April Newsletter 2016

Hello Everyone!
We are slowly getting into winter and for all of those who like to dig out their own gems and fossils you will be very happy about it getting cooler.
We have had one of the hottest spring and summers I can remember.
One of our members has taken advantage of the weather change has made his first trip fossicking by himself to Western Australia. It’s an advantage belonging to a club because it’s always possible to run into someone you know.
We just had our first Open Day for the year and it was very successful. Thank you to all of those who have participated because without you we wouldn’t be able to pull it off.
If you wish to participate and comment on any of our activities please come to our General Meeting on the first Saturday of the month. Members are invited for the General Meeting. Management will stay later for the management duties.

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Temporarily we will hold our management meeting on the same day as the General meeting. {the first Sat. of the Month}
It is important that you have your say.


Our next big event will be the mid year exhibition. Details will be in the newsletter. Click on the link.
If you ever have any questions about the club feel free to ring and leave a message. If you ring when the club is open the Duty Officer will answer questions he or she can. If not they will have someone will ring you back.
Hope to see you there! -Kathy

Current News!
To all new members, we trust you will enjoy your experiences with us and benefit from our classes. If you have any questions there is a duty officer who will assist you. All members would also love to help you if they can.
November 2015 Topaz
Pensioner Family Pensioner / Student Insurance Workshop fees
$5.00 per member $2.00
NOTE: You must be an insured member over 12 years of age to use machinery & cutting implements
All visitors are welcome however only members can use machines or gas.

Silver Classes
Silver Casting Classes have resumed Barry and Dorothy will be happy to help you learn how to cast sterling silver jewellery.
April Workshop – 23/4/16
Silver Earrings
This month’s workshop will be taught by our master silver smith Ron Dean.
We will be making sterling silver earrings from jump rings.
Everything supplied, but bring your own tools if you have them.
Cost: $20

To see more about our club visit our Facebook Page.


See the newsletter for more information and the diary for upcoming events as soon as we get them!

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Happy New Year! First Newsletter of the year Feb. 2016

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Good Day, Good Day, Good Day!

Happy to see you here. We are starting the new year with a bang. We have the first of our twice a year Open days coming up on Sat March 12. starting at 9am. Tailgating is welcome. Please book in head of time because spaces are scarce. Lot 1 Bensley Road. Macquarie Fields. Please spread the word. Feel free to post our flyer on your notice board.

You can comment here or if you wish we have a new Facebook Page!

Please note Google Maps have made a bit of a mistake. they are directing people to #1 Bensley Rd instead of Lot 1. that takes you to the wrong side of the round about.

We have a Sausage Sizzle for everyone who loves a nice barbecue. Cake and drinks are available all day long. This is where you can buy from our skilled craftsmen and you can tour the club to see how rocks are made into gemstones.  You can buy gold, Opals and most of our nations fine gemstones all for a reasonable price. Its a great day!


Club times are from 9am to 1 pm Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. Silver Casting is held on Friday evenings 5pm  to 8:30pm. note, Casting is closed in the winter.

Open Day Flyer

Map for the Biannual Open Day Trash and Treasure Lapidary Market

How to get there!

Open Day Trash And Treasure!

Have a look at the newsletter and you will see what else is going on.

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Newsletter for December 2015

Merry Christmas animated with many colors

animated snowman

Happy Holidays Everyone,

Please be safe and have a very happy Christmas Holiday and A Happy New Year.

Dear Club Members and families,

Yes, I am still battling with my health. I have one more major surgery coming up with my knee- not complaining just explaining. Thank you to all of those who are in touch with me, it means everything to have your support. I am still here, just can not walk. Call if you need me or if I can help in any other way.- Thank You, Kathy

Please read the Newsletter for opening times for the club on the Holidays. The general meeting will not be held until February. It is usually held on the first Saturday of the month.

Here is the link for the Newletter:

Rock Grinders Gazzette December 2015

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November Newsletter 2015

Here is the Newsletter for November.

Sorry for delays etc. as you know I have had a nightmare of a time with my knee and back. I am still in the middle of it but if you need me please leave a message on our phone and it will be answered.

Please have a read of our newsletter for current information.

Thank you Kathy

Rock Grinders GazzetteNovember15

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Look Here for information about our club and how it works! Contact our club if you wish to learn how to make a lovely necklace or participate in one of our field trips.

Check out Dates to Remember for a diary of our NSW and other markets and exhibitions!

click here Rock Grinders GazzetteSeptember15

open day sausage sizzle market boot sale

Please feel free to copy and distributr

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Biannual Open day coming up, General Meeting Newsletter Sat. 5 September

Please come to our general meeting, all members are welcome. 9:30 am start. this is the time to have your say.

Everyone! the Biannual Open day is coming up. Please contact the club if you wish to partcipate. we need volunteers and you can also put your name in for a spot for the bootsale.

Please feel free to photocopy and distribute our flyer. For more more information see the current newsletter or call the club. If you ring please leave a clear message, your name, contact phone number and why you are ringing. thank you, Kathy

Open Day Flyer Oct. 2015

Feel free to copy and distribute the flyer!


*sorry for delays with my communications, still battling with my health.K

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Exhibition Time! Naidoc week 5-8 July!

At  Ingleburn!

This weekend! Come and see what we have! Rocks, Gems, Handmade Jewelry, everything to do with Lapidary













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Click on our Newsletter for current news and events!

Great News! We have participated in Naidoc week thanks our Member Denise Ezzy in the past few years and it is on again this week.  Each time we have enjoyed our time greatly. We have helped children, young adults and all participants learn about rocks. We have learning games for the kids. And we love doing it. I hope you will come for a very enjoyable day.

From the home page of the official NAIDOC home page:

“NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

We encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week.




National NAIDOC shared a Link 

July 01, 2015 at 03:08pm

Head down to Blacktown Showground, Richmond Road in Blacktown from 11am Saturday 4 July and start your celebrations with the Blacktown City Council’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day!! Entry is free along with a lot of fun activities on the day such as: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander performances Welcome to Country Kids Activities Cultural workshops & stalls Health Bus & health Tent Free BBQ Free Face painting To find out more about this event follow the below link! #NAIDOC2015 #NAIDOCWEEK2015″

If the links above do not work try this!



Please do not forget our exhibition! Much like the Sydney Bead and Button Show, the Sydney Quilting Show, and our various Lapidary Shows and Markets our exhibition is the place to be for beads, findings, stones, handmade crafts, mineral specimins and tools.

We excel in opals from all over Australia. You get a chance to meet our club members meet vendors of beads, minerals and tools  and  or that unusual stone. If you have jewelry you need to identify and /or fix bring it along. We have several knowledgeable members who can help with that too.

Note for our members! please sign up for time times you can help. The job list will be on the notice board. Everyone needs to pitch in.

Where: At the Greg Percival Community Centre

Corner of  Oxford and Cumberland Roads

Ingleburn NSW

When: July 11&12 2015

9:30 am until 4:30 pm each day

Phone 9618 3206  leave a message email: ctownlapidary@bigpond.com or campbelltownlaidary@hotmail.com *for Kathy webmaster


FYI our club is solely a family run club. Although you do not have to have a family, we a very lucky to have a varied age group.

Please copy, paste and print our flyer. Please post this at your school, work, and where ever you feel you have interested friends. THEY will be grateful!

Campbelltown Lapidary Exhibition Weekend! Please come and enjoy!

Have a look at our newsletters:

Rock Grinders GazzetteJuly15

Rock Grinders Gazzette June 2015

visit our brand new Facebook Page!



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Newsletter and Exhibition news!

Rock Grinders GazzetteApril15Campbelltown Lapidary Exhibition! Gemstones Jewelry Beads and More

print out this flyer for your personal reminder and to post for your work and friends!

Hi Everyone,

Just a short update. I have been having problems with a bad knee surgery and it has to be done again. Thanks for your support. I hope that this will not affect the website very much.

Since I haven’t been able to give Margaret any support secretary-wise I am hoping that someone will come forward to fill the spot.

Also we are coming up to the exhibition! We need all the advertising we can get. Please send this on, share it, post it onto your Facebook. Keep it in front of your friends. It will help you and our club. Thank you and best wishes, Kathy




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February 2015

OPEN DAY flyer for March 2015

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Flyer March 2015

Amazing, almost Valentines Day!

If your February is anything like mine it is very busy. I want you to imagine how your partner would react if he or she received a piece of jewelry made by you for Valentines?

You can do it at the club.

Welcome to our new members! We are so happy to meet you and hope you are enjoying your experience.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask any member. I am sure they will help or they will find someone who will.

Next month is our Open Day Sausage sizzle. I will attach the flyer so you can have it to refer to and better yet you can print it out to help advertise. If there is somewhere that you can put the flyer Please do!

We have trash and treasure, gold, opals, hand made jewelry and sausages !!!!!!!!

We open to the public twice a year so that anyone who is interested in seeing how the club works can come and have a look around. It is pretty good. Put it on your calendar! Put it on you Face Book and Twitter! get it out there! it is the best markets ever for this sort of jewelry and gemstones.

Here is the Newsletter for February, thank you Suzy!

Rock Grinders GazzetteFebruary15.


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The New Year! 2015

Dear Members,

Today is New Years Eve, tonight we will welcome in 2015. We have so much to be thankful for.  Most of us are healthy and enjoying life. Those who aren’t the best are healing and have a good year to look forward to. We have a great group and have much to look forward to. If  you have any ideas or workshops that you would like to organise please feel free to let us know. We want to have a very productive year. Thank you for your support.

We are going to have a busy year, get ready for a bumpy ride!

Jan 16 Silver Casting Workshop resumes(please check date)

Jan. 17 Management Meeting (please check date)

Jan. 24 Rolling Mill workshop Public Welcome- please book

Feb. 1 next General meeting – all members welcome

March 1 Illawarra Lapidary Club Rock Swap Stuart Park Wollongong

March 7th Open Day Everyone Welcome, Tailgaters Welcome, please book in just in case!


Suzy has been kind enough to give us another informative newsletter. It is below:

Rock Grinders GazzetteJanuary15

I hope you have a great New Year and enjoy working at the club.

All the best,



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