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Volume 15, #2                       August 31, 2012

SMMP Meetings
Denver Agenda
President's Message
Best Practices Project
SMMP Grant Program
Meeting Minutes
SMMP Europe
SMMP Affiliations
SMMP List Server

Paying Dues

Board of Directors

Virgil W. Lueth
New Mexico Bureau of Mines
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Past President & Newsletter Editor
Anthony R. Kampf
Natural History Museum
Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90007, USA

Vice President
Katherine Dunnell
Mineralogy Department
Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada

Jean F. DeMouthe
California Academy of Science
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Anna M. Domitrovic
6118 W. Lazy Heart Street
Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

Board Members:

Julian Gray
Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive
White, Georgia  30120

Alan Hart
Department of Mineralogy
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD, England

Terri Ottaway
Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

Penny Williamson
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522, Australia


Date: Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
Place: Denver Merchandise Mart
Board Meeting: 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Membership Meeting: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Denver Exhibit: "Unusual Copper Localities"
Please contact Jean DeMouthe
if you are planning to participate in our society exhibit at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show.

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  1. Call to Order

  2. Introductions

  3. Approval of the Tucson Meeting Minutes

  4. Treasurer's Report

  5. Membership Report

  6. Collections/Curators Committee Report

  7. Education Committee - Denver exhibit; Tucson program and case

  8. SMMP Grant Program Report

  9. Best Practices Initiative

  10. Program Honoraria

  11. New Business

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     Wow, the Denver Show really snuck up fast on me this time. The newsletter is accordingly a little scant and my message will be likewise and not very profound… But, there are a couple of issues that we need to address. A recurring issue has to do with participation in our education case at both Tucson and Denver. Jean DeMouthe puts in significant effort despite the fact the not many of our group participate. It requires only the packing a specimen or two extra and providing data to Jean a couple of weeks prior to the show. We need to discuss the continuation of the education case at the Denver meeting. Please give this a little thought and bring your opinion (and specimens â€â€Åâ€ÃÃÂÃâ€Ãâ