The meeting came to order at 6:35p.m. With Ed Kubu leading the pledge of allegiance.
Guests were: Lila Holmby, Jeff Goeth, Casey and Clarice Hyde.
Deb Strickland made a motion to approve the minutes from last month and Kathy Meuchel seconded. Passed
Deb gave the Treasurer Report. Kathy made a motion to approve the report with Amber Tyree making the second. Passed
Deb brought the two Sympathy cards and read the poem she sends out from the club. She wanted the club to know what gets sent.
Show Report: Still 13 Vendors so far. We need Sponsors moving forward which will be listed in a handout we give at the front door. She has a letter to give the business that donates. We also need help in show cases, judges and specimens for our black light tent. We'd like a person to Identify rocks at the show as well. Deb will have the Sign-up Genius program at our next meeting and give a presentation on how it works.
Darrell Coyle: He maintains a Facebook site for the club. He has informed the members of the cancellations of shows.
He has also been in touch with a board member from the MT Council and although they usually hold a meeting at the Butte show, we asked them to have their meeting at our show and they say 'yes.' It will be on Saturday evening at the back of the building. Ken Zahn will bring the trailer of cases over as usual.
The Museum in Victor contacted Darrell and asked for specific specimens for the case we're working on to give to them permanently. They'd like more mining specimens if possible, and everything should be from MT and local.
NEW Business: None to report
Lora Hall gave a presentation with samples about the two field trips planned at the AFMS show. First is the Fish Quarry with plates easy enough to flake off the wall for $40 for the day you are there. The people running it are very helpful. Second is the Blue Forest wood site.
Olga Boor won the 50/50 drawing. $29, half of the $58 collected.
Bill Meuchel won the drawing for the last Gem Scoop
Meeting adjourned at 7:57p.m.
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