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  • Pebble Press March 2018 Page 1

    Richmond Gem and Mineral Society’s

    PEBBLE PRESS For March 2018

    NEXT GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, March 27

    6:30 pm start

    Workshop Calendar January to June 2018

    Chain Making Mini-Workshop

    Talk about pendants! Did you see what was hanging about our

    members’ necks at the end of the Mini-Workshop on Wire Wrap-

    ping? Thanks goes to Linda Boyce for volunteering to share her

    expertise and knowledge.

    Our next mini-workshop scheduled for Sunday, April 6, will be

    on chain-making. Learn how to use the jump-ring maker, and

    how to assemble a long & short chain, a paradigm chain, and a

    celtic chain.

    Time is Running out! LAPIDARY & SILVERSMITHING

    CHALLENGE 2018

    “Images in Stone”

    Time is passing! Don’t wait until the last couple of weeks! Start

    your work NOW! Five categories this year, three for lapidary

    and two for silversmithing. Criteria/Rules are available at the

    Lapidary Studio.


    "Secrets of the Gem Trade" Series

    Gemological Laboratories and Reports, Part II


    Picture Stone rough, slabs and cabochons


    If your last name starts with the following letter, then it is your turn to bring a finger food or other type of snack for the refresh- ment table:

    A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, & K If possible, please bring your own cup to drink from.


    The five categories for this year are:

     Oval - 30x22mm or 40x30mm

     Rectangle - 25x18mm or 35x25mm

     Freeform with a flat back and bezel landing (not to exceed

    2sq. inch)

     Finished silversmithed pendant with “Image in Stone”

    cabochon (not to exceed 2 sq. inch)

     Finished silversmithed ring with “Image in Stone” cabo-


    Contest ends 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 21 at the Lapidary Stu-

    dio. Criteria/Rules are available at the Lapidary Studio.

    Up Coming Events

    BC Gem Show, April 6, 7, & 8 RGMS

    Annual Show, April 28 & 29

    Farmer’s Market Boutique Table, starting in May

    BCLS Rendezvous 2018, May 18, 19, & 20

    Doors Open, June 2 & 3

    Richmond Museum Exhibit, September 2018

    (Continued on page 2)


    Monday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Workshop

    Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Open Workshop

    Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Workshop

    Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Open Workshop

    1st & 2nd Sundays

    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Open Workshop (Except when classes are


    Lapidary Studio Closures

    Lapidary Studio will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, March 20 Tuesday, March 27 Sunday, April 1 Monday, April 2 Monday, May 21 Monday, June 25 T Tuesday, June 26 Thursday, June 28

  • Pebble Press March 2018 Page 2

    Regular Meeting


    Executive Meeting

    Tuesday the 27th March Tuesday the 20th

    Tuesday the 24th April Tuesday the 17th

    Tuesday the 22nd May Tuesday the 15th

    Tuesday the 19th June Tuesday the 12th

    No meeting July No meeting

    Tuesday the 28th August Tuesday the 21st

    Next Executive Meeting March 20, 2018


    Executive Positions 2017-2018

    President Anthony Young

    Vice-President Russ Beuker

    Secretary Monica Grant

    Treasurer George Howe

    Program Coordinator Sunny Yuen

    Show Chairperson Lisa Kew

    Workshop Coordinator Gerry Hall

    Ways & Means Coordinator Linda Boyce

    Field Trip Coordinator Harley Waterson

    Publicity Coordinator Livia Waterson

    Librarian Joan Turrell

    Pebble Press Editor Eugenia Kurganska

    Social Convenor Karen Yurkovich

    Membership Chairperson Darlene Howe

    Senior Delegate Arn Hamlin

    Past President David Bell

    Non-Executive Positions 2017-2018

    Contact at Large Darlene Howe

    Intermediate Society Delegate Linda Grueber

    Junior Society Delegate Harley Waterson

    Membership Assistant Dorreh Jahanshahi

    Ways & Means Assistant Joan Turrell

    Social Convenor Assistant Carmen Lake

    Program Coordinator Assistant Harley Waterson

    Publicity Coordinator Assistants Lisa Kew

    Carmen Lake

    Field Trips / Club Shows / Other BCLS Information

    Visit the BC Lapidary Society’s Website

    (Continued from page 1)

    Membership News Darlene Howe

    For membership in the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society, please contact me at: or 604-274-4893.

  • Pebble Press March 2018 Page 3

    RICHMOND GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY Minutes of the Regular Meeting

    held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Minutes of the February 20, 2018, Regular Meeting

    Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm by Anthony Young. Welcome to members and guests.

    Minutes: Motion made to accept the minutes from the January 23, 2018, Regular meeting. Second by: Arn Hamelin Motion: Passed

    Correspondence: No Correspondence

    Vice-President’s Report: Accepting Orders for next year’s calendar.

    Treasurer’s Report: As of February 12, 2018  Total Revenue: $7,809.26  Total Expenses: $9,367.44  Balance: ($1,558.18)  Cash on Hand: $41.75  Operating Account $16,257.57  Show Account $1,500.00  An audit was conducted by Monica Grant and Carmen Lake

    on the financial records for the fiscal year 2016-2017. Two accounting errors were found and corrected. There was a deficit of $577.70.

    Program Report:  Tonight’s Program: Gemological Labs  Tonight’s Show & Tell: Agates of North America  Next Month’s Program: To be announced  Next Month’s Show & Tell: To be announced Show Report:  Flyer available for show  Applications available for Table Sales  Competition – Images in Stone Workshop Report: No Report Ways & Means Report: Lots of items on the table. Buy your ticket. Field Trip Report:  March 11, 2018 – Yale Bar  February outing was great – Jade was found by Olivia Publicity Report:  New Handout coming  Working on “getting connected – Social Media  Museum – obsession every collector has a story Librarian Report: No report. Pebble Press Report: Eugenia on vacation

    Social Convenor: A special thank-you to Lisa for her hard work in getting the cof- fee and tea on, and a thank-you to all members who brought goodies tonight.

    Membership Report:  Attendance tonight: 26

    Senior Delegate Report:  Rendezvous – Check Website  March 4, 2015 – BC Lapidary Society Meeting 1:30 (Surrey

    Library – Guildford)  Rendezvous May Long Weekend

    President’s Report: No report.

    Old Business:  April 6th BC Gem Show Volunteers Wanted  April 28,29 Richmond Show Need Volunteers  Farmers Market Boutique Table  Doors Open – June 2 and 3  Richmond Museum Exhibit  Nature park Presentation (September 23/18)  Mini Workshop Rock Identification (14 participants)

    New Business: Sunday March 4 Mini Workshop Wire Wrapping ($10 cost)

    Show & Tell: Agates of North America

    Next Executive Meeting: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Next Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Meeting Adjourned at 7:40 PM.

  • Pebble Press March 2018 Page 4

    BC Gem Show April 6, 7 & 8, 2018

    Annual Rock & Gem Shows 2018 For details go to

    March 16, 17 & 18, 2018 Friday 12:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm

    VICTORIA LAPIDARY & MINERAL SOCIETY Leonardo de Vinci Centre 195 Bay Street, Victoria, BC

    March 17 & 18, 2018 Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

    HASTINGS CENTRE ROCKHOUNDS Hastings Community Centre 3096 E Hastings Street, Vancou- ver, BC

    March 24th and 25th, 2018 Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm

    MT. BAKER ROCK AND GEM CLUB (Friend of the BCLS) Bloedel Donovan Community Center 2214 Electric Ave. Bellingham, WA

    April 14 & 15, 2018 Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm

    COURTENAY GEM & MINERAL CLUB & PARKSVILLE ROCK CLUB Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 367 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC .

    April 28 & 29, 2018 Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

    RICHMOND GEM & MINERAL CLUB Richmond Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC

    Many Club Displays, Demonstrations, Grab Bags, Children's Creative Workshop, Gold Panning & Door


    Dealers & Clubs Information

     Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

     Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

     Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm Fourth Annual Rocklovers-Round-Up Tailgate Sale Saturday, April 7, 2018 - one day only 10:00am - 5:00pm Ag-Rec Building Central Fraser Valley Fairgrounds 32470 Haida Drive Abbotsford, BC