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