Presidents Message for June 2015

Taylor Hunt will be giving a presentation on his recent road trips and will be highlighting the geology of North America. Walt Butler will talk about the recent Federation meeting in Ogden, UT.

New appointment to the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show Association.Congratulations to Bill Harvey Jr., who will be replacing Jeff Payne as our second club Advisor to the Portland Regional. Jeff has work conflicts (congrats to Jeff on the new job), and needed to step down. The Advisor position is one of 10 voting positions on the board of the Regional. Continue reading “Presidents Message for June 2015”

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My first TVRGC ‘rock swap’ meeting.

I went to my first “Rock-Swap” and had such a wonderful time that I wanted to share the experience.

Imagine a group of kids, giddy with anticipation at a chance to show their treasures at show and tell.  Now picture that the kids are all ages with a family-friendly camaraderie, and that the treasures are diverse works of art. Some of them are very basic and rough while others are finely crafted and displayed as such.

That is how it is at the Senior Center in Forest Grove on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, when the Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a meeting and rock-swap.  It was great fun to see all the amazing treasures at the meeting that I attended. Continue reading “My first TVRGC ‘rock swap’ meeting.”