It is very unfortunate to tell you that we have been predicted so much rain on our open day weekend. Sadly it is happening now and on the weekend so we decided to not to have it because of the dangers driving on the roads.
Please remember our exhibition will still be on
Vale, Dorthy Perkins
We are deeply saddened to hear the news that one of our beloved club members Dorthy Perkins has passed away.
She has been a supportive club member and Duty Officer since 2000.
Her funeral will be on Tuesday 2nd of March at 10:30 am at South Chapel,Forest Lawn, Leppington.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers if possible people could make a donation to Cancer Research. There will be a collection box at the service.
Our condolences to Barry and her family.
We have come along way baby. Important thoughts first
The Club is open for business! This is all because our community has been diligent about being safe. you need to book to come in but it’s wonderful news.
Please check the newsletter for information so we could open our doors. Please keep washing hands, wear a mask if asked to, social distancing etc. The newsletter is clear about what we need to do to stay safe.
We have an Open Day Planned: March 20th, 2021
you aren’t seeing things! tell everyone who loves our Open Days and more. Free entry 9am-2pm.
If you are from another lapidary group please publish, we are ready to roll.
How to book in and the schedule in in the newsletter.
Rock Grinders Gazette- February 2021
See Campbelltown Lapidary and Districts on Facebook
Full flyer is now displayed there, I am working on transferring it. Print it and give it to your friends.
Please email for information if you want to join the Open Day on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with the heading Open Day March 20 2021
or/and leave a message on 0296183206
Thank you everyone for making this happen
Hi everyone we have some Great News
Late news but good news. Possibly we are opening.
Please we need a Covid Marshal. Just someone to meet us at the door and take our temps. Read details in the Newsletter!
Candidates are asked to show up tomorrow morning and things will progress from there.
Apologies for the late notice but I just received this information a short time ago. See the newsletter for more details.
These are regulations set by the government. the faster we find help the faster the doors open.
best wishes, Kathy
Rock Grinders Gazette-January 2021
I hope you had a very good holiday period. If you are anything like me you would have been very busy making your holiday the best it could be during the holiday period.
The newsletter is full of news about the club having a big clean and a new bench made for the drill press, thanks to our members who are very kind and clever.
Margaret has also contributed a very informative article, thank you. As Judy has mentioned we are always looking for articles fun and informative. If they are not your handiwork PLEASE mention where you got your information. We need to know. Send them to Judy.
Apologies for the late publishing, a glitch in my emails. Computers-love them or Leave them, I can do neither.
Take Care and hopefully we will be vaccinated soon.
Rock Grinders Gazette-12 December 2020
Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year
The newsletter tells you most of our current news. We haven’t any plans for December due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Thank Goodness Australia is only having the rare case show up but that’s due to our mask wearing, hand washing and careful attention. Please do not forget it takes a bit of indifference to change that. Keep up the good work.
Plans for re opening have not been made. If you are on the newsletter list please keep checking with the lapidary Facebook or here to see if the executive committee has decided it is safe to re open. Now that the vaccine has been released to some it will not be long.
Take time to read the newsletter, Judy has put in a great deal of effort to make the newsletter very enjoyable.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, stay home and stay safe/
Best Wishes, Kathy
Rock Grinders Gazette-11 November 2020
Hello everyone! Great news from Suzy! Please see your October newsletter for other current information
Club Picnic Invitation
The plan is to meet up at Ingleburn Reserve for a socially distancing picnic.
Place: Ingleburn Reserve Picnic Grove off Bensley Rd
267 Bensley Rd, Ingleburn Date: Wednesday 4 November Time: 10.00 am– 12.00 pm
Bring a picnic morning tea/lunch.
There is seating available, or you can bring your own picnic table and chairs.
Plenty of parking.
There are trees and a unisex toilet.
If you feel the need for exercise, there is a bush walking track there.
No need to RSVP. Just turn up with your food and drink.
Rock Grinders Gazette-10 October 2020
The reserve is just up from the club. Ring one of us, Suzy or myself for more info.
Here is the map (remember gloves, mask, hand sanitizer)
Hi everyone, Sorry, not good news on the opening up of the club for now.
I am speaking for myself but I think we could open with all the rules in mind. Social distancing, masks, gloves, disinfectant use and small numbers coming in at a time.
Please comment on the clubs Facebook page and/ or message group if you have any ideas.
And also please pay your membership fees. The membership fees are on most of the newsletters listed on the left side of this page.
Pensioners are $10 plus $5 insurance. Only a very small amount to keep our club open and ready for you when we are truly open and ready for us when the time comes.
Here is the latest newsletter for those who are wanting to keep in touch.
I certainly miss you and wish you and your families well.
Rock Grinders Gazette-August 2020
Hi everyone, I didn’t receive my newsletter email as usual for the last couple months so was waiting for this Covid pandemic to settle a bit and hear from someone at the club. Finally found July’s newsletter in my box. it’s a good one by the way. Thank you Judy, you made us smile!
June’s Newsletter has very important information. We will open those doors asap. We will have to adhere to masks and social distancing. I hope you are staying home as much as possible since we have had the outbreaks at the Crossroads. As Judy reminded us in the Newsletter our Retired members are almost always co-morbid. If you don’t understand what that is it means you have a disease or have had a disease like diabetes now or in the past that affects you especially your lungs or heart. And if you are not older you do not want to pass this horrible virus on to your family.
Here is an excerpt from June’s newsletter:
Exhibition With much reluctance, we have cancelled our annual exhibition. An exhibition would not be viable even under the relaxed restrictions. We have re-booked for the same weekend next year
October Open Day At this stage we have not made a decision about the Open Day. We are hopeful that we can have it.
But, in this ever-changing world we live in, we cannot make a decision that far in advance. I have my fingers crossed.
Club Membership For our club to remain being legally allowed to remain a club, we must have paid up members. The club still must pay rent, electricity, phone and internet each month no matter what. Some of our costs are down, but some remain the same whether we use the club or not.
Rock Grinders Gazette-July 2020
Rock Grinders Gazette- June 2020
Rock Grinders Gazette-May 2020.docx
Thank you everyone for your patience. We hope we will be back in action soon. If you have something for the Newsletter please feel free to contact us here, the emails or better yet Facebook. take care, Kathy
Sorry for the bad news that is in front of all of us but here is the newsletter/ hopefully we will be back on board soon.
Rock Grinders Gazette-April 2020
take care and follow the recommendations for all of our welfare. We are the front line, wash your hands, keep your distances and isolate yourselves.