Club Benefits and Responsibilities
Membership in a Gem & Mineral Club that is a member of the California Federation of Mineral Societies and the American Federation of Mineral Societies.
Monthly general meetings with programs of interest and information to further our hobby.
Access to the Club Shop and use of the tools and equipment to work on all aspects of our hobby. Club work shops and special interest classes.
SHOP IS IN STORAGE. CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A NEW LOCATION.
Access to equipment on a loan basis to work at home.
A Club Library on all topics of our hobby.
Monthly bulletin with up-coming functions and interesting articles on our hobby.
Monthly field trips to mineral collecting areas and other places of interest.
Club social events, where you can meet members and just have FUN, such as our annual picnic and our Holiday party.
Youth projects at monthly meetings, inclusion in all events and access to shop equipment with adult supervision.
MEMBERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO HELP RUN AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN OUR YEARLY CLUB ACTIVITIES
Gem & Mineral Show - This is a fund-raiser but, more importantly, a way to display our hobby to the public and try to build interest in our club. There is work to be done before the show, during the show and clean-up after the show.
Our Club runs on committee work. Members are asked to be on committees to help the Del Air Club run smoothly. The best way to learn who the other members are is to join the group.
We have other fund-raisers during the year, and your help will be needed at times. We usually have a Yard Sale, a Boutique (at our club show) and a Silent Auction at a general meeting. All of these events need items to sell, people to help sell them and ideas for something new.
Yearly Obligations: We ask members to participate, once a year, in displaying at a general meeting, helping with refreshments at a general meeting, and possibly having a Board meeting at their house.
We are an active, hard-working club. We are the only local club with our own shop. Currently we are looking for a new location - if you have an idea please send us an email at: DelAirRockhounds@gmail.com.
Maintaining the shop's equipment requires funds and your help to keep it in working order. From time to time we also need to update our machinery.
We have FUN TOGETHER and learn together, as we have members who can teach us.