The Hervey Bay Gem & Mineral Club News

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The next working bee has been changed to Friday 23rd March followed by an early bbq lunch.
Much work to be done in all areas.

Graham World is conducting a course on 7th April 2018, costing $85.00. (Includes material) 
Monies are to be recorded in the day book and paid by 29th March 2018.
Times: 9 am to 5 pm, be at Club by 8.30am. BYO lunch or have Terry’s special fish & chips $6.00 ea.
Course is for making claw & bezel setting for different stones.
Round, trillion & square multi setting in claw, basic filing, emery, and polishing of finished article.

Club phone number - 0411 580 465
Important Safety Reminder


Whilst handling investment powder you are required to wear the appropriate respirator, (paper masks are not acceptable) until all powder has been mixed.
In its powder form it is dangerous and may cause health problems in years to come, similar to asbestos.
Masks are to be worn even when washing out the flask, as inhaled particles in the steam are also classed as dangerous. The club has one and must be cleaned after use.

These warning are to be adhered to by those members assisting as well. There are plenty of spaces to conduct such activity without interfering with others.

Also, there is other protective apparel that is available.

Duty Officer Vacancies -  If you wish to volunteer to be a Duty Officer, please see a Committee member or by email.

Gem & Jewellery Expo News - 2018 dates  click 'Annual Gem & Jewellery Expo'  link on yellow nav bar above.

Computer for 'Member's Use' - There is a computer running Windows, for Member's use in the main room. This computer has the Gem Cad program installed for designing faceting diagrams etc, and is also to be used for private viewing of our instructional CDs and DVDs.  There is also a printer attached to this computer, for printing out Gem Cad diagrams etc.  This computer is now on the internet - to be used for things related to what you do at the club! We have a very restricted download limit, so please keep that in mind when using the internet and do not download large files, videos or music!

AGM Report 2017 - 2018 year

The Hervey Bay Gem & Mineral Club held its annual AGM at the Club Rooms on the 12th of August, 2017. 

The following people have been elected to the Committee for 2017 - 2018

President  T McGuane Email President  07-4125-1214
Vice President W Foxwell
Email Vice President
Secretary T Oldham Email Secretary  0439 506 214
T Oldham Email Treasurer  0439 506 214

The following people have volunteered for these positions in the Club for 2017 - 2018

Maintenance  Club Members
Gem Show Chairperson Russ Wardrope & T Oldham 0411 580 465 || 0439 506 214
Webmaster & IT L Anderson Contact
Assistant Secretary

Assistant Treasurer 
Casting Co-ordinator Committee 

The Hervey Bay Gem & Mineral Club Inc. is a non profit organization where people can learn about fossicking, faceting and cabochoning gemstones,
jewellery making etc. and actually make these items on the large variety of equipment the club makes available to members. 

Gem Club Fees

Annual membership fees: $50.00, $20.00 Juniors (effective 1 July 2018)
+ $10 one-time initial registration fee if joining for the first time
or renewing a lapsed membership.
Club memberships run from 1 July each year until 30 June the following year. (Revised 2012)
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Visitors Honorary Membership (6 weeks + optional 6 weeks): $20 (home address must be 50 km or further, from Club)
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Workshop fees: $4.00 each time at club except
No workshop fee if a social visit ONLY
Coffee + snack  $1.50

For more information about the Club,
contact the
Gem Club at 0411 580 465 during open hours
 or email.

Fees Revised 13 August, 2017

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