.
Treasurer’s Report:  Assets and expenses reported to membership.
¬Committee Reports:
Membership – Those with birthdays and anniversaries were introduced as well as many visitors who were present.  Membership is at 26 paid for the year.
Web Master – web site is currently being updated.
Newsletter – newsletter will only be on the web site from now on.
Trip – John Smith will head the trip committee – others will be leading trips.  A recent trip to McCracken mine area led to some nice specimens.  15 MAR is a work party at the honey onyx claim at 9 am.
Guest Speakers – Myron Storing of Luchia’s Jewelry Gallery will be the guest speaker for APR.

Old Business: 
1.  Chainsaw – purchase of a rock-cutting chainsaw was approved by the membership and will be used at the work party.

New Business: 
1.  Greeter – Pete Radcliff volunteered to be our greeter and handle the door prizes.
2.  New venue – approved to continue to meet at the present venue.  Donation amount was given and the church also would accept donations of non-perishable food items and clothing items.
3.  Opportunities:
A.  Field trips (local and extended stay.)
B.  Geology and lapidary arts.
C.  Individual and group instruction by senior members.
5.  Trips:
A.  Pictures and reports to generate interest by others.
B.  Samples of finds for drawings.
C.  Examples of finds after the lapidary process.
6.  Guest Speakers – members  will be called on to find a guest speaker or make their own presentation of at least 15 minutes.

Good of the Order: 

Adjournment:  As there was no further business, the meeting was closed at 7:47PM.

OUR Guest Speaker this month is Myron Storing from Luchia's Jewelry Gallery on Stockton Hill Rd here in Kingman. This should be very informative, not only about gems in the area but also some history. The original Luchia's is located at Wikieup and has been visited by Club members many times.