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, August 28, 2018, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301
President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order. There were 13 members and 2 guests: Connie and Earl Bauer.
There was no program so we could prepare for the Rock Show.
Secretary Pam Radu read the July minutes. Since there were no additions or corrections to the minutes, they 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 only Webster attended tonight’s meeting, so they continued their discussion on meteorites. She also said the Kids Club would help at the dig during the Show.
Field Trip: Nathan was unfortunately absent. Just before the last meeting, he was run off the road while driving his truck. He’s fine, but the truck isn’t.
Programs: Barbara said there were no programs for August and September due to preparation and after-action for on the Show. She also reported there’s no program in November because of election and installation of officers, nor in December because of the Holiday Party. She will try to find someone for October.
Show: The President passed around a sign-up sheet for workers at the Show. A Tent Set-up Crew of, preferably, 6 people is needed for Thursday prior to the show at 3pm. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, workers will be in 2-hour increments starting at 9am. Kelly and Karl collected all the items for the Silent Auction from the storage unit and decided it didn’t represent our club very well. Pam offered to go through it and select the best items for auction. Ted asked about providing 4 dozen donuts and coffee each morning. They must be ordered a week in advance from Casey’s.
The State Fair Booth: Barbara thanked Anita for making all the cards about Mozarkite with a polished sample attached. They were very popular. Anita said she had a lot of them left over and would make more to hand out at the Show, but she needed more similar pieces of Mozarkite. Kelly said he had quite a few left. The people who were present that worked at the State Fair all said how much they enjoyed the experience. Pam was especially impressed with Anita’s impromptu “field test” for what a rock would look like polished and how it tasted.
Donated Rock Collection: Ted examined the collection of unidentified rocks Pat gave us from who he thought was Owen Hemshaw. Ted determined there was nothing we could use in a display, so Mike and Barbara offered to take them.
The President announced Greg had signed up for refreshments in October and since he’s no longer a member, a volunteer was needed. Anita volunteered to bring refreshments for October.
The President said there are many, many old geology and lapidary magazines in the storage unit. Kelly suggested we give them away. Connie Bauer suggested any no one wanted might be donated to the public library. Anita made a motion, seconded by Sharon, to put the magazines out at the Show and give them away; any left, brought to the meeting for members; and any remaining would be offered to the local library. Motion carried.
The President said since our club has been given unidentified rocks in personal collections and we have no way of knowing what they are or from whom or where they came, we need to establish guidelines for accepting donations so future members will know what we have. Kelly made a motion, seconded by Lee, to form a committee to write these guidelines. Motion carried. The President asked Larry, Kelly and Lee to serve on the committee.
Refreshments were provided by Kelly. Next month will be Diane.There being no further business, the meeting closed in due form.