Due to icy road conditions, our meeting on the 12th of January is cancelled. Next meeting will be January 26th.
Bob Oblack, member of the Fluorescent Mineral Society, will be bringing his Ultra Violet light set-up and a large collection of UV reactive minerals to our meeting on Thursday, February 25th. The meeting starts at 7:30 and is guaranteed to be informative, interesting and very different from our standard programs. You won’t want to miss it
Did you know that some minerals light up like neon signs when a UV light is applied? Come out and see the exciting word that UV lights can show you. And if you have something you think might be Fluorescent, bring it with you.
The committee tasked with updating the Bylaws and Operating Procedures is nearing final draft stage. The Board will review and then give a recommendation to the general membership for passage. We will publish the changes in the newsletter and then have a general membership vote in November when we have our club officer elections. Members are encouraged to read and comment on the updates.
Our annual club picnic is coming up next month. It is scheduled for July 24th, 2014, which is a regularly scheduled club meeting date (4th Thursday of the month) and will be at the Rice Museum.
Plan on setting up at 5 and we’ll eat at 6. The museum will stay open to allow you to tour, so bring the family and a friend or two.
This year, Taylor Hunt will be grillmaster. Be sure to offer him some assistance if you can. The picnic is a potluck, with the club providing a main dish like burgers (I don’t know what he’s planning yet, so it might be chili or chicken), buns, bottled water and coffee. Members are asked to bring a side dish to share and also bring your own plates/bowls, utensils (including ones for your shared dish) and a round table cloth would be a nice touch too.
The museum only has about 70 chairs and around 20 tables, so if you can bring a table and a few chairs, that would be helpful.
Also, we will be holding a silent auction to raise some money to cover costs for the shin-dig. If you can bring some jewelry, slabs or rough along with a written note as to what the material is, along with any info on it’s history and value, that would be appreciated.
I need some volunteers to help set up the auction tables. Please let me know if you can help with that.
At our September 13th, 2012, Thursday meeting at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center (Map) in Forest Grove, Oregon, John Marshall will be covering the topic of Lake Superior Agates in Michigan.
He is the author of the book, The Other Lake Superior Agates by John D. Marshall. Please note that the book is now out of print but maybe found in some online used bookstores.
John’s photography and research into agates and the rocks and minerals of Lake Superior is legendary in our industry and we are honored to have him speak to us.