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: – 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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Sorry- Another member has passed

More bad news, another very loved member has passed. John Mckenzie has passed away as well. John has been battling for so long and has been in hospital off an on for years. The last I heard from his neice Kay was that he came home around Easter. There was nothing else they could do. He was our stalwart treasurer for umptine years. I don’t have funeral info as yet. I am waiting for that. I may not be able to post anything and also may have to take Jack Sheppard’s info down because I am reminded that there are people who will come to our homes when they know we are out and steal from us. So, call me or one of the other members shortly when we know the details. Big hugs for all of you. Kathy

PS I will take this and the previous post down as soon as I am advised so please write down the information. thank you



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Obituary , Jack Sheppard


For all of us that knew and cared for Jack


Jack Sheppard passed away at the age of 85 last Wednesday afternoon and his funeral will be held on Thursday next at Holy Trinity Church, Graham Ave Lurnea at 10.30 AM. Lunch will be available at the church hall following the funeral for those who wish to partake. (from Ron Dean)

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Jack has passed away

I know I can speak for all of us at the club. We are so sad to hear Jack has lost his battle with cancer. He passed  yesterday July 25, 2012. Please ring the club for info if I haven’t posted it here, I do not have the funeral information as yet.  Please join us in celebrating his life when we find out where we will meet. Our sympathy goes out to his family.


Love from Kathy

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Lapidary Exhibition THIS WEEKEND!

Tags for the Ad….

Saturday what to do..

What to do this weekend?

Boot sales  Garage Sales Gem sales Jewelry Sales

Ingleburn Community Centre next to the Library Hope to see you there!

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