Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 2015 Club Meeting Highlights

  • The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society met on January 8, 2015, at 6 PM at the Silver City Senior Citizen's Center.  They shared a pot-Luck Supper.
  • The meeting was called to order by the new President, George Skibo.  New members and guests were introduced.
  • The Minutes were approved as published in the Beacon.
  • Marcia Fisch gave the Treasurer's Report.  The Starting balance was $ 16,796.14.   Income was:: Dues - 195.00, Donations - 137.06. and Lodgers' Tax (repayment of what was spent on advertising for the Show) - 2,702.44.   Expenditures were:  Beacon Printing Oct-Nov - 106.90, and membership in the SCGC Chamber of Commerce for 2015 - 135.00.  The Balance for January 2015 was $19, 588.74.   So far this year membership of 45, with 33 households.  (25 life members).  There were 49 members at the December meeting.
  • Ansel Walters reported on the January Field Trip on January 17. 2015.  The Trip will be to Granite Gap from the Arizona side. There are mines there with specimins of Malachite, Galena, Chrysocholla, and Chrystals.  (For further details see the January Beacon
  • A letter was read from Marcia Andre, the WEBMASTER.  She needs your help with information and articles for the Website. If it not interesting, it will not be looked at.
  • The Library Case has been repaired and is ready for members to check out and Return books to now.  We need a new Librarian to take care of the case and books.
  • Tickets were available for the raffle at the Rockhound Roundup in March in Deming.
  • Thank - you notes were read from: our Student at WNMU receiving the Scholarship, the Daily Press and WNMU for our year-long support, and The Geology Department at Tech at Socorro for our support of the Mineral Symposium.
  • The December Party Quiz was read and answers solicited from the members present.  They did quite well.
  • It was announced that Karen Blisard's mother had just passed away. Our condolences to her.
  • The Name-Tag Drawing was won by Paul           .
  • The Rock draw was held with spirited competition between ticket purchaser's.
  • The Program did not show up because he thought the meeting was the 14th.  This program will be presented in February.
  • The meeting was adjourned.
Secretary, Mary Margaret Soule'

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