General Meeting Minutes, August 15, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

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.

 Old Business:

 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.
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  • There are lists at the front table for members to let us know their interests and what direction the club should focus on.
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  • October 2023, the next Rockhound Rendezvous will be scheduled.

Break. 

 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

 

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Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub

For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org

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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

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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

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

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

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General Meeting Minutes, July 18, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

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 June 20, 2022, minutes were approved.  There are flyers at the front table about upcoming shows and events.

Treasurer’s Report:  Deb gave a report of the bills. 

Membership:  There are 4 new members.

Federation:  The Federation show is September 30-October 2, in Hillsboro OR.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  Field trip July 23-24, Sweetwater for Travertine.

The WSMC has field trips for club members to attend.  Please check the WSMC website for the schedule and information about the field trips, where/when to meet.   

https://mineralcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/fieldtrips_2022.pdf

 Lapidary Report:

  • 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. 
  • For members to attend open lapidary night, you need to take an Intro class. There is also an upcoming class on beading a cabochon.  For more information on classes, sign up, and pre-payment, please go to the club’s retail store in Bellis Fair Mall. 

Wagonmaster:  Vacant.  Need volunteer.

Show 2023:  The show is March 25-26, 2023, the last full weekend in March.

New Business:    

  • We are changing the Rockhound Rendezvous from June to the fall. Attendance may be better in the fall.
  • There are papers at the front table for members to sign to show their interest so we know what direction the club should focus on.
  • Next month a work party will be scheduled to help go through the rocks for Club Sales.
  • For the September 19th meeting, Todd Folsom will give a presentation on Geology of Steamboat Rock State Park.
  • There will be a club picnic/potluck this year on August 28, at Candi and Gordy Gerard’s, 1371 Paradise Rd, Ferndale. The 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. 

Break.  Happy Birthday 75th to Wes Gannaway.  Cake and coffee were served.

Show and Tell for July:  Members showed some wonderful specimens of “red rocks.” 

The next meeting is on August 15.  Show and tell:  Fossils

Meeting adjourned at 8:08 pm,  Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell 

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Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub

For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org

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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

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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

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

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

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General Meeting Minutes, June 20, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

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.  During the break there will be cake for Glenn and Julie Ishihara.  They are moving to Hawaii.  Glenn has been involved in the club with his knowledge of lapidary, rock tumbling, and always being there to help out.  Members were dressed in Hawaiian shirts and leis in honor of Glenn and Julie.

Secretary’s Report:  The May 16, 2022, minutes were approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Deb gave a report of the bills.  The club appreciates rocks and rock hobby donations to the club.  These items can be sold for club sales at the retail store in Bellis Fair Mall.  Donations help pay the bills.

Membership:  Two new members tonight.  There are now 183 family memberships.   For those new members, please come to the meetings and other activities.  Donating your time is always needed and appreciated.

Federation:  No report.

 Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  No report.

The WSMC has field trips for club members to attend.  Please check the WSMC website for the schedule and information about the field trips, where/when to meet.   

https://mineralcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/fieldtrips_2022.pdf

 Lapidary Report:

  • Open Lapidary night is on Thursdays, 6-9 pm. Cost is $10.  You must sign up one week in advance and prepay at the club’s retail store.  If you do not prepay, you can get bumped off the list by someone that does pay.
  • Those taking over the lapidary room have been taking notes from Glenn before he leaves for Hawaii.

 Wagonmaster:  Vacant.

Show 2023:  No report.

Old Business:    

  • The Rockhound Recycling Rendezvous (RRR) was on June 11. When Candi asked the members if they thought the RRR was successful, the consensus was yes.  Club sales did good.  The members also thought it was a good idea to move the RRR to the fall timeframe.  The timing might help to promote the show in March.

Break.  There was cake and pictures with Glenn and Julie.  Todd Folsom took pictures of the party honoring Glenn and Julie.  Folks can download any they want to keep.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/N3wdPue8S5U4Ks1cA

 Show and Tell:  Video presentation on the Naica Crystal Cave in Mexico. 

The next meeting is on July 18.  Show and tell:  Red Rocks

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm, 

Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

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Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub

For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org

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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

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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

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

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

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Board Meeting Minutes, June 6, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

The meeting was called to order by Candi at 6 pm, at Portal Creek Park Clubhouse, Ferndale.  Attending – Candi and Gordy Gerard, Wes and Deb Gannaway, Ralph Sisco, Bonnie Keel, Michael Langley, Sharon Geleynse, Glenn Ishihara, and Linda Mitchell.

Secretary's Report:  The May 2, 2022, minutes were approved.  

Treasurer’s Report:  Deb reported on the expenses.  Ralph Sisco will be helping Deb as treasurer for the club’s retail store.

Membership:  Since last week, there are four new members.

Federation:  No report.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  On 6/18 field trip to Verlot Ranger Station; 6/23-26 Powwow, Madras OR.  Please check the WSMC website for more information about field trips and where/when to meet.  

The WSMC website is:  2022 Trips.pub - Microsoft Publisher (wordpress.com)

Lapidary Report:  There is rock tumbler grit for sale at the club’s retail store.  The board approved keys to be given to the two new lapidary room helpers, Fred Gustafson and Walt Kulpa.  Candi will be giving a Lapidary Intro Class, June 21, 6-9 pm.  There is a limit of 4 people.

Show 2023:  No report.

Old Business:  
•	Rockhound Recycling Rendezvous (RRR):  The RRR is on June 11, 2022, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.  Members need to bring their own tables.  Chairs will be provided.  Bring your own food as well.  Linda Mitchell and Bonnie Keel will help with club rock sales.    

New Business:  
•	The club’s retail store is self-sufficient.  The club will start to pay for the receipt books for all vendors that sell at the store.  
•	Sandy Hess has planned a field trip to the Cherry Pt beach on June 18, Saturday.  

Meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm 
Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

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Other Club Information:  
Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org
Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub
For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org
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Club Retail Store, Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424 (JC Penny’s Wing), Hours:  Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday Noon to 6 pm
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MT BAKER ROCK & GEM CLUB 2020 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        DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE:  Ralph Sisco
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Alt:  Sharon Geleynse
PAST PRESIDENT:  Wes Gannaway
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
           
Librarian:  Todd Folsom                Kitchen:  Kathy Mayock
Mineral Council:  Michael Langley      Publicity:  Wes Gannaway
Lapidary:  Gordy Gerard/Fred Gustafson New Membership:  Wes Gannaway 
2022 Show:  Bonnie Keel/Wes Gannaway   Webmaster:  Todd Folsom 
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General Meeting Minutes, May 16, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

The meeting was called to order by Candi Gerard, 7 pm, at Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale. 

Secretary’s Report:  The April 18, 2022, minutes were approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:  No report.

Membership:  No report.

Federation:  Michael reported that the Federation Show will be held September 30-October 2, 2022, in Hillsborough, Oregon.  The Federation Show schedule is also posted at the club’s retail store.

 Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  Michael reported on a field trip on May 21, Marble Mount.  Please check the WSMC website for more information about other field trips and where/when to meet.  The website is:  2022 Trips.pub – Microsoft Publisher (wordpress.com)

Lapidary Report: 

  • The new co-chairs were introduced, Gordy Gerard and Fred Gustafson. Walt Kulpa is a co-chair as well.
  • Glenn reported that an Intro class is tomorrow night. Intro classes are held on Tuesdays and are for members new to lapidary to learn about safety, equipment/tools, and basic lapidary.  This class must be taken in order to sign up for open lapidary night.  Candi will be taking over as the instructor.
  • Open Lapidary night is on Thursdays, 6-9 pm. Cost is $10.
  • You must sign up one week in advance and prepay for these classes at the club’s retail store. If you do not prepay, you can get bumped off the list by someone that does pay. 

 Wagonmaster:  Vacant.

 Show 2023:  No report.

Old Business:    

  • Rockhound Recycling Rendezvous (RRR) will be on June 11, Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. There are still spaces available, 10’x10’, for $20 to sell your rocks and other rock hobby related items.  Doors open at 8 am for you to set up.  You will need to bring your own tables and food.      

New Business:

  • Michael reported on a NFMS Junior Achievement Award. Also, there is a graduate scholarship offered.  The club’s retail store has more information.

 Break

 Show and Tell:  Fluorite

The next meeting is on June 20.  There will be a video presentation on the Naica Crystal Cave.  There will be no show and tell this month.

Meeting adjourned at 8 pm, Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

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Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub

For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org

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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

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MT BAKER ROCK & GEM CLUB 2020 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            DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE:  Ralph Sisco

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Alt:  Sharon Geleynse

PAST PRESIDENT:  Wes Gannaway

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

 

Librarian:  Todd Folsom                                     Kitchen:  Kathy Mayock

Mineral Council:  Michael Langley                      Publicity:  Wes Gannaway

Lapidary:  Gordy Gerard/Fred Gustafson          New Membership:  Wes Gannaway

2022 Show:  Bonnie Keel/Wes Gannaway        Webmaster:  Todd Folsom

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Board Meeting Minutes, May 2, 2022, Mt Baker Rock & Gem Club

The meeting was called to order by Candi at 6 pm, at Portal Creek Park Clubhouse.  Attending – Candi, Gordy, Wes, Ralph, Bonnie, and Linda.

Secretary’s Report:  The April 4, 2022, minutes were approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:  On behalf of Deb, Wes reported on bills and income.

Membership:  There are three new members.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  Please check the WSMC website for more information and about field trips and where/when to meet.  The website is: 2022 Trips.pub – Microsoft Publisher (wordpress.com)

Lapidary Report:  There were two members that worked in the Lap room.

 Show 2023:  No report.

Old Business: 

  • Rockhound Recycling Rendezvous (RRR): The RRR is on June 11, 2022, Saturday.  Small flyers will be made to handout at the store in the mall.  A reminder will be emailed to members who have signed up for a table to come into the mall store and pay.

New Business: 

  • The secretary position will need to be filled. Also, needed is a Lapidary Chairman.  There will be a club email sent with information about the positions.
  • Ideas on where to advertise club events was discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm

Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

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Other Club Information: 

Club Web Address:  www.mtbakerrockclub.org

Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtbakerrockclub

For Questions, Club Email:  admin@mtbakerrockclub.org

 

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

 

 

General Meeting Minutes, April 18, 2022

President Candi Gerard called the meeting to order at 7 pm, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale.  Candi welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Drawings for prizes for all members and for new members.

Secretary:  The minutes are approved from the March 21, 2022, General Meeting.   

 Treasurer:  The treasurer, Deb Gannaway, provided a report. 

Membership:  Wes:  Ten new members from the rock show in March and 2 new members from today’s meeting.

 Federation: 

  • Michael reported that the Federation Show will be held September 30-October 2, 2022, in Hillsborough, Oregon. Wes says the Federation Show schedule is also posted at the club’s mall store.
  • NW Federation Show is August 3-6, 2023, in Billings, Montana.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  Michael:  May 21, Marble Mount- small fee for Talc and Listwanite.  Please check the WSMC website for more information about other field trips and where/when to meet.   The website is:  2022 Trips.pub – Microsoft Publisher (wordpress.com)

Wagonmaster:  No report.

Lapidary: 

  • We will be needing more help in the Lapidary room. Glenn is not going to be available soon, as he will be moving.
  • The room is open from 6-9 pm, Thursday nights, cost is $10 for members. If this is your first time, please let us know.  There is a fee for cuts after the first cut.  If there is a rock that needs to be cut, you can leave it at the mall and someone can cut it for you.  Maximum size for a cut is about 7 inches. 
  • To use the Lapidary room, you must have taken the orientation class. The class is $30 and is from 6-9 pm on Tuesday nights.  Please sign up at the mall and well in advance, as only 4 people can be in the Lapidary room at a time due to space constraints and the mall requires a 3-day notice for staying later than the mall regular hours.  Next orientation class is on March 29, Tuesday.
  • Please be sure to clean up after yourself in the Lapidary room. Take an extra 15 minutes or so to clean up so the volunteers do not have to do all the cleanup.
  • You can stop by and get a short tour anytime the room is open. Near the JC Penny wing of Bellis Fair Mall is our store.  Store is open every day except Monday.  Has rocks, shells, jewelry, fossils, gifts, and treasures.  

Show 2022:  Wes said it was a great success.  We were able to do 2 scholarships at $1000 each.  We plan on doing the show again next year.  Thank you to everyone who helped!

Old Business:  No report.

New Business:  Rockhound Rendezvous is Saturday, June 11, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center.  Rock club members can have their own table to sell rock related items to other members or the public.  $20 per space 10ft space.  10 am-5 pm.  Setup is at 8 am.  If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet during the meeting or you can contact Michael or Sharon.  You can also sign up at the club store at Bellis Fair.  You have to bring your own tables.  Event is open to the public and there is no entry fee.

 Next General Meeting:  May 16, Monday, 7:00 pm, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale.

Show and Tell:  Fluorite

 Break

April Presentation:   Wes had a slide show about the different types of crystals in different types of Calcite.  Members brought Calcite for Wes to talk about, along with the samples Wes brought.

Interesting facts from presentation:  Calcite makes up 2% of the earth.  Can come in different colors.  Alabaster and Onyx marble are also Calcite.  Many are luminescent with the appropriate light in the dark.  Roman’s used Calcite in their cement.

 We will be doing presentations at future meetings, so if you are interested in doing a presentation, please contact Bonnie Keel.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm

Respectfully submitted by Robin Hitz

 

 

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