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:


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:


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!


Christine Laurin

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.

1120 Rock Club of Kelowna and the Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club
The Okanagan Gem Show
Dealers Demonstrators, Displays, Silversmiths. Admission by Donation.
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
Winfield Memorial Hall
3270 Berry Road
Winfield, BC