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The Villages Gem and Mineral Club

MINUTES

Meeting Date: Jun 2011

A regular business meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society was held at Sea Breeze Recreation Center on June 2, 2011.  The meeting convened at 7:00 pm. Vice-President Tom Mitchell opened the meeting.

Minutes of the May meeting were read and approved.

Officers Reports:

Vice President, Tom Mitchell talked about the Outdoor Expo, 2 weeks ago, and the booth our club had.  Participation and interest at the Expo was very good.

He had a number of informative items laid out on the table for perusal after the meeting including The Lodestar Newsletter, Fossil Permits, Jewelry Making Daily printout on cabbing & faceting moonstone, and The Faceter’s Newsletter.

Treasurer, Richard Goodspeed reported:

Beginning Balance    $ 445.75
Income & deposits        156.15
Withdrawals                   56.00
End of May BAL.     $ 545.90
Cash and checks             68.80 
Balance to date          $ 614.70

No fees this month, hopefully this will continue after Dick made another trip to the bank to ask questions about the fees!

Unfinished Business:

Judy Mitchell reported that our website is up and running.  The address is: 
www.thevillagesgemandmineralsociety.wetpaint.com

Once you sign-up as a member you can add information and get information.

A collective “thanks” was given to Judy for the fantastic job she did in setting-up our website.

New Business:

None

Announcements:

Tom has joined the Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society.  This club has had a Gem & Mineral Show every year for

the last 35 years.  He plans to learn all that we would need to know to have our own show in the future.

Education:

Tom gave a talk on Rock and Mineral Characteristics.

 

Visitors:

Howard & Jenny Kuhn have been Floridians for 20 years but only in The Villages for 7 months.

Rick and his wife are from Virginia and have traveled to mines all over the U.S.  They have been to every state except Hawaii.

 

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned and we had our “Chinese auction” and “show and tell” time.

Rhonda West,                        
Secretary