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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December Newsletter, Christmas Party and More

DATES TO REMEMBER 2015 Rock Grinders GazzetteDecember14

Dear Members,

December has come around so fast, as usual I am in a tail spin.  On Saturday,  the thirteenth we are going to have our Christmas party. This is always a very way wish members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please feel free to come.

We usually have room for a couple more if you haven’t had the chance to sign up. It is $20 per plate.  There are more details in the newsletter.

Our new committee has had only a couple months in office and we are just finding our way.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask and please feel free to volunteer your help.  Everyone of you are needed.

I want to say thank you to all of those who have helped with running the club.  Things do not get done by themselves. We have a few dedicated members that go far beyond what is expected of them to help. Suzy and family, Dorothy and Barry, Margaret, Betty, Clarice, Linda, Ron and Elaine, Carolina and family are just a few of the members that are on that list.

Please if you can help out  do so, I can not say how much you will be appreciated. Thank you very much ahead of time!

See the  newsletter for more news and  a short list for Dates to Remember for 2015 and club activity update from Margaret.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

All the Best, Kathy






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November Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

We had a great Open Day, thank you to all who participated. There is more in the newsletter.

We have a workshop Nov. 22nd. it will be a chance to make that nice wire wrapped necklace for a Christmas gift. You will be able to see a photo in the Newsletter. The good thing about this class is that you can mix up the feature stone and type of necklace if you wish. Remember the public is welcome. We enjoy sharing our classes. 9:30 start. ring for more info.

There are a few dates to remember:

Management meeting- Nov.15, 2014

Christmas Party-13th of Dec.  6pm Club Rooms $20 must be paid asap Menu sign up is on the notice board. It is always a nice evening, See you there!

Our club closes on Dec. 20th for holidays then re opens Monday Jan. 5th.

Any comments? Please do!

Enjoy the newsletter here:

Rock Grinders GazzetteNovember14



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Open Day! Sausage Sizzle Gems, Jewelry, Trash and Treasure

We are having our Biannual Open Day Soon!

9am-2pm 11 Oct. 2014

Look below for more information.

You are welcome to print and distribute flyers with our thanks.

Open Day flyer 2014 One per page

Open Day flyer 2014 two per page



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August and September Newsletters

Here are the last two newsletters. Apologies for the late August Newsletter

Rock Grinders GazzetteSeptember14


Rock Grinders GazzetteJAugust14

Please leave comments.

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Campbelltown Lapidary Gem show Exhibition Jewely Gem Sale

Updated Exhibition Flyer for 2014!

Come to our Annual Exhibition on the weekend of July 12th and 13th. Saturday and Sunday – Athe the Clive Percival Community Centre in Ingleburn.

See the Flyer Above, better yet print it out and you will have all the info in your hand.

We have several sellers of Jewellery, Opals, Crystals, Jewellery findings and tools.. Be sure you visit Adam’s Opals and Linda’s jewellery. They have contributed to the advertising of this exhibition so they deserve special mention, they have quality hand crafted goods not found elsewhere. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. we have fun for the kids and sandwiches, coffee drinks and cakes. enjoy! Ring the numbers below if you have any questions!

For More information please ring Ron 46 283608 or Clarise 46 266938

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Campbelltown Lapidary Exhibition and July Newsletter

Thank You all for the good wishes after my surgery and especially thank you for your patience with the web site delays.

I hope that you will comment below so if I have missed something you wish to have displayed and advertised on this site we can get that accomplished.

We need to remember that the exhibition is on for the weekend! We need everyone’s help. Our numbers have dwindled because we have lost some of our most active members. Millie passed away suddenly while I was in the hospital and we have many on holiday. We need you more than we ever have before. Please show up at the Clive Percival Hall, Ingleburn Friday Afternoon at 2:30- 3PM


Our annual exhibition is on 12th – 13th July at the Greg Percival Centre Ingleburn. This is one of the most important events in our club calendar. For the event to be successful we need all club members to assist in some way.

We will be setting up on Friday 11th July and will need assistance getting our exhibits to the centre. On the days of the exhibition we desperately need people to do a shift in the canteen – making sandwiches, tea coffee etc. We will then need help packing up on the Sunday. We are also looking for people to help out at the children’s gem activity table.

There is a job sheet on the club whiteboard, please put your name down if you can help out with one of the many jobs needing to be done.

Please let us know how you can help. The exhibition is the club’s main revenue raiser and we know how much our club means to one and all. Every little bit helps

Rock Grinders GazzetteJuly14

Rock Grinders Gazette April 2014

Rock Grinders GazzetteMay2014



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Don’t Forget our Open Day Sausage Sizzle March 22, 2014



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March Newsletter and Open Day!

Our bi annual Open day is coming up quickly March 22nd. We need everyone to advertise and contribute.

We love to have visitors You will get to see how the club is run. You will get to see how a rock is made into a gemstone. We have several sellers of handmade jewellery, gemstones, and Gold. Tailgaters are welcome. Please ring if you have questions. More information is in the Newsletter.

Starts at 9-9:30 am

Thank you Suzy! Our Newsletter:        Rock Grinders GazzetteMarch14


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Field Trip Inverell !

As Suzy wrote in the Newsletter. There will be a field trip to Inverell mid January, read the newsletter for details. Keep cool!

Please leave a comment if you see this. It is vital for this blog- thank you Kathy

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