Monday, December 31, 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



Monday, October 1, 2018

October 2018 Del Air Rockhounds Calendar of Events

Del–Air Rockhounds Calendar of Upcoming Events
Thursday 04: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room.
Saturday 06: Granada Hills Street Faire (see article)
Friday 12: Vintage Magnet School NASA Night (see article)
Thursday 18: Board Meeting: Julie Marin’s house.
Friday 19: Lorne Street Elementary School Fall Festival (see article)
Wednesday 31: Halloween: Spooky, Spooky & Candy!
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General Meeting: Thursday October 04, 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.

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                October 2018 Program:                              Del Air’s Annual Silent Auction
Presented by the Board of Directors
Our silent auction is really many auctions until everything gets a bid and someone takes it home. Bidding starts at 25 cents on most items and goes up by 25 cents or more. When the timer rings, the last name on the list gets the item and pays the club treasurer.

We are very limited in our ability to make change so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring your quarters, $1.00 & $5.00 bills to make it easy on everyone.

We will have a ‘KIDS ONLY’ table to for all our Pebble Pups. We will also have many higher end items this year due to generous donations made by past and recently deceased members estates. There will also be an extended auction table for some items that start higher than 25 cents. This table will go out at the beginning of the auctions but will actually be the very last auction of the evening. Not only rocks are on the tables; there can be items that are used in our hobby as well as baked goods & homemade items. ALL VERY NICE ITEMS YOU WILL WANT TO BID ON!
This is always a lot of fun for everyone and remember - KEEP YOUR PENCIL HANDY, BECAUSE SOMEONE MAY PUT A HIGHER BID ON TOP OF YOURS!
Emmy Silverman – Program Director

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Support Our Hobby...Attend a Local Show...

October 6: BORON, CA
Mojave Mineralogical Society
Boron Community Center
26998 John Street
Hours: 9 - 4 daily
Contact: Bruce Davies, (760) 338-8829
Email: daviesb@yahoo.com
October 6 - 7: GRASS VALLEY, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Mitchell Frank Van Hecke, (530) 274-2425
Email: 4vanclan5@att.net
Website: www.ncgms.org
October 6 - 7: VISTA, CA
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 North Santa Fe Avenue
Hours: 10 - 4 daily
Contact: Kelly Hickman, (760) 622-6501
Email: kellyahickman@hotmail.com
Website: www.vistarocks.org
October 13 - 14: LOS ALTOS, CA
Peninsula Gem & Geology Society
Los Altos Youth Center
One North San Antonio Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384
Email: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.pggs.org
October 13 - 14: TRONA, CA
Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society
Gem Show Building
13337 Main Street (corner of Main & Trona Rd)
Hours: Sat 7:30 - 5; Sun 7:30 - 4
Contact: Jim & Bonnie Fairchild, (760) 372-5356
Email:
slgms@iwvisp.com
Website:
www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub
October 14: FALLBROOK, CA
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum
123 West Alvarado Street
Hours: 9 - 4
Contact: Janice Bricker, (760) 728-1130
Email:
info@fgms.org
Website:
www.fgms.org
October 20: WEST HILLS, CA
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers
First United Methodist Church
22700 Sherman Way
Hours: 10 - 5
Contact: Virginia Rotramel, (951) 403-2634
Email: ginigem1@gmail.com
Website: www.rockchippers.org
October 20 - 21: PLACERVILLE, CA
El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact:  Jean Klotz
Email: info@rockandgemshow.org
Website: www.eldoradorocks.org
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