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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 activities (and therefore only open to members).

Year 2017

January 20, 2017
Wire Wrapping with Deb Allen
by Deb Allen

February 17, 2017
Mineral Bingo

March
17, 2017
Field Trips
by Ira Lewis

April 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

June 16, 2017
Ammonites
by Derek Yoost

July 21, 2017
Fluorescent Minerals
by Howard Green

August 18, 2017
Virtual Trip to Study Dutchess County Rocks & Minerals
by Carolyn Reynard

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


October 20, 2017
Open House - New Member Welcome

November 17, 2017 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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


Year 2016

January 15, 2016 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

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

March
18, 2016
Field Trips
by Ira Lewis


April 15, 2016
Zeolites

by
Eric Orlowski


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


June 17, 2016
The Big World of the Very Small- Fossils
by Derek Yoost


July 15, 2016
A Lesson in Wirewrapping
by Debbie Allen


August 19, 2016
The Atom and Me
by Tony Seideman


September 17-18, 2016
47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
See show website for details.
 
October 21, 2016
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 18, 2016 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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


Year 2015

January 16, 2015 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

February
20, 2015
Mineral Labeling
by
Bob Ballard

March
20, 2015
Canceled and rescheduled due to weather


April 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


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


July 17, 2015
The Wonderful World of Feldspars
by Carolyn Reynard

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

September 19-20, 2015
46th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
See show website for details.
 
October 16, 2015
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 20, 2015 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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

Year 2014

January 17, 2014 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

February
21, 2014
Microphotography for the Cash-Strapped Collector
by 
Derek Yoost

March
21, 2014
Minerals of Iceland
by Jack Palowski

April 18, 2014
Field Trip Safety
by Eric Orlowski


May 16, 2014
Copper in Michigan
by Jason Glenn


June 20, 2014
Gold Panning in New Mexico
by Chris Powell


July 18, 2014
Microphotography by Stacking Multiple Exposures
by Eric Orlowski

August 15, 2014
Gem Adventures and Mineral Tourism in Africa
by Tony Seideman

September 20-21, 2014
45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
See show website for details.
 
October 17, 2014
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 21, 2014 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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



Year 2013

January 18, 2013 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

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

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

April 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


June 21, 2013
The Permian-Triassic Catastrophe
Derek Yoost

July 19, 2013
Field Collecting
Eric Orlowski

August 16, 2013
Rocks of NewFoundland, Part III
by Carolyn Reynard

September 21-22, 2013
44nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
See show website for details.
 
October 18, 2013
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 15, 2013 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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



Year 2012

January 20, 2012 (Club Activity)

Mineral Bingo
 
February 17, 2012
Back to the Basics - Geology 101, Part 2:  Ice Ages
by Stephanie LaRose

 
March 16, 2012
Minerals of the Tilly Forster Mine
by Ted Johnson

 
April 20, 2012
Minerals as Fossils and Fossils as Minerals
by Derek Yoost


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

 
June 15, 2012
Adventures in Rock Collecting: Montana
by
Chris Powell
 
July 20, 2012
It's Time for a Closeup:  Minerals Through the Lens and Scope
by Eric Orlowski

 
August 17, 2012
To be announced
by Alfred Petrov

 
September 15 - 16, 2012
43nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
 
October 19, 2012
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 16, 2012 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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


Year 2011


January 21, 2011 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

February
18, 2011
Rock Collecting in Utah
by Chris Powell

March
18, 2011
Field Collecting
by Eric Orlowski

April
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

June
17, 2011
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale
by Professor Alex Bartholomew

July
15, 2011
Demonstration of Vassar College's XRF Equipment
by Professor Jeff Walker

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

September 17 - 18, 2011
42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale    
 
October 21, 2013
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 18, 2011 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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



Year 2010

January 15, 2010 (Club Activity)
Mineral Bingo

February 19, 2010
Loading up the Library to be Moved

March 19, 2010
Stromatolites
by Derek Yoost

April 16, 2010
Hudson Valley Bricks
by Roy T. Budnik, PhD

May 21, 2010
Learning About Gem Pegmatites
by Carolyn Reynard

June 18, 2010
Greenland
by Ted Johnson

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

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

September 18 - 19, 2010
41st Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale

October 15, 2010
Open House - New Member Welcome
 
November 19, 2010 (Club Activity)
Annual Society Auction

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