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Concord, New Hampshire


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President - Scott Higgins, 15 Charles Lane, Eliot, ME 03903, Phone (207) 439-1107

Vice President - Martin Kippley, 6 General Sullivan Way, Rollinsford, NH 03869, Phone (603) 743-1881

Secretary - Vince Valade, 35 Plimpton Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045, Phone 497-3935

Treasurer - Don Dallaire, 829 Candia Rd., Chester, NH 03036, Phone 483-8467

February 2006

Volume 6 Issue 6

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


January Minutes

Other Mineral Clubs and Meeting Dates                                     Pg 2


Current By-Laws

Proposed By-Law Changes  Pg 3 - Pg 6


Scholarship Proposal            Pg 7


CMC Calendar of Events

Gem and Mineral

Shows                                    Pg 8




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Please note A CLUB MEETING TIME CHANGE  for the months of

January and February:

1:00PM – Second Saturday of those 2 Months only


The CMC will meet Saturday, Feb. 11th at 1:00 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

Our guest speaker for the January meeting will be Bill Brown.  Bill will be giving a presentation on the art of faceting gemstones.  The display theme for this meeting will be anything to do with faceting and lapidary (faceted gems you have, gem rough, etc).  Anyone who would like to donate a mineral specimen to the club raffle, please bring it with you. 

Refreshments this month will be provided by Mike and Natalie Undercofler.

Please review the proposed changes to the by-laws on page 6 and the proposed scholarship guidelines on page 7.  These items will be voted on at this meeting.

Don’t forget next month's meeting is the club's annual workshop at Pam and Gordon Jackson’s house.  The time for the workshop will be 10:00am.  A presentation will be given during the day by world famous cave photographer, Kevin Downey.  This is a presentation you won’t want to miss.


The club decided to increase our membership dues during the November club meeting.  This was done so that the cost of the bulletin mailing and insurance coverage for each active member would be covered.  A new membership category was added – “Subscriber.”  This member would receive the bulletin allowing them to keep in contact with the club, but other club activities, such as, attending field trips, would not be allowed. This allows the club to save insurance cost for this member and in return lower their dues rate.  Any questions about these new rates and membership types should be directed to Vince Valade. 



Adult Single           $10 per year;

Family                    $15 per year;

Subcriber               $5 per year ( includes mail newsletter)

Or one time fee     $2 ( only includes email newsletter )


Please make checks payable to the


and submit or mail them to:Vincent Valade

35 Plimpton Road

Goffstown,  NH  03045