Monday, November 14, 2016

Summer Camp Details are up on BCLS Website

Lots of info on BCLS website for summer camp. No detail yet for Rendezvous.

Summer Camp
August 7 to 12, 2017

Takysie Lake , B.C.
British Columbia Lapidary Society (BCLS) &
Lakes District Rock and Gem Club
Campground and Summer Camp Central:
Takysie Lake Resort
37530 Eakin Settlement Road, Burns Lake, BC
46 km south of Burns Lake
For RV/tent sites, cabins or suites contact:
David or Rise Gruen
1.877.694.3403 or 250.694.3403
Activities will include field trips, hot dogs & corn on the cob night, hobo stew, pot luck and more - details to follow.
Monday, August 7 (BC Day) evening - Meet & Greet
Registration details, fees and itinerary will be posted on the BCLS website as they become available and in the Spring issue of the BC Rockhounder.
Camp Director: Phillip Crewe

Thursday, November 3, 2016

BCLS Winter Field Trips

Check the Field Trip Page for info on upcoming BCLS winter Field Trips. Next one November 13th.

Annual Club Christmas Party December 3rd - Leir House

Please contact Sandra Albo or Donna Carpenter regarding pot luck items for the Christmas Party.
Bring a food item to share, your own plate and cutlery, and something for the silent auction. Table set up starts at 4:30, and dinner is 5:30.

Please advise that you are planning to attend, and what food item you will be bringing.

If you don't have contact information for Sandra or Donna, you can send your e-mail to the club address.

Haida Gwaii

Six club members have booked accommodation for 7 days at the end of July on Haida Gwaii, and submitted their ferry reservation request. They will likely leave their RV's in Burns Lake, and go back there for Summer Camp after Haida Gwaii. If you are interested in making the trip, it is best to book accommodation as soon as possible.

November 2nd Meeting

We missed you at the November meeting - attendance has been down this fall. Discussions included the Rock Hounding Code of Ethics, and the executive is working on a list of club policies for field trips to be brought to the April meeting.

I will be uploading the draft calendar for 2017 shortly.

Duane gave an excellent presentation on Fossils, and the various laws about what you can take, what you can keep, and what you have to report.

Fossilized Coral

Illegally obtained and transported from Alberta to BC. ( not by a member of our club)

Book you may be interested to read.