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The Villages Gem and Mineral Club


Meeting Date: Aug 2011

A regular business meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society was held at Sea Breeze Recreation Center on August 8, 2011.  The meeting convened at 7:00 pm. Treasurer Richard Goodspeed opened the meeting.

Minutes of the July meeting were read and approved with one correction.

Officers Reports:

President, Joe Comer, not in attendance.

Vice-President, Tom Mitchell, at William Holland learning new skills for two weeks.

Treasurer, Richard Goodspeed reported:

Beginning Balance    $ 453.45
Income & deposits        152.61
Withdrawals                   31.50
End of July BAL.      $ 574.56
Cash and checks           158.31
Unpaid bills                   254.10 
Balance to date          $ 478.77


Unfinished Business:


New Business:

We discussed attempting to requisition equipment from Sea Breeze.  Their 2012 budget is close to being voted on.  The list of equipment we would like included a faceting machine, a trim saw, a flat lap cab machine, a rolling mill, and a 14” slab saw.

There was also discussion about classes.  Marsha reminded us that there are classes available through the Lodestar Newsletter in January.  We would like people to come in and teach us here.

We also discussed figuring out which museums are within 75 miles of The Villages and then plan trips to visit one per quarter and try to get a docent or curator to give us a guided tour.



The meeting was adjourned for our “Chinese auction” and “show and tell.”

Rhonda West,