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

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:

I hope to see you in Kelowna!


Christine Laurin
President BCLS

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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June Meeting and Tailgate

Attendance was down at the meeting tonight, but those who were there had an opportunity to purchase rock at the tailgate sale. Rock Creek hats and shirts were also available.

Business discussed included the possibility of taking on Rendezvous in 2019 if it could be in June.