The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm by President Kevin Vetter on April 7, 2019 at the Bismarck Public Library. Other officers in attendance were Treasurer, Victor Wingerter; and Secretary, Darrel Spencer. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the club members introduced themselves.
Treasurer Vic Wingerter reported that the CDG&MS has $8,546.67 in the bank with all bills paid. Victor also mentioned that members need to pay their 2019 membership dues. The report was then approved.
Secretary, Darrel Spencer read the minutes from March 17, 2019 CDG&MS meeting and they were approved as read.
There was no old business to discuss.
Roy Oliger reported that the Rocky Mountain Federation Mineralogical Society has a new 2019 Directory out that would be informative for the rock club members to look at.
With no further new business, meeting was adjourned.
Ray Oliger presented a very interesting program on Rocks that becomes fluorescent under a black light. The Club members who brought rocks were impressed with the variety of glowing colors their mineral sample exhibited as it fluoresced.
Ray stated that one use of these fluorescent minerals is determining an authentic U. S. Postal Stamp from a forgery with the use of a black light. The authentic stamp will glow in the dark.
2019 MEETING DATES & TENTITIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULING
May 5 – Show and Tell
June 2 – Metal Detecting at McDowell Dam
July 7 – (open)
August 4 – Picnic (1:00 PM) Potluck (Bring stuffing material)
September 15 – Pine Cone Hunt
September 22 – Stuffing Party
October 3 – (Set up) 4, 5 – Annual Rock Show
November 3 – Membership Meeting (Elections)
December 1 – (1:00 PM Christmas Party)
2019 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES – 6 PM AT THE AMVETS CLUB
October 29 November 26 December 17