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, August 30, 2022, at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.
            President Kelly Blum called the meeting to order with 11 members present.
            The minutes were entered into the file as written. 
            A Treasurer’s Report was read then was placed in the file for audit.  

President’s Remarks
Kelly went over an after-action report Rich Kern had prepared regarding his suggestions for making the most of our efforts at the State Fair.  Kelly passed around a copy of the e-mail so other members could add their suggestions to the list.  He discussed what he felt was feasible and what he didn’t think would work.  Kelly also said a couple of older Mozarkite shirts had been donated to the club and members could have them.

Unfinished Business
Show Business - Pam said instead of the club purchasing and storing a 36”x24” white board, she had a very large chalk board she would be happy to loan the club for the show.  She also has multi-colored chalks that could be used for messaging on it.  Nancy made a motion, seconded by Dave, to accept the loan of Pam’s chalk board.  Motion carried.
Kelly passed around the sign-up sheet for working the show that was originally passed around  last winter.  He asked everyone to make sure they were still available for what they’d agreed to do at that time.  He said we’d need a work crew on September 15 to set up the canopies and help Mike with Barbara’s tent.  Meet at the park in Lincoln (across from Mike Hare Field) at 2pm.
Kelly brought up funding the ads for our Show.  Dave made a motion, seconded by Lee, that we allow last year’s allowance + 20%.  Motion carried.
Kelly asked if we wanted to provide coffee for the vendors at the Show.  The members agreed they did.  Pam said she’d donate the coffee for the brew.
Ted’s Rock Collection -  Kelly asked the status of the identification of Ted’s rock collection.  Lee said she’d call Professor Strange and see if the samples had been identified and see when we could pick up what was done.
Field Trip to Jacob’s Cave – Kelly wanted to nail down a date for the trip to Jacob’s Cave.  By a show of hands, the members decided they did not want to tour the cave when they Swap Meet was held at the cave. It was decided we’d try for October 15 with October 29 as an alternate date.  Lee will include Eric in emails with Rick about setting up the tour with the former and new owners.

New Business
            The club purchased the remainder of the Bob Harms jewelry from Kelly so he would recoup his investment and we could modify the jewelry as needed to sell it at the show.  The Treasurer asked what account the money from the jewelry sales should go into.  Dave made a motion, seconded by Barbara, that it should go into the general fund.  Motion carried.
            Kelly said he’d like to have a potluck dinner for our September meeting.  Rick Kern had said he’d give a program for us at that meeting too.  Lee made a motion, seconded by Mike, to have a potluck at the September 27 meeting.  Motion carried.  Kelly passed around a sign-up sheet for what members were bringing.

There being no further business to bring before the members, the meeting was adjourned.  Refreshments were provided by Lee and Dave.  Next meeting is the potluck and refreshments in October will be provided by Diane.

Pitch-In Dishes
Pam – Deviled Eggs                                                                Diane - Brownies
Barbara –  Pickled Beets and Pickled Okra                             Nancy – Tuna ‘n’ Noodles
                 Dump Cake                                                                         Potato Chips
Lee –   Slaw                                                                           Joyce – Chicken Casserole
            Vegetable side                                                             Kelly – Potato Salad