MOHAVE COUNTY GEMSTONERS
1776 Airway Senior Center Kingman AZ
August 8 2023
Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Members and Guests present -Welcomed
NOTE: Please wear you badge at all meetings and functions.
A 25 cent fine for not wearing your badge - paid to the
refreshment donation jar
Thank You to our Refreshments providers. Lynn Smith, our Refreshment coordinator, needs more volunteers to sign up for bringing refreshments.
Reminder to contribute to refreshments
NEW STUDY Mineral Study group
Bob Pedersen and Ed Huskinson have started this group. Gemstoner members and the public invited. NEXT MEETING Aug. 15th at Bob’s.
Where:3760 Steele Ave. Kingman, Pedersen’s Beer okay .
Ed Huskinson 4804 Steinke Dr Kingman infor. will also be on our webpage
WHEN: 3rd Tuesday each month.
Odd Numbered Months at Ed's, Even Months at Bob's
BASICS OF ROCK HOUNDING 101 Gary Bolles(928)757-8535or (928)279-9736 and Dave Jacovitch (307)262-8226 Coordinators. Previously the group had met after the monthly meeting, but decided to meet at different time/location. - The next time - One time only Calico’s Kingman – with a different time to be set, so as to NOT conflict with the Mineral study group. TUES 6 PM August 15.
Treasurer : Bob Bouley Current bank balance is in good shape and growing. If you have any personally paid club expenses, please submit to the board for approval payment. Its a good idea to get pre-authorization to be sure you will be reimbursed.
Membership : Daina Sandhop see Daina for name
badges. Total membership now.
DUES COST SUMMARY;
JOINING AFTER July 1 You pay ½
year as follows:
Single r $7.50 after
If you join after Oct. you pay a full year which pays through the end of the following year ( Single $12, Couple $20, Family $25)
Please contact Lauri to add items to the Board or General meeting agendas. Email:
As a Club Member you are also a member of the Federation. All members are welcome to add your
name to their mailing list. This is a good idea as you will get great information about other clubs and activities.
We have a Facebook page (Mohave County
Gemstoners, which you are encouraged to join and also post.
John Paster and Lynn Smith are our volunteer administrators, ALL are welcome to post and/or comment.
Time to get together to outline activities for the May 4 & 5th 2024 Show.
WHERE: Daina and Jeff’s WHEN: August 17th 1:00 pm
Dave Jacovitch brought a UV light to look at Kokoweek samples – see him at the end of the meeting.
NEXT FIELD TRIPS
1. A sign up sheet passed around You can still go if you missed the sign up sheet.
WHEN this coming Saturday August 12 2023
Lava Tubes Flagstaff area.
IMPORTANT to bring two forms of flashlights, s jacket (32 degrees in “tube/caves”, lunch, lots of water, comfortable shoes. A chair for lunch time. Approx. 2 hour one way drive, two wheel okay. This area reported to be haunted. FREE, parking area MEET AT THE MAVERICK 6:30 LEAVE 7:AM
2. NOTE: The date was changed to AUGUST 25th Friday - Lake Havasu Museum
Meet at Maverick 10 am if you want to caravan. Or meet us there. - the Museum opens at 11 am. Bring a lunch, water and a chair. We will picnic together.
3. September 9 2023
Dino Valley – Topock Mohave Valley area
4 wheel (side-by) needed once we turn off the highway. Call Daina to arrange ride sharing. It will be hot so we are MEETING at the Maverick at 6am and LEAVING at 6:30 am. Bring food, extra water (more than you think you will need) bucket, digging tool, a chair and hat.
FYI BOARD MEMBERS ELECTIONS
To Elect - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sargent at Arms Board Members at Large
November General membership votes
Newly elected members TERMS to take effect January 2024 for two year ter
Check rockhound interest information on the front table
Remember you can always bring rocks you have collected to have other club
members help you identify, or just show your “finds”
You are welcome to use our Club microscope.
Our member David Saville made some changes on our webpage and updated the appearance. Thanks David
.CONTACT: (928) 863-6089 Email: dbsaville.com
Remember to - check our website, and Facebook page for new information, especially before field trips
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS (also see webpage)
NEW REGULAR PROCEDURES FOR FIELD TRIPS:
All trips Meet at the Maverick on Andy Devine Kingman (fuel, snacks, water, bathrooms).
All times listed as Meet Time and Leave Time.
Bring water, a jacket, a chair, a walking stick, and sturdy shoes. Trips will have a Trip Leader you can call for more info. Trip Information will include what we expect for find, two or four wheel needed. Costs which may be involved.
NEXT FIELD TRIP PLANNING Daina’s house 1:00 pm Tuesday (one hour) August 22
FLYERS passed out quarter fold) to show what we do as a club, how to join, where meetings are held – take some and pass them out.
SHORT BREAK for refreshments, then Door
Prize prize drawing, and Silent Auction.
NOTE The Silent Auction funds go directly to the Club.
Formal part of the Meeting Adjourned. Gary Bolles asked attendees to stay a moment to talk about Field Trips and the Rockhounding 101 meeting time and location for the next meeting after Aug. 15..