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As of 19th February 2021, the club has 43 Registered (financial) members including 5 Honorary members and 1 Life member.
We have received 27 new membership applications since the start of 2019. During the year of 2020/21 we lost 11 of those members due to bushfires, relocations etc.
Membership fees for 2021/22 are due by 1st April 2021 and no later than the scheduled AGM to be held on the 28th April.
Congratulations to the members who have completed the Cabochon course. Eleven members have completed the Cabochon courses from November 2019, and new enquiries for courses are regularly received. This shows that our efforts to establish our workshop has attracted new members for our club.
Upcoming Event: Thursday 15th April. As this is Seniors Week, a demonstration of the different aspects of lapidary will be held at the museum beginning at 10.00 am. Hope to see you there!
Batemans Bay Heritage Museum
Our Club Collection
View our three showcases of gemstones and minerals at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum!
This includes a showcase donated by the Melton family, and another showcase and mineral collection donated by The Original Gold Rush Colony!
A wonderful donation from Barrie!
Have a look at this lot of beautiful agates that were donated to our club by Barrie and Jennie. Barrie has recently finished polishing this collection of 150 agates and thunder eggs.
Thank you very much Barrie!!!
Members undertaking the cabochon course
Bevan is the first member to complete the Cabochon Course. Here, at the October meeting, he receives his Cabochon Course Certificate from Max, Club President.
Our second member to complete the Cabochon Course is Kim, seen here being presented with her certificate. Congratulations Kim! We look forward to seeing more of your work, especially using Australian Jade!
The return of Aboriginal Artifacts
Pictured with our club president Max, is Rod Slockee, a Walbunja person. Rod is here being presented with some artifacts which were collected some years ago by the late husband of Val Byrne, in the Lake George area of NSW. Rod will return these items to the representatives of the Pejar Umalla people from the Goulburn area.
Setting up our first workshop
Please note due to bushfire damage this site is no longer accessible.
Les and David unloading crusher dust.
Garry presenting Max, Club President, with the first stool for use in the workshop.
John and Max trying out a lapidary saw.
Max and Garry discuss new equipment.
Our first Open Day for the Workshop!
Club prepared material/items for sale.