Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Del Air December 2014 Calendar of Events

Dec 2014
05: General Meeting: Our Annual Holiday Party – Food Fun & Prizes
17: Chanukah: 8 Crazy Nights for all our Jewish friends! Shalom!
18: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm @ The Dearborn’s home.
21: First Day of Winter: Maybe we’ll get some rain or snow!
25: Christmas Day: Merry Christmas to All!
            Jan 01: Happy New Year-NO GENERAL MEETING-Moved to Jan 08, 2015
Del Air Annual Holiday Party: Thursday Dec 04, 2014
Happy Hour begins at 6:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324 Guests Are Always Welcome At Our Meetings & Events. 
Dec 2014 Holiday Party:  
Presented By: Your Board of Directors
Holiday fun, food, games and prizes for all those that R.S.V.P.’d for this year’s party. Boston Market is once again our caterer for the evening. For those who did not reserve a meal, please feel free to join us around 8:30 pm for the remainder of the evening’s festivities.                                                                            Chris Ward-Holiday Party Chairman
 2015 Del Air Slate of Officers

President:   Bob Knox
Vice President:    Jeff Dengrove
2nd Vice President:   Bob Backus
Secretary:   Bob Dearborn
Treasurer:   Shellie VanWinkle
Federation Director:  Chris Ward
2015 Committee Chairpersons

Programs:  Emmy Silverman     Field Trips:  Jeff Dengrove      Mtg Education: TBD                                         Equipment Loan:  Bob Backus-Roy Ridenour  Mtg Displays:  Chris Ward                              
Publicity: Julie Marin    Sunshine Report:  TBD    Membership:  Marilyn Murata 
Insurance: Richard Haering   Blog/Web:  Chris Ward / Emmy Silverman 
Hospitality:  Richard Haering  Bulletin Editor:  Chris Ward
Upcoming Local Shows:
December 6 - 7: BARSTOW, CA
Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society
Cora Harper Community Center
841 Barstow Road (North of I-15)
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Vivian Watts

December 12 - 14: RIALTO, CA
Orange Belt Mineralogical Society
Across Street from Rialto City Hall
105 South Palm Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 3
Contact: Ken Gard or Jessica, (909) 887-5507 - Shop (909) 381-0089
January 17 - 18: EXETER, CA
Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Visalia
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building
324 N Kaweah Avenue, Hwy 65
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Bill Bingaman, (559) 741-6381

February 13 - 22: INDIO, CA
San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Cabazon
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
82-503 Highway 11
Hours: 10 - 10 daily
Contact: Bert Grisham, (915) 849-1674
February 27 - March 8, IMPERIAL, CA
Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Imperial Valley Expo
200 East 2nd Street/dd>
Hours: Weekends noon - 10 pm; Weekdays 4 pm - 10 pm
John Pyle, Jr. (760) 562-3453
February 28 - March 1: VALLEJO, CA
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 daily
Contact: Dan Wolke, 707 334-2950
March 6 - 8: 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

March 7 - 8: ARCADIA, CA
Monrovia Rockhounds
Los Angeles Arboretum
301 Baldwin Avenue
Hours: 9:00 - 4:30 daily
Contact: Jo Anna Ritchey, (626) 359-1624
Go to for more show information.  

Very Important Information….
January 2015 Meeting Date Change
Since our regular January meeting just so happens to fall on New Year’s Day, January 01, 2015, the church has automatically adjusted our meeting date to:
Thursday January 08, 2015.
Please adjust your calendars accordingly to attend on the 8th instead of the 1st.  We look forward to seeing you all there after a happy and safe New Year!