Board Meeting Minutes, May 3, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 am 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, Glenn Ishihara, and Linda Mitchell.

Candi called the meeting to order and reported that there have been 36 new members since the store opened.

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the last meeting on February 4, 2021, were approved. There will be a May newsletter.

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

Show 2021: The show is tentatively scheduled for September 10-12, 2021, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, Ferndale WA. September 10 is the day we set up for the show. More information will forthcoming as we get closer to the dates.

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.

Tumbling Class: Glenn will be having a tumbling class on June 7 and June 14, 6:00 pm., Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424. To reserve your space, please come to the store to sign up and prepay.

Lapidary Room: In June, the Lapidary Room will be open to members, 18 years old and above. Usage will be limited to one project/rock to process down the line to completion. There will be a volunteer to monitor your time for each machine. To reserve your spot, you must come into the store to sign up and prepay. Also, there will be specific rules for the Lapidary Room provided to you.

Display Cases for Education: There will be a display case for members to display their rock-related collections for education purposes at the mall store. The case is locked to secure your items. It will help show people the different collections members enjoy and get others interested as well. For those interested, sign up will be at the store.

Club Sales: The club has complete sand casting and lost wax kits for sale with 2 kilns and tools. For more information, please contact Wes Gannaway by leaving a message at 360-384-4209.

Meeting adjourned at 12:07 pm

Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell