Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November 2014 Del Air Calendar of Events

Nov 2014
06: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
11: Veteran’s Day: Remember our Vets – Thank you all for your Service!
16: Hand Bells: Member Marilyn Murata will be ringing her bells (see Marilyn for details)
20: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm @ The Backus’ home. (Check your roster for the address)
22: Field Trip: Jewel Tunnel Imports (see invitation in this bulletin)
27: Thanksgiving: Time to give thanks for all we have!


Del Air General Meeting: Thursday Nov 06, 2014
7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church 
9650 Reseda Bl, Northridge, CA 91324
Guests Are Always Welcome At Our Meetings & Events.


Nov 2014 Program:
North To Alaska, Rockhounding Along The Way!                                      
Presented By: Bob & Maxine Dearborn
Bob & Maxine Dearborn have driven to Alaska many times and along the way they have picked up a few rocks. They will show some of the areas where they have collected on the way north. We will go to sites in Washington, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Some of the material we will be looking for is Petrified Wood, Copper Ore, Fossil Plants, Jade and more. They will have a video and many samples of material collected. You may want to bring your map to mark off the sites for when you go to Alaska! Emmy Silverman-Program Chairwoman

Upcoming Shows:
November 1 - 2: CONCORD, CA
Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Road (near Ygnacio Valley Rd.)
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Harry Nichandros, (925) 289-0454

November 1 - 2: OXNARD, CA
Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Hours: Sat. 9 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Contact: Miriam Tetreault, (805) 642-5779

November 1 - 2: RIDGECREST, CA
Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 S. Richmond Road
Hours: 9 - 5 daily
Contact: John DeRosa, (760) 375-7905

November 8 - 9: ANAHEIM, CA
American Opal Society, Garden Grove
The Phoenix Club - Festhalle
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
Hours: Sat 9 - 6; Sun 9 - 5
Contact: Veronica Purpura, (714) 501-9959

November 8 - 9: SACRAMENTO, CA
Sacramento Mineral Society
Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H Street
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Alyssa Mesiznger, (916) 205-4441

November 8 - 9: YUBA CITY, CA
Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds - Franklin Hall
442 Franklin Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Kartie Slightam, (530) 673-9649

November 14 - 16: EUREKA, CA
Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
3750 Harris Street
Hours: Fri 9 - 6, Sat 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Diana Reed, (707) 839-2079

November 15 - 16: APPLE VALLEY, CA
Valley Gem Gem & Mineral Club
Victor Valley Museum
11873 Apple Valley Road
Hours: Sat 9 - 5; Sun 9 - 4
Contact: Cyndy Mandell, (760) 243-2330

Go to for more show information. 


“Something” of the Month

Club member Chris Ward asks about the Alaska’s State Gemstone:
Find out more at our November general meeting. There will be a full color handout available for those of you that have been collecting these info sheets over the past few years.


Report on the Granada Hills Street Fair:

We had a wonderful day at the Granada Hills Street Faire on Saturday October 11, 2014. Jim & Shellie VanWinkle and Chris Ward and Bob Knox showed up bright and early at 9:00 am to set up our booth. We only had a 10 foot by 10 foot space this time but you would have been surprised at how much interesting stuff we were able to display. We had our spin-a-wheel and grab bags going for a dollar a spin and a dollar a bag. We also set up a touch and feel fossil display and invited our guests to try to guess what each specimen was. We had a large collection of California rocks, mineral and fossils set up to help educate the folks on our geology. The Faire started at 10:00 am. The spin-a-wheel started spinning immediately and barely stopped for a second the entire day. Julie and Oscar Marin showed up about 10:00 am and stayed the entire day. Member Hiro Matsuo also showed up around 1:00 pm to help out. Shellie and Julie ran the spin-a-wheel the entire day. Jim, Oscar, Bob & Chris sold grab bags, educated people on our fossil display and talked rocks to a seemingly endless flow of people. Shellie had to leave about 2:30 pm due to a prior engagement but Jim came back around 4:30 and stayed to help break down the booth when the Faire closed at 5:00 pm. We sold almost every prize and grab bag we had. We talked to hundreds and hundreds of people of all ages and were 3 to 4 people deep at our booth the whole day. We passed out over a hundred club flyers and had a fantastic time the whole day.

Our Holiday Party theme this year is: 
“Under the Sea”

We will be decorating our tables with sea fossils, sea corals and sea animals of all kinds, shapes and colors. We ask those members that will be attending the party to please bring something in from your own collections that can be added to the table runners and help complete the look. It could be a fossil shark tooth, a fossilized coral, a trilobite or ammonite. Anything from the sea will do.