PARADE OF GEMS
Timpanogos G em & Mi n e r a l Society ( TGMS)’s Spring Parade of Gems just completed its 55th successful year. Club President, Aaron McKnight and the 2014 Show Chairman Keith Fackrell invites anyone who is interested in helping to put on a great Show each year, while learning the lapidary skills to come and join the club.
TGMS Show i s an invi t ational Show, where we invite Dealers & Demonstrators to display and sel l thei r rock slabs, rock related items and lapidary equipment so people can make the i r own creat ions. The dealer s and demonst rators are willing to help people know what they need to do to get star ted making their own. People who came to the show could also buy f inished products such as necklaces, cabochons, knapped knives and decor at ive items. Thanks to those who attended the last show.
Besides the annual show, the club holds monthly meetings where members can lear n f rom old t ime member s and lear n f rom var ious programs . There is also a si lent auction table where members can buy their own rocks and have fun associating with each other. These monthly meet ings are held at the Spr ingvi l le Senior Cit izens Center at 65 East 200 South. If people are interested in joining or learning more about the club they can contact TGMS’s website at timprocks@ weebly. com. TGMS is a family oriented Club.
Junior members accompanied by at least one parent or guardian club member are invited to at tend the Junior Club meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Reagan Academy in Spr ingvi l le. The Junior Club leaders come up with fun hands- on- while- learning experiences. They also take the group on f ield t r ips dur ing the summer months. Those attending the Junior Meetings are also members of the regular meetings.
The Field Tr ip Chai rmen plans f u n rock hu nt ing out ings for members du r ing the summer months. A great way to f ind places to hunt.
Thanks to Serve Dai ly for including us in their fantastic and positive newspaper.
Larry Hathaway of Larry & Vickie’s Jewelry and Rock Shop at the 55th Annual Gem and Mineral Show on March 15.