Topic Schedule for Meeting Presentations

Happy New Year! 🎇 We have a list below of future presentations to look forward to. These meetings will continue both on-line through zoom and in person simultaneously.

Joining us in person at the Forest Grove Senior Center still currently requires the current rules of wearing a mask for everyone.😷 If you would like to join us on line and are not currently a member please send a notice through the contact so we can send you the link through email.

SpeakerTopic / Other club business
Jan 13Sheila AlfsenListening to the Rocks
Feb 10Anita GrunderThe Cascades or The High Lava Plains
Mar 10No meeting at senior center. Rock show setup at Armory
April 14To be determined
May 12Julian GrayMeteorites Visitors from Outer Space

✨A Very Big Congratulations! Goes to members 💎Gordon Hale and 💎Glen Woodward as “Member of the Year for 2021”. Their hard work and long term dedication as volunteers for club functions has well deserved this recognition.

Most of all, we have our wonderful TVGC March Rock and Gem Show to look forward to so get ready folks. Below is a copy of the flyer. You can also visit Annual Rock Show & Events for a map to the show, show images and any additional information.

Rock theme of the month

Chrysanthemum Stone

At this time of the New Year we wish everyone good fortune. Today (being New Years eve) I was on face book and one of the mineralogy groups was posting Chrysanthemum stone as being recognized (in some areas or at some time) as bringing good fortune. Like a lucky token of any sort, I am sure that most of us rock hounds may have also had their own lucky rocks that bring them good fortune. I hope if you have one it brought you luck in health or wealth or even in finding more rocks.

I also have what I feel is a lucky rock (at least a few), but my favorite is one that brings me fortune in a different way. It is a simple red jasper that I found near a river where there was no other like it to be found. So I took it back and made a part of it into a cabochon and wire wrapped it. For many years I went back to see if I could find another but never did. If nothing else, I was so inspired by it that I did the best wire wrap job that I thought I could do.

My challenge for you is to bring in your own lucky or good fortune rock when you come to visit at the next 2 club meetings (or even to show it at our online meeting hybrid meeting) and tell us why it brings you good fortune or luck and how you acquired it (even if it was purchased, given to you, or was already made into jewelry). It is a joy to share and hear stories, just as much as it is to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I certainly hope that the New Year brings good health for all.