Educational group representing rock, gem, and mineral enthusiasts on the west side Portland, Oregon.
The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club likes to keep members informed on the news in our industry about earth sciences, club activities, community activities, and news we can use for our hearts made of stone – melted by our passion for rocks and gems.
This category features such newsworthy items.
If you are a member of our club and would like to submit newsworthy bits to this site or the newsletter, please let us know at our regular meetings or contact us.
For more information on Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem activities, check out our events category and calendar. If you would like more information on rock collecting, identification, and resources, check out our Education page and Earth Sciences topics.
If you would like to become a member, please join us. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us so we may help.
🍂Starting in October 🎃 we have a new list 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.
Topic / Other club business
Oct 14, 2021
Assembling the Pacific Northwest: Seeing Oregon and Washington’s geology
Nov 11, 2021
Fake Fossils / Club vote on next year’s board members
Nov 25, 2021
No second meeting of month 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 9, 2021
Radon in Oregon – the invisible killer / Board officer installation presentation
Jan 13, 2022
Listening to the Rocks
Feb 10, 2022
The Cascades or The High Lava Plains
Mar 10, 2022
No meeting at senior center. Rock show setup at Armory
As some of you may already know Carl Weaver passed away on April 27, 2021. He was a huge active supporter of the club and long term member, having served on the TVGC Board and volunteering at club functions over the years. His knowledge of turquoise (and other rocks and minerals) and silversmithing benefitted the club with the free silversmithing instructions he gave to club members and the lapidary displays he had at our shows. We will miss his kindness, Generosity and smiling face. 🕊
Long term tvgc member, Rose Tacholsky Jackson passed away recently after a long battle with cancer. She fought long and hard and kept positive in the face of difficulty. Even in the midst of her worst days, she was still amazed by the beauty of creation around her. She was caring and proud of her husband, kids, and grandkids. She loved her family and friends and always had something wonderful to say about them and enjoyed her many memories of time spent with them. Her love of all things rocks was infectious. She and her husband Tom, would spend many days and miles traveling to rock shows and meeting up with old friends and making new ones.
We, along with her family, will miss Rose’s contributions, strength, loyalty, perseverance, joyfulness, love of beauty, and life. You will be missed! 🕊