Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society

2018 Gemboree – Preview

UPDATE: Here’s a sneak peak at what’s being organized for our Gemboree

2018 Vancouver Island Gemboree poster and sign up form

If you are a club member and are interested in helping with this event, please email Allana Shillito at vlms@vlms.ca

Our club is responsible for hosting the 2018 Gemboree.   To give you an idea of what the Gemboree is about, I am reposting this article on the 2017 Gemboree with the kind permission of Gordon Burkholder of the Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club. Put your thinking caps on and brainstorm ideas (use the forum or the mailing list) – can we do as well this year?

Vancouver Island Zone Gemboree

The 2017 Gemboree for the Vancouver Island Zone was held on the North Island at Cluxewe Resort from July 20 until the 23rd. There were 101 registered Rockhounds representing clubs from all 6 Island groups, 2 lower mainland clubs and a Kootenay club plus members from 3 American clubs (all from Arizona) and a couple from Europe to round things off. The participants ranged in age from 8 to 80.
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Annual General Meeting

At the annual general meeting the new committee for 2018 were elected, and the winners are:

Elected Positions
President 
Vanessa Steffens
Allana ShillitoVice President
Allana Shillito
David JacksonTreasurer
David Jackson
Sarah HamiltonSecretary
Sarah Hamilton
 
Membership 
Margaret Braithwaite

assisted by Debbie Frank
Program Coordinator
Position vacant
arranges guest speaker for Monday meetings
John AndersonMember at Large
John Anderson


Ivan GagnonMember at Large
Yvan Gagnon
Brian MacmillanMember at Large
Brian McMillan
Member at Large
Will Wilson
Appointed Positions
Gary BrookLaphound News Editor 
Gary Brooke
Librarian
Christine Paton
Field Trips
Gilles Lebrun
Patrick LydonSunshine Corner
Patrick Lydon
Allana ShillitoShow Chairman 
Allana Shillito
Barb McKenzieSnacks
Barb McKenzie
Brian MacmillanWorkshop
Brian McMillan
Island Zone Representative 
Vanessa Steffens
Workshop 
Vanessa Steffens
David JacksonIsland Zone Representative 
David Jackson
Becci SimmonsWebmaster
Becci Simmons
web@vlms.ca
Mike HillIsland Zone Representative
Mike Hill

If you need to contact any of the above, please log into the Members Only area for contact information.