Notification for members and friends

We will not have a meeting on our Second Thursday of the month due to the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show at the Clackamas Fairgrounds in Canby Oregon. 

Many of us will be down there helping out. If you have not yet volunteered I strongly encourage membership to put in at least 2 hours while your down there and you will be able to get free entry for all three days and visit with old and new friends! Please put in some time on set up Wednesday or take down on Sunday, We still need help kids corner, silent auction and ticketing.

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Welcome new officers

Elections were held at our last meeting of November and our new officers for 2018 are:

President Richelle Borlaug

Vice President Casey Truman

Treasurer Linda Harvey

Secretary Matthew Porter

Board Director Rose Jackson

Board Director Bill Harvey

Board Director Cindy Yablok

Other changes of note:

Newsletter Editor  Linda Harvey

 

Awards Banquet 2018

The club held it’s annual Awards Banquet and Inauguration Ceremony December 10th. A good time was had by all and the food was outstanding.

People lineing up for food
This years banquet was a pot-luck and the food was delicious.
Cliff in Santa Hat Carves the roast
Cliff Vanderzanden carved the roast at the banquet.

Everyone I spoke to raved about it’s flavor and how tender it was. You could cut it with a plastic fork!

We also had a raffle with some absolutely fabulous items. This year there were 34 items, so many attendees went home with a prize.

In addition to swearing in the officers for 2018, Awards for this past year were handed out.

Winners :

Member of the Year: Casey Truman

Presidents Award: Tom Wilson

Long and Outstanding Service Award: Don and Linda Shattauer

Congratulations to you all and thank you for all you do for us.

Rose gets award
Awarded 2016 Member of the Year
Presidents Award goes to Vivian Howard
Mitch Metcalf presents Presidents Award to Vivian Howard
Carl Weaver gets award
The 2016 Long and Outstanding Service Award was presented to Carl Weaver

And finally, we want to congratulate Russel and Dorothy Snook, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with us that night.

50th Anniversary
Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

September Presidents Message

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.
Coming up…
Portland Regional.
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.
Thanks everyone.
Mitch

Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club Places third in NWFMS Website Competition

The results are in and the Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club is proud to announce we’ve won third place in the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies website contest. The contest was open to all Federation member rock clubs within the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, which comprise the NW Region of the American Federation.

“We’ve really come a long way considering only a few years ago we didn’t even have a web presence” Webmaster Mitch Metcalf Said. “So this is a really big deal for us and a huge honor.”

This was TVRGC’s first time entering the Federation’s annual contest. The First Place website was the the Yakima Rock and Mineral Club, which went on to compete at the American Federation Level.   Results were not available as of this posting.

Website Award - NW Federation of Mineralogical Societies - 3rd Place to Tualatin Valley Rock Club 2016

Congrats to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to ensure our site was a contender, bringing it up to date to be compliant with web standards and national and international laws for web accessibility and the ADA, way beyond the scope of the contest rules and requirements. We’re eager to keep you updated on all our activities and news from around the rock and mineral world as we continue to move forward.

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