Saturday, December 31, 2016

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, September 30, 2016

Oct 2016 Del Air Calendar of Events

Oct 2016
06: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
08: Granada Hills Street Fair: See article.
20: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at Chris Ward’s home.
22: Club Storage Cleanout:Tentative...finalized at Oct Meeting
31: Halloween: Scare up some treats or suffer the tricks! 
General Meeting: Thursday Oct 06, 2016
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 & Events. 

October 2016 Program: Annual Silent Auction

Now is the time to bring some of that neat rock you probably found on your vacation
travels here and there. We will have a GREAT SILENT AUCTION at our Nov. Meeting and your contributions will make it even better.

Anyone can bring something to put on the auction tables. If you think it is really special, mark it for the EXTENDED AUCTION table and tell the set up crew what the bid should start at.

Our auction is really many auctions until everything gets a bid and someone takes it home. Bidding starts at 25 cents on each item 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.

Yes, we still have a ‘KIDS ONLY’ table. Not only rocks are on the tables. There can be many items used in our hobby, 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 WILL PUT A BID ON TOP OF YOURS.                                                                                                                                                             Emmy Silverman – Program Director
Support our Hobby! Attend a local show!
October 1 - 2: BORON, CA
Mojave Mineralogical Society
Boron Recreation Park
26998 John Street
Hours: Sat 9 - 5; Sun 9 - 4
Contact: Bruce Davies, (760) 338-8829

October 1 - 2: VISTA, CA
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 North Santa Fe Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Ray Pearce, (760) 726-7570

October 8 - 9: ANDERSON, CA
Shasta Gem & Mineral Society
Shasta District Fairgrounds
1890 Briggs Street
Hours: Sat. 9 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Steve Puderbaugh, 530-604-2951

October 8 - 9: GRASS VALLEY, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds (Main Building)
11228 McCourtney Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Todd Lawson, (530) 305-9212

October 9: FALLBROOK, CA
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Building
123 West Alvarado Street
Hours: 9 - 4
Contact: Janice Bricker, (760) 728-1130

October 15: WEST HILLS, CA
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers
First United Methodist Church
22700 Sherman Way
Hours: 10 - 5
Contact: Mary Beth Pio, (818) 349-9164

October 15 - 16: WHITTIER, CA
Whittier Gem & Mineral Society
Whittier Community Center
7630 Washington Avenue
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Frank Winn, (626) 239-5457

October 22 - 23: LOS ALTOS, CA
Peninsula Gem & Geology Society
Los Altos Youth Center
One No. San Antonio Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384

Upcoming Field Trips

October 8 & 9 – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society Show & Collecting Trip, Trona, CA

October 22 & 23 – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society’s Honey Onyx Claim just east of Barstow, CA


Both are outstanding field trips with great collecting and a lot of fun. There will be a limited number of detailed handouts for each of the trips at the October meeting. 

Granada Hills Street Faire
Saturday October 8th 2016
Set up 8:30 am.  Event runs 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

This will be our third year at this event and it will be bigger and better than ever with our double wide booth we will have this time around.

We are bringing our Spin-a-Wheel, Grab Bags, Kids Games, Gumball Machine & our Educational Mineral and Fossil Specimens with a Touch & Feel table as well. We will also have many mineral, fossil and jewelry items for sale. We will be talking, educating & disseminating information on all aspects of our hobby involving the Earth Sciences.
Please find some time to volunteer for a 2-hour shift (or more if you wish) somewhere between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to help operate the booth. There is no rocket science here and you do not have to be an expert in anything. We’ll show you what to do and we guarantee you will have a blast doing it.
Please see Bob Knox or Chris Ward at the October meeting to let them know when you would like to help out that day.
ROCK SALE BY THE BUCKET                                 I am selling off cutting rock material that has been collected over the past 35 years. The material includes Mojave Jasper, Jasp-Agate, Palm Root, Rhyolite (with red opal veins), Teton Jade, Graveyard Point Chalcedony, Brazilian Agate, Howlite, and Botswana Agate.
The material is all stashed in new plastic, five-gallon buckets with lids and will be sold by the bucket except for the Botswana Agate.  
             $10 a bucket or three for $25 

Whittier Gem and Mineral Society’s Annual Show will be held at the Whittier Community Center on October 15-16.  Join us to see our new exhibit featuring our show theme, “Pictures in Rock.”  You’ll have an opportunity to find out about the upcoming affiliated club field trip to the Whittier Claim on October 22-23 and other trips through December.  Get acquainted with fellow affiliated club members!  We are offering coffee for 5 cents to all club members who wear their badges.  We hope to see you at the show!