President Candi Gerard called the meeting to order at 7 pm, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale. Candi welcomed everyone to the meeting. Masks were worn by all.
Secretary: The minutes are approved from the October 18, 2021, General Meeting. The November 15, 2021, meeting was cancelled due to flooding. There is a flyer for members to take for the Everett Rock & Gem Club, May 28 and 29, 2022, at the Monroe Fairgrounds.
Treasurer: The treasurer provided a report.
Membership: There are approximately 180 families signed up.
Federation: Michael reported that next year’s date for the show and meeting has not been reported yet.
Washington State Mineral Council (WSMC): Next year’s field trips should begin in April. Note: Club members can join in these field trips. The link is:
Wagonmaster: A volunteer or committee is still needed to start planning field trips next spring. Contact any board member for more information.
Lapidary: The Lapidary Room is closed the rest of December. It will be open again in January 2022 on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.
Show 2022: The next show is March 26-27, 2022, Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale. The room is scheduled. The ads are coming out in the different rock publications. Ads for our local area will be out soon. If anyone knows of a food truck, please let Wes or Bonnie know.
Election: The election should have taken place during the November meeting, but this meeting was cancelled due to flooding. The members were asked for nominations from the floor. No one responded. A motion was made to retain the current board members. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Next year, members must step up to volunteer for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Federation, Wagonmaster, and Directors at Large.
Todd Folsom has volunteered to be the Librarian. Todd reported that there are books available on cutting cabs, general geology, and other related topics. Members can check out books during the meeting. The books are to be returned during the next meeting.
Candi gave Deb Gannaway a big “Thank You” for being the Treasurer. She has done the job for many years. We need a volunteer to step up. Also, the Lapidary Room would not have happened and be maintained if it were not for Rick Barrett and Glenn Ishihara. Thank you, Rick and Glenn.
Glenn gave a report on a Rock Tumbling class he will be instructing at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden on January 19, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm. You must contact the Jansen Art Center for information and sign up. There will be a Rock Tumbling class in March also at the Jansen Art Center. Link: www.jansenartcenter.org
The Bellis Fair store is now selling grit for rock tumbling. Thank you, Glenn.
Volunteers are needed to help at the Bellis Mall store. You would be a helper to an experienced volunteer at the mall store to greet customers, sell items, and watch for theft. You will learn a lot about rocks!
There will be a Wire Wrapping class in January. For more information and sign up, please go to the Bellis Fair store.
Two Lifetime Memberships were announced for their service to the club: (1) Rick Barrett and (2) Dick and Kay Carr. Certificates will be presented at a future date. Lifetime memberships are given to members 70 years of age or more, a member for 10 years, and has substantially served the club.
There is a basket of goodies at the front desk for all to come get one. Happy Holidays.
We had the holiday gift exchange for those members that participated.
Show and Tell: Members brought one of their favorite rocks.
Next General Meeting: January 21, 7:00 pm, at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale
January Show and Tell: “Red” rocks and minerals
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm
Respectfully submitted by Linda Mitchell