Monday, January 1, 2018

The Del Air Rockhounds Club Welcomes You!!





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The Del Air Rockhounds Club was founded in 1952 with members mostly residing in the San Fernando Valley area of California. Our club is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the lapidary arts and techniques, geology, mineralogy and related fields. We own our own lapidary equipment with members available to teach and demonstrate lapidary techniques to other members. Our members enjoy lapidary related programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, displays and lectures. We also take monthly field trips to our local deserts & mountains for exploration and the study and collection of lapidary and mineral specimens.

Member of the California & American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409 - Phone # 818-714-0321



Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 Del Air Calendar of Events


December 2017 Calendar
  07: General Meeting: Our Annual Holiday Party!
10: Chatsworth Holiday Parade & Festival: See article & volunteer, volunteer.,
12: Hanukkah Begins: 8 wonderful nights for all our Jewish friends!
21: Board Meeting: At Dearborn's Home. Wassel will be served…nuff said!
25: Christmas Day: Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?
31: New Year’s Eve: 2018 is gonna be the year, y’all.
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Holiday Party: Thursday Dec 07, 2017
The party begins with appetizers & holiday punch at 6:45 pm in our regular meeting room at: Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge 
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Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.
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December 2017 Holiday Program:

“Cabochons – The Domed Gemstone” 
Presented by: Bob Knox & Chris Ward
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Learn a little bit about the history of this ancient form of gemstone cutting. Then join in on a hands-on project where you will be able to create a lighted holiday ornament utilizing actual cabochons hand made by member Dick Flaharty over the past 5 decades. Dick passed away a few months ago and these cabochons were donated to our club by his family. 
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Support Our Hobby...Attend a Local Show...
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December 9 - 10: RIALTO, CA
Orange Belt Mineralogical Society
Near Rialto City Hall Lot
105 South Palm Avenue
Hours: 9 - Dusk daily
Contact: Jessica Pierson, (909) 381-0089
Email: OBMSTailgateInfo@gmail.com
Website: http://OBMSrocks.yolasite.com

January 20 - 21: EXETER, CA
Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Visalia
Exeter Veterans' Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Margaret Buchmann, (559) 799-6034
Email: margaretbu03@gmail.com
Website: www.tulegem.com

February 16 - 25: INDIO, CA
San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
82-503 Highway 111
Hours: 10 - 10 daily
Contact: Bert Grisham, (915) 849-1674
Email: bert67@verizon.net

February 17 - 18: ANTIOCH, CA
Antioch Lapidary Club
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
1201 West 10th Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Brenda Miguel, (925) 301-6957
Email: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com
Website: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

February 24 - 25: VALLEJO, CA
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Dan Wolke, 707 334-2950
Email: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.vjgems.org

March 2 - 4: NEWARK, CA
Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Avenue
Hours: Fri & Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Cathy Miller, 510-887-9007
Email: showchair@mgscv.org
Website: www.mgscv.org

March 2 - 11, IMPERIAL, CA
Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society
California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta
200 East Second Street
Hours: Weekends noon - 10 pm; Weekdays 4 pm - 10 pm
Contact: John Pyle, Jr.   (760) 562-3453
Website: www.ivgms.org

March 3 - 4: ARCADIA, CA
Monrovia Rockhounds
L. A. County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Hours: 9:00 - 4:30 daily
Contact: Jo Anna Ritchey, (626) 359-1624,
Email: joannaritchey@gmail.com
Website: www.moroks.com

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2017-2018 Quartzsite Shows and Events

Quartzsite Market Place Street Fair
Oct. 31, 2017 - March 1, 2018

Tyson Wells Market Center Swap Meet
Oct 01, 2017 -April 1, 2018

Rice Ranch “Yawl Come” Show
November 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018

Grease Wood Swap Meet
November 2017 - April, 2018

Desert Gardens - Gem & Mineral
January 01 - February 28, 2018

Prospectors Panorama
January 01 - January 14, 2017 tbc

Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade - Town Park

QIA Pow Wow - Gems, minerals & jewelry
January 17 - January 21, 2018

Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show
January 05 - January 14, 2018


Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama
January 19 - January 28, 2018

Sports, Vacation & RV Show (The Big Tent)
January 20 - January 28, 2018

Tyson Wells Arts and Crafts
February 02 - February 11, 2018

Gold, Treasure & Craft Show - QIA 9 am - 5 pm
February 9 - 11, 2018 tbc

Quartzsite Quilt Show - Quartzsite SR Center
February 2 - 3, 2018 tbc
                                          
Quartzsite Gold Show
February 9-11, 2018 tbc QIA building. Friday - Saturday 9-4 Sunday

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Proposed 2018 Slate of Club Officers 


President:                    Chris Ward

           Vice President:               Jeff Dengrove

               Treasurer:             Shellie Van Winkle

            Secretary:                 Bob Dearborn


Federation Director:              Bob Knox

During the business portion of our Holiday Party, the membership will be asked to vote in our 2018 Board of Directors. We will ask for nominations from the floor before the vote and any nominations received will be added to the roster before the final vote. Any member can be nominated for any position. We encourage new voices with new ideas to join the board to help propel our club to the next level.


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Happy Holidays To All