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, February 26, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.
            President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order.  There were 11 members and 6 guests present.
Kelly gave a program on finding Mozarkite in and around Benton County.  He found some Mozarkite near Truman Lake and showed pieces he’d polished from it.
            Secretary Pam Radu read the January minutes.  A correction was made to reflect that Anita had refreshments for the February meeting.  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.

Committee Reports:
Kids Club: Anita reported she will be helping the Kids Club members learn about Missouri rocks when she returns as leader in April.
Field Trip:  No report.
Programs: Barbara asked the members for ideas about programs.
Show Committee: No report.
Club News: Kelly reported he will be displaying examples of Mozarkite at the Benton County Museum.  He will also help set up a display at Lincoln Town Hall.

Old Business

            There was no Old Business to present at this meeting.

New Business

            A.  Lincoln has asked us to display Mozarkite at the Sesquicentennial.  Discussion ensued whether we would display it across the street from Lincoln Town Hall or whether to set up the display at the Mike Hare Field or the 4-H Center.  It was determined more information from Lincoln is needed before we can make that decision.

B.  A question was raised concerning jewelry and Mozarkite displayed at the Katy Depot.  Joyce said she would check on the status.
C.  As of this meeting, no scholarship applications have been sent to Benton County schools.  Joyce said she would update the current application and the secretary will e-mail the up-dated applications to the schools.  It was also discussed that since the date we ask for the return of completed applications is March 15, it would be appropriate to delay that date, but it must still be in time for the Scholarship Committee to meet and provide the results to the school in time for presentation at graduation.
            D.  A suggestion was made to have a pot-luck finger-food meeting for March.  Everyone is asked to bring some snack or finger-food to share.  If there’s any business to discuss, it will take place while we snack.


Refreshments were provided by Anita this meeting.  Next meeting will be a finger-food pot-luck.

There being no further business, the meeting closed in due form.