The meeting was called to order by Candi Gerard, 7 pm, at Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale. Candi welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Secretary’s Report: The July 18, 2022, minutes were approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Deb gave a report of the bills and income.
Membership: There are 4 new members.
Federation: No report.
Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): There are two field trips scheduled in September to Red Top and Little Naches. Please see the link for more information about these field trips. https://mineralcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/fieldtrips_2022.pdf
Lapidary Report: Maintenance was done. Open lapidary night is on Thursdays, 6-9 pm for members. Cost is $10. You must sign up one week in advance and prepay at the club’s retail store.
Wagonmaster: Vacant. Need volunteer.
Show 2023: The show is March 25-26, 2023, the last full weekend in March.
New Business: Glenn Ishihara recently moved to Hawaii. Glenn was nominated for a Lifetime membership for his contributions to the club. A motion was made to approve Glenn for a Lifetime membership, seconded, and passed unanimously.
Picnic and Potluck, August 28: Location is at Candi and Gordy Gerard’s, 1371 Paradise Rd, Ferndale. Directions: Take exit 262 off I-5. At the McDonalds turn north on Barrett and follow road to Candi’s Jewelry Gallery on right. About 1-11/2 miles from McDonalds.
- Picnic/potluck starts at 5 pm, and we will eat at 6 pm.
- Please bring potluck dish and your own eating utensils (plate, fork, spoon, knife). You will also need to bring your own chairs and drinks.
- At noon, a work party will begin to cleanup, organize, and sort rocks. Volunteers are needed.
- At noon, you can bring your rocks and rock hobby related items to tailgate/sell/trade. You will need to also help out with the work party.
- If rain, the picnic will be cancelled.
- There are lists at the front table for members to let us know their interests and what direction the club should focus on.
- October 2023, the next Rockhound Rendezvous will be scheduled.
August show and tell was fossils. Members showed their wonderful specimens.
The next meeting is on September 19. Show and tell: “Sparkly Stuff”
Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm
Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell
Lapidary Estate Sale: August 27-28, 9-5 pm, 225 Crown Lane, Bellingham, 50-75% off price of slabs and rough. 140 kinds: Amethyst to Zebra Stone. Directions: Up Alabama Street, turn right on Viewridge
Club Web Address: www.mtbakerrockclub.org
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub
For Questions, Club Email: email@example.com
Club Retail Store, Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424 (JC Penny’s Wing)
Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 7, Sunday Noon to 6 pm
MT BAKER ROCK & GEM CLUB OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT: Candi Gerard
VICE-PRESIDENT: Bonnie Keel
SECRETARY: Linda Mitchell
TREASURER: Deb Gannaway
FEDERATION DIRECTOR: Michael Langley
WAGONMASTER: Need Volunteer
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Gordy Gerard
DRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Ralph Sisco
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Alt: Sharon Geleynse
PAST PRESIDENT: Wes Gannaway
LIBRARIAN: Todd Folsom
KITCHEN: Kathy Mayock
MINERAL COUNCIL: Michael Langley
PUBLICITY: Wes Gannaway
LAPIDARY: Gordy Gerard/Fred Gustafson/Walt Kulpa
NEW MEMBERSHIP: Wes Gannaway
2023 SHOW: Bonnie Keel/Wes Gannaway
WEBMASTER: Todd Folsom