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2017

2017 Membership due now . (click here)

January 4, 2017~ Brag Night ~ Click here for full details

It's that time of year again!  The time to see who's been out there digging, scratching, sifting, panning or hard rock digging for new specimens or making jewelry.
There are 20 Blue Ribbons and 3 Plaques to be won ...
'Adult's Best Self Collected Plaque'
'Children's Best Self Collected Plaque'
'Judges Choice Best of Show Plaque'

Note: Dues for 2017 must be paid and you must have been a member in 2016 and you must be present at the JANUARY MEETING to
compete in 2017 BRAG NIGHT competition.

Wednesday, January 4. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


February 2017.. No Meeting in February ..

No Meeting in February. Go to the Tucson Mineral Show instead!


March 1, 2017~
~ Activity: We have an exciting meeting planned for the March meeting.
** THIS IS A PAID MEMBERS ONLY MEETING **
We are to be given a tour of the Mineral Section of the Museum.
The tour will start at 7PM Sharp.
Everyone should arrive by no later than 6:30PM. 
We will have our regular Business Meeting after the tour.
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~ ~ CVMC Mineral Show ~ ~ March 25 & 26 ~ ~

Wednesday, March 1. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


April 5, 2017 ~
SPEAKER: Professor Richard Little
"Holey Basalt!" The amazing geology stories in Mt Tom and the Holyoke Range.
The Holyoke Range extends E-W from the Amherst area and then curves southward extending completely across Connecticut. It is composed of more than 400 feet of basalt lava from the Age of Dinosaurs¿ Jurassic Period. Find out about the development of this significant and interesting landscape that forms the backbone of the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts and Connecticut. You will learn about Pangea, flood basalts, dikes, sills, development of the Connecticut Valley and its dramatic topography, glacier action and Lake Hitchcock. Many interesting mysteries are solved in this program.
Wednesday, April 5. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


May 3, 2017 ~
SPEAKER: Harry Sharbaugh
His talk is titled... Jurassic times below the falls ... the story of the Turners falls faulted fish fossils.

Wednesday, May 3. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


June 7, 2017 ~
The Friends of Jimmy Wlodyka will be continuing the auction for our fellow club member whose house was destroyed by a tragic fire. This auction will be items we were not able to present due to lack of time at the previous auction. There will be a lot of great items, please be prepared financially so you won't be disappointed.

Also at the June meeting Wayne Corwin and Fred Wilda will be reviewing minerals that can be found at some of the upcoming summer digs. Specimens will be available from some of the locations for your viewing so you will know what to look for.

Wednesday, June 7. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


Gilsum Rock Swap, Gilsum, N.H. ~ June 24 & 25, 2017 ~


July 2017.. No Meeting in July ..

No Meeting in July. Go to the Gilsum Rock Swap, Last weekend of June instead !


August 2017.. No Meeting in August ..
Go to the:
East Coast Gem & Mineral Show
instead !

August 11–13, 2017 ... 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FridaySaturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Sunday
(Wholesale closes at 4 p.m. Sunday).
Link


September 6, 2017 ...... Business Meeting
SPEAKER:
Matt Villamaino, a club member and a Ranger at Mount Tom

Wednesday, September 6. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


October 4, 2017 ........
SPEAKER:
Don Davis

Wednesday, October 4. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


November 1, 2017 ...
SPEAKER:
Al Charman

Wednesday,
November 1. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.


December 6, 2017 ~ Elections / Holiday Party ~ short meeting & election of officers

The CVMC Holiday party is our next event at the December meeting. If you're wondering what goes on, here goes. Members with last names A to N: Please bring a dessert, cheese n crackers, veggie platter.
Members with last names O to Z: Please bring a main dish, hot or cold dish, finger sandwiches, crock pot, etc.

The gift swap is simple, if you want to receive a gift, you need to bring a gift. The gifts have to pertain to the hobby and must be labeled as a mineral specimen, fossil, or lapidary. If you are gifting a mineral specimen please make sure it is one you would enjoy getting yourself! The gifts must be wrapped and you do not need to put your name on the gift. If anyone has any questions about the party, please contact one of the officers and they will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Wednesday, December 6. 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Club Meeting. Tolman Wing of Springfield Science Museum. Directions to our meeting location can be found here.