Board Meeting Minutes, September 7, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Candi Gerard at Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424. In attendance: Ralph Sisco, Bonnie Keel, Gordy Gerard, Glenn Ishihara, Michael Langley, Sharon Geleynse, and Linda Mitchell. Masks were worn by all.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the last meeting on July 5, 2021, were approved. There was no board meeting in August.

Treasurer’s Report: No report.

Membership: No report.

Federation: Michael reported the Federation show is held on September 11-12 in Walla Walla. They will zoom the meeting.

Wagonmaster Report: There will be a field trip to Racehorse Creek, September 18th. Meet at Nugent’s Corner at 10:00 am. More information will be forthcoming. A field trip is in the planning stages to Anderson Creek, O’Tool Creek, and others in Skagit County in late September or early October.

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): A field trip is scheduled September 18 to Little Naches. On October 16, a field trip is scheduled for Money Creek. (For more information, contact Ed Lehman at or (425) 334-6282 or (425) 760-2786.)

Lapidary Committee: The club may have a beginning Lapidary Class in October. More information will be forthcoming. The lapidary room is open for members on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm. Members must sign up and prepay $10. If no one prepays, it will be closed. You must be a member of the club to sign up for classes and use the lapidary equipment.

Show 2021: The show is on September 11-12, 2021, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, Ferndale WA. Set up for the show is on September 10.

New Business:

Election: It is time for the election of officers. We are asking members for nominations for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Federation, Wagonmaster, and Directors at Large. If you are interested, please contact any board member.

Mall Store: There was discussion regarding renewal of the contract for the mall store. There was a motion to renew the contract at Space 424, Bellis Fair Mall, for one year. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Mall Store Helper Needed: We need volunteers to help at the retail store in the mall at least 4 hours per month. You would be a helper to an experienced volunteer at the mall store to help greet customers and sell items.

Mall Store Chairperson: A volunteer is needed. This is a person separate from the President. They would oversee the club’s mall store.

Wagonmaster Volunteer Needed: The club needs a member to volunteer to be a Wagonmaster to organize fields trips for the members of the club. It may be possible to have a committee of 2 or 3 people to schedule the field trips for the members.

The next Board Meeting is on October 4, 6:00 pm, at Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm
Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell