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
                  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)


                The regular meeting of the Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Inc. was held Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.
            President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order.  There were 7 members present.
            Since the members had received copies of the August minutes and there were no additions or corrections, they were approved as written and entered into the record. 
            Treasurer Joyce Grinstead read the Treasurer’s Report.  Since there were no additions or corrections it was placed in the file for audit.

Committee Reports:

Kids Club: Anita was unable to attend the meeting.  No report.
Field Trip:  No report.
Programs: No report
Show Committee: The president thanked Anita, Kelly, Larry and Mike for all their work in erecting and removing the tents for the show.  He also thanked Kelly and Anita for helping the incoming vendors get situated on Thursday.  A discussion was held on whether we should provide safety equipment for people on the dig.  There were a lot of elements to consider so the discussion was tabled for another meeting.

Unfinished Business

Show Debrief and Report

A. The weather for the show was good for Friday and Saturday, but torrential rains made vendors and members alike fold up and leave.  Word was people came in the afternoon after the rain stopped, but the ground was soggy, and all the vendors were gone.
B. Silent auction didn’t do as well as in past years but did very well on Saturday.  Sunday was rained out.  Anita’s new PA system helped a great deal to announce the auctions.
C. The digs at the Blueberry Farm were a huge success as usual.  Thanks to Kelly for guiding them.  Many kids came out to enjoy the activities; whether they found Mozarkite was never determined.

New Business

A.  A nominating committee of Anita, Diane and Lee was selected for the election of officers for the up-coming year.  The president reminded the members the by-laws state the incumbent is automatically on the slate unless he or she declines re-election.  Also, in order to be nominated, a member must have attended 5 meetings out of the last 12.  To vote, a member must have attended at least 3 meetings out of the last 12.
B. The board decided to donate $300 to the church.


Refreshments for this meeting were provided by Kelly.  October refreshments will be provided by Diane.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.