Board Meeting Minutes, February 4, 2021

 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Candi Gerard at Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424.  We did social distance ourselves and wear masks.  In attendance: Wes & Deb Gannaway, Ralph Sisco, Bonnie Keel, Gordy Gerard, and Linda Mitchell.  Guest Sandy Hess.

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the last meeting on October 12, 2020, were approved.  There have been 23 new members since November 2020.  A newsletter will be sent out in the month of February.

Treasurer’s Report:  Deb gave a report of income and expenses. 

Show 2021:  Wes reported we may be able to have the show in the fall timeframe.  We will wait and see what happens and if we can schedule a location.

New Business:

Volunteer Needed:  A volunteer to head up the Rockhound Rendezvous (RR) is needed.  If we want to continue to have this venue so members can sell their rocks and rock-related items, we need to have someone step up to do this.  If you are interested, please contact Candi or one of the board members.

Retail Store, Bellis Fair Mall:  

The club’s retail store hours in the mall:  Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, closed Mondays. 

We plan to have “class day” on Mondays.  The classes being planned are wire wrapping and beading a cabochon.  More information will be forthcoming.  If there is enough interest, other classes being considered are Gem ID Class, Geminars, and Rock and Gem ID.  The classes are for members.  If there are spaces available, then it may open to the public.  We will be able to only have 3-4 people per class in the beginning to social distance.  There will be a fee paid at sign up and any supply fees will be paid to the instructor.  We will have a calendar to schedule the classes.  If anyone has an idea for a class, please contact Candi or one of the board members.

Lapidary Room:  The Lapidary Room is still be worked, and we hope to have it up and running soon.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm

Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell