Rendevous 2022 booking

Register for Rendezvous 2022
June 2 – 6, Coombs Fair Grounds, Coombs
Dear members and rock enthusiasts,

We would like to alert you to that the registration form for Rendezvous 2022 scheduled for June 2 – 6, 2022 at the Coombs Fair Grounds in Coombs, BC is now on our web site. Rendezvous is our Society’s annual gathering which has taken place since 1958 (well, until the COVID pandemic). Rendezvous 2022 will feature:Field TripsCamaraderieMini Rock Show and SaleBCLS Annual General MeetingThis year Rendezvous and Gemboree have been combined into a single larger-than-usual event focused on bringing us all back together after 2 years of COVID retreat. Rendezvous 2022 will be hosted by our Vancouver Island clubs including Victory Lapidary and Mineral Society, Cowichan Valley Rockhounds, Parksville & District Rock & Gem, Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club, Alberni Valley Rock & Gem, Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club (Vancouver Island Zone).

Visit our web site at the URL below for the registration form and everything Rendezvous. Let’s make a point of getting back together again and rocking BC!


Andrew Danneffel
BCLS President

Rendevous 2022 planning

Hi Everyone,

Our five Vancouver Island Clubs are collaboratively hosting the BCLS “Rendezvous 2022” in conjunction with our Gemboree this year from Thursday June 2nd to Monday June 6th at the Coombs Agricultural Fairgroungs.  We are really looking forward to much needed and overdue commraderie amongst all BCLS rock hounders.   We have a busy fun weekend planned and the blog and registration form are now posted on the  BCLS website.   Registrations are already coming in.

We will be looking for each of our Vancouver Island clubs to contribute to the success of this event.   We will be needing volunteers for setting up, hospitality, registration, workshops, demonstrations, book sales, rock auction, kiddies corner and other activities.   Any time you can volunteer during this event will be greatly appreciated.
Please let your Club Zone reps know if and when you are able to help out.  Thank you!

We are looking forward to a really good turnout and fun active long weekend.
Hope to see you there!

Cynthia Jones, PDRG Zone rep
Committee chair

January 2022 AGM postponed

Hello everyone,

With the latest announcement by Dr. Bonnie Henry it is with regret that we will have to postpone our Annual General Meeting which was due to be held on January 10th, 2022 at the Lawn Bowling club.

Our next scheduled general meeting after January is February 7th, 2022 at the Lawn Bowling club.  Unless we are forced to cancel it, we will move the AGM to this date.

We were very much hoping to nominate some new members to the board. Any member may put themselves forward for election for a board position.  Below is the current state of the board, elected and appointed, and who is occupying each position.  As you will see, many people are wearing 2 hats, and would gladly hand over one of their positions to someone new.  In particular member-at-large and island zone rep are good to get an all-round feel for how things run, but if you have interest or skills in any area, please consider putting yourself forward.
If you would like to know more about a position and how much time / work is involved, please email the current holder directly and ask them.

Elected positions are

President – John Andersen – president@vlms.caVice President – Yvan Gagnon – vicepresident@vlms.caTreasurer – David Jackson – treasurer@vlms.caSecretary – Sarah Hamilton – – who would like to hand the position on to someone else if possibleMembership Secretary – Becci Simmons – membership@vlms.caMember at large (4 positions) – Susannah Andersen –, Debbie Frank –, Leni Gagnon, Brian Macmillan –

The following positions are appointed or ratified by the board once it has been elected
Laphound News Editor – vacantField Trips Coordinator – Sean Maier – fieldtrips@vlms.caProgram Coordinator – Arlene Modderman – and Karol Jorgerson – karol.jorgensen@vlms.caSocial Committee – Barb McKenzie –, and Susannah Andersen susannah.andersen@vlms.caShow Committee – Sarah Hamilton – showcommittee@vlms.caLibrarian – Kathryn Hawkins – librarian@vlms.caWorkshop Manager – position vacant (workshop not able to run until we reach Covid stage 4 opening) Senior Island Zone Representative – David Jackson – treasurer@vlms.caIntermediate Island Zone Representative – Sarah Hamilton – secretary@vlms.caJunior Island Zone Representative – Allana ShillitoWebmaster – Becci Simmons –