ONGOING COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR THE CLUB

In order to keep all our Members safe and healthy, we have decided that any Member who has been a  social contact with a COVID positive case not attend the Club for 7 days.
If you are a household contact you must complete your isolation and testing requirements before considering attending.

Thanks for helping keep our Club safe and open.

Until further notice, the following requirements continue to remain mandatory:

  • You will still need to sign in at the Club by means of QR Code or manually writing your attendance in the Attendance Log Sheet.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.  If, for medical reasons, a mask cannot be worn then notification from a Medical Practitioner will need to be sighted. 
  • Double vaccination is mandatory and you will be asked for proof (this will only be required once).  Proof of double vaccination can be provided with the QR check in.  You will need a hard copy of your Certificate if you do not have a smartphone. You can email us a copy of your certificate so we can have it on file and record your status if this is a better option for you.  We cannot admit you without proof of double vaccination.
  • We require you to make use of the sanitizers that are available to you.  Good hygiene is always an ongoing requirement. (But please be mindful that hand sanitizers are nearly always alcohol based, so if you are doing any soldering, please only use soap and water or a soap based handwash.) 
  • We would like you to be financial, so, if you are not, then please speak to us about your Membership.
Workshop opening days and times will remain as per usual for the time being. You will be notified if there is any change.

Thank you all for your ongoing co-operation. 

 


Mordialloc Lapidary Club Annual General Meeting

When:         Saturday, 12th February 2022 commencing at 1.00pm.  

Where:        MLC Clubrooms 49-51 Albert Street, Mordialloc.

You will need to be a financial Member of the Club to be eligible to vote.  Annual subscriptions were due on 1 November 2021.  

Members can find information regarding payment options for annual subscriptions as well as Nomination Forms etc by clicking on the "Members Only" window.

                          WE'RE OPEN, SO WHERE ARE YOU?

Workshop opening hours for the Mordialloc Lapidary Club are as follows:  

            Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm

            Thursday 11am – 3pm   &   7.30pm - 10pm

            Saturday 1pm – 5pm.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS are now due

Just a reminder that MLC annual subscriptions fell due on 1st November 2021.

Although the Club has not been open as much as we would like during this dreadful COVID pandemic, the reality is that, as in real life, the bills still keep coming in, eg. building and contents insurance, public liability insurance, rates, gas, electricity etc. all of which continue to be incurred irrespective of whether or not we are open.

We thank you in advance for your payment.

Subscriptions can be paid either by cash to the Duty Officer and you will receive a receipt or by transferring money online to:

Account name:     Mordialloc Lapidary Club Inc.

Club Bank:             BSB: Bendigo Bank 633-000

Account:                 149458523

(Note:  Online payments:  Please record your name or Membership number for identification purposes.)

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING FOR 2022


Note:  COVID restrictions may affect conditions and requirements of entry, example, proof of double vaccination etc.  Please ensure that you are aware of any restrictions that you may be required to comply with.

Please also check that the event has not been cancelled or rescheduled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.

January
22nd - 23rd  - Riverland Gem Show,  Loxton Lutheran School, Luther Road, Loxton SA 5333.  Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm, Contact details: Mobile:  0419 859 119.  Email: tmziersch@bigpond.com

February
12th  - Mordialloc Lapidary Club Annual General Meeting Saturday 12th Feb, 1.00pm onwards at the MLC Clubrooms, 49-51 Albert Street, Mordialloc.  Enquiries: 03 9580 0401 or email mordialloclapidaryclub@gmail.com

18th - 21st -  Victorian Facetors’ Group - Sale Workshop, Sale Scout Hall, 305 Raglan Street, SALE.  (Baldwin Reserve).  For details contact Secretary, Sarah Cirillo Phone: 0407 819 399. Email: secretary@victorianfacetorsgroup.com  or visit our Website: www.victorianfacetorsgroup.com

19th - 20th - The Bendigo Gem Club Expo, Baptist Church, 757 McIvor Highway, Junortoun, Victoria.  Enquiries: bendigogemclubinc@gmail.com

26th - 27th - Camden Crystal and Craft Festival, Camden, NSW. AH & I Hall Camden Showgrounds. Inside show.  https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

27th - Alexandra and  Eildon District Lapidary Club Annual Gem Fair, Thornton football oval, Thornton, VIC.  Contact secretary: Dave Kelly 0408 306 823 for further details.

March

5th - 6th - North Brisbane Lapidary Club Show NEW LOCATION!  Festival theme is Zircon! 
Aspley State School, Cnr Maundrell Tce and Horn Rd, Aspley, Brisbane, SE Queensland. 
Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Sun 8:30am - 3:00pm. Details at: Info@nblc.com.au

5th - 6th - Boutique Gem & Crystal Expo by Kristallen, Turramurra, NSW.                             Turramurra Masonic Hall, 1247 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra NSW 2074. Quality Gem Rough Supplies & Juter Jewellery. 9:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday
Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expos. This is the very first show of the year.  There is no entry fee and there is plenty of parking nearby. Contact Peter at raregems@optusnet.com.au or 0412 333 150

11th, 12th, 13th - Minerama, Glen Innes, northern NSW Annual Gem Show, Show Grounds, Glen Innes. 8:30am - 4:30pm. Minerama is held annually in March at Glen Innes, NSW. This gem show is one of the largest annual gem shows in NSW and features fossicking field
trips for a variety of gems in the area 
(eg. sapphire, garnet, topaz, quartz  crystals, etc). Field trips are suitable for both beginner and expert fossickers with some locations not normally open to the public. The gem show has a large number of traders in gems, lapidary supplies, minerals, fossils, jewellery and much more with gemmologists/faceting experts in attendance for advice throughout the weekend. 
Minerama          

12th  - 13th - The Combined Victorian Gem Clubs Show to be held at The Hungarian Community Centre. 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna. Enquiries email: vgca1lapidary@gmail.com 

12th - 14th - The 2022 Rock Swap. Held at Parrot Park, EPIC (Exhibition Park off the Federal Highway), Canberra. https://www.canberralapidary.org.au/


26th- Mudgeeraba Lapidary Club Show, Gold Coast, Queensland.  Mudgeeraba Show Grounds. Mudgeeraba Road. Mudgeeraba SE Qld. Email : communitylapidary@gmail.com

26th - 27th - Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair, Devonport, Tasmania. East Devonport Primary School, Gymnasium Building, Thomas Street, East Devonport Tasmania.   9am - 4pm each day.  All enquiries - Collene Donaghy (Co-ordinator)   - mobile 0407 165 005. Website - devonportlapidary.com.au

April

2nd - 3rd - South Burnett Gem Show, Wondai Sports Ground (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE). 
Bunya Highway, Wondai, South Burnett, SE Queensland. 
From 9:00 am. Enquiries:- Secretary Mb 0491 606 427 or Email:- sbgemandfossickingclub@outlook.com  
Website:- www.southburnettgems.org

9th - 10th - National Gem & Crystal Expo, South Windsor, western Sydney, NSW Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, Drummond St, South Windsor, Western Sydney, NSW Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Hawkesbury Valley                                    Lapidary Club.  Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. 
For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au  You can also find and follow us on Facebook Australian Gem and Mineral Expos 

15th - 18th - GEMBOREE® 2022 . 58th National Gem & Mineral Show. The Venue is at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC).  267 Ulan Road Bombira NSW 2850 located 2.5 kms north of Mudgee township). 
Click here for link to Gemboree 2022 Booklet

30th - 1st May- Diamond Valley Gem Glub Annual Gem and Crystal Exhibition. The Masonic Centre, 23 Ester Street, Greensborough. (Behind Woolworths). Enquiries: keithaesop@gmail.com

May
1st May - Diamond Valley Gem Club (as above)

8th - 9th - Gold Coast Crystal and Craft Festival.  Robina, Gold Coast, SE Queensland.  Robina Community Centre. https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

14th -  15th - Lismore Gemfest, Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc. Showgrounds Lismore.  116 Alexandra Road, Lismore, Northern NSW. Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Contact: lismore.gemfest@gemclublismore.org.au 
Web: www.lismoregemfest.com.au

20th - 23rd - Victorian Facetors’ Group, Shepparton Workshop. Kialla Scout Hall, Recreation Dr, Kialla VIC 3631. For details contact Secretary, Sarah Cirillo Phone: 0407 819 399  Email: secretary@victorianfacetorsgroup.com or visit the Website:  www.victorianfacetorsgroup.com

21st - 22nd - GVGC Lapidary, Fossil, Mineral, Gem and Jewellery Show, Kialla Raceway, Shepparton.

28th – 29th - The Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club will be holding its gem show at a venue TBA – go to eglc.com.au 

28th - 29th - Newcastle Crystal Jewellery & Craft Festival, South Newcastle Rugby Leagues Club, Meriwether, NSW. https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

June

4th - 5th June - Bankstown Gem and Mineral Expo, Arena Sports Club, 140 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, South Western Sydney, NSW.  Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Club. There will be displays and demonstrations by the Bankstown & Districts Lapidary Club as well as traders and dealers from around Australia.  Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. For more information please go to their website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au 

11th, 12th, 13 June - Northern Rivers Crystal and Craft Festival, Murwillumbah, New South Wales. Murwillumbah Showgrounds. https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

July

August

12th - 15th - Victorian Facetors’ Group, Horsham Workshop, Horsham Table Tennis & Community Centre, 11 Harriet St, Horsham, 3400.  For details contact Secretary, Sarah Cirillo Phone: 0407 819 399. Email: secretary@victorianfacetorsgroup.com or visit our Website: www.victorianfacetorsgroup. 

20th - 21st - Ballarat  Lapidary Club: Gem Show, Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria Street, access via Gent street. Further details coming soon.


27th - 28th - Windsor Gem and Mineral Expo, Windsor, Western Sydney, NSW.  The Windsor Function Centre on the corner of George St. and Dight St. Windsor, NSW Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club.  Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. For more information please go to their website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au 

September

3rd - 4th - Mildura Gem Club 28th Annual Gem & Jewellery Show. Location: Sunraysia Masonic Centre, 2091 Fifteenth St, Irymple VIC.

Time: Saturday 3rd September 9.00am - 6.00p. Sunday 4th September 9.00am - 4.30pm. Email: milduragemclub@gmail.com.     Contact Joe Watson: 0428 540 933 or josephwatson@icloud.com

3rd - 4th - Bendigo Gem Expo, Exhibition Centre, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Rd, Bendigo.   Enquiries:bendigogemclubinc@gmail.com  
                                 
17th - 18th - Waverley Gem Club Show, Brandon Park Community Centre, Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley.  10am to 5pm each day.  Contact Garry Shaw - 0425710006, Gwen Dunstan - 0407512883

24th - 25th - NSW Gemkhana Hawkesbury. Further details shortly.

October

8th - 9th - Mordialloc Gem Club, St. Bridget's Primary School, Chute Street, Mordialloc.

14 – 16 October - National Show of the NANZRMC, hosted by the Canterbury Mineral and Lapidary Club at The Woolston Club, Christchurch, New Zealand. 


15th - 16th  - Nunawading and District Lapidary Club Exhibition (Details to be confirmed)

22 - 23 October South Gippsland Gemstone & Lapidary Club Gem Show. Location:  Meeniyan Hall, 97 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan VIC 3956.  Contact: Chris Rump 0439 622105. Email. 2jinkers@tpg.com.au 

November

5th - 6th - Geelong Lapidary Club Show: Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington St, Geelong West.

26th - 27th - 2022 Carlingford Gem & Mineral Expo, Sydney, NSW Roselea Community Centre, 645 Pennant Hills Road. Carlingford, Sydney, NSW.  Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Northern Districts Lapidary Club. Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday.  For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au 

December


2023

14 – 18 April 2023 - GEMBOREE® 2023 – QLD, Hosted by QLACCA..


Australian Show Dates 2021 (mineral.org.au)


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    We are desperate for Duty Officers at the Club. If you are prepared to take on this vital role, you will be informed about the duties and shown how they are carried out.  You would only need to be prepared to commit as a Duty Officer once a month.  This commitment would mean a lot to other Duty Officers who are currently doing double and triple shifts.  Duty Officers are essential to the Club's ability to maintain current workshop opening hours.  Without Duty Officers the Club would not be able to open. 


Fire destroys Frankston & Peninsula Lapidary Club Premises

It is with shock and disbelief that we report that the Frankston & Peninsula Lapidary Club premises have been destroyed by fire.  Their Clubrooms will be closed until further notice.  Frankston Lapidary website

Destruction of their Clubrooms has not deterred them, however.  The Club is determined to rebuild and get back to normal activities.  

But as we all know, it takes more than grit and determination to rebuild and recover from such a devastating event.  It takes money. 

In order to help raise some of the necessary funds, the Frankston & Peninsula Lapidary Club has set up a 'Go Fund Me' page.   If you would like to make a financial contribution to help the Club with their rebuilding project, then you can click on the GO FUND ME link below and make a donation.  All and any donations will be appreciated.  

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