The Southwest Fluorescent Finders Chapter is pleased to host the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. The format for the meeting will be similar to that for previous years. For our convenience, the Hospitality Guild of the Church will offer a meal service at nominal cost starting at 6:00pm.
A brief Business Meeting will be held following the meal, at about 6:45pm, after people have arrived from the TGMS Show at the Convention Center.
An agenda will be distributed at the meeting and appears below under “Official Business.” The business meeting will be followed by the usual activities, which include announcements, door prizes, and a silent auction. Ample time will be allowed for swapping and selling.
In a departure from past tradition:
• For show and tell, the SWFFs invite members from each chapter of the FMS to bring samples of fluorescent minerals that can be collected locally. The members of the SWFF will set an example by bringing samples of material from Southern Arizona
• We also ask each chapter to bring several items for door prizes. Individuals are also invit-ed to bring one or two door prize specimens.
To keep the meeting on schedule and allow ample time for swapping and selling, door prize donations will be handled somewhat differently than in the past. A limited number of all door prize specimens (e.g., 6-8) will be distributed “live” immediately following the business meeting and before other activities begin. The remaining specimens will be distributed in a silent auction that will run at the same time as selling and swapping.
-- Mardy Zimmermann
*The Church of the Painted Hills is located on the left (South) side of the Speedway Boulevard approximately 3.2 miles west of the intersection with I-10.
2013 Annual Meeting of the Fluorescent Mineral Society
Church of the Painted Hills, Tucson, Arizona
Facility Opens at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 15
Timetable for Evening Activities
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Meal, Setup
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.: Business Meeting
7:15 – 7:30 p.m.: Announcements
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Presentation (Graham Fraser)
8:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Show and Tell
8:30 p.m. – Door Prizes
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.: Sales and Swap
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Silent Auction
(The original version of this announcement is available to members in the recent UV Waves newsletter.)