Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.

Here’s to a wonderful new year for everyone.  We have much to look forward to in the upcoming year. Please look to the Newsletter for dates.

Personally I have had my hands full. My back surgery and my husbands triple bypass surgery has slowed me down considerably but this soon will all be a distant memory. Please contact the club with your questions. I will be back on board in approximately a month and a half. Please do not hesitate to ring myself, Steve (our president) or leave a message at the club. Thank you all for your get well wishes. It has made a big difference knowing you care.

yours, Kathy

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Knot website

Many of our jewellry projects need a good source for knots, so here  is one

The comments have been turned on . My helper had good intentions of keeping the ads/spam  out of our site so it was turned off but I will give it a try again. You click on the comments on your screen and your should have a window to write what you wish. Then it comes to me and I say” Hey you are not spam “so it then goes on the web site. Alternatively, you can email me at our old email address and I can place your asvertisememt for your work or your used equipment asap. thanks for all you aupport, Kathy

Remember the Manangement meeting is coming up!

Christmas dinner ad inf All Welcome!


Christmas dinner ad inf All Welcome!

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Horray! the Glitch is fixed! Here are the Newsletters for October and November


Gazette October 2012 A


Gazette November 2012 (2)

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Saturday Jewelry Workshop

I am sorry, having communication problems here. However there is a wire wrapping workshop on tomorrow. at the usual times 9:30 am start.

Steve, our new president, will be heading it up. Please email your message at the club house- it should be read Sat. morning but only then at this late date. c/townlapidaryclub@bigpond.com  it is best to just show up.

Sorry about the glitch..the cambletownlapidary@hotmail.com address is still working if you wish to email me directly.

I HAVE NOT QUIT THE CLUB for those who are wondering, I just have to take it very easy on my back. arrrgh it is not easy. All the best Kathy S.

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Profile 2012 Exhibition JMGA Biennial Award Exhibition

Kamilla Shepard one of our Award winning artists has invited us to see more of her outstanding work!

This is the email she sent us!

Dear Everyone,


I wish to invite you to the opening of Profile 2012- JMGA NSWs Biennial Award Exhibition in which I have some work.


The opening is on Thursday 1 November 6-8pm at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.


It would be lovely to catch up over a drink or two if you can make it!


More details about the show are in the attached e-vite.






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Catching Up

Hi everyone. I still am having lots of trouble getting my back sorted it out- it all is pretty private business but that does not mean I have given up on being a member of the best Lapidary Club in Australia. I miss everyone.

We are having a few teething pains with the website and transferring the newsletter but that should be resolved almost immediatly.


There are two emails, You still can contact me on the hotmail email:

campbelltownlapidary@hotmail.com – this will get you contacat with me directly and will be good if you wish to advertise on the website.

The new bigpond email (listed in the previous post) will send your letter to the club house.

We are all looking for good things to happen in the next couple of years. Any suggestions will be passed on immediatly to Steve our new president.

Our monthly jewelry lessons have been given by some of our most talented people so please do not think things have stopped because of my back trouble… I am working on things as much as possible but we have some very capable people here

. -Best Wishes to all of you, Kathy



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September Newsletter and New email adddress

Hi everyone! Yes I am still around. I am having trouble with my back and especially having trouble with getting the insurance sorted out to get the surgery done. I miss you all and wish I was there.

We had the Annual election Sept 1, -

We have a new email and would like to spread the address around. This email will go directly to the club. I will still have the old email available for awhile so if you wish to contact me directly it will be ok,

This is the new email


Here is the newsletter:Gazette September 2012



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Newsletter for August, thank you Margaret

Thank you Margaret. All of our club members have been hit hard with John and Jack’s passing.

Kay MacKenzie wrote this to me in her email that made me smile:

We think that    Harry ,  Jack  and  John  will be up there talking  gemstones.   Thank so much for you interest and  good wishes.  Bev, Heather and Sherin, Steve  and Tyla. x

The Newsletter is here:

Gazette August 2012


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About Jack and John from Vale



SHEPPARD, Jack Of Casula Much loved husband, brother, father and grandfather Relatives and friends of JACK are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held Thursday, 2/8/2012 at 10.30am at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, corner Graham and Chrysanthenum Avenues, Lurnea.




McKENZIE, John Thomas 15.2.1930 – 27.7.2012 Late of Casula Much loved husband of Bev. Adored and wonderful father and father in law of Steven & Tyla and Heather & Sherin. Brother and brother-in-law of Gwen & Bruce (dec), Elsie & Mick (dec), Iris (dec) & Teddy (dec), Don (dec) & June. Dearly loved by all his extended family and friends. Our Sparkling Gem Family and friends of JOHN are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in the South Chapel of Forest Lawn Crematorium, Camden Valley Way, Leppington on Friday, 3rd August 2012, at 1.30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Braeside Hospital. Merrylands 9682 4899 Proudly Australian Member AFDA



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Obituary John McKenzie

Please everyone here is John’s funeral information. I realise this is not exactly an Obituary but I thought this will help people search for his funeral times.  All our love goes to Bev, Heather and Sherin, Steve  and Tyla  and all of his family and friends.  Best Wishes Kathy


John McKenzie

Funeral –Friday 3rd August 2012

Forest Lawn Crematorium South Chapel  at 1.30pm.

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