President's Report, October 2019

Hello everyone.

It’s good to see the club a hive of activity with our new members learning to cut and polish cabochons, faceting or making silver jewellery.

Last month’s Annual General Meeting appointed the following members for positions on the Management Committee: Vice-president.. Mike Rashleigh, Secretary.. Jan Hannam, Treasurer.. Joe Venables, Assistant Secretary.. Allan Rose, Assistant Treasurer.. Ritchie Williams and Social Media Administrator.. Tammi Saal. Congratulations to you all on your appointment. I thank you all. You bring with you a mixture of expertise for the committee that will assist in making a great management team.

On the Queen’s birthday long weekend, on the Field trip to Chudleigh Park, a beautiful location to stay, everybody found some peridot. (see Allan’s report in this magazine)

I was greatly saddened to hear about the passing of Clyde Eggert. Clyde’s contribution to the lapidary trade has been enormous. Clyde was a very talented tradesman, well known for fabricating good quality slabbing saws and lapidary machines for sale. On behalf of the club, I send condolences to Pam and Scott.

Trevor Hannam will hold a demonstration of electroforming on Saturday 23rd November at the club. Cost for participants will be $4 per person.

This year’s Christmas Party will be on Saturday, 7th December. Please note that the general meeting will commence at 11:00 am

Michael Hardcastle