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, August 27, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.
            President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order.  There were 12 members present.
            Since the members had received copies of the July 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 reported the members were studying clays of Missouri.  She’s also working on arranging a field trip to find Missouri Balls.
Field Trip:  No report.
Programs: No report
Show Committee: Anita will bring premeasured coffee and water each day plus the creamer and sweetener for the Show.  She will also order 3 dozen assorted donuts per day from the Lincoln Casey’s to be picked up each morning. Ted was asked if he knew of someone who would be willing to do an after-dinner talk and he’s going to check.  It was agreed that Anita will bring brats, Kelly pulled pork and the Parsons fried chicken for the dinner.  Anita suggested we invite both the food vendor, Warsaw LeatherNecks NCL Detachment 1254, and the Exedines of Anne’s Acres.  The president asked for volunteers to get the tent on Tuesday, September 17.  Volunteers should meet at the storage shed behind the church at 5pm.  They will put the tent up with as much help as they can get on Wednesday, September 18 at 2pm.  Anita volunteered two of her nephews for that job.  The food vendor has confirmed for the Show.  Joyce printed more Silent Auction cards.  Pam has all the Silent Auction items that were in storage and the cards so she can sort through what we have and put the cards with them.
Unfinished Business
Some of the members volunteered to bring items for the Silent Auction.  Starting bids a little higher than we’ve had in the past for some of the more expensive items was suggested.
The Holiday Dinner is scheduled for December 14 at 6:30pm.  It will be a pot-luck and Joyce will get the meat like she has the last two years since it seemed to be well received both times.
            A sign-up sheet for working the Show was passed around.  It was divided into 2-hour increments.  Pam and Renee will operate the Silent Auction on Saturday and Sunday.  Anita and Diane volunteered to do it on Friday.
            A letter was sent to the Midwest Federation clubs in Missouri inviting them to display items from their clubs without charge in the Society tent.

New Business

The city of Lincoln made a donation to the Mozarkite Society for our participation in their Sesquicentennial over the July 4th weekend. 
A suggestion was made to give Youth-sized shirts to existing members and any new members of the Kids Club.  Since we are extremely short on adult sizes, it was brought up about buying more tee-shirts, but in only 2 or 3 colors.  This topic was tabled for a later date.
A motion was made by Kelly, seconded by Barbara, to spend approximately the same amount of money on Show advertising as last year.  Motion carried.
Kelly made a motion, seconded by Diane, to have a dig at the Blueberry Farm on Thursday before the Show for the vendors.  Motion carried.  Anita made a motion, seconded by Larry, that everyone who goes to the Blueberry Farm to dig for Mozarkite should be charged the same rate Rob charges.  Motion carried.
Anita told the members she will provide a new PA System for announcements and the Silent Auction.  She said it should be heard virtually all over the Show area.


Refreshments for this meeting were provided by Mike and Barbara.  September refreshments will be provided by Kelly.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.