Friday, September 21, 2018

Late notice cancellation.............

Just received word that the wagonmaster has a funeral to attend, and the Saturday trip is cancelled.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August Field Trip Cancelled

Due to heat and the fire  situation, the tentative field trip for next weekend has been cancelled.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rendezvous 2019 - Rock Creek

The BCLS AGM was held on Saturday, and following a bylaw change, Rendezvous 2019 is set for 2019 in Rock Creek with our club as host.

June 7 - 10, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Gem show, Field Trips, and AGM


Okanagan Gem Show and More!

Attend the show, the BCLS AGM, and special field trips
Dear members,

Please be advised the Okanagan Gem Show, titled, "The Many Faces of Jasper", sponsored by the 1120 Rock Club of Kelowna and the Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club will be taking place July 13-15 2018 at the Winfield Memorial Hall. Details can be found here:

http://okanagangemshow.rocks/

The BCLS will also be hosting its AGM in Kelowna on the Saturday, and two special field trips have been organized for BCLS members in town for both the show and AGM.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) typically takes place at Rendezvous each year. As Rendezvous 2018 was cancelled due to flooding, we have rescheduled the AGM to take place during the weekend of the Okanagan Gem Show. Here are the specifics:

British Columbia Lapidary Society
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, July 14, 2018
5:30 PM - Refreshments
6:30 PM - Meeting Begins
Choices Market Meeting Room
1937 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna, BC
[Google Map]

At the meeting we shall hear committee and Zone reports, elect our Executive for the next year, and address a number of new business items. There is one change to the constitution to be voted on and two proposed changes to the by-laws. Please visit the links below to see the agenda and the details of these proposals:

http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Annual-General-Mtg-Agenda.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-Constitution.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-Bylaws-auditor-revised.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-paragraph-14-of-by-laws.pdf

Special Field Trips

Two special field trips have been organized for BCLS members in town for the show and AGM, for fluorite and agate/opal respectively.
  • Saturday July 14. A trip to a private fluorite claim east of Vernon. Expect to find green and purple fluorite and some crystals as well. This is hard rock, so bring a shovel, hammer, and chisel. 
  • Sunday July 15. A trip to a private claim near Monte Lake. Expect to find blue & yellow agate, pink agate, white agate with streaks, and possibly pink opal. This is hard rock, so bring a shovel, hammer, and chisel. 
The wagonmaster for both trips is Cindy Aspeslet (250-545-0290). You don't need to sign up, just arrive at the meet site on time. Both trips are meeting at the Walmart in Vernon, west side of the parking lot close to the Taco del Mar restaurant. The address is 2200 58th Avenue in Vernon. Be there by 7:45 am as cars will depart at 8 am sharp. You'll be back from the fluorite trip in plenty of time for the AGM at 5:30 in Kelowna.

I hope to see you there!

Regards,

Christine Laurin
President

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 15th Field Trip Cancelled

The BCLS AGM has been rescheduled to that weekend in Kelowna, and there is also the Okanagan Gem Show.

Message from Katherine:


Hello all,
Attached please find the draft minutes from our last meeting which will be brought forward at the September meeting for approval.
Note that we had planned a field trip on July 15th but thought there might be a conflict with the Okanagan Gem Show.  Turns out there is, plus that is the weekend of the AGM for BCLS in the same general area, so the field trip is cancelled.  The Winfield event is a good one, see info below.  Hope to see you there and at the AGM since we will find out whether we might have Rendezvous at Rock Creek next June.
Katherine


1120 Rock Club of Kelowna and the Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club
The Okanagan Gem Show
Dealers Demonstrators, Displays, Silversmiths. Admission by Donation.
When
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where
Winfield Memorial Hall
3270 Berry Road
Winfield, BC

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thank-you post - West Boundary Connect


Unfortunately due to high water and road outages, the BC Lapidary Society had to cancel its “Rock Hounding” event on the May long weekend.
The group has asked that a special “Thank You” be sent out to the West Boundary community, in response to the assistance and kindness shown amidst a crisis.
“We were so well supported in this action by people throughout the Boundary area.
Paul Chaput, Joe Falkowski, Barry Noll, Golden Dawn resources all helped out with sites for the event. McMynns was most supportive and understanding about the food we had ordered. Jodi and the Fair Grounds were so cooperative and understanding of our need to cancel and not bring 200 people into an evacuation zone. Pat Henley was also so supportive in working within her community to keep people up to date on the event.”
“Thank you to all of those who assisted in helping us plan this event. The spirit of the Boundary country is one to be proud of.”
The BC Lapidary Society is the umbrellas society for BC rock-hounding clubs. With events coordinated around the province such as the Abbotsford Gem Show. The society is also responsible for multiple rendezvous, such as the one planned for Rock Creek. They will typically host one in the interior and another in a more remote location of British Columbia.
The Society works with clubs & smaller societies around British Columbia and is a wealth of knowledge and passion.
The organization has been in contact and will be sure to advise the West Boundary community if and when they next return. It will, no doubt, be a much anticipated event.
By Colby Mullis| June 13th, 2018|News

BCLS AGM July 14th



AGM Scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 PM in Kelowna

Dear members,

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) typically takes place at Rendezvous each year. As Rendezvous 2018 was cancelled due to flooding, we have rescheduled the AGM to take place during the weekend of the Okanagan Gem Show. Here are the specifics:

British Columbia Lapidary Society
Annual General Meeting

Saturday, July 14, 2018
5:30 PM - Refreshments
6:30 PM - Meeting Begins
Choices Market Meeting Room
1937 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna, BC
[Google Map]

Make the most of the weekend and attend the Okanagan Gem Show presented by the 1120 Rock Club and the Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club. Here are the specifics related to this event:

The Okanagan Gem Show - The Many Faces of Jasper
Friday, July 13th, 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 14th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 15th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Winfield Memorial Hall
3270 Berry Road
Winfield, BC
http://okanagangemshow.rocks/

At the meeting we shall hear committee and Zone reports, elect our Executive for the next year, and address a number of new business items. There is one change to the constitution to be voted on and two proposed changes to the by-laws. Please visit the links below to see the agenda and the details of these proposals:

http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Annual-General-Mtg-Agenda.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-Constitution.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-Bylaws-auditor-revised.pdf
http://www.bclapidary.com/agm/2018/Motion-to-amend-paragraph-14-of-by-laws.pdf

I hope to see you in Kelowna!

Sincerely,

Christine Laurin
President BCLS