Future Speaker Presentations
for June and July
The following meetings for May and June will be held virtually through Zoom.com once you 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.
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.
Also, in the light of suspension of physical meetings this site has created a Membership sharing page
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.
This meeting will be a fun discussion on Displays. There are many types of displays and styles to choose. Come and share your past experiences, ideas, thoughts and talk about what you are passionate about or bring questions if your have never tried it. Also bring your calendars we need volunteers to make this show and it is a good time to meet new and old friends.
Volunteer at our nicely decorated kid’s corner
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.
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!
Press link to go to the Regional website for more information, a map to Jackson Armory (near PDX airport) and for members to fill out show exhibit application. Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show link
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.
A most memorable time was had by all at our annual Holiday Dinner. This Dinner was the last meeting until we start again with our next meeting on January 10th.
We had the best tasting food (loved that Turkey)! A wonderful Violin musician filled the air with her beautiful music. We adored the detail that went into the beautiful decorations. We enjoyed seeing our dear friends receive their awards! Our friends also had the most incredible luck winning raffle prizes and more raffle prizes, after more raffle prizes (how did they manage that?)
Congratulations went out as awards went to Bill and Linda Harvey, as well as Glen Woodward and Chris Weaver. They are all wonderful volunteers!
Congratulations to newly elected board members for 2019
President – Casey Truman
Vice President – Mathew Porter
Secretary – Rey Agustin
Treasurer – Linda Harvey
Board member – Bill Harvey