The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Candi Gerard. In attendance: Deb and Wes Gannaway, Gordy Gerard, Michael Langley, Ralph Sisco, and Linda Mitchell. The meeting was held at Deb and Wes’ home in Ferndale. Candi welcomed Ralph to the meeting.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes were approved from last month as printed in the newsletter and on the website.
Treasurer’s Report: Members need to renew their dues by December 31st. A report of the club members is due to the NFMS by January 1st. Western Washington University sent a thank you for the $500 donation the club sent to the Geology Department. The 2020 budget was reviewed and discussed
Membership: There was one renewal received.
Federation: No report.
Wagonmaster: No report.
Library: No report.
Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): The last field trip in 2019 was on November 16 to Blanchard Mountain near Bellingham.
Parks: No report.
Lapidary Room Committee: No report.
Education Committee: No report.
2020 Show: If anyone has polished rock, it is needed for the show. There are 3 locations being reviewed by the board for possible venues for the show beginning in 2021. More information will be forthcoming. Beginning in January, a volunteer is needed to oversee the critter making party.
Old Business: The Christmas party is scheduled for December 16, 2019. We will begin to set up at 6:30 pm and plan to eat at 7:00 pm. The board discussed the Christmas tree, decorations, and cooking the turkey and ham.
New Business: Donated to the club by an anonymous donor were 45 clear coffee cups engraved with the rock club’s insignia. The board voted on selling the cups for $5 each.
The next Board Meeting will be on January 6, 2020, 6:30 pm, held at the WECU in Ferndale, Exit 262.
Meeting adjourned at 8:14 pm — Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell