Most Recent Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the Meeting of Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society
Meeting date: June 12th, 2017
President Mike Pabst called the meeting to order. There were 16 members and 1 visitor present.
1. There was a discussion of the show at EXPO coming up on September 22, 23, & 24.
A. Members were reminded to plan on preparing a case to bring to the show.
B. Everyone is encouraged to help at the show for a few hours.
C. There is some help needed on Thursday evening.
D. Reminder of the meal for the vendors on Friday night.
2. Mike Herrick reminded us of his shop in Harrisonburg where he can assist making spheres from rock material.
He had some samples to observe. If interested, his contact is email@example.com. & phone is 562-505-6032.
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1. Suggestions for upcoming programs were made.
2. Members were reminded to check their emails for information about the field trip in July.
Leo Cloutier presented an intriguing program about rocks of the orient and the practice of Suiseki.
He had several samples to show and some books to peruse.
He gave some of the history of both the Chinese and Japanese practices of using these rock displays in their personal lives.
The practice began in China 2000 years ago, and the Japanese began in the 6th century.
Stones that are shaped like mountain peaks with flat bottoms are preferable.
The stones may be mounted, or placed on a base (diaza) or a tray (suiban) with sand or water.
The practice has spread around the world, and there are many variations on the art.
Field Trip Info: Check out information here or refer to the Field Trip Newsletter sent out by the club secretary 6/23/2017
We will have our Annual Picnic in lieu of a regular monthly meeting on Monday July 10th, 2017.
Join us at Coyner Park. The address is 2091 Lynhurst Road, Waynesboro, VA.
Bring a dish to share with others. Paper products will be provided.
Start planning on making a display case for the show in September at EXPO. Last year we had quite a few displays which the public thoroughly enjoyed, and we had a lot of help which made things go smoothly.
This is a lot of fun, and it is great to see our regular vendors at our Friday night dinner. (Sept 22, 23, 24) Mark your calendars and come help out!
If you’d like to present a program, please talk to an officer at a meeting or sign up at this link:
Anyone can sign up to bring snacks for a monthly meeting by clicking this link:
Be sure to keep up with our website www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org and our Facebook page Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society for updates and information.
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Volunteers for Refreshments, 2017:
February: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
March: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
April: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
May: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
June: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
July: N/A - Club Picnic
August: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
September: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
October: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
November: TBD <<--NEED A VOLUNTEER!!
December: N/A - Club Christmas Dinner
Deborah Grimm, Secretary
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Club Officers and Staff 2016-2017
President – Michael Pabst
Vice President – Leo Cloutier
Show Co-Chairs – Dean Hostetter/Scott Gregory
Educational Outreach -- Deborah Grimm
Secretary/Newsletter -- Deborah Grimm
Field Trip Coordinators - Wayne Petersen/Scott Duresky
Treasurer – Scott Gregory
Web Site Coordinator – Jack Glenn
Club web site: shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org
Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShenandoahValleyGemMineralSociety
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org