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Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.

Membership/Meetings
Monthly Programs

General meetings are open to the public.  Club Activities are only open to club members.

Below is a list of the monthly programs, including those currently scheduled for this year.  All programs are general meetings (and therefore open to the public), unless otherwise indicated as "Club Activity" (and therefore only open to members).

Year 2020:

Jan. 17, 2020 • Let's Play Mineral Bingo!

Feb. 21, 2020 • Deep Time by Derek Yoost

Mar. 20, 2020 • Canceled due to the Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) Pandemic Lock-down

Apr. 17, 2020 • Canceled due to the Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) Pandemic Lock-down

May 15, 2020 • Canceled due to NY's Coronavirus continued Lock-down

Jun. 19, 2020 • Canceled

Jul. 18, 2020 • Club Picnic at Bowdin Park (Pavilion reserved)
Details in our newsletter/email!

Aug. 21, 2020

Sep. 19-20, 2020 would have marked the 51th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale, but due to the continuing worldwide Pandemic, the 2020 Show has been canceled.

Oct. 16, 2020 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 20, 2020 (Club Activity)Annual Auction

Dec. __, 2020Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2021


Year 2019:

Jan. 18, 2019 • Annual Auction (2018)

Feb. 15, 2019 • Mineral Bingo by Carolyn Reynard, Linda Wuest

Mar. 15, 2019 • Field Trip Safety by Ira Lewis

Apr. 19, 2019 • Diamond Formations and Deposits by Dan Bishuk

May 17, 2019 • Ron Januzzi, Unfinished Research by Ted Johnson

Jun. 21, 2019 (Club Activity) • Wire Wrapping by Debbie Allen

Jul. 19, 2019 • Lost Wax Casting by Christina Mitchie

Aug. 16, 2019 • Fluorescent Minerals by Eric Orlowski

Sep. 21-22, 2019 • 50th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 18, 2019 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 15, 2019 (6:00 PM Doors open, 7:00 PM Meeting, 7:30 PM Auction) (Club Activity) • Annual Auction

Dec. 13, 2019 (6:30 PM) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2020


Year 2018:

Jan. 19, 2018 • Mineral Bingo by Carolyn Reynard

Feb. 16, 2018 • Upper Devonian Rocks by Dan Bishuk

Mar. 16, 2018 • Field Trip Essentials by Ira Lewis

Apr. 20, 2018 • Dutchess County Rocks by Carolyn Reynard

May 18, 2018 • Classic Pegmatite Localities in Connecticut by Ted Johnson

Jun. 15, 2018 (Club Activity) • Lost Wax Casting Process (Canceled) by Christina Mitchie

Jul. 20, 2018 • Ring of Fire & The Expedition 371 by Adrianne R. Lam

Aug. 17, 2018 • Big Brook-A Stream of Possibilities by Derek Yoost

Sep. 15-16, 2018 • 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 19, 2018 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 16, 2018 (Club Activity) • Annual Auction - Canceled due to Weather

Dec. 14, 2018 • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2019


Year 2017:

Jan. 20, 2017 • Wire Wrapping with Deb Allen by Deb Allen

Feb. 17, 2017 • Mineral Bingo

Mar. 17, 2017 • Field Trips by Ira Lewis

Apr. 21, 2017 • Hydrothermal Minerals of Hiddenite, North Carolina by Dan Bishuk

May 19, 2017 • Gem Enhancements, Synthetics, and Fakes: Know What You Are Buying by Judy and Bob Schuster

Jun. 16, 2017 • Ammonites by Derek Yoost

Jul. 21, 2017 • Fluorescent Minerals by Howard Green

Aug. 18, 2017 • Virtual Trip to Study Dutchess County Rocks & Minerals by Carolyn Reynard

Sep. 16-17, 2017 • 48th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale
See
show website for details.

Oct. 20, 2017 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 17, 2017 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 15, 2017 • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2018

Year 2016:

Jan. 15, 2016 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 19, 2016 • Dutchess and Ulster Counties - A Natural Rock & Mineral Museum by Carolyn Reynard

Mar. 18, 2016 • Field Trips by Ira Lewis

Apr. 15, 2016 • Zeolites by Eric Orlowski

May 20, 2016 • Working with Special Silver 'Clay': Forming and Firing by Bob Ballard

Jun. 17, 2016 • The Big World of the Very Small- Fossils by Derek Yoost

Jul. 15, 2016 • A Lesson in Wirewrapping by Debbie Allen

Aug. 19, 2016 • The Atom and Me by Tony Seideman

Sep. 17-18, 2016 • 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 21, 2016 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 18, 2016 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 2, 2016 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2017

Year 2015:

Jan. 16, 2015 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 20, 2015 • Mineral Labeling by Bob Ballard

Mar. 20, 2015 • (Canceled and rescheduled due to weather)

Apr. 17, 2015 • Martian Meteor "Black Beauty": Story of a Stone - North West Africa 7034 by Derek Yoost

May 15, 2015 • Introduction to the Lapidary Arts by Lorraine Costello & Paul Kartis

Jun. 19, 2015 • Exo-Biology and the Origin of Life on Earth by Mark Burch

Jul. 17, 2015 • The Wonderful World of Feldspars by Carolyn Reynard

Aug. 21, 2015 • Steve's Fossils: "A Trip Down Memory Lane" by Steve Kelland

Sep. 19-20, 2015 • 46th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 16, 2015 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 20, 2015 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 18, 2015 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2016

Year 2014:

Jan. 17, 2014 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 21, 2014 • Microphotography for the Cash-Strapped Collector by Derek Yoost

Mar. 21, 2014 • Minerals of Iceland by Jack Palowski

Apr. 18, 2014 • Field Trip Safety by Eric Orlowski

May 16, 2014 • Copper in Michigan by Jason Glenn

Jun. 20, 2014 • Gold Panning in New Mexico by Chris Powell

Jul. 18, 2014 • Microphotography by Stacking Multiple Exposures by Eric Orlowski

Aug. 15, 2014 • Gem Adventures and Mineral Tourism in Africa by Tony Seideman

Sep. 20-21, 2014 • 45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 17, 2014 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 21, 2014 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 19, 2014 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2015


Year 2013:

Jan. 18, 2013 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 15, 2013 • Demonstration of Vassar College's XRF & XRD Equipment by Professor Jeff Walker

Mar. 15, 2013 • Geology of Northern Westchester by Dr. Jerry Thaler

Apr. 19, 2013 • The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age by Robert & Johanna Titus

May 17, 2013 • Back to the Basics: Geology 101, Part 3: The Fossil Record by Stephanie LaRose

Jun. 21, 2013 • The Permian-Triassic Catastrophe Derek Yoost

Jul. 19, 2013 • Field Collecting Eric Orlowski

Aug. 16, 2013 • Rocks of NewFoundland, Part III by Carolyn Reynard

Sep. 21-22, 2013 • 44nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 18, 2013 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 15, 2013 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 20, 2013 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2014


Year 2012:

Jan. 20, 2012 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 17, 2012 • Back to the Basics - Geology 101, Part 2: Ice Ages by Stephanie LaRose

Mar. 16, 2012 • Minerals of the Tilly Forster Mine by Ted Johnson

Apr. 20, 2012 • Minerals as Fossils and Fossils as Minerals by Derek Yoost

May 18, 2012 • Rocks of NewFoundland, Part II by Carolyn Reynard

Jun. 15, 2012 • Adventures in Rock Collecting: Montana by Chris Powell

Jul. 20, 2012 • It's Time for a Closeup: Minerals Through the Lens and Scope by Eric Orlowski

Aug. 17, 2012 • ? by Alfred Petrov

Sep. 15-16, 2012 • 43nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 19, 2012 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 16, 2012 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 21, 2012 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2013


Year 2011:

Jan. 21, 2011 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 18, 2011 • Rock Collecting in Utah by Chris Powell

Mar. 18, 2011 • Field Collecting by Eric Orlowski

Apr. 15, 2011 • Micro Structures in Meteorites and their Relation to the Formation of the Solar System by Derek Yoost

May 20, 2011 • Newfoundland & Labrador Geology & More! by Carolyn Reynard

Jun. 17, 2011 • Drilling in the Marcellus Shale by Professor Alex Bartholomew

Jul. 15, 2011 • Demonstration of Vassar College's XRF Equipment by Professor Jeff Walker

Aug. 19, 2011 • Back to the Basics: Geology 101 - Part 1 by Stephanie LaRose

Sep. 17-18, 2011 • 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 21, 2011 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 18, 2011 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 16, 2011 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2012


Year 2010:

Jan. 15, 2010 (Club Activity) • Mineral Bingo

Feb. 19, 2010 • Loading up the Library to be Moved

Mar. 19, 2010 • Stromatolites by Derek Yoost

Apr. 16, 2010 • Hudson Valley Bricks by Roy T. Budnik, Ph.D.

May 21, 2010 • Learning About Gem Pegmatites by Carolyn Reynard

Jun. 18, 2010 • Greenland by Ted Johnson

Jul. 16, 2010 • Geology of the Hudson Valley and the Art that it Inspired by Gil Brenner

Aug. 20, 2010 • Geology & the Rosendale Natural Cement Industry by Steven H. Schimmrich

Sep. 18-19, 2010 • 41st Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

Oct. 15, 2010 • Open House - New Member Welcome

Nov. 19, 2010 (Club Activity) • Annual Society Auction

Dec. 17, 2010 (Club Activity) • Annual Holiday Party • Announcement of Rockhound of the Year
Installment of Officers & Board Members for 2011

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