October News

Rock Grinders Gazette-October 2019

Open day! Saturday 19th October

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day

Everyone is Welcome to Our biannual Open Day Oct !9

Remember update your membership if you haven’t already! Any questions? just ring the club and if no one is there we will get back to you asap.

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August News

Good Morning all
You wouldn’t know but I have been in hospital again.
Sorry for the delay.
in my attempt to sort out a new phone I have found the replies to this site should be coming to our emails or our Facebook page. When I get a bit more time I will check my contacts list and make sure they correlate with the web site. Apologies if you have tried to contact the club here. remember the Facebook page


My email is campbelltownlapidary@hotmail.com

Rock Grinders Gazette-August-2019 (002)

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Hooray! the Exhibition is coming soon!

Please Put This On Your Calendar and Print out the flyer below. We have gifts and fun for you and your Family!

Campbelltown Lapidary Gem Exhibition Show

Rock, Jewelry,41st Annual Gem Show July 13 & 14 2019

Please SHARE with shops and public places. Everyone is welcome!!!!!

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Fossiking Field Trip!

Hi Everyone
A huge thank you for the help on Open Day. The weather wasn’t the best but we certainly had a great day for our friends and visitors. Thanks everyone

We have been lucky to have field trips that will not be forgotten. Please share this flyer to you lapidary friends.
Glen Innes Fossicking TripApril 19

Important Read the flyer!
Motel accommodation is becoming scarce due to this trip being over part of the Easter weekend. I suggest you book ASAP. Don and I will be staying at Anna Bella Motel (02) 6732 2688. Powered sites are still available at the caravan parks

If you are interested in this trip or need more details
Contact Suzy Brandstater
Or email suzybrandstater@hotmail.com
Non member participation MUST be okayed by Suzy

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Welcome All ! Open Day Boot Sale Sausage Sizzle

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Sausage Sizzle Boot Sale

Please share this with all your creative friends and family!

Look for the most current news from our club.
see the Diary for news throughout the year
Rock Grinders Gazette-February-2019

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December 2018 News

Christmas is coming up very soon!

*The Club rooms will be closed from the end of the
session Saturday 22/12/2018 until Saturday 12/19 when the Club re-opens for 2019/2019

Christmas Lunch 2018
This year will be on Saturday 15/12/2018 from 12 noon
to …….
Setting up to start at 11am.
$5 per person to be pre-paid.
Please also bring a plate of food to
assist with catering
There will be a Raffle and Lucky Door prizes.

Lunch will be held at the club rooms:
ADDRESS: Lot 1 Bensley Road, Hazlett Oval,
Macquarie Fields NSW 2564
MAIL : PO Box 477 Ingleburn NSW 1890
EMAIL : ctownlapidaryclub@bigpond.com
WEBSITE: campbelltownlapidary.org.au
PHONE : (02) 9618 3206

Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to volunteer and help with all of the clubs activities.
Also it has been a joy to share the activities , you can’t accomplish what we do on our own.
Happy Christmas Everyone!
Rock Grinders Gazette-December+Jan-2018-2019

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November News

Happy Thanksgiving! Christmas is around the corner. Good luck with preparations everyone.
I have a great deal of catching up to do.
First thanks everyone on the open day. You had a lot of very kind wishes for me.

Very important note from John our new secretary newsletter writer:
####Please find listed below some important dates which were not published in the Newsletter.
- 15/12/2018 at 12 noon the Club Christmas Party begins. Setting up starts at 11am.
$5 per person to be pre-paid to assist with catering.
Please bring a plate of cakes, slices or savouries and dip or a plate of food to help with the lunch.

- 22/12/2018 is the last day in 2018 the Workshop is open.
- 12/01/2019 Club workshop re-opens in 2019.

- 26 & 28/01/2019 Club workshop is closed for Australia Day Public Holiday.

- 8/12/2018 is the next Management Committee meeting – 9am to 10am. Workshop open at 10am.

A very safe, yet Magical Christmas and New Year to you and your families.


Kind Regards,
our November Newsletter:

Rock Grinders Gazette-November-2018

Rock Grinders Gazette-October-2018

Membership is now overdue:

Please see the newsletter for more information. Please check in, the fee is minimal compared to the benifits. If you have had circumstances that have kept you from the club for any amount of time you are very welcome to rejoin -there in no penalty. If you need our help please contact us. Best Wishes Kathy

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days news!!!!! Upcoming events- pass it on. Share on FaceBook and Instagram and Twitter.

Please Note: this event is finished and the note below is FYI only. Apologies for the confusion, Kathy
We have several events through the year that can be enjoyed. Sorry if you were not able to attend.
Monday! Sept. 8th Details below:
It is a great opportunity for all those wanting special rough Opals. From: Secretary CDLC ]
Sent: Saturday, 6 October 2018 2:19 PM
Subject: Campbelltown & Districts Lapidary Club – Information Updated

Just a quick email to inform you that a commercial Opal Miner will be visiting our Club to display and sell Opal rough and cut Yowie nuts. Prices for the items on sale range from $15 to $200.

This chap has approached our Club to show and offer his goods for sale., the Club has not approached him.

If you are interested, he will be at the Club Rooms on Monday 8/10/2018 from approx. 10:30am for a couple of hours.



From Margaret:
As several members are in lightning ridge digging dirt, casting will not be on this friday night. Next week casting open as usual.
All other days open as usual.
{Oct. 5th. Open as usual Oct 12th 2018}

******SAT, OCT 20 AT 9 AM, please see more in the Newsletter and previous posts here. Please copy and print out flyers to share to others who would like to see how our club works.

Open Day 20th October 2018

Campbelltown & Districts Lapidary Club · Macquarie Fields

Please share for those you know who cares!

October 2018 Newsletter
Rock Grinders Gazette-October-2018

August 2018 Newsletter

Rock Grinders Gazette-August-2018

Other club contacts
Margaret Bryant



direct email for webmaster Kathy campbelltownlapidary@

Thank you all for your patience do to my long term recovery from back and knee surgery., best wishes, Kathy

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It’s coming up SOON. Open Day Flyer

Hi everyone!
Please feel free to print the flyer and distribute to your clients and colleagues. We would love to see you there.
Other news is the AGM (Annual General Meeting) is coming up. Please feel free to nominate members for positions.
Please leave your suggestions on the noticeboard at the club. Remember Margaret is leaving her position. She needs a gold medal for her work over the years. Don’t forget to thank her personally.

Also, pay your fees. its very important for insurance coverage. You will not be able to use the machines if we can not give you coverage. The newsletter for September will be coming soon. John has done a wonderful job with August’s newsletter. I personally am looking forward to Septembers news.

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Oct. 2018

Our Bi Annual Open Day for 2018

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August Newsletter 2018

Can you believe it? August already!

The exhibition went very well. Thank you everyone who helped make it a success. we owe you all for your time and effort.
August will be a busy month. Important to note fees are due.You need to pay asap. A small amount for use of a lot of equipment and knowledge. Please check the newsletter for more information.
The Annual General Meeting ( AGM ) will be soon, that is when officers are elected. if you have someone who might be a great duty officer or VP or even President, sign them up. Our lists are on the notice board. See the newsletter for more!

Margaret has stepped down from her position and another person will need to fill the spot. Thank you Margaret for the years of care and attention you have given. If you did not know Margaret was also known for bringing in a few trophies for her newsletter work when she took over from me- before myself Clarice was our newsletter editor and writer for many years. It is a valued position. John, thank you for filling that spot after Suzy! Newsletter writers are always looking for submissions. If you have something to say for example a favorite spot to find gemstones or a joke to tell please pop it in the email or leave it on the sign in desk, submissions are always happily welcomed.

If you are interested in joining our club please call and or just visit on a day we are open. Phone messages will be answered.

Here is the newsletter:
Rock Grinders Gazette-August-2018

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