Feb News Update! Open Day Markets! March 24 2018


Our Market Bootsale part of our OPEN DAY has become so popular we have limited spaces available, so can you kindly contact us asap.
We will now have to arrange bookings they will be essential for open day.
We now have a map for positions and require insurance certificates prior to day.

Below is the flyer again for those who need it again

Open Day Flyer for March 24, 2018

Please feel free to copy and send to all those interested

below is the Future events after the Open Day in March

Campbelltown Lapidary OPEN TO PUBLIC  Days!

Days to learn and enjoy making Rocks into Gemstones! Public Welcome please print and send to friends!

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February News

This is crazy. I knew I wasn’t having a good time with my last surgery but didn’t know it had been so long since I have posted here. I am so sorry. I wish that you, the readers, would let me know if I am wasting time or not.
For those who are reading this. I had spinal surgery on my L2 level. It has been painful and I am just not healing as well as I would like. Please if you want to see more from Campbelltown Lapidary you can see us on our Facebook page here:


So I really haven’t left you high and dry, there is always somewhere to see whats up if you are worried. You can always ring us and leave a message too.

We have a field trip coming up and also just fyi we are back to our regular opening hours since our Christmas break.
Info here
Glen Innes Fossicking trip
15/04/18 – 22/04/18
This year we will be basing ourselves in Glen Innes. I have booked into the Glen Rest Tourist Park 0267322413. They have plenty of easy drive through caravan sites, camping sites and some cabins.
I have organised some activities with Steve Cohen, a local geologist
We will be having a sausage sizzle and fossick at his Emerald Mine
He will be taking us to a good spot in Mt Torrington to fossick for topaz and smokey quartz clusters
He will be taking us to a fossil site and them taking us fossick for Jelly bean quartz
We will be visiting the Emmerville Mineral Museum (this is quite spectacular)
We will also be looking for sapphires at Three oaks fossicking park.
I will have further details available as we get closer to the trip.

Any queries – email suzybrandstater@hotmail.com or text to 0414574057

Here is a catch up with NewslettersRock Grinders Gazzette January18

Rock Grinders Gazette-February-2018

Other Important News
Yes,Believe it or Not, We are having our first of two Open Days soon. The second will be after our Exhibition midyear.

The brochure will be below. Please feel free to print it out and display it for anyone interested. We offer tailgating. It is becoming very popular and I advise you ring and book in asap. Booking is not essential but highly recommended. We have been full the last couple years. we offer handmade jewelry, gold , Opals and other gemstones. Also findings (pieces to make jewelry with).
We open the club to the public to show you what we do. Its a family orientated club that helps people access machinery and the knowledge to turn rocks into gemstones. You must be over 13 to use the machinery.
Flyer for the Campbelltown Lapidary Club Open Day March 24th Saturday 2018

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Flyer Back

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Flyer Please feel free to copy and display

well hows this for a catch up? I will review this and see what else I haven’t shared with you.
Please write to me at campbelltownlapidary@hotmail.com
Best Wishes, Kathy

Rock Grinders Gazette-November-2017
Rock Grinders Gazette-December-January-2017-2018

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Open Day! October 14, everyone Welcome!

Open Day Saturday – 14th October
Our open day is fast approaching. There is a list of jobs that need doing on the white board, please put
your name down to help out on the day. Carolina is after more stock for the club sales. We are quite
depleted after the exhibition. She is particularly after rough, opals or handmade cabochons. But
anything is good. Please consider what you can do for the club on this day.

Open Day Sausage Sizzle

Come and Enjoy! See how to turn rocks into Gemstones

How to get there

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Hi everyone. I haven’t had a great few months. Complications from my surgery. I am slowly getting better don’t worry. I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted. We have had the exhibition and elected New Members for Office. Don’t for get the Open Day coming up. Hope to see you there if I am able. Remember to mark it on your calendar, lots of nice things to buy and see.
Here are June, July and August Newsletters. I hope everyone is well. Best Wishes Kathy

Rock Grinders GazzetteJune17
Rock Grinders GazzetteJuly17
Rock Grinders GazzetteAugust17
Rock Grinders GazzetteSeptember17
Rock Grinders Gazette-October2017

Here Is the results from our elections! Congratulations and thank you all!

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June Newsletter and Annual Exhibition

Hello Everyone!
This weekend we have the General Meeting. Always remember this is the meeting you should come to. You have the chance to see what is happening with the club and you get to share with everyone. I hope you do come and help with the last details for our Annual Exhibition. It starts at 9:30 Am. Everyone is welcome!
Please print out the flyer and distribute it to our friends. Flyers will also be available at the club.

Exhibition Flyer for July 2017

Also here is the Newsletter for June. Check out current news and the diary for the next couple months.
Thank you everyone for your patience and kindness, Kathy

Rock Grinders GazzetteJune17

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Sad news, two of our most important elders Kath Oshaunassey’s son John and Helen Standing

Members of our club and clubs in the region will remember Kathleen O’shaunassy . Her husband Laurie, passed a short few years ago. Kath was survived by several of her children and grandchildren. Her son John, 57 passed at her home suddenly of a unknown heart condition. We are very sad about this and wish to send our condolences to friends and family. Her phone service has been extremely unreliable and so if you wish to reach her it may be best to contact the club and your messages will be sent on to Kathleen. I am sure she will be grateful for your good wishes.

Our other bad news is that another strong member Helen Standing, 78 has passed due to complications from a long standing battle with diabetes. Her husband Ray have been strong members and very active when their health was better. Ray passed away very many years ago now. Helen has, in the last couple of years, been active at meetings and given us guidance. She was a very kind and thoughtful member. She is survived by two daughters from her marriage with Ray and a daughter from a previous marriage. I am sorry I do not know if I can pass on any more information in respect to the family. I am sure they would love to hear from you. If the family or close friends read this we send our condolences.
The funeral will be at the
Forest Lawn Memorial Park North Chapel at 12 noon. (9606 5822)
Friday , 26, 2017

You can also leave a message on the phone at Lapidary. 9618 3206 We will be able to see the message on Wednesday but no latter.
It is possible to leave a message on our Facebook site.

Helen Jaye Standing
Born in Tenterfield on 8 December 1938
Passed away in Ruse on 16 May 2017
Late of Ruse
Aged 78 years
Service Details
Helen’s relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend Her funerals service to be held in the North Chapel of Forest Lawn Crematorium, Camden Valley Way Leppington, NSW, on Friday 26th May 2017 commencing at 12 midday.

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Flyers are ready for the exhibition

Thank You Suzy!
Flyers have been designed and published by Suzy for our Midyear Exhibition.
Please they are open for review. Right now it looks good.

Please print off the flyers early and send them to relevant businesses and friends and family. Everyone will love to find a special rock, gem or mineral. we have what you want to add to collections and make jewelry. Kids are especially catered for and we will be serving your favorite cuppa, cakes, hot dogs and other morning tea special goodies.

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April’s Newsletter

Can you believe it? the rain stayed away for the Open Day! We had a great turn out. Thank you for all of those who participated. Our next sale will be our Mid Year Exhibition. Keep an eye out for information here and in the Newsletter.
We also are having regular workshops and Silver casting Classes. Please look at the Newsletter and also phone the club for any special questions.
Rock Grinders GazzetteApril17

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Open Day Saturday 25 March

Yes rain or no rain, it’s not going to stop our Open Day

Open Day! Come and see what the Club is up to!

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March Newsletter 2017

Thank you everyone. For those who do not know I have had my brother pass away. Thank you for your condolences, Kathy

Rock Grinders GazzetteMarch17

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