Information about the club

The Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc. is a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies which is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
                  The Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate and promote interest in the study of lapidary, mineralogy and geology; to promote the lapidary arts and jewelry making; and the collection and preservation of mineral, fossil, and geological specimens and sites as well as their ecological surroundings.  The society promotes awareness of, and education on, Mozarkite so its members and general public may better appreciate Missouri’s state rock and its’ attributes.
                  For more information about Mozarkite and club information, go to www.mozarkite.com.
                  Monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.  Kids’ Club meeting – 6:15pm; regular meeting – 7:00pm.
                  Membership dues including newsletter are:  Individual adults - $15; Junior $5.
Executive Officers

President –Karl Parsons;  Vice President – ; Secretary – Pam Radu; Treasurer – JoyceGrinstead (660-827-3888) jgrnstd@sbcglobal.net

Mozarkite SOCIETY of LINCOLN, INC.
MEETING MINUTES

           
 The regular meeting of the Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Inc. was held Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at the First Christion Church, 200 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301,

President Kelly Blum called the meeting to order with 10 members present.

          The minutes were read and entered into the file.

          A Treasurer’s Report was read then was placed in the file for audit.

 

Unfinished Business

          No unfinished business.

 

New Business

          Kelly reported on the plans for the field trip to Jacobs Cave on Saturday October 29.  All those interested in doing so will meet at the Pioneer Restaurant in Versailles on Route 52, about 1 block west of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 52 and 5 at 11:30 for lunch then will proceed to the cave for the scheduled tour at 1pm.

          Lee reported that she has been in correspondence with a vendor from our show who is trying to find the name of another vendor for one of his customers.  We have narrowed down the vendor in question, now we just need to check the log of vendor payments to get the name and e-mail address for them.  Joyce and Larry will check that list and get the information to her to send to the vendor.

          Kelly announced that the Kansas City Rock and Gem Show was November 4, 5 & 6 at the Kansas City International Exhibit Hall near the airport.

          The Holiday Party was reiterated as being on December 10 at 6:30pm in the usual meeting room of the church.  Kelly passed around a sign-up sheet for food contributions.  He said he would provide the ham if he could find it again this year.  Lee made a motion, seconded by Nancy, that  if Kelly was unable to find the ham, we would order chicken from KFC.  Motion carried.

          Kelly confirmed the date of the 2023 Show as September 15-17.  He wanted to make sure all of our signs and informational hand-outs have the correct dates as the month starts on a Friday and he wants to avoid confusion.

          The Warsaw High School Guidance Counsellor has contacted Kelly to get the application form for the scholarship.  He wants to be pro-active with the Seniors to help them fund an education in Earth Sciences.

          Kelly said that with dwindling vendors and visitors at our shows, we need a greater internet presence.  A committee of Joyce, Karl, Eric and Bradley will work to establish a more intensive presence for our Show.  Lee will contact Anita’s cousin to see if she can help us access the Mozarkite Facebook account she helped Anita create for us.

          Normally, this is the time to present a slate of nominees for office.  However, after much discussion, it was determined that the current officers and board were sworn in last year and it was the first year of a two-year term, per the by laws.

          Joyce said we needed to make a decision about how to dispense with the money earned at the Show. Lee made a motion, seconded by Mike, to leave it in the general fund and transfer it as needed to the scholarship funds.  Motion carried.

          There being no further business to bring before the members, the meeting was adjourned.  Refreshments were provided by Diane.  Refreshments in November will be provided by Joyce and Larry.

 

Pitch-In Dishes

Pam –  Deviled Eggs & Relish Tray                                         
Barbara  – Pickled beets and Pickled Okra, Brownies & Corn Casserole     
Nancy & Eric – Potatoes and Green Beans                                          
Diane – Cinnamon Swirl pound cake and Lemon Pound cake                                                        
Lee – Vegetable side dish and salad
Larry and Joyce – Hot rolls and butter
Kelly - Ham