Minutes of August 2019 General Meeting

General Meeting Minutes – August 11, 2018, Annual Picnic, 10:00am to 2:00pm

The meeting was called to order by Past-President Wes Gannaway at Totem Terrace Park, Intalco, after a fun-filled afternoon of tailgating, hotdogs, and wonderful potluck dishes. Wes welcomed everyone.

Last month’s minutes are approved as printed in the newsletter.

The rocks on the table are for anyone to take. There was a drawing for the nicer rocks. Everyone went home with wonderful treasures.


Meeting adjourned Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

SEPTEMBER MEETING on September 16, 2019, 7:00 pm.

September Show and Tell: “Botryoidal Formations”

Minutes of August 2019 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes – August 5, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Past-President Wes Gannaway. In attendance: Deb Gannaway, Michael Langley, and Linda Mitchell. The meeting was held at WECU in Ferndale.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes were approved from last month as printed in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s Report: The monthly statement has just been received and information will be reported at the next meeting.

Membership: No report.

Federation: No report.

Wagonmaster: No report.

Library: No report.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): The next field trip is on August 17 to Greenwater for agate, jasper, opal, and wood.

Rock Pups: No report.

Parks: No report.

Lapidary Room Committee: No report.

Education Committee: No report.

2020 Show: No report.

Old Business: 
• The August 11th picnic was discussed.
• During Gordy’s rock sale in July, the club also sold their rocks. Club sales were good. A motion was made for the money collected be put towards the Lapidary Room funds. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. 
• Beginning on August 17, the museum will have displays of minerals of the Pacific Northwest. There are several members who will have specimens on display.
New Business: Todd Folsom has been in the process of updating the club’s website with wordpress. The board members were asked to review the site. After discussion, a motion was made to approve for Todd to proceed with the website using wordpress. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

The September Board Meeting is cancelled. The next board meeting will be on October 7, 2019, 6:30 pm, at the WECU in Ferndale Exit 262.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm — Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell

General Meeting Minutes – July 15, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President Candi Gerard. Candi welcomed everyone to the meeting. The board members at the front table were introduced. Member and guest drawings were done. There is a silent auction for members and guests. If you won the bid, please pay Deb at the end of the meeting.

  • Secretary: Last month’s minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter. There are flyers at the front table of upcoming shows and rock sales. Lifetime Membership Certificates were given to Candi & Gordy Gerard and Deb & Wes Gannaway.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Deb gave a report on the bills paid and the income received for the month of June.
  • Membership: No report.
  • Library: There are books available to be checked out by members.
  • Federation: The annual meeting and show will be held October 18-20 in Lewiston ID.
  • Wagonmaster: Seren is working on a field trip to the Skagit River in August. More information will be forthcoming. The last field trip went well. There were some good finds. After the meeting, Seren has samples in the back of her truck to show from the last field trip.
  • Mineral Council (WSMC): The Darrington Show is on July 20-21. There is a field trip scheduled July 20 to Sweetwater for Travertine.
  • Lapidary Room Committee: No report.
  • Education Committee: In the middle of August the Whatcom Museum will have displays of minerals and fossils. There are several members who will have specimens on display.
  • 2020 Show: No report.
  • Old Business: The annual picnic will be on August 11, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Totem Terrace at Intalco, Ferndale. See more information and directions in July’s Newsletter on the club’s website. The cost of the picnic area has increased this year. For next year’s picnic, the club will be checking into a different venue. The picnic is in lieu of the monthly meeting at Bloedel Donovan Park.

New Business

  • The club will be selling their own rocks during Gordy’s Rock Sale, July 19-21. Volunteers are needed to help sell the rocks. Sign-up sheets were passed around.
  • The board has been looking at different venues for our club events. The next Rockhound Rendezvous will be held at the Ferndale Community Center, June 13, 2020. The club is saving a considerable amount of money by changing the venue. Participants will need to bring their own tables or rentals are available. More information will be forthcoming.
  • If you are not receiving the club emails, please contact Linda Mitchell to make sure the correct email is being used.

September Show and Tell: Botryoidal Formations

Meeting adjourned at 8:10. Submitted by Linda Mitchell

Minutes of the July Board Meeting

July 1, 2019 The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Candi Gerard. In attendance: Deb and Wes Gannaway, Michael Langley, Gordy Gerard, and Linda Mitchell. The meeting was held at WECU in Ferndale.

  • Secretary’s Report: The minutes were approved from last month as printed in the newsletter. A draft of a certificate was presented for review.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Deb has made payment to Totem Terrace for the picnic area.
  • Membership: No report.
  • Federation: No report.
  • Wagonmaster: Michael reported that Saturday’s field trip found some good material.
  • Library: No report.
  • Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): No report.
  • Rock Pups: No report.
  • Parks: No report.
  • Lapidary Room Committee: Candi has found another location. She is waiting for a call back to see if they have water and electricity available.
  • Education Committee: No report.
  • 2020 Show: No report.
  • Old Business: The picnic was discussed. Since the fees at Bloedel have been increasing, we are looking at other locations for the monthly meetings, show, and rockround rendezvous (RR).
  • New Business: • Gordy’s rock sale is July 19-21, 2019. If there is enough interest from the members to volunteer their time, the club will also sell their rocks. More information will be forthcoming about the club rock sales during the next general meeting on July 15th . • In the middle of August, the museum will have displays of minerals and fossils. There are several members who will have specimens on display.

The next board meeting will be on August 5, 2019, 6:30 pm, at the WECU in Ferndale Exit 262. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm — Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell