Member News

Auction Volunteers Still Needed

We still need a few more volunteers.  In particular we need people to track the bids and numbers on paper to back up the computer.  We don’t anticipate any glitches, but we didn’t last year either.  I also need at least two people to handle the sold table, three or four runners and a Vanna or two to show the merchandise.  The generosity of you, our members, in goods and time is unparalleled.  So thank you in advance for all your support!

All donations are tax deductible and can be receipted.  Your donations may be brought to the Ed Center during any Club activity and left with an instructor.  If this is not convenient for you, I will come pick it up.  We appreciate sooner rather than later so we can get everything photographed and catalogued.

The funds raised by the Annual Auction comprise about one third of the Club’s yearly budget.  The money raised goes toward funding all areas of the Club and helps to pay the bills.  Last year we raised about $5,000.00!  – Shelley Curran, Auction Chair

Register Now for Wm Holland/Wildacres Classes

You may attend classes at any time, but the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS) offers exclusive enrollment to SFMS members at the following times:

William Holland School of Lapidary Art Workshops – June 4-9, 2023

230 Lapidary Lane, Young Harris, GA 30582

Click here for classes:
Registrar – Cindy Reed, 863-255-5256

Wildacres Retreat Center Workshops – August 14-20, 2023 & September 11-17, 2023

1565 Wildacres Road, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Click here for classes:
Registrar – Marty Sharpe, 757-724-8043
To enroll in classes for the 2023 SFMS weeks, first enter your information into the 2023 SFMS Registration Form (either online or PDF hard copy).  Then mail a deposit or full payment of the class fees for each student.  Click here for registration info:  For cost information, go to the “Class Costs” page.  Click here for the registration form.

Fall Show Yard Signs

Please return any of the Show Yard Signs which you may still have at home, even ones from previous years, so they can be updated for this year’s Show.  They are expensive to replace.
Thanks, Tony Smith, Show Chairman