Educational group representing rock, gem, and mineral enthusiasts on the west side Portland, Oregon.
The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club likes to keep members informed on the news in our industry about earth sciences, club activities, community activities, and news we can use for our hearts made of stone – melted by our passion for rocks and gems.
This category features such newsworthy items.
If you are a member of our club and would like to submit newsworthy bits to this site or the newsletter, please let us know at our regular meetings or contact us.
For more information on Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem activities, check out our events category and calendar. If you would like more information on rock collecting, identification, and resources, check out our Education page and Earth Sciences topics.
If you would like to become a member, please join us. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us so we may help.
We have our Summer shindig coming up on Sunday, August 26th.
Set up will start at 11 with food and games starting at 12:30.
We really want to have a bunch of fun, so please invite at least 1 family of friends and all your kids and grandkids! We’ll have badminton, croquet, a rock dig for the kids, and some other fun events. We’re of course going to have a silent auction and slabs for our amusement.
We’ll be having brautz, vegetarian brautz, and hot dogs that the club will provide along with drinks. A potluck will provide the rest of the foodies. Since we’re inviting guests, we will be providing plates and silverware. Please email me with an RSVP by the 21st of August. Richellebmike@gmail.com.
We really appreciate everything everyone has done to make this a great year.
As we turn our attention to Fall events, I am reminded that it’s time to form a nominating committee to prepare for our Fall elections. If you can help out with this committee, please let me know. Being on the committee in no way makes you a candidate, but means you would be tasked with finding a suitable one. This is your club, so resolve to help it thrive and remain an organization that you want to be a part of by being involved in how it’s run.
It’s that time again and it’s time to be thinking of putting in a display at the Portland Regional Show, which will be October 7th, 8th and 9th. This is still the 2nd weekend of October, but will seem like it’s happening in the first week. Set up will be on the 5th and 6th, so please plan on coming out and helping with that.
Holiday Banquet planning
Hey… we need a planner for this event.