February 2016 Newsletter

Minnesota Valley Gem and Mineral Club February Newsletter:

Last month’s meeting was held in the Meeting room of the Eagles club in Mankato.  The main topic of discussion was 2016 field trips.  So far, there will be a field trip this spring to Judson Bottom Toad State park, and one this fall to Keokuk.

A junior menmber, Toriinlee, held the February program on Keokuk Geodes.  Some details of the program included things to do at Geode Fest, a showing of specimens, and some interesting stories of how they were collected.

The March meeting will be held on March 31st at 6:30 PM.  It will be held in the meeting room of the Eagles Club in Mankato, Minnesota.  The address is 708 North Riverfront Drive.  Please use the Rock Street entrance.  As always, visitors are welcome.

The March program will be a “SHOW AND TELL” bring in your favorite specimens or odd rocks that you may need help identifying.

A copy of the February meeting minutes can be found HERE.

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If you have any photographs that you would like to share of club events, please send them to mnvalleygemandmineralclub@gmail.com

January 2016 News Letter

Minnesota Valley Gem and Mineral Club January Newsletter:

First off, please congratulate our new members of office.  This year’s officers are:  President Heather Hanson, Vice President Jim Wieseler, Secretary Brandi Jones, and Treasurer Kim Williams.

Last month’s meeting was held in the Meeting room of the Eagles club in Mankato.  Amendments to the club Constitution and By Laws, 2016  field trips, and future programs were topics of discussion.

Jim Wieseler, held the January program on gem identification.  Some details of the program included specimens and details on how to identify them.

February’s meeting will be held on February 25th at 6:30 PM.  It will be held in the meeting room of the Eagles Club in Mankato, Minnesota.  The address is 708 North Riverfront Drive.  Please use the Rock Street entrance.  As always, visitors are welcome.

The February program will be hosted by Toriin, a junior member, about Keokuk Geodes.  She will be bringing in some of her specimens and telling us about how they were found.

 

The new website for the club is:  www.mnvalleygemandmineralclub.com

If you have any photographs that you would like to share of club events, please send them to mnvalleygemandmineralclub@gmail.com

A copy of the January 2016 meeting minutes can be found HERE.