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.
Mozarkite SOCIETY of LINCOLN, INC.
The regular meeting of the Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Inc. was held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Joyce and Larry Grinstead’s since the church was unavailable this month.
President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order. There were 9 members present.
Secretary Pam Radu was absent so Secretay pro tem, Anita Simmons read the May minutes. There was one correction to the minutes – the picnic was held at Liberty Park. The minutes were approved as corrected and were 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.
Kids Club: Anita reported that none of the Kids Club members were able to attend the meeting tonight. However, Hannah and Zach Ayers were fossil hunting on vacation and would bring samples back to share.
Field Trip: No report.
Programs: No report
Show Committee: The President said Pam had reminded him the Silent Auction items need to be reviewed and new items added. Several members stated they had items they could contribute to the Silent Auction. It was also suggested we could have a bake sale at the same time to raise money for our scholarship fund. Joyce stated that since we have a scholarship to fund now from the Harms fund, we should put all the money raised at the Silent Auction in the Harms Scholarship Fund. She also said this should be determined year by year. Anita made a motion, seconded by Diane, to contribute the proceeds of the Silent Auction to the Harms Scholarship Fund this year. Motion carried. Mike Mittenburg said we have use of the tent again this year but will need help it getting it from storage and putting it up so the helpers agreed to go Wednesday, September 18 to get it. The president said it was brought to his attention about making rows for vendors. Anita said she wanted the vendors to know they must park their personal vehicles behind their display. She also said the biggest complaint from the 2018 show was a vehicle blocked access to the restrooms. A No-Parking zone will be identified to prevent this from happening again. Kelly said he’d heard from Dave Thomas about being a food vendor. The president said he’d reserved the vendor we had last year but will check to be sure we are still on their schedule.
The President showed photos of the display the Society had at the Lincoln Sesquicentennial. The first 2 days were not well-attended due to weather, but the last day had a good turn-out.
Joyce passed around the sign-up sheet to work the State Fair. Dave and Kelly will go on August 1 to set up the booth. The days the booth will be open are: Thursday through Sunday August 8-11 and 15-18. There will be polished rocks and tee-shirts for sale.
Mike has reserved Saturday, December 14 for our holiday dinner at the church.
The president raised the question to the members about moving our meetings from the church to another location. The members indicated they are satisfied meeting at the church.
The president also brought up the idea of inviting other Midwest Federation member clubs in Missouri to display, but not sell, items from their clubs in our tent for free. Lee made a motion, seconded by Anita, that we invite these MWF-member clubs to display in our tent for free. Motion carried.
Anita provided the refreshments for this meeting. August refreshments will be provided by Mike and Barbara Mittenburg.There being no further business, the meeting was adjorned.