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, March 27, 2018, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301
            President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order.  There were 24 members present.  The president welcomed 2 new members: Ali Jones-Lecton and Carol Owen.
            Secretary Pam Radu read the February minutes.  There were no additions or corrections to the minutes, so they were accepted as presented. 
            Treasurer Joyce Grinstead read the Treasurer’s Report and it was accepted as presented.

Committee Reports:
Kids Club: Anita reported they studied volcanoes.  She said they brought in the article they had written about the rock they were given at the January meeting.
Field Trip:  Nathan said he went back to Keokuk, IA, but it still wasn’t good for collecting geodes because the place he likes to hunt was flooded.  However, he will continue checking on the spot for a future geode hunt. 

Old Business
Beth is getting an area on her farm ready for digging Mozarkite   She will let us know when it’s ready.

New Business

            Anita suggested it might help bring people to our show in September if we teamed up with another group and we might want to think about a car show.  There are car clubs that might be interested in sharing advertising for mutual benefit.
            Mike Prit, Scout Master of the Scout Troop that meets in the church basement, spoke to the members and asked if it would be possible for the Scouts to go on a dig with us.
            The President reported the space for our Show has been reserved.  He is currently looking into getting a tent to avoid our being out in the weather during the show.  He also said the staff who normally run the concession stand at the park will not be there this time, so we will need to find a vendor.  The Scout Master said the Scouts do concessions, so the Show Committee needs to follow up on this suggestion.

 

Refreshments

Refreshments were provided by Beth.  Refreshments next month will be provided by Mike and Barbara.

There being no further business, Anita made a motion, seconded by Carol, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

Kelly presented a program on identifying Mozarkite in the field.  He brought several examples of nodules he’d chipped to reveal Mozarkite as well as some he’d cut.