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



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sept 2017 Del Air Calendar of Events

Welcome Back!
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Sept 2017 Events:
     04: Labor Day: Celebrate America’s Workforce!
07: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular Meeting Room.
11: Patriot Day: We Will Never Forget.
20: Rosh Hashanah: Happy New Year to all our Jewish friends!
21: Board Meeting: At Chris Ward’s home.
28: Yom Kippur: Judaism’s Holiest Day of the Year. 
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General Meeting: Thursday Sept 07, 2017
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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Sept 2017 Program: The Story of Stones
Presented by: Janie Duncan
Janie is a 3rd generation rockhound with prized collections dating back to the 1800s. She is currently a member of the Pasadena Lapidary Society. Every stone has a story. Maybe it is how it was formed or why it has a specific shape or color. Sometimes a rock tells a story that is sentimental. Do you remember the day you found a special rock or perhaps someone gave it to you as a gift? Some stones have ancient fables or myths passed down for hundreds of years attached to them. Almost everyone owns a few rocks that are special to them in some way. This program is about stones and the stories they tell. 

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Support Our Hobby....Attend A Local Show 
September 23 - 24: LODI, CA
Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
413 East Lockford Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Jerold Kyle, (209) 368-9411
Email: jeroldkyle@yahoo.com
Website: www.stocktonlapidary.com
September 23 - 24: MONTEREY, CA
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Monterey Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Janis Rovetti, (831) 372-1311
Email: janis12@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.cvgms.org

September 23 - 24: REDWOOD CITY, CA
Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: William Spence, (408) 398-7502
Email: bill.spence777@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.sequoiagemandmineralsociety.org

October 7 - 8: 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 7 - 8: GRASS VALLEY, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Anita Wald-Tuttle, (530) 277-6195
Email: anitaw1t3@gmail.com
Website: www.ncgms.org

October 7 - 8: VISTA, CA
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 North Santa Fe Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Kelly Hickman, (760) 639-0447
Email: kellyahickman@hotmail.com
Website: www.vistarocks.org

October 8: FALLBROOK, CA
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Building
123 West Alvarado Street
Hours: 9 - 4
Contact: Janice Bricker, (760) 728-1130
Email: fgms@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.fgms.org

October 14 - 15: ANDERSON, CA
Shasta Gem & Mineral Society
Shasta District Fairgrounds
1890 Briggs Street, off SR 273
Hours: Sat. 9 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Contact: Steve Puderbaugh, 530-604-2951
Email: steve@applyaline.com
Website: Facebook Page

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ROCKHOUND SOAPBOX - NATIONAL MONUMENTS REVIEW
By John Martin - CFMS PLAC September 2017

On April 26, 2017 President Trump issued Executive Order 13792 requiring the review of National Monuments created by Executive Actions from several preceding Presidents.

The task of the review was assigned to the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. The review process included inputs from government agencies, state governments, local stakeholders and the public. Over 2.7 million comments were received.

On June 30, 2017, 17 members of Congress united and signed a final letter to Secretary Zinke addressing 27 of the National Monuments under review. The letter is 28 pages in length and is available in PDF Format. The letter addresses 27 National Monuments and suggests
recommendations to Secretary Zinke. The letter may be read on the ALAA Website on the Active Access Issues page, http://www.amlands.org/ 
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