2022 Board of Directors

Elected Positions
Yvan GagnonPresident 
Yvan Gagnon
president@vlms.ca
Allana ShillitoPast President 
Allana Shillito
allana.shillito@vlms.ca
David JacksonTreasurer
David Jackson
treasurer@vlms.ca
Position openVice President
Leni Gagnon
vicepresident@vlms.ca
Becci SimmonsMembership 
Becci Simmons
membership@vlms.ca
Position openSecretary
Position Vacant
secretary@vlms.ca
Sarah HamiltonMember at Large
Sarah Hamilton
sarah.hamilton@vlms.ca
Position openMember at Large
Arlene Modderman
arlene.modderman@vlms.ca
Position openMember at Large
Craig McMorland
craig.mcmorland@vlms.ca
Position openMember at Large
Mary Marshall
mary.marshall@vlms.ca
Appointed Positions
Position openLaphound News Editor 
Julia Henshall
laphoundnews@vlms.ca
Kathryn HawkinsLibrarian
Kathryn Hawkins
librarian@vlms.ca
Sean MaierField Trips
Sean Maier
fieldtrips@vlms.ca
Position VacantProgram Coordinator
Arlene Modderman
arlene.modderman@vlms.ca
Karol JorgensenProgram Coordinator
Karol Jorgensen
karol.jorgensen@vlms.ca
Sarah HamiltonShow Chair
Sarah Hamilton
showchair@vlms.ca
Barb McKenzieSocial Committee
Barb McKenzie
barb.mckenzie@vlms.ca
Doug McLeodWorkshop 
Position Vacant
lapidaryworkshop@vlms.ca
David JacksonSenior Island Zone Representative 
David Jackson
treasurer@vlms.ca
Karol JorgensenJunior Island Zone Representative
Karol Jorgensen
Allana ShillitoIntermediate Island Zone Representative
Allana Shillito
allana.shillito@vlms.ca
Becci SimmonsWebmaster
Becci Simmons
web@vlms.ca

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

February 2022 Laphound News

Hello everyone:
Please find the February 2022 edition of the Laphound News below. I’m pleased to meet you and honoured to try to fill Gary’s Brookes’ shoes after his good work over the past years. 
I’m new to lapidary and geology and am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from, and to get to know you, beginning at the March members’ meeting. See you there!
Sincerely, 
Julia Henshall, Laphound News Editor, laphoundnews@vlms.ca

Laphound Newsletter Feb 2022 Vol 65 Issue 1

The March Members’ Meeting will go ahead!


The meeting is on Monday March 7th at 7pm.  The location is the Burnside Lawn Bowling club at 274 Hampton Rd (the usual place). 

 
The program for the evening is:

  1. To hold our long overdue Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elect or ratify our board members for 2022.  
  2. To communicate the final details of the March show and organize volunteers etc.
  3. To finally get together with our friends again to talk about rocks!


Attendees will have to wear a mask and be double vaccinated and vaccine status will be checked at the door.


See you there!
Becci Simmons