Friday, September 29, 2017

October 2017 Del Air Calendar of Events

October 2017 Calendar:
05: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room.
07: Granada Hills Street Faire: Remember to volunteer some time.
19: Board Meeting: At Shellie VanWinkle’s home.
31: Halloween: Get ready for all the little trick or treaters! 

General Meeting: Thursday Oct 05, 2017
The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA. Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.


Oct 2017 Program: Our Annual Silent Auction
Presented by: Del Air Board of Directors

Our silent auction is really many auctions until everything gets a bid and someone takes it home. Bidding starts at 25 cents on each item and goes up by 25 cents or more. When the timer rings, the last name on the list gets the item and pays the club treasurer.

We are very limited in our ability to make change so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring your quarters, $1.00 & $5.00 bills to make it easy on everyone.

We will have a ‘KIDS ONLY’ table to for all our Pebble Pups. We will also have many higher end items this year due to generous donations made by past and recently deceased members estates. There will also be an extended auction table for some items that start higher than 25 cents. This table will go out at the beginning of the auctions but will actually be the very last auction of the evening. Not only rocks are on the tables; there can be items that are used in our hobby as well as baked goods & homemade items. ALL VERY NICE ITEMS YOU WILL WANT TO BID ON!

This is always a lot of fun for everyone and remember - KEEP YOUR PENCIL HANDY, BECAUSE SOMEONE MAY PUT A HIGHER BID ON TOP OF YOURS!
                                                             Emmy Silverman – Program Director 

Granada Hills Street Faire
 Saturday October 07, 2017
Chatsworth Street between Zelzah and Yarmouth Avenue - Granada Hills, CA 91344   

Several of our regular members who normally work this event are out of town this year and won’t be able to help out. Therefore, we are looking for other members to volunteer to help work our booth. We will have the Spin-a-Wheel, Grab Bags, Touch & Feel Table, GumBall Machine and one of our Kids Educational Games.

Set up begins at 8:30 am and the event runs 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Chris Ward and Bob Knox will be there the entire time and will need a few more people to help cover a minimum 2 or 3 hour shift or however much longer you wish to stay. We won’t throw you out!

This is a really fun event! In addition to selling our wares, we will be promoting our club and talking rock and other earth sciences with hundreds of eager Faire attendees. Please, please, please come see Chris Ward or Bob Knox and let us know you’d like to volunteer and help make this, our 4th year doing this event, our best one yet! Thanks so much!
                                                                                    Chris Ward - President 
Support Our Hobby...Attend a Local Show 

October 7 - 8: BORON, CA
Mojave Mineralogical Society
Boron Community Center
26998 John Street
Hours: 9 - 4 daily
Contact: Bruce Davies, (760) 338-8829

October 7 - 8: GRASS VALLEY, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Anita Wald-Tuttle, (530) 277-6195

October 7 - 8: VISTA, CA
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 North Santa Fe Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Kelly Hickman, (760) 639-0447

October 8: FALLBROOK, CA
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Building
123 West Alvarado Street
Hours: 9 - 4
Contact: Janice Bricker, (760) 728-1130

October 14 - 15: ANDERSON, CA
Shasta Gem & Mineral Society
Shasta District Fairgrounds
1890 Briggs Street, off SR 273
Hours: Sat. 9 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Contact: Steve Puderbaugh, 530-604-2951
Website: Facebook Page

October 14 - 15: TRONA, CA
Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society
Gem Show Building
13337 Main Street
Hours: Sat 7:30 - 5; Sun 7:30 - 4
Contact: Jim & Bonnie Fairchild, (760) 372-5356

October 21: WEST HILLS, CA
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers
First United Methodist Church
22700 Sherman Way
Hours: 10 - 5
Contact: Virginia Rotramel, (951) 403-2634

October 21 - 22: PLACERVILLE, CA
El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: (530) 676-2472
Club Website:

        2017 Del-Air Holiday Party    

Our annual Holiday Party will be held on our regular meeting day, the first Thursday of the month, December 7, 2017 beginning with an appetizer and holiday punch social at 6:45 pm with dinner being served at 7:30 pm. Our dinner will be hosted once again by Boston Market and the menu will include your choice of rotisserie chicken or meat loaf along with choice of potatoes and vegetable, Southwest Salad, cornbread muffins and dessert. Beverages will include holiday punch, coffee, hot tea and water. Cost is $25.00 per person. Please return this reservation form along with your check made payable to Del Air Rockhounds to Chris Ward either at the November meeting or via mail to 14203 Gilmore St. Van Nuys, CA  91401 absolutely no later than Wednesday November 22, 2017.
Please make checks payable to: Del-Air Rockhounds Inc.

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