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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:

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:



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.


Tom gave a talk on Rock and Mineral Characteristics.



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.


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

Rhonda West,