Educational group representing rock, gem, and mineral enthusiasts on the west side Portland, Oregon.
The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club of Oregon promotes club events and activities as well as local shows, speakers, and special events around the area by other local clubs, museums, and earth science groups.
If your group hosts such an event of interest to our members, please contact us with the information for consideration for this site and our newsletter.
The Club will now resume in person meetings at the Forest Grove Senior Center with the use of CDC guidelines, this includes masks and social distancing for all meetings. The senior center will be checking vaccination cards if you wish to not use the mask, So bring your vaccination cards or proof of vaccination
Our first meeting on June 10th at 7:30pm will be in person at the senior center (presenter to be projected on a screen by our tvgc host) or you can still view it online at your home through zoom by using the link below.
Our Topic for this presentation will be:
How We Use Minerals to Learn About Magmas in the Columbia River Basin Presented by Martin Streck
Our 4th Thursday of the month meeting is June 24th – 7pm (social meeting) will resume in person only at the Forest Grove senior center with CDC guidelines (facial coverings) and will continue to meet every 4th Thursday in person.
The Board meetings:
Board meeting for June will still be on Wednesday June 9th at 7pm over zoom (please give us notification if you wish to attend).
However, starting in July, the board meetings will resume in person at the Forest Grove senior center at 6:30pm just before the general meeting on the second Thursday of the month.
Join us and author Leslie Moclock, (many of you will remember her as former curator of the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals) as she talks about the subject of her new book Rocks, Minerals and Geology of the Pacific Northwest, a new field guide to the landscapes of Oregon and Washington. This book helps you learn to read the story of the rocks, from how to identify and name the things you see to understanding what those features signify in the fascinating geological history of our region. It covers geology at all scales, from mineral crystals to mountains, with hundreds of photographs and many illustrations and diagrams.
Leslie Moclock has an MS in geology from the University of California–Davis, where she taught field and laboratory geology. She held the position of curator at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon, for five years, where she enjoyed many opportunities to bring science to the public.
Join our meeting at the specified time by simply clicking the link provided below:
The following meetings for October will be held virtually through Zoom.com on your computer.
One way to do this is 1) go to zoom.com on your computer. 2) On the opening page click at the top “join a meeting” (You do not need a zoom account or to register to join the meeting! But, have your meeting ID and the password ready to be entered which is sent to you through the membership email before the meeting).
The easier way – From the email sent to you from the club under “Join Zoom Meeting” click the underlined link. (this already has the meeting id and password embedded in the link).
Now zoom will prompt you with an “open link” click this.
After you click “open link”, next click “join with video” and then click “join with audio”.
You may also join the meeting on an apple device or on your mobile device by the downloaded zoom app just enter the meeting id and password. Or after you have the app loaded on your phone go to the email that was sent to you and click the underlined link under the words “Join zoom Meeting“.
October 8th, at 7:30 pm
Topic is “Dynamic Geologic History of the National Parks of the Pacific Northwest” presented by Scott Burns.
The following meetings for June and July will be held virtually through Zoom.com. So on your computer google zoom.com, then click on zoom.com once your on the opening page click this link on the top right click “join a meeting” and have your meeting ID and the password ready to be entered (which will be sent to you through the membership email before the meeting). If you haven’t tried it, it is pretty easy. You can create an account but it is not necessary.
After you type in the meeting id and password click “open link” as prompted.
After you click “open link”, click join with video and then join with audio.
You might want to join a little early and you will be waiting until the host starts the meeting. Also before the meeting starts you can test you laptop or pc audio and video.
You may also join the meeting on an apple device or on your mobile device by the downloaded zoom app just enter the meeting id and password.
June 11th – 7:30 pm
Via Zoom video conference meeting “Geological Day Trips from the Portland Area” By Garret Romaine.
July 9th, 2020 at 7:30pm
Please return to this post as more updates and or changes may occur.
If you would like to contribute (as a member), what you have been working on with pictures or any cool hobby related links, or books you have been reading in this time where we have not been able to join with each other in person. Please share your your information through the contact page on this site. Also tell the website helper in the contact form, whether you want your name posted with your share.
Tualatin Valley Gem Club, wishes everyone a very healthy, safe and happy holidays.
When we come back for our first meeting in the new year it will also be time to start thinking of our annual show. This show helps our non profit club to pay for things such as meeting space, programs and more. Last year, people enjoyed the displays, vendors and kids corner. It’s not too early to start thinking about our new displays and games for kids corner.
Below is our new flyer for the show and please contact me through the website if you would like some additional paper flyers to post at places, or if you would like a jpeg file of the flyer, as this is for official press release.