DECEMBER/JANUARY newsletter is here!

Dear Everyone,

I hope you had a very good holiday period. If you are anything like me you would have been very busy making your holiday the best it could be during the holiday period.

The newsletter is full of news about the club having a big clean and a new bench made for the drill press, thanks to our members who are very kind and clever.
Margaret has also contributed a very informative article, thank you. As Judy has mentioned we are always looking for articles fun and informative. If they are not your handiwork PLEASE mention where you got your information. We need to know. Send them to Judy.

Apologies for the late publishing, a glitch in my emails. Computers-love them or Leave them, I can do neither.
Take Care and hopefully we will be vaccinated soon.
Rock Grinders Gazette-12 December 2020

November Newsletter 2020

Hi Everyone!
Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year
The newsletter tells you most of our current news. We haven’t any plans for December due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Thank Goodness Australia is only having the rare case show up but that’s due to our mask wearing, hand washing and careful attention. Please do not forget it takes a bit of indifference to change that. Keep up the good work.

Plans for re opening have not been made. If you are on the newsletter list please keep checking with the lapidary Facebook or here to see if the executive committee has decided it is safe to re open. Now that the vaccine has been released to some it will not be long.
Take time to read the newsletter, Judy has put in a great deal of effort to make the newsletter very enjoyable.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, stay home and stay safe/
Best Wishes, Kathy

Rock Grinders Gazette-11 November 2020

October Newsletter 2020

Hello everyone! Great news from Suzy! Please see your October newsletter for other current information
Club Picnic Invitation
The plan is to meet up at Ingleburn Reserve for a socially distancing picnic.
Place: Ingleburn Reserve Picnic Grove off Bensley Rd
267 Bensley Rd, Ingleburn Date: Wednesday 4 November Time: 10.00 am– 12.00 pm
Bring a picnic morning tea/lunch.
There is seating available, or you can bring your own picnic table and chairs.
Plenty of parking.
There are trees and a unisex toilet.
If you feel the need for exercise, there is a bush walking track there.
No need to RSVP. Just turn up with your food and drink.

Rock Grinders Gazette-10 October 2020

The reserve is just up from the club. Ring one of us, Suzy or myself for more info.
Here is the map (remember gloves, mask, hand sanitizer)

August Newsletter 2020 covid news

Hi everyone, Sorry, not good news on the opening up of the club for now.
I am speaking for myself but I think we could open with all the rules in mind. Social distancing, masks, gloves, disinfectant use and small numbers coming in at a time.
Please comment on the clubs Facebook page and/ or message group if you have any ideas.
And also please pay your membership fees. The membership fees are on most of the newsletters listed on the left side of this page.
Pensioners are $10 plus $5 insurance. Only a very small amount to keep our club open and ready for you when we are truly open and ready for us when the time comes.
Here is the latest newsletter for those who are wanting to keep in touch.
I certainly miss you and wish you and your families well.
Best Wishes,
Rock Grinders Gazette-August 2020

Late News, Sorry, Covid madness for me

Hi everyone, I didn’t receive my newsletter email as usual for the last couple months so was waiting for this Covid pandemic to settle a bit and hear from someone at the club. Finally found July’s newsletter in my box. it’s a good one by the way. Thank you Judy, you made us smile!
June’s Newsletter has very important information. We will open those doors asap. We will have to adhere to masks and social distancing. I hope you are staying home as much as possible since we have had the outbreaks at the Crossroads. As Judy reminded us in the Newsletter our Retired members are almost always co-morbid. If you don’t understand what that is it means you have a disease or have had a disease like diabetes now or in the past that affects you especially your lungs or heart. And if you are not older you do not want to pass this horrible virus on to your family.

Here is an excerpt from June’s newsletter:
Exhibition With much reluctance, we have cancelled our annual exhibition. An exhibition would not be viable even under the relaxed restrictions. We have re-booked for the same weekend next year
October Open Day At this stage we have not made a decision about the Open Day. We are hopeful that we can have it.
But, in this ever-changing world we live in, we cannot make a decision that far in advance. I have my fingers crossed.
Club Membership For our club to remain being legally allowed to remain a club, we must have paid up members. The club still must pay rent, electricity, phone and internet each month no matter what. Some of our costs are down, but some remain the same whether we use the club or not.
Rock Grinders Gazette-July 2020
Rock Grinders Gazette- June 2020
Rock Grinders Gazette-May 2020.docx

Thank you everyone for your patience. We hope we will be back in action soon. If you have something for the Newsletter please feel free to contact us here, the emails or better yet Facebook. take care, Kathy

April News

Sorry for the bad news that is in front of all of us but here is the newsletter/ hopefully we will be back on board soon.
Rock Grinders Gazette-April 2020

take care and follow the recommendations for all of our welfare. We are the front line, wash your hands, keep your distances and isolate yourselves.

March 2020 Newsletter!

Hello everyone!
We are having our Open Day very soon (Saturday – 21 March, 9- 3pm -). Provided the weather holds out we will have a great time. Lots of good things and people to see. Please check the newsletter for more information.
Don’t be shy either. You can ring and leave a message with you questions. 02 9618 3206
See you soon
Click below for our Newsletter
Rock Grinders Gazette-March 2020

ADDRESS: Lot 1 Bensley Road, Hazlett Oval Macquarie Fields NSW 2564
MAIL: PO Box 477, Ingleburn NSW 1890
PHONE: (02) 9618 3206

Open Day March 21st 2020

For every waiting for the good news about our Open Day!
We plan to have our Open Day on Saturday 21st March 2020.
It starts at 9am until 3pm. Set up times will be given to you when you are given your market stall, you can ring to leave a message for this and other information. Please leave plain and clear details in order for us to call back.

Our Open Day is our chance to show you how the club works. We have morning tea and a yummy sausage sizzle. You are welcome to copy and display the flyer below.
Lot 1 Bensley Road Macquarie Fields
Email: for newsletter info.
Phone: 029618 3206

Campbelltown Lapidary Open Day Markets
Biannual Open Day Come and see Markets and our club

November News

Christmas is coming soon, Our christmas party will be advertised in the newsletter. Volunteers to help will be welcome. See you there!
Unfortunately our field trip is postponed until next year due to the drought.

Club Holiday Closure Club will be closed for the Christmas Holiday break from Saturday 14 December 2019 until Saturday 11 January 2020.

Sat 14 Dec 2019 CAMPBELLTOWN District Lapidary Club
Christmas Party
Time: 12.00 noon
Cost: $5.00
Venue: Lot 1 Bensley Road, Ingleburn
Note: Please write your name on the noticeboard if attending, for catering purposes.
Please also bring a plate of food, eg salad, desert. The club will be providing BBQ meat and lucky door prizes.
Workshops will close at 11.00 am for cleaning up purposes, as this is the last day the Club will be open for the year.
See the Newsletter for other news.

Rock Grinders Gazette-November 2019
We always welcome stories related to the club for the newsletter. Please contact the club, preferably leave a message on the phone as well so your message can be returned promptly. Late membership fees always welcome. If you haven’t caught up don’t worry things happen. Just let us know.