Monday, December 31, 2018

The Del Air Rockhounds Club Welcomes You!!

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, June 1, 2018

June 2018 Del Air Calendar of Events

Del Air’s June 2018 Calendar

07: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room.
17: Father’s Day: A son’s first hero & a daughter’s first love.
21: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at Shellie VanWinkle’s home.
21: First Day of Summer: Get those air conditioners working!

General Meeting: Thursday June 07, 2018

The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324           Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.

June 2018 Program:

“Places to Go; Rocks & Minerals to Collect”
Presented By: Chris Ward & Bob Knox
Come and explore with us all the many places you can go to collect rocks, minerals and fossils. Be it just for a day, over a weekend or for a full-blown family vacation, you’re likely to find many treasures to take home from the collecting spots highlighted in this presentation. Some locations are free of charge while others charge a fee to dig. But all are fun and exciting to visit and you get to keep all that you find. Learn about the AFMS collecting “Code of Ethics” and what equipment you will need to bring along to help facilitate your collecting efforts. We will have samples on hand from many of the locations. Join us for this fun and informative presentation. We will also have a handout with the contact info and website addresses for all of the locations for your easy reference.
Support out Hobby...Attend a local show...

June 8 - 10: LA HABRA, CA
North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd.
Hours: Fri 5 - 8; Sat & Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Armando Perdoza, (909) 455-6800
June 9 - 10: ESCONDIDO, CA
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Michele Shephard
June 9 - 10, 2017: GLENDORA, CA
Glendora Gems
Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Bonnie Bidwell, (626) 963-4638
June 23 - 24: CULVER CITY, CA
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Blvd
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398
August 3 - 5: NIPOMO, CA
Orcutt Mineral Society
Nipomo High School
525 Thompson Avenue
Hours: Fri-Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 -4
Contact: Sylvia Nasholm, (805) 481-0923
August 4 - 5: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
9th Avenue & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park
Hours: Sat. 10 - 6; Sun. 10 - 5
Contact: Ellen Nott
August 18 - 19: TEHACHAPI, CA
Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Tehachapi Senior Citizen Center
500 East "F" Street
Hours: 9 - 4 daily (tentative)
Contact: Chuck Overall, (661) 821-4650
September 15 - 16: CHICO, CA
Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds - 2357 Fair Street                     Sat 9:30 - 5; Sun 9:30 – 4 ;  John Scott, (530) 321-6331
The 79th CFMS Convention
will be held alongside of the
Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society's