Volunteers for the Rock and Gem show – members only

Hello everyone,
Our Rock and Gem show is coming up in just a week (Fri, March 17th – Sun, March 20th).The Rock and Gem show is a really fun event to attend, and is also the financial foundation for many of the other fun things we do during the year.
We need member-volunteers to make the show a success.  Below is a link to the volunteer sheet for you to look at.  If you can spare a couple of hours (or more) to sign up for a slot, please let me know what day and time by replying to this email and I will put your name in the sheet (showchair@vlms.ca).

Rock and Gem Show Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

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 cynthialj50@icloud.com
Committee chair

VLMS Christmas dinner (pot luck)

We will be hosting a club Christmas dinner on Monday, 6th December. The club will supply the turkey, and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish.

If you would like to join us, please check here to see what other people are planning to bring so we can avoid duplication

Christmas dinner-what people are bringing

then fill in this form to say what you plan to bring (your form answers will be automatically added to the spreadsheet above)

Christmas dinner (pot luck) planning form

Where: Burnside Lawn Bowling Club, 274 Hampton Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 1H1 (the usual meeting place)
When: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, December 6th

In addition to your pot luck dish, please bring your own cup, plate and utensils.  We will have a gift exchange – no more than $20 value and home made gifts are encouraged.  We will also be taking a collection of foodstuff (non-perishables) for the Mustard Seed food bank.

Dinner organizers:  Barb McKenzie barb.mckenzie@vlms.ca and Susannah Andersen susannah.andersen@vlms.ca

Rough to Ready Show ’21

good day!

Great News!

Our October show – Rough to Ready Member’s Fair will be proceeding as planned for the weekend of October 16th and 17th.

Your October show committee has determined that this show will be following the current BC Provincial Covid Health Order of requiring  proof of vaccination (the BC Health Vaccine Passport) for all Vendors, volunteers, support and show visitors. 

We are still in need of a few more volunteers for the following positions; if you are available to volunteer your time for a 2 hour time slot, please email showchair@vlms.ca with your name beside your preferred time slot.

Saturday, October, 16th

  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 17th

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Also, as we are working on a no-cost advertising budget, we ask you to please help out this club sponsored show, by posting to your media pages the attached show poster(s), and sharing with friends and to your local Community Event News.

We thank you for your support.sincerely,
your VLMS 2021 October Show Committee