President's Report Feb 2020, including upcoming activities and events

Welcome Everyone

Cairns Mineral Lapidary Club Inc is accepting new members. Join early in the year for the best value. Membership starts January 1st and expires December 31st. A reminder to members: Saturday 7th March General Meeting day is the last day to renew membership at the discount rate.

Lost Wax Casting

Casting Session: all day Sunday 15th March starts 9am if you are participating please enter your name in the casting book.

Basic Silversmithing Course five to six weeks

Chain Bracelet and Bezel Setting Starts 9am to 12pm Saturday 14th March, two positions available. If interested enter you name and phone number in the book at the front counter.

Silver Bangle Workshop

Starts 15th February 9am (fully booked)

Cabochon Cutting Course

Learn how to cut, grind, dome shape, sand and polish stones. Three positions available. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings. Register your interest by entering your name and phone number in the book at the counter.

Faceting

Learn how to facet and polish gem stones. Three machines available Wednesday and Saturday mornings also Monday evenings.

Fossicking Field Trip

Easter Long Weekend April 10th to 13th Lava Plains Sapphire Fields. Would members please acknowledge their participation by filling out the trip sheet on the notice board in the club.

Please communicate with field trip officers regarding camping and booking sites ASAP.

Request to contribute material for 60 year celebration publication in 2021

The club is currently gathering historical information about past and present members to include in a publication in 2021 celebrating 60 years since the formation of the club. If you know of any past members, relatives or friends involved with the club that would like to contribute information, photographs, lapidary certificate awards, interesting fossicking adventures and campfire yarns then please email cairnsmlc@gmail.com, pop into the Cairns Mineral Lapidary Club Inc for a chat or call Michael on 0450185250

Michael Hardcastle