MIDWEST MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY SOCIETY
The Midwest Mineralogical and Lapidary Society of Michigan (MMLS) is an educational nonprofit organization founded in 1956 by a group of 28 people meeting at a local rock shop. The Society is affiliated with the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. The Society is affiliated with the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical Geological Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Significantly, MMLS has been recognized numerous times by the Midwest and American Federations with first place (gold level) awards in the annual All American Club Awards Program.
MMLS Summer Picnic information for members
What: Potluck Picnic
When: Sunday, September 18th 2016
Time: Noon until 6:00pm
Location: Taylor Jaycees Park Pavilion
Address: 20614 Pinecrest,
Directions From 1-94 East: Pelham Rd. Exit 204, tum right onto Pelham, then right at first light, Pinecrest. Jaycees Park is 1/2 mile ahead, on the right.
From Telegraph Rd: Ecorse Rd. East to Mortonview St., left on Mortenview to Pinecrest, right on Pinecrest. Jaycees Park is ahead on left.
What to bring: Your meat entree (or hot dogs, or hamburgers- whatever you wish),
Place settings (paper/plastic), silverware, napkins, paper cups. A SIDE DISH TO PASS (salad, dessert, casserole), Lawn chairs or folding chair, and beverages.
-NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES-I have signed a waiver- Soft Drinks Only
Other important information:
The Pavilion has electricity (there are 4 outlets to plug into)
There are picnic tables under the pavilion and surrounding areas as well as grills. If you wish to cook, bring charcoal and lighter.
The restrooms are at the back of the pavilion-we will have the keys for them.
Everyone should bring a rock or related item in a closed brown paper bag. We will have a Paper Bag Drawing for these items. There is a $5.00 limit for the items, please bring something you yourself would like to get.
There will be a Silent Auction during the time of the picnic. Bids for the silent auction will take place until 5:00 when the bidding will close. Hopefully we will raise enough at the silent auction to pay back the Club for the park rental.
Bring a pencil or a pen for a Rock & Mineral Word Search!
COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!! Call or email Diane if you need more information.
From Our President:
Welcome back from summer break! Our new season will be in full swing shortly, I am going to keep this a short message but I want to congratulate Noor Soboh and and Steven Gumina, for winning this year's Scholarship award from MMLS. Steven was at our June general meeting to accept his award in person, while Noor was taking a geology course in Ireland that she used her Scholarship money to help pay for. Please join us for the upcoming picnic on Sunday, September 18th.
Mike Bomba presented the President's Award to outstanding member Russ Ranker at the Club's April general meeting. Congratulations Russ for your tireless service to the club!