Board Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2021


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

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the last meeting on September 7, 2021, were approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Questions on paperwork at the mall store were answered.  Deb reported on the income and bills.

Membership:  No report.

Federation:  No report.

Wagonmaster (Field Trip) Report:  There are no field trips scheduled.  We need a volunteer to help plan field trips for the club.  The club members can always attend the Washington State Mineral Council field trips.  There is a link on the club’s website for the Mineral Council. 

Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC):  On October 16, a field trip is scheduled for Money Creek for picture jasper.  On November 13, the field trip is to Blanchard Mt for Stilpnomelane.  Meet at the Gas Mart, I-5 Exit 240 at 9:00 am.  This is in our local area.

 Lapidary Report:  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. 

 Old Business:

 White Elephant Auction:  We will set up at 5:30 pm.  Donations of rocks and rock hobby related items should be brought the night of the auction.  We will have a cake for a member that will be turning 100 years old this month, as well as his 74th Wedding Anniversary. 

 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.  As of this date, we have not received any nominations.

Mall Store Chairperson:  Ralph Sisco has volunteered.

 New Business:

 Equipment:  There was discussion on getting a camera to hook up to a projector for show and tell.  We currently have an ELMO overhead projector and laptop but are having problems getting it set up.  If we cannot get ELMO to work, we will look into purchasing a camera and projector.


Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed for Wagonmaster (Field Trips), Librarian, Mall Store Helper, and Rockhound Rendezvous (RR) coordinator.  If we do not get any volunteers, we will no longer have these activities/events until someone volunteers.

Vests:  We will check into getting vests that members can purchase.  More information forthcoming.

 Life Membership:  A recommendation for a life membership was considered.  In the club’s by-laws, the life membership will be presented to the membership for a final vote.

Annual Dues:  Annual dues are due in the month of October.  Members will be notified by email and on Facebook.

Scholarship:  Todd Folsom will check with WWU about the scholarship the club gives to a geology student.  The scholarship will be presented on the last day of our show in March 2022.

 The next Board Meeting is on November 1, 2021, 6:00 pm, at Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm,  Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell