January 2018 â€œOwyhee Gemâ€ Owyhee Gem Mineral GEM MINERAL...
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Board of Directors
FIELD TRIP CHAIRMAN:
Larry Beattie 466-6184
ASST: Gene Alvey 440-3067
January Presidents Message
Hello all and so begins another year. It would seem they just
keep coming faster and faster. On that note, our Annual gem show is
just around the corner. Susan has been bringing the signup sheets
each meeting so please put your name in one or two of the time slots.
This is important as it gives the venue chairs the ability to schedule out
the days. Another important opportunity for you is to fill out an
application to put in a showcase. These cases are an intricate part of
our show. They give the public a chance to see what our hobby is all
about not to mention show off your god given abilities. Give Kathy
Larson a call or turn in an application to her so she can get an
accurate case count.
Jim has a nice program all lined out for us again this month it
is a bit of a surprise as we were unable to hold a Board meeting this
last month. However, I know he will not let us down and it will be
informative as always.
Our new field trip Chairmen are hard at work compiling a list of
the trips we will be going on in the upcoming year. If there is, a
particular place you would like to explore be sure to give them your
ideas. I know that they would appreciate any input you may have.
You can contact David at (408) 489-3996 or Dale at (208) 283-7990.
At this time, I would like to thank all of you who helped with the
Annual Christmas Banquet. It was great as always. I know it was fun
and well received. Special thanks to Denise and Aubrey for making
the beautiful table favors, Carol and John for overseeing the ticket
sales, and Kathy Larson for organizing the gift exchange and
especially to all of you for coming and making it a lovely evening.
One last thought. We are in need of someone to take on the
position of Show Chair as Susan has expressed a desire to help train
her replacement. This is a great chance to get involved with your club.
Susan has done a fantastic job and has documented all the duties,
so it is all laid out, for the individual who would be willing to take
it over. Please consider this opportunity and if you are willing
contact either Susan or myself and we will get you trained for
the next year.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year
and I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting on
January 17th at the Boone Science Bldg. at 7:30pm. Till then
keep on rocking!!
Willa Renken OGMS President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: Willa Renken (208) 362-3941, Wlr_dkr@msn.com
VICE-PRESIDENT: Jim Hopkins (208) 466-8817, 16654JRHopkins@q.com
SECRETARY: Debbie Lawrence (208) 869-7585, firstname.lastname@example.org
TREASURER: Janie Ehlers (208) 674-1213, email@example.com
FEDERATION DIRECTOR: Ed Moser (208) 340-8060, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIELD TRIP CHAIRMAN: David Schmidt (408) 489-3996 ASST: Dale Rawson (208) 283-7990 email@example.com
SHOW CHAIRMAN: Susan Beattie (208) 466-6184, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASST. SHOW CHAIRMAN: Darell Ehlers (208) 674-1213, email@example.com
BULLETIN EDITOR: Carol Farnham (208) 475-4868 firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIAN: Pauline Prather (208) 459-4139
MEMBERSHIP: Kim Bashford (208) 454-7287, email@example.com
ROAD CLEAN-UP: Larry Beattie (208) 466-6184, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNSHINE: Jewels Haines (760) 331-3443, email@example.com
WEBMASTER: Brad Larson firstname.lastname@example.org
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Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society
Volume 50 No. 1 January 2018
OWYHEE GEM P a g e 2 Volume 50 No. 1
DUES ARE DUE!!!
Dont be Late...
On page 9 is a membership form to cut out and
fill out for next years membership and dues. Just
give Kim your money and
membership form together when you turn in to help keep all
Would you like to see your ad here?
You can buy a 1/4 page ad like
this for one month for only $5.00.
A 12-month ad is only $50.00!
Your ad will be seen by over
200 club members, plus online visitors.
To place an ad, please email:
Orma J. Smith Museum of
The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History features specimens representing the
Biology and Geology of SW Idaho, SE Ore-
gon, and northern Nevada. The focal point
of the museum is the Evans Gem and Miner-
al Collections. The museum hosts a work-
day and seminar the first Saturday of every
month. The Museum is open to all visitors
Tuesday-Friday from 1-5 pm, the first Sat-
urday of every month from 8-5 and the third
Saturday of every month from 10-4.
The Museum is located in the base-ment of Boone Hall on the College of Idaho
campus. Visit the Museum website at www.
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3 Baker, Robert and Deborah
22 Ward, Isaac and Betty
24 Branham, Kurt and Charlene
31 Austin, Gregg and Jenny
3 Connor, Pete
4 Dole, David
5 McCall, Keith
9 Smith, Jan
12 Connelly, Carolyn
12 Troyer, Robert
13 Stringer, Denise
15 Hardman, Andrea
18 Sherer, Jerry
20 Gonzalez, Alex
20 Gonzalez, Cathi
20 Roberts, Lorena
21 Andersen Tina
24 Fogleman, Nancy
26 Connor, James
26 Stevens, Diane
27 Chaplik, John
Hi, I am Jewels Haines and I am your Sunshine Chairman. If you hear of anyone needing a get well card or visit, please give me a call at
STRINGERS GEM SHOP
Idaho Opals Picture Jaspers & Plume Agate
Rough Rock and Slabs Bolos & Buckles
Bookends & Specimens Tumblers & Equipment
WHITES METAL DETECTORS
W.A. (Bill) Stringer 1812 West Orchard
Nampa, Idaho 83651
1 Mile South of Karcher Mall (208) 466-5169
M-F 1:30-5:30 pm
Other Hours By Appointment
OWYHEE GEM P a g e 4
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Stone from Arizona Stone from Australia Anderson MineAgate Noreena BrendaAgate & Jasper Mookite Burro CreekPastelite & Agate Stone from Idaho & Oregon Handmade Jewelry Owyhee Picture Jasper Slabs & Rough Green Moss Agate Hammers/Tools Tumbled Stones Brazilian Agate - Slabs and Rough
Located at the corner of US 95 & Homedale Road 26736 Homedale Road, Wilder, Idaho
By appointment only: Phone (208) 861-8229 or Text: (208) 258-4250
Boises Best Marketplace 10378 W Overland, Boise (Five Mile and Overland)
Rosemary Peterson 546-1897
Rock Shop, Paintball,
Let us illuminate your imagination
E a r t h B r i t e 3 5 0 6 C l e v e l a n d B l v d .
C a l d w e l l , I D 8 3 6 0 5
Monday thru Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm
Rough and polish rock
& crystals, gemstones.
Grit kits and tumblers.
Massages by the hour
and half hour. Paintball
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For those of you that are still getting the snail version of the newsletter, please consider switching to email. It will save a little over a $1.00 per news-
letter. Please help out our club and send me an email to switch over.
I know that some of you do not do computers, that is ok. Dont worry about it.
If the info on your newsletter is not
correct, please see Kim our mem-
bership chairman. Kim will then
send the info to me.
Items to check are:
If you have requested the newslet-
ter to be emailed but are not receiv-
ing it please let me know so I can
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