Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club Holds Benefit Auction to Support Scholarship

The program for the May 3rd, 2019 meeting of the Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club was a live auction of items donated and bid upon by members. Proceeds of the auction will be used to support an ongoing scholarship the club has sponsored on behalf of a Geology student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

The goal for the night was to raise at least $1200. Based on the number of lots offered and the spirited bidding, we suspect that the goal was met, but we have not heard the official count as of this post.

Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club Meeting May 3, 2019
Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club

Wayne Nelson served as auctioneer and did a fine job, keeping the process moving and stimulating bidding.

Auction items
Some of the items in the auction

Joanies Rocks donated a large specimen of Amethyst and a Metal detector as shown on the picture above.

The club takes the summer months off and will meet next on Friday September 6th at the Robbinsdale United church of Christ. 4200 Lake Road in Robbinsdale, MN The meetings start at 6:30 PM and visitors are always welcome. Parking is in the rear of the church and the meeting is in the basement which is directly accessible from the parking lot.

While the club will not meet during the summer, it will help promote a Rock Swap on Saturday June 15, 2019 This event is open to the public and occurs in the Parking Lot of the United Methodist Church 16 2nd Ave SE in Osseo, MN The hours of the event are from 10 to 2