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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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