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.
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.
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