Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society

Upcoming Events

December’s Christmas Special (3rd Dec, 2018)

The December 3rd meeting date is wholly devoted to our annual Christmas Social Festive. The club will supply turkey and pork but members and guests are encouraged to bring a vegetable, appetizer or dessert entre to share. Also, please remember to bring your own plates and eating utensils, as well as a wrapped gift for gift exchange, if you would like to participate. Gifts are suggested to be of approximately $10 in value, gift-wrapped and should be gender neutral. A box will be made available for those who also would like to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Any questions, please direct to the VLMS mailbox,

At the Burnside Lawn Bowling Club, 274 Hampton Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 1H1 from 7:30pm to 9pm

Annual General Meeting (7 Jan, 2019)

A reminder that our Annual General Meeting is to be held on January 7, 2019 at the Les Passmore Senior Centre (****please note the location change; it is next door to our usual meeting place****). This meeting is an important one since it involves the election of the club’s Board of Directors and the placement of the Appointed Positions. Several Board and Appointed positions are up for renewal; some positions currently have members willing to renew their position and some do not (a list is provided below). Please contact if you are interested in supporting our club by volunteering for one of these roles.

Elected positions:

  • President: no nominations at present
  • Vice President: currently nominated – Allana (incumbent)
  • Secretary: no nominations at present
  • Treasurer: currently nominated – David Jackson (incumbent)
  • Membership: no nominations at present
  • Members At Large: no nominations at present (2 positions)

Appointed Positions:

  • Sunshine Corner: currently standing – Susannah Andersen
  • Library: currently standing – Kathryn Ann Hawkins
  • Programs: no volunteers at present
  • Newsletter: currently standing – Gary Brooke
  • Webmaster: currently standing – Becci Simmons
  • Field Trips: no volunteers at present (Note: after 25 years, Gilles has indicated that he is ready to step down as our wagonmaster but he is willing to work with anyone wanting to take up this position)

2019 VLMS Rock and Gem Show – Leonardo Da Vinci Centre – March 15-17, 2019

It is never too early to start getting ready for our Annual Show. Mark it in your calendars and stay tuned as to how you can help make our annual, hosted event to continue to be a show-stopping success. Planning meetings have already started – to volunteer to help out, contact Allana.