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  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01 January 2020


  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01 January 2020


    Happy New Year! I want to thank all of you who have put your support in me to guide our club for the year 2020. I hope the privilege and responsibilities you have bestowed on me will allow us to move our club forward in the lapidary arts. I can’t do this alone though. Thankfully, I have each of you to help with that whether you are an instructor, board/committee member, or a volunteer. So I invite each of you to try a new class this year, work towards independent certification, team up with a fellow member of a joint project, work on a committee, offer a skill for the club, or become an instructor.

    On making a plan

    Our annual trade show is rapidly approaching and I would like to give you some advice on volunteering for it. I have worked the show for two years now from Friday at 9 am until Sunday when the truck is unloaded back at the clubhouse. When you want to spend time doing something like this, plan ahead. Two years ago, all I did was hospitality and I needed more work to do at that show. Last year, I waited to see what needed to be done each day when I got there. It was stressful and I spent too much time trying to find something to do.

    The lesson is to pick your slots and plan your own schedule ahead of the show. This way you know when and where to be. Don’t worry about anyone else and just stick to your own schedule. Take into consideration some break times between your slots as well. Commit early so you get to do the type of volunteering that you want to do. Taking this approach allows the manager of each area to have a less stressful job managing the check-in area as well.

    Remember, the next time you take a class please check the signup sheets and reserve your slots.

    - Scott

  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01January 2020

    Executive Board 2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

    Scott McClellan, President


    Jason Hamilton, President-Elect

    Presidentelect@jaxgemandmineral. org

    Spencer Herring, Vice-President

    Vicepresident@jaxgemandmineral. org

    Anne Lanier, Secretary


    Deborah Ritter, Treasurer daraz13@aol.com


    The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Scott McClellan. Pledge said. Visitors and new members recognized.

    Jason Hamilton moved to accept the December minutes as published. Second by Skipp Titus. Motion carried.

    The first show meeting will be January 9, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. prior to the January Board meeting.

    Movie night is January 16, 2020

    Super Bowl party February 2, 2020

    Social Concerns: Bobbi Brown is going home from rehab.

    COPS: Craig Hamilton gave the report on COPS. He attended the Elementary School Science Fair at the invitation of the Duval County Schools. He will be attending the Secondary Science Fair on January 30, 2020. He will also be attending a Boy Scout program at Bartram Trail School on January 25, 2020.

  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01January 2020

    Stephen Waddill gave a report on upcoming field trips and had a printout available.

    New Business: Bill Poland spoke on the faceting cut of the quarter. There will be a meeting for all interested in the faceting program on January 11, 2020.

    President Scott McClellan went over the calendar for the upcoming year.

    Program: Jason Hamilton gave a summary of the upcoming show March 13, 14, 15, 2020 at the Fairgrounds. The need for volunteers was discussed. The schedule for preparation for the show was discussed.

    Show and Tell: Craig Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, George Diaz, Michael Charest, Pat Herring, Ed Price and Don Price presented items.

    Respectfully submitted: Anne Lanier, Secretary

    COPS Report COPS will be at the St. Johns County Boy Scout University on Saturday, January 25th, from 8 AM to 2 PM. Located in the Bartram High School. St. Johns County. This is an annual event where various presenters are invited to share their material with the boy scouts and the leaders. It is an all- day event with approximately 500 Boy Scouts in attendance.

    The second COPS event will be with the Duval County Secondary School Science Fair on Thursday, January 30th. This event is located at UNF Campus Auditorium. The event runs from 9 AM to 2 PM. Children are bussed in for this event with about 25 presenters present. It is a time of discovery for many of the children because they never get to see any hands-on displays. Lots of questions and big smiles.

    There are several COPS classroom events coming up in the next few months. If you are interested in attending and helping out, please let me know.

    COPS Presenter Craig Hamilton 904-994-4729 cbhshell@att.net

  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01January 2020

    Attention all Faceters! We need you! Time is short before the March Show!

    We are planning our display box to show off our talents and the beautiful stones we facet at JGMS. Our display will be “The Shapes We Make”.

    There are over 45 different shapes that can be cut and we need a good assortment. Please sign up for as many shapes as possible on the sheet on the faceting room cabinet. You may already have different shapes to enter. If you need patterns, check out our shop pattern books, or go to http://


    Let’s have another fantastic faceting display with “The Shapes We Make!”


    From your newsletter editor:

    Hi everybody! My name is Caroline Schultz. The awesome Anne Lanier has passed the torch to me, and I will be taking over the newsletter duties in 2020! I have some ideas about articles I would like to start including in the newsletter, some of which include a “show and tell” area, as well as a “used equipment - buy/sell/trade” section where members can list items they’d like to pass on to a new home, or a request for something special they would like to add to their workbench. Let’s get connected! I’d love to hear from you about what you might like to see in the newsletter. You can email me at newsletter@jaxgemandmineral.org. I’m always looking for articles to include, so please send in your writing. And no worries if you don’t feel like an experienced writer…I have a lot of journalism experience, and can edit your work if you’d like. Please send in pictures and a short description of something you’d like to share in Show and Tell. Tell me about your favorite class. Send in pictures and a write-up from a rockhounding trip. The sky’s the limit!

    A little bit about me: I’m new-ish to JGMS, I joined in January 2019. I love rocks, and I was so excited to find out that a club like ours exists in my new city. I’ve enjoyed learning silversmithing and cabbing, and my first class ever at the club was wax casting with Jason Hamilton. But most of all, I’ve loved meeting so many friendly, fantastic people and making new friends! I‘m a relatively new transplant from Gainesville, having moved to the beach in late 2018. I am an acupuncturist in private practice in Jax Beach, and I’m currently working on my doctorate in my spare time (haha). I’m also putting together a beginner’s silversmithing workbench in my garage, so if you have any tips you’d like to share, or equipment you want to sell - please let me know! Until next month, be well and keep on “rockin’ out” :)

  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01January 2020

    The 2020 Gem & Mineral Show

    The 32nd Annual Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society’s Jewelry, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead Show and Sale. 50 vendors from around country. Continuous live demos in faceting, cabbing and more. Spectacular grand prize drawings, awesome hourly door prizes, fun and educational Kids’ Zone. Fantastic one-of-a-kind jewelry, rare and beautiful minerals and fossils from around the world. Jewelry and lapidary supplies, loose faceted gemstones, cabochons and more.

    Location: Jacksonville Fair Grounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Dates: March 13-15, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 Admission: $5 per day or $8 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under free, Scouts in uniform free, $1 discount for 65+, Military, Police and Fire.

    Please feel free to spread the word far and wide so that everyone will know about this wonderful organization that I love so much.

    Most important of all are the special people in it that I love even more!

    *****NOTE: February 13th at 6:00 pm is the next (and last show meeting). Pizza and wings provided. This past show meeting went very well, many in attendance. Lots was discussed and reviewed. Very productive and informative.

    Respectfully, Jason Hamilton

  • Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Volume 60/01January 2020

    Upcoming Movie Schedule


    There will be movie nights on the 3rd Thursday of each month. No information has been provided at this time of which film will be shown.


    Upcoming Youth Programs Please contact Jennifer Lake regarding when the youth are gathering.