Friday, August 27, 2021

Abbotsford Tailgate Sale

 

Abbotsford to Host Tailgate Sale and Raffle

The Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club will be hosting a tailgate sale on September 11th. Let's grab our rock picks and reconnect with fellow rockhounds!

Where and When

Saturday, September 11th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Heights Church Parking Lot
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC

Selling? There is Space Available!

If anyone is interested in selling, the cost will be per parking spot. $25 for the 1st spot & $20 for each subsequent spot. If anyone is interested the contact email is abbotsfordrockhounds2019@gmail.com.

Raffle

The Abbotsford Club is also hosting a raffle. $5 will get you 3 tickets. Winning tickets will be drawn on November 20th, 2021. To view the raffle items and learn how to purchase tickets please see:

https://www.facebook.com/AbbotsfordRockAndGemClub/posts/4168032429981194

If you have questions about these events, please feel free to respond to this email.

Regards,

British Columbia Lapidary Society
 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Evacuation Order

Three members of the leadership team have been ordered out of their homes for some time now. Please do not expect quick response to your inquiries.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

BCLS Scholarships

 

 

Scholarship reminder; classifieds update
Continuing education scholarship introduced

Dear members,

A few updates to share with you.

Scholarships

Please be reminded that the BCLS offers annual scholarships. Historically we have offered two undergraduate scholarships catered to Grade 12 graduates. New in 2021 is a continuing education scholarship in the fields of geology, gemmology, jewellery-making or other related field.

The deadlines for the undergraduate and continuing education scholarships are August 14th and 15th respectively. Review the scholarship materials located on our web site and reach out to your club President if you would like to recommend an applicant.

https://www.bclapidary.com/earth-sciences-scholarships.php

Classifieds

We have recently updated the classifieds page to include a few new items offered for sale by BCLS members.

https://www.bclapidary.com/lapidary-equipment-rock-classifieds.php

Regards,

Andrew Danneffel
BCLS President

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Survey in the mail or e-mail

 

Penticton Geology and Lapidary Club

                                                                                                                June 26, 2021

Please take the time to insert your comments, and reply by July 15th

Background:

·         The club has not been active because of covid

·         Efforts to get new people to serve on the executive have not been successful

·         There has been discussion regarding fewer meetings and more of an emphasis on field trips, and how we proceed post pandemic

Executive Meeting:

·         The outgoing executive members met this morning to discuss the future direction of the club.

·         Given the current heat wave, and our past issues cancelling field trips in the summer due to weather and fire, we will not be holding any field trips in July and August.

·         There are now 14 individuals who have shown interest in joining the club.

·         We have members from Summerland to Osoyoos, and Keremeos to Rock Creek. This means that any planned event requires travel for members.

·         The Covid shut down of BC Lapidary Society events has left a large gap in the annual calendar.

·         Decision to send a survey to members and prospective members.

·         We need a new meeting place, and tentatively would have a general meeting September 1st.

·         We are asking for your input by July 15th, so any proposed changes etc can be included with a notice of meeting.

Survey:

Please insert your comments below.

·         What is your main interest in being a part of the club?

 

·         We are the Penticton Club, but collecting sites are not close. Most of our recent trips have been in the Kettle Valley and Similkameen. Do longer day trips interest you?

 

·         Are you equipped/interested in field trips that involve camping?

 

 

 

·         Do you have skills/interest in serving on the executive, with a mentor to help you get started?

 

o   Basic book keeping? Collection of dues, submit dues to BC Lapidary Society

o   Basic secretarial (meeting minutes)

o   Leadership skills for chairing meetings and planning

·         The past monthly meetings have been  September – November, Christmas Party, April – June. A suggestion has been made that September and April are key meetings, but other gatherings could be field trips. Your thoughts?

 

·         We need three “Wagonmaster” volunteers to learn the ropes and lead field trips. Would you be willing to lead trips, learning from a mentor? Do you have skills and interest in GPS mapping roads to sites.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Tailgate Sales

 

Grab your pick, tailgate sales return to Maple Ridge and Abbotsford
June 26th in Maple Ridge, July 10th in Abbotsford

The Maple Ridge Lapidary Club and Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club will be hosting tailgate sales on June 26th and July 10th respectively. Let's grab our rock picks and reconnect with fellow rockhounds!

Where and When

Maple Ridge

Saturday, June 26th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Ridge Lapidary Clubhouse Parking Lot
23750 Fern Crescent
Maple Ridge, BC

Abbotsford

Saturday, July 10th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Heights Church Parking Lot
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC

Masks are required per Provincial Health Order.  Don't attend if  you have:
  • travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days;
  • had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
  • symptoms of COVID-19, a common cold, influenza or respiratory disease such as a fever of 38 degrees, a cough or difficulty breathing.
If you have questions about these events, please feel free to respond to this email.

Regards,

British Columbia Lapidary Society

Sunday, May 30, 2021

BCLS Calendar Contest

 

 

2022 Calendar Photo Contest
Submit your entries by July 1st!

Dear members,

The BCLS publishes a calendar each year, featuring 13 photographs of rocks and minerals from British Columbia and the dates of rock shows across the province. The photographs included are determined by way of contest.

The contest is open to all BCLS members.  Enter for a chance to win one of 13 spots on our 2022 calendar. The prize for each photo chosen is a copy of the calendar and a lapidary item valued at not less than $20.  Contest closes Canada Day July 1st 2021.  See full contest rules below.  Remember, our calendar lists all the BCLS club shows.  Help make our calendar great!

http://www.bclapidary.com/rock-mineral-calendar.php

 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me by responding to this email.

Regards,

Denise Cullen
BCLS Calendar Coordinator

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Rob has been busy!

When Rob first joined the club, he told me his interest was mostly collecting specimens, not so much the lapidary side of things. He has been very busy - here is his update.


I've been quite active over the past year, acquiring and restoring used equipment as well as field collecting, cutting, researching, curating, historical photos... I've found  some really cool stuff including mineral ore specimens I've cut with visible gold! 

I am actively working on importing some spectacular  items from Brazil through a good friend there, about 200kg of assorted specimens and crystals, select quality items direct from the garimperos.

The smaller kyanite shown are gem or near gem grade, they are mine I have over 10 kg. so far

In exactly one year I've managed to put together an impressive  shop including - 6 saws from 8" trim, 10" cabinet, 14" drop saw, an 18" saw (all Lortone) an 18" Covington with oil cleaner and, a monster 30" wet saw!  

Polishing equipment  includes  2- 20" oscillating laps with 8 pans in restoration (courtesy Lindea 1120 club)  I Restored a nice 12" covington rotary lap,  grits, accessories,  10# Dunbar tumbler,  flexible shaft machine, jewelry making tools and more. 

Next on the agenda,  getting polishing arbors/ wheels for cabbing set up. 

I really miss the social aspect and I've been  wondering what all of you others have been up to 

If anyone  wants to visit  once covid settles  down I am more than happy  to open my doors and have socially distance  covid safely appropriate visits by prior arrangement. 

Anyone is more than welcome  to contact  me any time. 

I would invite  others to post and we can see what each other  have been up to and maybe make some plans for  the future  when appropriate.  

Sincere best regards to all 

Rob Webster






















Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Interested?

Please send an e-mail to the club e-mail address - a note left as a comment or on the contact page does not give us a way to reply to you.