Next Meeting: July 9, 2019
Meeting Time: General Meeting: 6:30 PM.
Meeting Place: Kathryn Heidenreich Senior Center
1776 Airway Ave
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: July 2, 2019
Minutes of the General Meeting June 11, 2019
.Call to Order: 6:00 PM
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Danny, our Sargent -at-Arms.
First Order of Business was to announce the passing of our Treasurer, John Bowen. John was on vacation down in Florida when he became ill. A card was passed around so that everyone could sign it, and it will be delivered to Jeannie.
Also, before we started the Meeting, Gary G. suggested that the Officers and Committee heads introduce themselves to the Membership. This will ensure they know who can answer potential questions.
Membership: Aleta announced that we have 50 paid members, and were joined by 2 guests- Kathy and Bob.
1.Mary gave a presentation on Turquoise that told some of the history, what is going on today, and what to watch for when you go to buy turquoise. 2.The Microscope was used by a few of the Membership to examine their findings from previous field trips. 3.Break-gives us a chance to socialize, meet new members and guests, answer questions, and get feed-back on the Club activities. 4.New Business started with the announcement of the Club Presentation to the Kiwanis Club on July 10 at Calico’s restaurant. Gary & Mary Gann & Ed & Aleta Huskinson volunteered to give the presentation. 5.The Membership has been instructed to read the current Constitution and By-Laws and the new revised edition so that we can vote next month to put the new version into effect. Those that do not have internet access were offered hard copies of both versions. The new version will be published to the website. 6.Members were unanimous on the vote to move the Club Meetings to the Katherine Heindreich Center starting with the July 9 Meeting. The hours for the Meetings are: 5:15 PM – Board Meeting, 6:30 PM – General Meeting, followed by the Auction and then the Show Meeting. This will be reflected on the website along with a map. 7.Field Trips: We reported on the Honey Onyx Claim and Burro Crk Campout. Paul brought a bucket of Honey onyx for anyone who was not at the Claim to be able to take some. There were examples of the different rocks and some of the things that you can do with them.
Upcoming is the Squiggly Jasper out side of Oatman. Also, the Quarterly Trip Planning Meeting will be June 29th, Sat, at 9AM @ Denny’s by the Truck Stop. Everyone was encouraged to attend. There were several places that have been mentioned, or trips that were rained out and need to be rescheduled. These will be discussed.
Minerva held the Door Prize drawings and 5 lucky winners went home with something special.
Adjourned: 7:30 PM.
Submitted by Mary Gann, Secretary
John Bowen passed away in Florida, May 28th, 2019. John was our elected Treasurer, and made his presence known in many ways. It was at his suggestion we actively began researching a 501-c-3 tax exempt status for our Club. We will also be looking into grants and other means of assisting the Club in its forward progress. John prodded us to look outside the box. John also handled Security at our Annual Rock & Gem Show for several years. He was always ready to help in any way he could. The Gemstoners and his many friends will miss him dearly.
A card was circulated for notes and signatures and presented to his wife, Jeannie.
Thank you John, for all you did.