Information about the club

The Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc. is a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies which is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
                  The Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate and promote interest in the study of lapidary, mineralogy and geology; to promote the lapidary arts and jewelry making; and the collection and preservation of mineral, fossil, and geological specimens and sites as well as their ecological surroundings.  The society promotes awareness of, and education on, Mozarkite so its members and general public may better appreciate Missouri’s state rock and its’ attributes.
                  For more information about Mozarkite and club information, go to
                  Monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301.  Kids’ Club meeting – 6:15pm; regular meeting – 7:00pm.
                  Membership dues including newsletter are:  Individual adults - $15; Junior $5.
Executive Officers

President –Karl Parsons;  Vice President – ; Secretary – Pam Radu; Treasurer – JoyceGrinstead (660-827-3888)



          The regular meeting of the Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Inc., was held Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the First Christian Church, 200 S Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301

          President Karl Parsons called the meeting to order.  There were 23 regular members present and one guest, Beth’s mom, Carol Odessa.

          Secretary Pam Radu read the November minutes.  A motion to approve was made by Anita and seconded by Nate.  Motion carried.  

          Treasurer Joyce Grinstead read the Treasurer’s Report and it was approved as presented.


Committee Reports:

Kids Club: Anita reported a new project in which she would loan the children a rock from her collection.  They are to figure out what type of rock they have selected and write a report about it.  They have a month to get it done and they will get a prize at the completion.

Field Trip:  There was discussion on how to get more people to attend the field trips and digs.  Nate will plan some and choose a date that is convenient for the majority.  Beth said she would help by creating a phone tree to notify members of the date.  Greg read aloud the section of by-laws that said the vice president oversees arranging field trips.  Barbara will work with Nate to have more local digs.

Rock Show:  It’s never too early to start working on the rock show.  We need to get in touch with the Lincoln Park Board about the availability of a venue and get the show information started.  The committee for the rock show is Beth, Anita, Kelly and Larry. 

Scholarship Committee: Joyce, Jean and Kelly have agreed to serve on this committee.  The applications were sent to the Benton County schools.  

Programs:  Per Greg, reading aloud from the by-laws, the Vice President is also in charge of organizing programs.  

Advertising: The vice president oversees of the Advertising committee and Barbara will work with Joyce on this.


Old Business  

There was no Old Business.


New Business 

          The president wanted to establish a social hour and refreshments before and after the meeting then when the meeting begins, be seated.  Anita said it would disturb the Kids Club if we had it before and many working people would have trouble arriving early.  Nathan suggested we keep the business meeting to 15 or 20 minutes then have the program, show & tell and socialize afterward.  Beth added that if we had a guest speaker, we could still have the program at the beginning of the meeting.  She further said she thought we should keep our program limited to information on rocks.  Jean said some clubs pay outside speakers.

          Beth made a motion that future raffle items be rocks.  It was seconded by Anita.  Motion carried.

          Dues are due by the end of March.

          Pat brought up the 501c3 and wanted to know the status of the application.  Discussion followed stating the club was not eligible due to restrictions in the Articles of Incorporation.  Pat stated the motion had been made and passed to apply, so the president said he’d like to have Eunice present her findings on the application before we proceed with the filing since there was also disagreement over whether it cost to apply.  Beth made a motion to wait for the report, seconded by Anita.  Motion passed.  



Refreshments were provided by Terri and Jean. 


Beth made a motion to adjourn, Anita seconded.  Motion passed.

Minutes submitted by Ruthanna.