Monthly Meeting Archive


  • Club Meeting – May 13, 2024
    Club Meeting – May 13, 2024

    7:30 PM IN-PERSON (No Zoom) Work Party VETERANS MEMORIAL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM Please join us for a work party in preparation for the Fiesta of Gems Show, which will be held June 29 and 30. Place labels and stamps on postcards. Fill Grab Bags with small stones. Commiserate with other club members. (This has been rumored…

  • Club Meeting – April 8, 2024
    Club Meeting – April 8, 2024

    7:30 PM Zoom Meeting: Metalsmithing Presentation – How to Make a Ring Presented by JEFF FULKERSON Award-winning artist Jeff Fulkerson will walk us through the steps to create a cabochon ring with a castellated bezel and give us tips along the way to make your ring-making experience smoother. Artist Jeff Fulkerson, M.A., has been creating…

  • Club Meeting – March 11, 2024
    Club Meeting – March 11, 2024

    7:30 PM IN-PERSON Membership Meeting – Ice Cream Social VETERANS MEMORIAL MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM Join us Monday, March 11 at 7:30 pm, in the Multi-purpose Room in the Veterans Memorial Complex, where you can indulge in ice cream and cookies while reuniting with members you haven’t seen in eons and meeting some new members. Vegans, don’t…

  • Club Meeting – February 12, 2024

    7:30 PM IN-PERSON Pre-Spring Show ‘N Tell and Silent Auction VETERANS MEMORIAL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM Today, Ground Hog Day, Punxsutawney Phil called for an early spring this year, so we feel it is okay to call this month’s meeting Pre-Spring, and we totally ignore that Punxsutawney Phil is only correct forty- some-odd percent of the time.…

  • Club Meeting – January 8, 2024
    Club Meeting – January 8, 2024

    7:30 PM Zoom Meeting: Mentor/Apprentice Program Presented by Nanz Aalund We are delighted to welcome Nanz Aalund as our January program presenter. Nanz has worn many hats and received countless awards in the jewelry industry. She will guide us through the mentor/apprentice program she developed for MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America, Inc.). Nanz…

  • Club Meeting – November 13, 2023
    Club Meeting – November 13, 2023

    7:15 PM Zoom Meeting: Did You Get a Great Cabochon? Presented by Lesley Aine McKeown When you go to a gem show, there are thousands of cabochons to choose from. Sometimes one or more “speaks” to you and out comes the credit card. But did you choose the right cab? Lesley Aine McKeown will take…

  • Club Meeting – October 9, 2023
    Club Meeting – October 9, 2023

    7:30 PM – In Person + Zoom Meeting: “Why did I pick up that rock?” Presented by Jason Badgley In the presentation, Jason will talk about the rocks we pick up in the field, and what they could look like inside because everyone overlooked a good specimen. We’ll talk about and show examples of desert…

  • Club Meeting – September 11, 2023
    Club Meeting – September 11, 2023

    7:30 PM In Person Meeting: Diamond Crystals: Types, History, Sources, Current Issues Presented by Renée NEWMAN – Diamonds were discovered in California in 1849 by early prospectors panning for gold. This was about 18 years before the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Besides briefly indicating the types of diamond crystals found in California, Renée’s…

  • Club Meeting – August 14, 2023
    Club Meeting – August 14, 2023

    7:30 PM Zoom Meeting: Show & Tell Presented by CCRMC Members Show the other members your favorites (actual or photos): stone(s), rough, slab(s), cab(s), collection, pictures of your latest rockhounding trip, lapidary methods, finished piece(s) of jewelry, jewelry project in progress. Talk about your favorite place to visit to see lapidary or jewelry, learn about…

  • Club Meeting – July 10, 2023

    – CANCELLED –