Volunteers are needed for the March Rock and Gem Show at the DaVinci centre. There is a sign-up sheet in the workshop, and you can also sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what position and time slot you would like to volunteer for. Log in to the members’ area for a link to the sheet and to see which slots need to be filled (updated Jan 13, 2018). Each spot is a 2 hours long. The next show planning meeting is Jan 16th from 7 to 8:30 at the bowling centre.
At the annual general meeting the new committee for 2018 were elected, and the winners are:
assisted by Debbie Frank
Program Coordinator Position vacant
arranges guest speaker for Monday meetings
Today was the first day of the Rough to Ready show, now in its second year. It’s being held at the Da Vinci center (same location as the spring show). Where the Rough to Ready show is different from the spring show is that the sales tables are first and formost for members of the various lapidary and mineral societies. This means the goods on display and the knowledge behind the tables is local, and of very high quality.
As we arrived at the panning place, Gilles had to meet and calm the two Rhodesian ridgeback dogs before we could continue. The campers who belonged to the dogs mentioned that they had had a very interesting night with the transit of two elk and a black bear down the creek bed where we were panning. There was no sign of any wildlife the day we were there, so we were safe as we panned the gravel to find….. smaller gravel. Continue reading “Gold panning trip to Meades Creek (25th Sept, 2017)”
Meet at the Seniors’ Centre in Colwood (behind pool/library complex) at 9am. Bring lots of food and water for a whole day excursion. A full gas tank and a spare tire check wouldn’t hurt either. Bring appropriate gear for rain and sun and wind. This is an amazing day for beach combing, panning and picture taking. BCLS members only please.
This could be you at our VLMS Auction on May 1 2017. Sellers, please drop off your “binned” materials and equipment between 5.30pm and 6.00pm May 1 at the Burnside Bowling Club. No looky-Lou’s! Doors will be open to sign in, get a paddle and browse the merchandise at 6.45 to 7.30pm. Auction starts at 7.30. Cash and cheques are only accepted. Sellers get 85% of top bid proceeds and 15% goes to the club.
Our annual Auction is coming up. If you have something you want auctioned off, you get 85%, the club gets 15% of proceeds) swing on by the clubhouse at 6 pm to drop off your items and a reserved bid if you’d like. No previewing allowed until 7 pm as the Auction volunteers need to organise things – you have to leave and come back at 7 pm.
All participants (member and nonmembers allowed to buy and auction) need to sign up with an auction card. Bring cash and an empty car trunk. Auction starts at 7:45pm.