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



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dec 2018 Del Air Calendar of Events

December 2018 Calendar
     06: General Meeting: Our Annual Holiday Party!
02: Hanukkah Begins: 8 wonderful nights for all our Jewish friends!
08: December Field Trip: Our annual trip to Jewel Tunnel Imports. (see article)
09: Chatsworth Holiday Parade & Festival: See article & volunteer
20: Board Meeting: At The 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: 2019 is gonna be the year, y’all.
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Holiday Party: Thursday Dec 06, 2018
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, 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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December 2018 Holiday Program:
“Geodes from Around the World” 
Presented by: Chris Ward-President
Join us for an informative power point presentation designed to educate us in how geodes form, where to find them and the best ways to open them. We will cover many of the most popular geodes and the locations they come from. When the presentation is over, everyone will get their very own unopened Moroccan geode and you can join club Vice President Jeff Dengrove and club Federation Director Bob Knox on the patio outside our meeting room where they will show you how to open your geode utilizing the ever famous “sock method”.
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Support our Hobby....Attend a Local Show... 
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 - 3: VENTURA, CA
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Blvd.
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Diane Cook, (805) 312-8467
Email: info@vgms.org
Website: www.vgms.org
Mark Your Calendars Now!
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
Hosted by the Pasadena Lapidary Society
Fairplex, Building 6
Pomona, California

Hours:    Fri. & Sat., 10 am - 5 pm - Sun.,  10 am - 4 pm
Visit Pasadena Society's Show Page for details and forms including dealer information.
    For more show info go to: www.cfmsinc.org 
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Proposed 2019 Slate of Club Officers                                   
   President:                        Chris Ward

                  Vice President:               Jeff Dengrove

                  2nd Vice President          Lavere Schmidt

                  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 2019 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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Mark Your Calendars Now!
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
Hosted by the Pasadena Lapidary Society
Fairplex, Building 6
Pomona, California

Hours:    Fri. & Sat., 10 am - 5 pm -  Sun.,  10 am - 4 pm

Visit Pasadena Society's Show Page for details and forms including dealer information.
















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