Friday, May 21, 2010

Members Tour New Venue

The 2010 Gem and Mineral Show Committee hosted a tour of the Grant County Business and Conference Center today where our Show will be held on Labor Day Weekend. Members talked with the Committee about layout and operational considerations for our upcoming event. It was obvious that Club members are very excited about our move to this new venue. Photos taken previously of the new venue can be found here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gold panning with the kids

2010 Children’s Water Festival by Kyle Meredith

For club members who missed gold-panning at the Children’s Water Festival in April due to obligations with the Tour of the Gila, well, maybe next year. As usual we had a lot of fun with the local fifth-graders by the Gila River, teaching them how to pan for gold (using BBs as a substitute.)

The day couldn’t have started out better, but before the last session around 2:00 the wind was getting up to the point that it was dangerous to be walking under the cottonwoods as they lost some rather large branches. We hurried out of there and battled the wind home, crashing through a herd of tumbleweeds crossing the highway at Saddlerock Canyon.

I want to thank everyone who showed up to help, including Josh Reeves, Greg Conlin, Buzz Montgomery, and especially Roger Dombrowski who explained and demonstrated the panning technique to the kids. He also documented the day with these photos that show some of the fun we had.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Club Members Tour Scheduled

We had a great Show Committee meeting in mid-April, where members provided updates on their areas of responsibility. Long story short, it appears that our show will be bigger and better than anticipated! We are getting an enthusiastic reaction from our vendors, many of whom are requesting more tables. And, we have a waiting list of new vendors requesting space.

We have scheduled a Club Tour of the new Grant County Business and Conference Center on Friday, May 21 at 11 AM. It's located at the intersection of Hwy 180 and the 32nd St. By Pass on the east side of Silver City. It's right next door to ACE Hardware. If you'd like to tour the new venue and visit with the Show Committee about show layout and operations please come.

Also, make sure that you have the dates of our show on your calendars. Set-up will start on Friday, September 3 with the show on Sept. 4,5, and 6. We will need LOTS of help this year from ALL members. Don't forget the Vendor dinner on Sunday, just after the close of the show. We hope that everyone will plan to stay, eat, and visit with our vendors. It is always such a fun occasion, and something our vendors really look forward to and appreciate.