Our MAY General Meeting took place at the MIAMI FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE on JUNE 13 at 7:45 PM.
We had our regular meeting-and-greeting (hey, sometimes we haven’t seen each other for months), refreshments, announcements, and our ever-popular hobby-related raffle. (There were some serious high-value specimens raffled off!!!) Dianne Mielkelead her regular stone-of-the-month discussion, this time on ALEXANDRITE, the birthstone for June. Sandy Mielke presented a video on ROCKHOUNDING FOR FIRE AGATE IN CALIFORNIA - with a Q & A session afterward.
It was a great get-together with a modest turnout of ten members and guests. Seasonality has, in recent years, become an issue for meeting attendance. It took us a while to figure out that, once the school year was over, our member families “hit the road” for all those Gem Shows and Rockhounding Sites up North. For that reason, we no longer schedule any regular events during July and August - meetings included.
We’ll be starting up again in September - so check back here in this space at the end of August for details of our Fall activities!
SPECIAL NOTE***** Some of our members may remember a young man roaming around our Spring Show with a video camera set-up. That was Matt Mielke, Dianne & Sandy’s son. He has edited his video footage to create a short presentation about the Show (and the Club) and uploaded the finished product to YOUTUBE. It may be accessed by clicking on this link: MMLG