Educational group representing rock, gem, and mineral enthusiasts on the west side Portland, Oregon.
The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club holds regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are held at the Forest Grove Senior Center (map), 2037 Douglas St, Forest Grove Oregon on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 P.M. There is no meeting in December. Visitors are always welcome.
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.
We are coming close to the end of the year, as fall is here and winter will come. It has been a good one making new friends and meeting new faces over this year. We worked at the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show and it was heart warming to see the enthusiasm in the people that came through who shared our love for the earth’s beauty.
The Meeting for November 14th will include a talk on the varieties of Quartz given by Julian Grey Curator of the Rice North West Museum of Rocks and Minerals. How many varieties can you think of? I bet that subject is way broader than you might think. Can anyone recognize the name of quartz in this picture is below? (Hint, think of New York).
Also note that there will be elections of new Board members and lots of news to share.
The November 28th meeting of course is Thanksgiving and we can count in our thanks all the things that the rocks and minerals have brought us, but there will be no meeting.
In the Month of December we will have our annual holiday dinner with good food, fun surprises and sharing. That Holiday dinner will be at the Forest Grove Senior Center set up will be at 12 noon, dinner will be at 3pm don’t forget to sign up and bring a side dish. Also at this dinner will be installation of New Officers for next year.
The September 12th meeting will have a movie on the topic of petrified wood and will relate to some of the oddities on what happens when it is formed so members are encouraged to bring their oddities or any types of petrified wood to share, discuss where it came from and or what makes it special.
Show Announcement for October – Please share from website and facebook.
Show times are Friday & Saturday 10-6, Oct. 11 & 12 Sunday 10-5, Oct 13. Come and join us for a great show!
Many of us at Tualatin Valley Gem Club will be volunteering at this show that will help support our club expenses and we will be out at the Jackson Armory on Thursday, Oct. 10th setting up the show to open on the 11th.
No meeting at the senior center for TVGC on October 10th. We wish to encourage members to volunteer.
If TVGC members volunteer for a period of time at Kid’s corner, silent auction, admissions, etc., members will get free admission to the show for the entire weekend. Many hands make light work, meet new people and have fun.