Dec. 3-6--Barstow: Annual show; High Desert Gem & Mineral Society, Cora Harper Fitness Center, 841 Barstow Rd; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission is Free.
January: 16-17--Exeter, Annual Show; Tule Gem and Mineral Society, Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Ave.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm, Free Admission.
March 5-6--Ventura: Annual show, Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 1- W. Harbor Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Free Admission.
FIELDTRIPS: SJVLS Trip,Nov. 14, Clear Creek, meet at Harbor Freight in Bakersfield at 6:30 am, led by Bernie Bentsen.
Rockhound Fieldtrip Fanatics Trip: Nov. 23-25 Mojave Desert, Barstow, refer to Website or Map at https://mapsengine.google.com Contact phone 559-250-5057, organized by Kris W. Rowe.
Nov. 28 Mojave desert trip led by Lew Helfrich. For info contact Lew at 661-323-2663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all back from Camp Paradise. Another very successful Seminar. Both weeks were full, much fun was had by all, only a few things went wrong. We do need to report that there will be an increase in the cost of renting the facility next year, which will require that we increase our participation fee. We have not decided yet how much the increase will be. As always we will try to keep it at a minimum. There will be no increase for Zzyzx in 2016. The Application for Zzyzx-2016 will be included in this newsletter. The application will be posted online at the CFMS web site in time enough for everyone to have a fair shot at getting their applications in. DO NOT mail your applications in before midnight DECEMBER 1ST. The ‘window’ for receiving applications will be the first two weeks of December. During that time, Audrey Harvey our Registrar will note the date and time received and give “First Timers” (people who have NEVER attended either Camp Paradise or Zzyzx) preference.
The annual Fall Business Meeting and election of 2016 Officers will be held November 13-15, 2015 at the Wyndham–Visalia (formerly Holiday Inn), off Hwy 198 in Visalia, CA.
Minutes of the SJVLS 10/17/15 General Meeting