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Newsletter of the Capital Mineral Club
Concord, New Hampshire

December 2001

Volume 2 Issue 4

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this issue:

The Capital Mineral Club will hold it's annual Holiday get together at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord NH. The schedule of events is as follows:
3:30 - 4:00 Begin organize
4:00 - 5:00 Socialize, setup, prepare dinner and relax, have fun!!
4:30 - 5:00 Vote on the Collecting and Lapidary awards
5:00 - 6:15 Eat all the good food that everyone brings
6:30 Yankee Swap - Good fun
8:00 Socialize, Pickup, Leave
Things to bring: Dinner, Dessert, and Salad plates; Cup/Mug saucer, utensils, napkins, salt & pepper, Pot luck specialty & serving utensils, Holiday center piece if desired. Plastic bag for taking home dirty or wet dishes.
The Yankee Swap: Bring a gift of at least $5.00 to $10.00 value to do with the hobby, gift wrapped. Each participant is given a numbered ticket. You

then choose a gift when your number is called. Before you open your gift you can swap with any member called before you. You can not go back and swap your gift once you have passed the person in line. The first person called, can at the end of the swap, swap with any other. The Club adds a mystery gift to a lucky participant, lots of fun, nice gifts.
Displays: If you can, bring a display of your summers acquisitions. The object is not to show the best but to stimulate some conversation and make for good socializing. This is separate from the annual "Best Field Collecting Award" & "Best creative Lapidary Award" see rules on this contest on page 3.
Signup!! If you have not signed up for a food item or want to know more about the December meeting you can call Gordon Jackson at 783-4493. Let's have a good turnout!!

The new year is fast coming upon us. The 2002 dues are due by January first. The dues are $5 single, $8 couple, $10 family, and $2 junior. To keep records straight and make it simple for Vince who collects the dues and Don who cashes the money, give them a check in the amount of your dues. If you recently joined the Club your 2002 dues may already be paid. If you have any questions ask Vince 497-3935. Next month a Club application will be included in the newsletter. Recruit some new members!!!!