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

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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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Happy New Year!!!

Here is the New Newsletter!

Rock Grinders GazzetteJanuary14

Hello! I hope that all of you have had a safe and very happy new years. I had a lovely Christmas with family. I had a big “stuff up” tho. My computer hard drive crashed and I lost all but a few files. My son worked for several days to retrieve as much as possible.

I learned it is best to back up your back up. Just shortly before this happened I lost my back up. it dropped on the floor and I lost that. Remember this, do NOT wait to back up your files.

I can’t tell you the best way to back up your files- just do it. WD was the one I had. I will not buy that one again. It is too fragile.

Please if you would let me know if you see this. Comment below. Thank you Kathy




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Merry Christmas all!
News from our Dec 7 General Meeting
Suzy will possibly head up a field trip to Oberon,and Inverelle! please get in touch with Suzy if you are interested in going. Suzy has done a wonderful job organising field trips this year, thank you!
We have changed our menu for the Christmas Party. We weren’t able to hire the spit, no worries, we have everything under control. We will have Prawns (very nice choice) ham . Salads, bread rolls, BYO alcoholic drinks. Soft drinks supplied.
See you there!
Our next General Meeting will be February 1st, 2014. The club will be closed from Dec 21st until Jan. 6th.
Helpers are needed from 9:30 am Dec. 14th to set up for the Christmas Party . It starts at 6pm. See you there!
Ps big computer break down at my house , 8-(

I will publish the newsletter ASAP.


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Campbelltown Lapidary Nov. Gazette

Here is the Newsletter for November, thank you Suzy.


Open Day March 23,  2014


Check out the newsletter for the Christmas Party information

Sat. Nov. 14. We will have a roast on a spit, ham salads with Christmas pudding and Pavlova, Yum.

Gazette Campbelltown Lapidary Nov. 2013

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General Meeting for November

Yes November! one more month until December

The General Meeting will be held on Sat. Nov. 2nd.

9:30 am start. Everyone is welcome.

This is you time to hear what is happening and contribute to the club.

We will be planning the Christmas Party.

See You There!

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September and October Newsletters

Hi everyone,

So sorry. I have been traveling and slowed down on my posts.  I assume all is ok because the club house is still standing.  I would like to make a mention to Carolyna and Suzy! Carolyna and  her family have been working very hard at the club. Her Husband Eugenio is now a duty officer replacing Dieter. Thank you both. See more in the newsletter.  Suzy has working very hard too.  She will be teaching the October Work shop. See the newsletter for more information.

Betty, thank you for looking after the trees out in the front. Just so you know they dont get watered by themselves, Betty is bucketing the water on a Monday. Anyone else going to help? Maybe we need a work list for this summer since it is going to be a hot one.

Just a reminder the General Meeting is on the 12th Oct. on the same day as the meeting when we look at the Constitution. 9:30 AM Start.  There will be a free Suasage Sizzle after the meeting. It is important that everyone read the constitution and agree to the changes. CONSTITUTION Campbelltown and Districts Lapidary Club

Please Read The Newsletters for news about the meetings, election, October field Trip, and workshops!

September Gazette 2013

October 2013 Gazette

Thank you everyone for all your hard work,

Have a Great October, Kathy

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August Newsletter 2013 and Results from the General Meeting

We have some big news, Our president Steve McColloch resigned from the position of president at our last management meeting. It was due to business commitments. We would like to thank him for all his efforts. Ron Dean and Suzy Brandster will be filling in until our AGM. I need to remind everyone to give suggestions to who they wish to nominate for all positions before the AGM. There will be a nomination sheet on the board, please let us know who you think will do a good job!

Speaking of doing a good job, again at the General meeting we talked about how everyone pitched in and helped out at the exhibition and how it would be nice to have more of the same next year.  We spoke of having an exhibition commitee again. We didn’t have one this year since so many of our members have either been ill or had commitments that kept them from coming and particitpating. In any case things went very well.  We especially wish to thank Steve our care person at the Percival Centre for his help again this year, you are most appreciated. It was also mentioned how good it was to have a great group of sellers.

Big thank you to Lil and the others who helped at the childrens table. It is very important to start our children off with a basic knowledge of stones. We have them fill out a card and match them to their names. Next year it was suggested to make a bracelet.

Another big thank you to Paul Cosi at Council for his help. The council had supported us in several ways too long to list. Bob Thompson is always there for us when we need him, a special thank you too Bob.

One of our most enjoyable events at the exhibition is our Raffles. This years winners were:

1st Chelsea ticket no. green A15

2nd Marion ticket no. blue F13

3rd Elaine Ticket no. orange F35

4th Fay Ticket no. blue F50

Lucky door prize Lizette

Again thank you to those who year after year participate and keep the club running as well as it does. It would be hard to mention everyone but special thanks to the newer members such as Denise, Carolyn and Suzy and their families who are just getting to know the ropes. If you would like to join our club and learn how to work with stones and turn them into jewelry, you are very welcome.

Just another mention of our participation at NAIDOC, Denice Ezzy asked us to come and have a table for the kids. We also were to give out info about the club. Ron and Elaine graciously spent the day. They had a lot to say about how they enjoyed themselves. They were so appreciative of how well it was set up and how it was free for everyone to enjoy. Even the milkshakes. Thank you so much Denise, you are a champion.

the AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday September 7th. (just FYI at the time I am writing this it may be an election day). The AGM is a very special day for us because we have our election too. The election is held right after the normal general meeting .  The offices that are open will be posted on the bulletin board.

Special General Meeting and Barbeque Sat. Oct. 12th, 2013

This meeting is to be held to consider the revised constitution. Each and everyone of us are required to read and respond to the revisions to our constitution.These are the rules of the club that we are to follow. We have been given suggested revisions by the lapidary council and we need to respond to them within a certain time. Our members must read the revisions, not just a commitee. We will look forward to your responces. thank you

If you have questions please leave a message at the club or phone Ron.

the newsletter links are below in two parts due to the photos. Thank you Suzy for the reports on the field trips, amazing stuff. And thanks for the workshop photos too!





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