Next Meeting:        October 14, 2014
Meeting Time: General Meeting will be @ 7:00 PM at Gary and Mary's home. Due to Church activity, we will not be able to hold the Oct Meeting there. Instead, the Meeting will be held at 992 Selma Dr. The times of the Board Meeting and General Meeting will not change.

Mohave County Gemstoners
This page was last updated: October 10, 2014
VISITS
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.
992 Selma Dr is down Stockton Hill Rd, past the Assembly of God turn off. Continue to the bottom of the hill. Turn left on Selma Dr, the Nazarine Church is on the cornor. Our house is about 2 blocks in, on the left.
We will conduct the Board Meeting and General Meeting, however, the guest speaker, Trent will have his presentation in Nov when we are back at the Assembly of God Church.

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING AUG, 2014.
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The evening started with a presentation by Mary Gann on the many different things you can make from the rocks we collect on our outings, and purchase at Rock Shows.

The meeting was called to order by Secretary Fred Bunge 8:00 PM. 
Previous Minutes:  No minutes were made.
Treasurer’s Report:  Assets and expenses reported to membership. 
¬Committee Reports:
Membership – Those with birthdays and anniversaries were introduced as well as visitors who were present.  Membership is at 36 paid for the year.

Web Master – web site is currently being updated.

Trip – A trip to Perkinsville was cancelled, will be re-scheduled. Guest Speakers –Pete Hansen will be Sept Guest Speaker.

Old Business: 

New Business: 
1.  Purchase of two 10’ x 20’ canopies for activities.  As purchase was over $500, it had to be approved by membership prior to the purchase being made.  Request was approved.

2.  Guest Speakers – members are responsible to find a guest speaker or make their own presentation of at least 15 minutes. Trent is Chairman and responsible for selecting members and offering guidance if needed. 

Good of the Order: 
1.  “Box of Rocks” Exchange with an Idaho club.  Members are to bring rocks to the next meeting to exchange for rocks from the Idaho area we can’t get.

Adjournment:  As there was no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:25PM.



MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING SEPT 9, 2014

The evening started with a presentation by Pete Hansen on Turquoise. Pete had an awesome display of items using Turquoise. It was a great presentation enjoyed by everyone.

The meeting was called to order by President Stephan Szabo at 7:30 PM.  An introduction of distinguished guests was made:  Wayne (Pres.) and Arlene Glover – Quartzite Gem Club; Barry (Pres.), Gail (VP) and Rick Gilpin, Vern Wick and Steve Greel (Treas.) – Havasu Gem & Mineralogical Society.
 
Previous Minutes:  Approved as read.
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 37 paid for the year.
Web Master – web site is currently being updated.
Trip –  A trip to Perkinsville was cancelled, will be re-scheduled.
Guest Speakers – none scheduled at this time.

Old Business: 
1.  “Box of Rocks” exchange with a club in ID.  Next meeting members should bring their rocks, which should be identified as to what it is.

New Business: 
1.  Both members and officers are encouraged to call the Secretary and have items placed on the Agenda for discussion or clarification.
2.  Trips – need to schedule future trips, tentative meeting is next Thursday at the KOA.
3.  Guest Speakers – members are responsible to find a guest speaker or make their own presentation of at least 15 minutes.
4.  Opportunities offered by Club – trips (local & extended); geology & lapidary arts and both individual and group instruction.
5.  Notice of Default – no action by Havasu club on the claim per mutual agreement.  (Tabled after some discussion.)

Good of the Order: 
1.  Memorandum of Understanding – an MOU was presented by the Havasu club concerning the onyx claim.  The example could be changed, modified or completely re-written.  (To committee of the Board.)
2.  Invited to join Havasu club to Flagstaff for some petrified wood 23-25 SEP at Bonita campground.
3.  Invited to join Havasu club for Christmas dinner @ Nautical Inn in Havasu on 05 DEC – cost is $29.00.

Adjournment:  As there was no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:25PM.

The National Alpaca Ranch Days was a great success dispite a nail biting stormy Friday night and late opening on Saturday.
Ron, Anna and their family were exceptional hosts, and the Alpacas are always fun. Ron & Anna included our Club in their advertising for the event and it generated a good deal of interest for the Club. Our vendors were Lou, helped by Mary from the Rte 66 Swap Meet, Tom & Sue, Wayne & Arlene, Myself and Gary, and Trent. Roger was not part of the Show this year, however he did help in the setting up of the canopies and came up during the weekend to show support for the Club. Thank you to those who helped with the setup and tear down, it was greatly appreciated. And a special thanks to Ron & Anna for inviting us to participate.
Anna asked if she can count on us for next year, and from the vendors who were there came a loud YES!! It was not only a lot of fun but profitable in many ways as well.