Plans for & Record of Meetings

**ADMIN NOTE – For sake of clarity/brevity, this page isn’t linked for the public to see

SCHEDULE FOR 2017:

January 3 – Club members’ Show and Tell

February 7 – Meeting at 7 p.m. CANCELLED on February 6th

March 7 – Meeting at 7 pm. Program: “Dangerous Minerals” by Ken Porteous (POSTPONED!)

April 4 – Meeting at 7 p.m. Program: “Fossils – Finding, Preparing, Preserving” by Eric Oscar

April 8-9 – Joint Show with Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club

May 2 – Meeting at 7 p.m. Program: “Prospecting Using a Metal Detector” by Dave Mulroney AND “North Island College Jewelry Design and Programs” by Tracey Gibbons

June pot luck

September 5 –Meeting at 7 p.m. Program:  Club Members Auction  led by Dave Cole

October 3 – Meeting at 7 p.m. Program: Equipment in Lapidary Shop by Lance Mitchell

November 7 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; “AGM” with Election; Program: Common Vancouver Island Minerals and Rocks by Jim McKinnon

December 5 – Tentative date for Year- end party!

SCHEDULE FOR 2016:

January 5 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Annealing metal by David Popham – Great presentation!

February 2 –Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: socializing….

February 8 – Family Day with the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association

March  1 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Dee Theus on Metaphysical Properties of Minerals

April 5 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Russell Ball on Fossils

April 15 – 17 – Joint Show with Courtenay Club

May 3 –Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Ken Porteus on the Geological History of V.I.

June 4 – Saturday pot luck and auction of Kewl stuff… at Marion B’s

July – no meeting

August – no meeting

August 13-14 – “Mini-Show” at Coombs Fair

September 6 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Joe Straka on Ammonite/Ammolite

October 4 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Jim McKinnon on Rock Identification

November 1 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; “AGM” with Election; Program: tbd

December 6 – Christmas/Year End Party

SCHEDULE FOR 2015:

January 6 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Encore Presentation on Gold Panning by Jim Roberts – great job, Jim!

February 3 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: General Jewelry making by Jennifer Proctor – great introduction to possibilities.Thank you! March 3 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Fossils : Russell Ball and Lori Close – wonderful fossils and stories! Thank you!!!

April 7 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Local Geology – Jacques Houle, P.Eng.

April 19-20 – Joint Show with Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club – Courtenay Legion

May 5 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Rockhounding basics – Greg Gaudaur. Here is a file with Greg’s list in case you wish to check your supplies… PDRGC A – Z Collecting Equipment

June? 6 – Social event instead of meeting – picnic and auction at Marion B’s

July – no meeting

August – No meeting

August 8-9 – our “Mini-Show” at Coombs Fair.

September 1Meeting at 7 p.m.: Program: Julia Peters and Tracey Gibbons, North Island College describing Programs and Workshops with slide presentation. They will see if our Club House/Shop can accommodate their Mobile Studio. They may be able to give classes here instead of travelling. How exciting is this!!!

October 6 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Lapidary skills by Lance, Jim and Dave – our own experts!!

November 3 – Meeting at 7 p.m.; Program: Lance  -Collection stories of a rockhounder!

December 2 – Year end Party – Dinner at Arrowsmith Hall; Cost is $18.50 per adult person. More information to follow!

 

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More activities can be found through various websites. For BC Information, try www.lapidary.bc.ca

For National information, try www.gmfc.ca

 

Fieldtrips will be organized based on interest and weather.   Please watch for news of other Events as they are arranged.

All meetings held at Arrowsmith Hall in Coombs.