WORKING BEE SCHEDULED FOR 
SUNDAY 29th May 2022 !!!

10.00am to 4.00pm  

LUNCH PROVIDED

A printed list of tasks is available at the Club.  If you are interested in lending a helping hand, you can write your name next to the task that appeals to you.

It's always good fun and the Club benefits from your efforts.


MLC BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE FUNDRAISER

 Saturday, 18th June 2022

Volunteers   needed.

Our Club has been fortunate enough to be offered the Sausage Sizzle BBQ stall at Bunnings Warehouse, 23-27 Nepean Hwy, Mentone for Saturday, 18th June 2022.  This is a great fund raising opportunity for the Club.  Please give some thought as to how you can help.  There is a Roster on the board at our Clubhouse and, if you are able to lend a helping hand, you can select what timeslot(s) best suits you.   All you need to do is to write your name alongside the timeslot of your choosing.


Victoria - 
Sat 21st- 22 May - Goulburn Valley Gem and Mineral Craft Group Lapidary, Fossil, Mineral, Gem and Jewellery Show,

Quest Shepparton Racing Complex, Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla.

Goulburn Valley Gem 


Victoria -

Sat 28th May Essendon Gem & Lapidary Club Open Day

Location: 144A Mascoma Street, Strathmore, VIC 3041 Time: Saturday 28th May 1.00pm - 5.00pm

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR CLUB? 

Why not be part of the workings of your Club by taking on any one of the following functions where there is always an ongoing need:
  • Teach how to cut and polish stones; 
  • Teach silver smithing; 
  • Help organise raffles; 
  • Help organise social outings;
  • Be a Duty Officer; 
  • and any other roles that you can think of. 
Quite often these tasks are left to a handful of people to take on, yet every Member enjoys the benefits that this Club has to offer. People come and go, as with all organisations and clubs, but this Club still remains. With younger people joining and with the input of new ideas and approaches, the Club benefits and changes all the time.  Your Club needs your help and your input. 
SO PUT YOUR HAND UP AND BE PART OF THE CLUB AND HELP WHERE YOU CAN

 


Our latest 'graduates' from our internal Novice Silversmithing course.

Well done to Guy, Ronit, Adam and Steve.

Their pieces certainly look fantastic. Thanks to David Ng for tutoring them.

Also, thanks to Kimberley and Trina for supporting David and helping out with the classes.

Thanks Tania for these great photos.

Are you curious about what we get up to at the Club?  
Do you want to know more?

Do you want to learn how to cut and polish a piece of rough stone

like this …..   

 and then turn it into something like this ....

          or even this ...  

If you are interested, then click on our 'Membership Enquiries'  window from the main Menu to find out more about our Club and what it has to offer its Members.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING FOR 2022


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

May

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

21st - 22nd - Victoria - Goulburn Valley Gem and Mineral Craft Group Show (GVGC) Lapidary, Fossil, Mineral, Gem and Jewellery Show, Kialla Raceway, Shepparton.

28th - Victoria - The Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club will be holding an 

Open Market Day on the Saturday, 28th May 2022 between the hours of 1-5pm.  This will be in place of their usual annual weekend-long Gemfair.  There isn't space for outside traders and the council won't permit a large event.  So if you'd like to visit and check out their facilities and buy some rocks, please feel free to attend.  It will be held at their new club rooms located at 144A Mascoma St, StrathmoreFurther information can be obtained at www.eglc.com.au.

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

29th - Mordialloc Lapidary Club WORKING BEE.  10.00am to 4.00pm  

June

4th - 5th June - New South Wales- 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. 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 at  www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au 

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

18th - Mordialloc Lapidary Club Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser.  

July

16th - 17th - New South Wales- Camden Crystal Festival 16th of July 9am - 5pm. 17th of Feb 9am - 4pm.  For more information call our organizer Rob on 0405 904 881 or email us at crystalfestivalsaustralia@gmail.com

August

12th - 15th - Victoria - 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 - Victoria - Ballarat  Lapidary Club: Gem Show, Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria Street, access via Gent street. Further details coming soon.

27th - 28th - New South Wales - 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 

27th - 28th  - Victoria - Frankston and Peninsula Lapidary Club Gem Show, Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr Nepean Highway and Wilsons Rd, Mornington.  Stallholders welcome.   Contact: Josefin 0420 364 980 or Maria 0427 196 103 for details.


September

3rd - 4th - Victoria - 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 - Victoria - Bendigo Gem Club Expo, Exhibition Centre, Bendigo Show Grounds enter via Holmes Rd or Kookaburra Ave, Bendigo

8th- 9th - Victoria - Bairnsdale Lapidary Club Show. Venue TBC

10th - 11th - ACT - Canberra - National Australian Opal, Gemtones & Crystals Festival, located at The Malleee Pavillion, Canberra, EPIC Canberra Showgrounds, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue,Canberra,ACT,Australia, Canberra, Australia. crystalfestivalsaustralia@gmail.com

 17th - 18th - Victoria - 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 - New South Wales - Gemkhana Hawkesbury. Further details shortly.

October

8th - 9th - Victoria - Mordialloc Lapidary Club GEMFAIR. St Brigid's Primary School 129 AIbert Street, Mordialloc.  

8th - 9th - New South Wales - White Cliffs Gem Fest & Car Boot Sale – Details are to be confirmed. If you  wish to book a stall or be involved feel free to contact Jane Stevenson WCMA  Inc 0429 601 870. 

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


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

22nd - 23rd - Victoria - South Gippsland Gemstone and Lapidary Club – has re-scheduled its show to Oct 22 & 23 2022, we have also changed the venue to the Meeniyan Hall, a much bigger hall and can accommodate many more traders, visitors and tailgaters situated in the main street of Meeniyan, 2jinkers@tpg.com.au

November

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

13th - Victoria - Cheong Park Rockswap.  Corner Bayswater and Eastfield Rd.  Starting 9.00am Contact Les Varga (03) 9876 3716

26th - 27th - New South Wales - Carlingford Gem & Mineral Expo, Sydney, 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)

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

            Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm

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

            Saturday 1pm – 5pm.

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