Approval of the minutes for the April and May meetings
Josef Diaz reconfirmed that the Liberace exhibit will open for a special showing on Friday, June 23rd. The reception will extend from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Financial status as of the end of May was: a. Checking: $26,371 b. Savings: $5,005.
Old Business a. The book fair on May 13 generated $1,002.41. b. The OAG audit of our grant for the “Museums in a Box} went very well. c. Dr. Linda Miller purchased the $500 painting offered to the Museum and donated it to the Museum. d. The Red Rock Canyon tour is June 19
New business: a. The next Pinot’s painting event will be held on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4 pm. Cost is $42/person. All are welcome! b. We were notified that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant for 2023 from the Lanie Albrecht Foundation. c. The membership voted unanimously for the board to find a convenient and profitable way to dispose of the 250-300 tea sets we have in storage. They will be offered to members at the July meeting. d. The membership voted unanimously to utilize the $1,000 from the book fair to purchase the painting by Bradley Giles and donate it to the museum.
Speaker: Nick Saines, a geologist and Friends member, discussed with us the natural and geological history of Red Rock Canyon, one of the most visited parks in the area. The Canyon’s 13-mile loop drive is both spectacular and interesting. Nick reviewed the geological transformations that occurred over the past 500 million years, and how they caused the current structures that we love to see.