Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dec 2015 Del Air Calendar of Events

Dec 2015 
03: General Meeting: Our Annual Holiday Party! 
07: Chanukah Begins: Eight Crazy Nights for all our Jewish Friends.  
07: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at the Dearborn’s home 
22: First Day of Winter: Hello El Nino! 
25: Christmas Day: Don’t Be Naughty!             
31: New Year’s Eve: Here’s Comes 2016!
Del Air Annual Holiday Party: Thursday Dec 03, 2015 
The festivities begin 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 & Events. 
2015 Holiday Party Theme: “NASA’s Outer Space” 
 For those who have already reserved their dinner, the pre-party festivities will begin at 6:45 pm with dinner being served at 7:30 pm. For those who did not reserve a dinner, the presentation will begin around 8:45 pm should you wish to attend. 
The Del Air Rockhounds Club is extremely proud to welcome back long time club friend and supporter Neil Mottinger from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA. Neil will be giving a talk and video presentation catching us up on the Mars Rover Curiosity as well as the exciting flyby of the Dwarf Planet Pluto and station keeping with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It has been almost three years since Neil was last here with us and there is much for him to report on. Neil will be bringing actual props from NASA to help illustrate his presentation. An informative and entertaining presentation not to be missed! 

Proposed 2016 Slate of Officers

President:                                  Bob Knox
1st Vice President:                    Jeff Dengrove
2nd Vice President:                   Bob Backus
Secretary:                                  Bob Dearborn
Treasurer:                                 Shellie Van Winkle 
Federation Director:                Chris Ward      

We will be holding elections for our 2016 Board of Directors during our Annual Holiday Party on Thursday December 03, 2015. Before voting, we will be asking for further nominations from the floor. This is your chance to nominate someone to serve on the board for calendar year 2016. Only members can nominate and it must be another member other than you.
Support our Hobby!   Attend a Local show!

December 5 - 6: BARSTOW, CA
Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society
Cora Harper Community Center
841 S. Barstow Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Danny Watts, (760) 373-1309

December 5 - 6: LAKESIDE, CA
El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
12584 Mapleview Street
Hours: Sat 9 - 5; Sun 9 - 4
Mary Ness, (619) 449-0759

December 12 - 13: RIALTO, CA
Orange Belt Mineralogical Society
Across Street from Rialto City Hall
105 South Palm Avenue
Hours: Sat 9 - Dusk daily
Contact: Jessica Pierson, (909) 381-0089

January 16 - 17: 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

February 12 - 21: 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

February 20 - 21: ANTIOCH, CA
Antioch Gem Club
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
1201 West 10th Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Brenda Miguel, (925) 301-6957

February 27 - 28: VALLEJO, CA
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Dan Wolke, 707 334-2950

March 4 - 6: 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