Thursday, April 27, 2017

May 2017 Del Air Calendar of Events

May 2017 Events:
04: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular Meeting Room.
14: Mother’s Day: Remember your mothers. Honor them well.
18: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at the Dearborn’s home.
            29: Memorial Day: Honor those who gave their lives defending our freedoms!
General Meeting: Thursday May 04, 2017
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 and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.
May 2017 Program:  Rockhounding in the U.S.A.
Presented by: Bob & Maxine Dearborn
     Traveling the United States can be a lot of fun and collecting rocks along the way can make it an even better vacation. Members Bob & Maxine Dearborn will take us on a journey to many states collecting rocks, fossils and more. They will show us what the collecting sites look like via videos & pictures and will describe what can be found at these locations. They will also have samples of material collected from these many different locales.
Come and join us for a fun and informative presentation from our very own Bob & Maxine Dearborn!
Emmy Silverman – Program Director
May 2017 Multi Club Field Trip:
May 27-29 at Kramer Junction
for agate, palm, moss, plume, sagenite & more.

    If you are interested in joining this multi-club field trip, please send an e-mail to for details and directions to this collecting site.

Please note these field trips are for those of you who are current members of a CFMS affiliated gem & mineral society because, as a member, you are fully covered by the CFMS liability insurance policy while on these trips.  
Not a member? Why not join our club, The Del Air Rockhounds. In addition to our terrific monthly programs and presentations you’ll be able to attend all the field trips. 
Jeff Dengrove – Filed Trip Chairman
Support Our Hobby...Attend a Local Show 

May 5 - 7: YUCAIPA, CA
Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival
Yucaipa Blvd and Adams Street
Hours: Fri 6 - 9; Sat 12 - 10, Sun 12 - 6
Contact: Lee Peterson, (909) 794-0731

May 6 - 7: JACKSON, CA
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd (off Hwy 49/88)
Hours: 10 – 4 daily
Contact: Gaylene Lichty, (209) 245-5388
May 6 - 7, 2017:  RENO, NV
Reno Gem & Mineral Society
Reno Livestock Event Center
1350 North Wells Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Daniel Ellis, (775) 359-6068
May 6 - 7: ANAHEIM, CA
Searchers Gem & Mineral Society
Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4:30
Contact: Margaret Hogarth, 909 815-3045

June 2 - 4: LA HABRA, CA
North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd.
Hours: Fri 5 - 8; Sat & Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Armando Perdoza, (909) 455-6800
June 3 - 4: ESCONDIDO, CA
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Dawn Vickers

June 3 - 4, 2017: GLENDORA, CA
Glendora Gems
Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Bonnie Bidwell, (626) 963-4638


2017 CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention
Hosted by Ventura County Gem & Mineral Society
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Hours: Fri & Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Diane Cook, (805) 312-8467
Visit  for more show information
“Behind the Scenes”
This month we recognize our Education Outreach Team comprised of Bob & Maxine Dearborn, Jim & Shellie VanWinkle and Bob Knox. Our Education Outreach team visits dozens of 2nd, 4th & 5th grade classes at schools from all over the San Fernando Valley seeing between 1500 and 2000 students and teachers each year. They have created three distinct timeline presentations specifically targeted for each grade level and the earth sciences topics they are learning about.  Congratulations to our fabulous Education Outreach Team…our May 2017 “Rock Stars” of the month!

All our monthly “Rock Stars” will be entered into a special drawing at the end of the year where the lucky winner will receive 2 free admissions to our annual Holiday Party. (a $50.00 value) Plus a mystery mineral specimen donated by club president Chris Ward.