Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nov 2016 Del Air Calendar of Events

Nov 2016
03: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
08: Election Day: Exercise your right to VOTE.
11: Veteran’s Day: Honor those that have served our country.
17: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at Jeff Dengrove’s home.
24: Thanksgiving Day: Be thankful for all the little things!
General Meeting: Thursday Nov 03, 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. 

November 2016 Program:
Rocks, Minerals, Fossils
A Collector’s Perspective 

Presented by: Bob Knox, Chris Ward, Maxine Dearborn, Jeff Dengrove

Come join us as several of our members will be presenting an informal talk about rocks, minerals and fossils from a collector’s perspective. Learn how to differentiate, classify, mount and catalog your collections. Learn how to create award winning displays for CFMS competition. Learn about field collecting. There will be many of our personal collections on display including minerals, fossils, cut gemstones, agates, cabochons and more including some of the many awards Del Air members have won over the past 10 years including two Presidents Awards. Should be quite an interesting evening for sure.                            Emmy Silverman – Program Director

Del Air 2016 Holiday Charity -West Valley Food Pantry

An interfaith community supported approach to alleviating hunger                                       

This year the Del Air Rockhounds will be supporting the West Valley Food Pantry located in Woodland Hills, CA. The Pantry services the following areas so our contributions this year will truly benefit the less fortunate people in our very own community.
  90290–Topanga; 91301-Agoura Hills; 91302–Calabasas; 91303, 91304--Canoga Park/West Hills;     91306–Winnetka; 91307--West Hills; 91311–Chatsworth; 91324, 91326–Northridge; 91335- Reseda; 91356–Tarzana and 91364, 91367, 91371--Woodland Hills
Please bring can or jar food items such as soups, peanut butter, canned vegetables etc. and dry good food items such as macaroni & cheese, rice-a-roni, dry pastas, boxed cereals etc. to the November and December general meetings and they will be collected by club member Chris Ward for delivery to the Pantry around December 15th. Let’s show them what a bunch of old rockhounds can do.

For more information on the Pantry please visit: 


November 5 - 6: ANAHEIM, CA
American Opal Society
Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Veronica Purpura, (714) 509-9959

November 5 - 6: RIDGECREST, CA
Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 South Richmond Road
Hours: 9 - 5 daily
Contact: John DeRosa, (760) 375-7905

November 5 - 6: SAN DIEGO, CA
San Diego Mineral & Gem Society
Al Bahr Shrine Center
5440 Kearny Mesa Blvd
Hours: Sat 9:30 - 5:00; Sun 10:00 - 4:00
Contact: Bob Hancock, (619) 889-6886

November 12 - 13: SACRAMENTO, CA
Sacramento Mineral Society
Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H Street
Hours: Sat 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Alyssa Mesiznger, (916) 662-5819

November 12 - 13: YUBA CITY, CA
Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds - Franklin Hall
442 Franklin Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Katie Slightam, (530) 673-9649

November 19 - 20: OXNARD, CA
Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Hours: Sat. 10 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Contact: Diane Cook, (805) 647-8517

December 3 - 4: 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 9 - 10: RIALTO, CA
Orange Belt Mineralogical Society
City Hall Lot
105 South Palm Avenue
Hours: 9 - Dusk daily
Contact: Jessica Pierson, (909) 381-0089

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October 8, 2016 -  Granada Hills Street Faire

 The Del Air Rockhounds Club participated in the Granada Hills Street Faire. Our
booth was a 20’ by 10’ space and we filled it up. We had our spin a wheel, grab bags,
gum ball machine, free education game, touch and feel rocks, handmade gemstone
necklaces and many sellable gemstone items donated by members.
 It was a hot day which ran from 8am to 5pm, then booth take down time. It was a
fun day talking to many people and we handed out all our club fliers. Hopefully we will
have some new guests at our next meeting!
 We want to Thank Bob Knox for hauling all of our booth stuff to and from the Faire
in his truck. We also want to Thank members Bob Knox, Jim & Shellie VanWinkle,
Chris Ward, Marilyn Murata, Julie Marin and her granddaughter Zoe, Jeff Dengrove
and Bob & Maxine Dearborn for setting up, running and taking down the booth. We
also want to thank member Richard Doyle for coming by and looking at all the items we
had for sale.  It was a good day and we created a lot of interest in our club.
By: Bob Dearborn, Secretary 
 CFMS November 2016 Field Trip

WHEN: Saturday November 5th at 8:00 am
WHERE: Cady Mountains
MEET: Basin Road exit off I-15 on the South Side for orientation and sign in.
WHAT TO BRING: collecting bags/buckets, rock hammer, digging equipment, safety glasses and spray bottles, First Aid kits. Bring lunch. Plenty of water and a camera, this widespread field offers no shade so use sun screen and protect yourself.

This is the heart of the Mojave Desert and the weather can be unpredictable at this time of year so dress accordingly. This trip may be canceled at the last minute due to bad weather, so please feel free to contact us the night before if weather is questionable.
We will be collecting Agates and Jaspers. From the meeting spot, we will caravan for about 20 minutes to collecting site, we will be traveling thru a sandy wash so 4X4 is a must. Gas and food are available in Barstow. Waiver of liability will be signed at the meeting spot.

If you would like to stay for the weekend, this general area offers a wide variety of material so bring your rock collecting guides. Treat the desert with respect.
 Tread lightly and if you pack it in /then pack it out.
For more info contact:
CFMS South Co-chairs:
Adam Dean: (909) 489-4899
Roy Isaac  (818) 633-3350