SEPTEMBER 2007 MINUTES
14 September - Denver, Colorado
Board members present:
Virgil Lueth, Jean DeMouthe,
The meeting was called to
order a by
president Virgil Lueth. He went
through the planned agenda for the general meeting and opened a discussion on
Domitrovic summarized the treasurer's report, and discussed deposit insurance. She mentioned that PayPal payment service might make it easier for members, particularly those overseas, to pay their dues. She offered to set up an account for SMMP with AOL, if appropriate. President VL told her to go ahead.
DeMouthe said that the
Lueth said that the first document for the Best Practices Manual for minerals is finished and available by e-mail. He asked for comments.
Kampf reported that there have been problems with messages going through the list server, and the newsletter went out late.
Lueth discussed the SMMP grant process, which he feels needs more oversight. The current request will be funded, but we should request a written report on how the money is spent and the results of the project.
He also mentioned the M&M6
meeting in golden
Meeting adjourned at .
The meeting was called to order by president Virgil Lueth at . Introductions followed.
The minutes from the
previous meeting in
Anna Domitrovic gave the treasurer's report and reminded members about their dues and the web site. There is currently $1,494.36 in the checking account, and $8,600.64 in the money market savings account. Total assets are $10,095.00. SMMP currently has 109 members. AD also reported on the planned PayPal account for dues payment.
Lueth reported there seemed
to be no collections at risk right now.
SMMP had sent a letter to the
DeMouthe reported on the
upcoming SMMP display in
Lueth said that the Best Practices draft on specimen sampling was ready for review and asked for input from members.
Kampf reports that LACM has hired a new collection manager for the mineral collection, Alisa Morgan
Lueth reports that the
first applicant for the SMMP grant is the
Bruce Geller talked about the upcoming M&M6 meeting at the Colorado School of Mines, which will be held 7 - 9 September 2008 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday), right before the Denver Show.
Jim Hurlbut talked about planned field trips at that meeting, which will be a mixture of one-day trips and overnights. The second circular should be on the web by the end of Sept (it's there now).
Domitrovic reports that the
Post reported that he and
George Harlow are working on a written response to the sale of the
Newman said that many museum people do not appreciate the vulnerability of collections, and they do not expect this sort of thing (i.e. sale of specimens) to happen.
Further discussion followed, during which it was revealed that the ANSP has a new director who wants to start another mineral collection (?!).
Kampf encourage members to
check their own collection policies relative to deaccessions and who has the
authority to approve sales and other tran
Huizing asked for suggestions regarding the SMMP program for the 2008 Tucson show. No one responded.
The meeting was adjourned at .
J. DeMouthe, SMMP secretary
J. DeMouthe, SMMP secretary