Thursday, June 8, 2017

Newsletter June 8, 2017 

Meeting June 13th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 

We will present the scholarships to our two selected applicants at this meeting. 

Bring your Rock for show and tell. 

Our guest speaker will be Dave Blackwell, Senior Instruction / Advisor of Geology Club & AAPG. Dept of Earth Science, U of O. 

Those that went on the field trip to Central Point Museum had a great time. The trip was very enjoyable.

Upcoming events:

June 15 - 18 is the Prineville Pow Wow. Ken and Dixie will be camping at the Pow Wow. The day that the pow wow plans the field trip to Richardson Ranch is the day we go with Ken & Dixie to hunt rocks at other locations, Possibly Maury Mountain?. Dixie will notify club members by email when she knows the date. Anyone interested please call, text or email Ken and Dixie. 

June 19, - A field trip to Holleywood Ranch in Sweet Home has been planned for that Monday. Trish Adams will lead this field trip. We will meet at 9:35 at the Bob Keefer Center (formally the Willamalane Center), 250 S. 32nd in Springfield. We will LEAVE at 9:40. The ranch will expect us at 10:30. Dig fee is $1.00 a pound. NEW TRENCHES HAVE BEEN OPENED UP WITH AMAZING FINDS CONTINUOUSLY. There will be a sign-up sheet at our June 13th meeting. They need to know by the 14th approximately how many people will be coming so it's important to either sign up at our meeting or contact Trish.  This location will close near the end of this summer.

June 23 - 259:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m at the Jasper Grange will be a model train and Rock Show. Wayne will have tables set up and be selling rocks. If anyone else is interested in having a table there to sell please talk with Wayne at our June 13th meeting. 

June 23 - 25, Madras Pow-wow

July 10th will be our club field trip to Rock Castle & Cota's Lapidary in Lebanon. Trish Adams will lead this trip. They have great piles of rock for .50 cents a pound as well as Rocks at other prices. A BBQ lunch with be provided. This is a fun and relaxing time. There will be a sign-up sheet at our June 13th meeting. We will meet in the Shopko Parking lot at 9:30 and leave promptly at 9:35

July 22 is our field trip to Richardson's Ranch. This field trip will be led by Dean Burkhart. Information on departure time and maps to Richardson Ranch will be coming out soon. 

July 24 - our club will participate in the Willamalane Children's celebration at Island Park. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a long-standing event that our club has participated in. Needed for this will be four club members to volunteer their time from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will involve setup, overseeing the children as they dig for a free Rock in containers of sand and clean up. There will be a sign-up sheet at our June 13th meeting. 

August 12, mark your calendar for our club picnic which will be held at the same place as last year, Island Park, from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. More details in our July newsletter. 

August 18 - Sept 4th - The Willamalane Rock Shop on C Street will be closed. 

*** Printed copies of the Newsletter *** 

With all of the effort put into sending printed copies of the newsletter, we'd like to clear the list of unnecessary copies being sent. We will send copies to active members with out email addresses on our roster.   If you're a member and not attended meetings but would still like to receive printed copies of the newsletter, please let Trish know.  541-517-3617 

Any questions or comments please contact Trish Adams, President, Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club 541-517-3617.                      

 Minutes from Last month's meeting:

Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club
Meeting Minutes - 5/9/2017
            A meeting of the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club was called to order by President Trish Adams at 7:02 PM on May 9, 2017 in the Willamalane Adult Activity Center.
            Vice-President Rick Faber presided as Trish was unable to. Jennifer Wells was introduced and as a new guest was given a polished rock by Director Gary Nelson.
It was moved by Louella Larsen and seconded by Nadine Chapin that the Secretary’s report be approved as printed in the newsletter.
            Dean Burkhart recognized Bob Smith and Carma Schumann for their many years of service to the Club and presented them with Lifetime membership certificates.
Pat Hagner introduced her program on “What You Can See in Rocks” and invited members to come to her display table and look at the rocks. She had some identified and some for members to write down what they saw.        
            The meeting was suspended from 7:10 – 7:37 for a break for members to examine the rocks and to enjoy some refreshments.
            It was announced that the Board had voted to give $500 scholarships to Louden Garriott and Alex Brown from Springfield High School pending membership approval. It was moved by Bea Allen and seconded by Dana Downey to do this. Loudin  plans to Major in Marine Biology at the University of Oregon and then at the University of Hawaii. Alex  plans to major in Forest and Civil Engineering at Oregon State University. The motion was approved unanimously. Trish will present the scholarships at the high school and the checks will be given to the applicants at the June meeting if they can attend.
            Wayne Werder noted that a previous scholarship recipient, Sarah Mihulka, will be graduating Summa Cum Laude, with highest honors, which is with a GPA of 3.90 – 4.00, from Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, June 17th. She will graduate with a double major of Biology Health Science and Clinical Laboratory Science. She has accepted a job with the FBI at their Medical Lab in Alaska. She will apply for Medical School to become a Pediatrician once she has 2000 hours of medical experience.
            Trish invited Club members to help at the Club table at the U of O Geology Club show May 17th at the Erb Memorial Union from 11 -7. Tom announced the Club field trip to the Crater Rock Museum in Central Point will be May 27th. Members who are going will be leaving at 8:00 from the Willamalane Adult Center parking lot. He also mentioned that the Davis Creek field trip will be in July or August.
            Rick displayed the Club patch that has been used for vests, etc. Our supply is exhausted and the membership was asked if there was interest in trying to secure a new supply. There was no interest expressed so they will be discontinued.
            Dean gave the Federation report mentioning the Federation annual meeting in Montana,
New member Ann Marie Jenkins was introduced and given a thunderegg from the Club by Rick. There were 25 members, and 2 guests at the meeting.We currently have 67 adults, 12 juniors  and 3 lifetime members for a total of 82.
            The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Dean C. Burkhart, Secretary

1 comment:

  1. Your post really helped me with this news that scholarships are going to be provided to selected candidates very soon. I will love to share my experience too.