January 2014 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society
January 13th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Club President, Dean Hostetter. Attendance: 28 members and 4 guests.

*Special thanks to Jack Glenn for the outstanding club web site. If you haven’t checked out the site recently you will be surprised. It is located at

*Finalized plans for the February 8th field trip to JMU.

*Jack Glenn, Dean Hostetter and Scott Gregory will look into t-shirt options. If you have any ideas for a club logo or are a good artist, come to the meeting or
send me an email (Bob Helt).

*Treasurers report: We have money; still paying a few outstanding bills.

Thanks to all who signed up for refreshments (see list below). Suggestions for future programs are needed. If you would like to present a future program, you can use
this form on the web site or please let Dean Hostetter know.

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Program Reports:
Discussion followed by a great rock swap. Thanks to all the folks who brought in things to trade or sell.

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February meeting: Monday, February 10th at 7:30 PM
Waynesboro Church of the Brethren
364 Bridge Road
Lower parking lot—Side Door entrance!

Program: Based on interest expressed by club members who attended the JMU Mineralogy Lab field trip, we will discussing what we learned and methods used by Dr Kearns to identify minerals. We really had a wonderful time at the lab and museum and several folks were delighted to learn how to identify rocks and minerals and about the techniques used by Dr Kearns.

If you acquired specimens on the field trip, please bring them to the meeting for all to see. Also share anything you learned from using the Mineralogy Lab test equipment. One club member recently attended the rock and mineral show at Tucson and can share his experience.

Refreshments: Phillip and Katherine Phillips

Volunteers for Refreshments, 2014:
February: Calvin and Katherine Phillips
March: Debbie Grimm
April: Jilly Weigel and Jack Glenn
May: Feather Stein
July: N/A - Club Picnic
November: Eleanor Matano
December: N/A - Club Christmas Dinner

Bob Helt, Secretary

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Club Officers and Staff 2014
President – Dean Hostetter
Vice President – Leo Cloutier
Show Co-Chairs – Dean Hostetter and all Club members
Educational Outreach -- Linda Corwin, Bob Helt
Secretary/Newsletter -- Bob Helt (heltsncrozet@comcast.net)
Field Trip Coordinator - Dean Hostetter (deanboy@ntelos.net)
Treasurer – Scott Gregory
Web Site Coordinator – Jack Glenn

Club web site:
Club Facebook page:
Club email: svgem-min-club@live.com