Next Meeting: December 8, 2020
Meeting Time: General Meeting: 6:30 PM
Meeting Place: Kathryn Heidenreich Sen. Ctr.-1776 Airway
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: November 13, 2020
.Mohave County Gemstoners
Minutes of General Meeting Nov 10, 2020
Call to Order:6:30 PM
Pledge of Allegiance: Paul
Treasurer Report: Gary B- gave Treasurer’s report.
Membership Report: Minerva- 48 Paid Members
1.Alpaca Farm Days- Thanksgiving Day weekend. We will be setting up on Friday at 10 AM. Those who volunteered: Brenda, Pat, Paul, Gary B., Gary & Mary G. We will be setting up the 10’ X 20’ canopy, the tables, and will string some Christmas lights. Those that want to can setup their items after that, or come in early Sat morning.
If you choose to set up Sat come early enough that you will have your vehicle out of the area and your wares ready to go by 9:30 AM. Keep in mind that we will not be the only vendors.
Gary B is going to manage the Membership, Pat, Jack, Lois, and Mary will be vending, Gary G will be doing demos on the trim saw and Geni, as long as the weather is not too bad.
2.Betsy was going to enlighten us on the Facebook page she has generously offered to manage. She could not make the meeting as she was not feeling well, we hope she will recover quickly. Hopefully we will be able to do this at the Dec Meeting. 3.We are going to be selling and promoting the Club at the Bowling Alley in December. We have talked to the B A and they said we could have the whole front strip of the parking lot. We have some paper work to do with the city, fees to pay, dates to set, etc. Our first event will be Dec 12, the Sat following the Meeting. It is $20 for a space, which measures approximately 10’ X 20’. Hours will be from 9 to 3. We will reserve the second sat of January and February also. If this venture goes well, we are planning on continuing through the summer months with expanded hours.
4.We also discussed different ways we can raise revenue for the Club. Not having our Annual Rock Show has left us a little low in the coffer. One suggestion was a membership garage sale with all proceeds going to the Club. We are open to ideas.
Finished with Door Prizes- Minerva.
Mary Gann, Secretary
Sometimes it isn't just about the rocks. It is about getting together, spending a day interacting with nature, letting your mind wander as much as your feet. On exploritory trips to places we have not been before, it is about seeing what nature has to offer. She has a lot to offer: soulful peace, creative images, great exercise, and opportunity for getting to know other Members and share ideas.
Alpaca Farm Days: Due to the Virus, the Alpaca event has been rescheduled for the Thanksgiving Day weekend. A little later this year, and probably colder. The good news is that it will be in time for shoppers doing some Christmas shopping.
This year''s event will be on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 28 & 29. The hours will be a little shorter: 10:30 to 3:00. We should be prepared to sell by 9:30.
We will be setting up our 10' X 20' canopy on Friday and will need some help with this. We will get the tables set up and Members can set their space up then, or, come in early Sat morning and set up. This is an excellent oppotunity for Members who would like to try their hand at selling their items. This is not a flea market or swap meet. Our Club is featured in all advertisements and people come expecting to see hand made items for the most part. We will have slabs, a 10" trim saw and a Geni. Gary B will devote his time to Membership.
Anyone wanting to participate must let Mary know at the Nov Meeting. We can only have a limited number of tables under the canopy.