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The Villages Gem and Mineral Club


Meeting Date: Feb 2012

A regular business meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society was held at Sea Breeze Recreation Center on February 2, 2012.  The meeting convened at 6:40 pm. Our Treasurer, Dick Goodspeed, opened the meeting.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting and made note of the fact that there were only eleven people in attendance.

The minutes for the January meeting were read and approved.

Officers Reports:

President, Tom Mitchell and Vice-President, Bill Collins had no reports as they were both in Tucson at the Gem & Mineral Extravaganza!

Secretary, Rhonda West, reported on the proposal our club made to The Villages Rec. Dept. for equipment.  Tom and Rhonda met with Pam Henry on January 25th with a proposal for two cab machines, a flat lap, a 20 inch slab saw, an 8 inch trim saw, and two faceting machines.  Pam said our “wish list” would be included in the 2013 budget.  We believe this is a good start!

Treasurer, Richard Goodspeed reported:

Beginning Balance    $   988.58
Income & deposits          505.60
Withdrawals                 - 196.01
End of Dec BAL.      $1,298.17
Cash & checks           +   158.30
Balance to date          $1,456.47

The Treasurer’s report was approved.

Dick also reported that our membership is up, which has increased our treasury.  Participation on our Thursday work nights is up, and that also generates income.  We need a lot more “Chinese auction” items for our business meeting nights...

Old Business:


New Business:


Announcements:Special Program

Ken Wierschem had a presentation, which educated us on searching the web for information resources related to gems and minerals.


The meeting was adjourned after Ken’s presentation.

Rhonda West,