Pres. Trish Adams email@example.com
V. Pres Bea Allen
Sec. Dean Burkhart
Tres. Nadine Chapin
SPRINGFIELD THUNDEREGG ROCK CLUB NEWSLETTER Sept 3, 2016
I am amazed at how quickly this summer has gone by. Just last week I was so excited that our summer weather had finally arrived. What? No way! Are you sure it was four months ago. Wow!! How can our summers go so fast leaving us once again in the dreaded cold and rain of Oregon Winters??
There have been many opportunitites for field trips this summer. We started with Glass Butte, 4 members; then our Sunday in Vida, 14 members; our Saturday in Lebanon at Joe Cota’s with a BBQ and fossil dig, 15 members, Prineville Pow Wow, Madras Pow Wow, Federation Show in Albany, our thunder egg dig at Richardson Ranch, 6 members; followed by our Calapooia River trip, 20 adults and 3 junior members, brothers Ace, Zane and Sage. Did you know that these junior members are all State champion BMX riders? Congratulation! I hope our club members that attended any of our field trips had a wonderful time. As well as our club field trips, I am sure that many of you went on adventurous rock digs with family and friends this summer. Which brings us to our September meeting that will be held on Sept 13th at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center in the Riverview room at 7:00 pm. Our meeting will focus on members sharing their findings on digs. I encourage members to bring a few rocks to share with the club. We look forward to hearing about your adventures and seeing the results.
Our newsletters are now being sent via a private Google email list. A big THANK YOU to Nathan and Rick. They saw a need and without hesitation volunteered to organize the mailing of our email newsletters.
Our club received a large rock donation from Nelson The Rocky-Feller Rock Shop.
They closed their rock business on Aug 30. Three club members moved about 1,000 pounds of rocks in less than two hours. Our club rock pile for our April 2017 rock show is growing rock by rock. Even though we now have a large variety of rock, we still need to make the most of any donations that may come our way. We would like to thank the Nelsons for their generous donation.
Are you interested in learning how to make a cabochon? The next Cabochon class will start on Sept 15th. The class limit is five people. Please sign up through Willamalane.
In January our club will begin the Future Rockhounds of America, AFMS/FRA Badge Program. This Program is designed for all club members under the age of 17.
If you would like to know more about this program please google
Future Rockhounds of America AFMS/FRA Badge Program.
Our club Showcase located in the Springfield Library, 225 N. 5th street, continues to draw a lot of interest. The current display of minerals can be seen until the end of this month. Dean will display some of his collection of Thunder eggs and Geodes Oct. - Dec. A portion in the display case will be set aside for junior members to display their favorite rock. Please bring your rock for display to our Sept meeting. Include your first name, the name of the rock and where/how you acquired the rock.