Thursday, January 28, 2021

February 2021 Del Air Calendar of Events

Del–Air Rockhounds Calendar of Upcoming Events: February 2021 

Thursday February 04:                                                                   

‘Zoom’ General Meeting @ 7:30 pm Meeting invites to be sent out to all members with an email address 1-2 days before the meeting.                                                                                         

Sunday February 14: Valentine’s Day.                                                    

 Don’t Forget Your Special Sweetheart!                                              

Monday February 15: President’s Day                                                      

 Send your best to George & Abe.

Thursday February 18: Board Meeting; 7:30 pm                                         
 (via Zoom)
 President’s Message

Can you believe it’s already February! It’s very cold and our rain is finally arriving this week. The vaccine is moving forward, albeit with a few hiccups, and we’re coming up on one full year since the pandemic started. My, how time flies! We had a stellar turnout for our Whale Bone Hunt on Saturday January 23rd. The weather was beautiful and sunny all the way up to about 3:00 pm when the rain finally rolled in. By this time, most everyone had already finished their hunt and we were all spread out at the picnic tables eating our lunches. Almost everyone found whale bone along with a fine array of seashells and drift wood. After being cooped up for so long, it really was a sight to behold seeing so many people enjoying themselves at this beautiful beach and still wearing masks and keeping proper distances. Thanks to all who attended and made this a really great day!                                                                                                                                                     Chris Ward, President; Editor


February’s ‘Zoom’ Program:

                                               “Tips & Tricks at the Jeweler’s Bench”                                                                      Presented by: Brad Smith

Top artisans in every field have their favorite ways of solving common problems.

Making a piece of jewelry is no exception. Accomplished jewelers have a variety

of tips and tricks for saving time and improving the quality of work.

 Brad Smith will share his favorite tips from over 20 years of experience in the

jewelry industry including a decade teaching hundreds of students. The tips

range from soldering and polishing to stone setting and ways to cut costs.

The presentation will include a slide show followed by time for questions or


Smith is a studio jeweler, lapidary, author, and jewelry instructor. He enjoys

rockhounding, is a long-time member of the Culver City Rock Club, and is

the author of five jewelry making books.

Emmy Silverman – Program Chair
 The Del Air Rockhounds Club

officially welcomes new member…

 Jeong Guk Oh

 …to our rockhound family! Jeong was

unanimously voted in during our January

Zoom meeting. Welcome to the family, Jeong.

We are honored to have you.