The Fall Kansas City Gem Show by Shows of Integrity will be November 4-6, 2016. The Association booth will be there as usual, staffed by Kansas City rockhounds who would love to see you!
The Association Picnic will be held Sunday, August 28th at Antioch Park, Shelter 3. Swap begins at 9am, picnic around 12:30-1:00pm, auction after lunch. Meats, drinks, plates, etc. will be provided by the Association. Please bring a potluck side dish (e.g. beans, chips, veggies, potato salad, etc.), and dessert. Also bring cash to spend at the auction, which benefits the scholarship fund. Everyone is welcome.
The Association always has an auction at the Gem Show which raises money for scholarships for college students studying earth science-related fields. Find out more about the scholarship and apply here: http://kcgemshow.org/2015_Scholatship%20App.html
Everyone is welcome at the auction, but it is especially popular with club members because there are snacks. It took place at 7 pm on Saturday, March 12. Here are some of the things you missed.
Bonus: here are some more photos of club members at the show.
I took way too many photos at the show and most of them were interesting, making it difficult to write this post. Without further ado, here are the highlights from the Spring 2016 Gem and Mineral Show.
Here’s a coupon for $1 off admission to the Spring 2016 Gem Show. Tell everyone you got it from the Show-Me Rockhounds.
To print, right-click on the coupon and click “Save Image As” and save it to your desktop. Then right-click on the icon on your desktop and click Print.
Mark your calendar for the Spring 2016 Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Association. Here is a flyer in PDF format you can print or send to all your friends.
We had fun selling and buying specimens at the gem show. If you missed it, here are some of the things you can expect to find at a show.
It’s almost that time again. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling off the trees, and the fall gem show is next week. It will be at the Kansas City Expo Center November 6-8. The fall show is not as big as the spring show (in March) but is still well worth attending, as it’s only $6. IGAMS will be there and if you signed up to help, hopefully you know who you are because I don’t. Also, feel free to print out this flyer and share it with your friends, co-workers, and anyone else who might be interested.
Frederick, one of our members who is into gem cutting, brought in these rough sapphires from Montana at our last meeting. Check out his website http://missouririversapphire.co/ to see how beautiful they look when they are cut.
“Big Al” DeMaranville is having a rock and tool sale in Kansas City, Kansas so that he can move into a new home. On the first weekend, July 25-26 (8am-5pm), there will be rocks and lapidary/silversmithing equipment for sale. The second weekend, August 7-8 (8am-5pm), will have a house sale (and any tools that haven’t been sold yet).
The sale is now over. Thank you for your interest.