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The Sacramento Mineral Society (SMS) was organized in 1936 to promote the study of mineralogy, lapidary arts and crafts as well as other geologic sciences.

To this end we conduct a variety of activities such as educational presentations in our monthly meetings, field trips, a club house / lapidary shop run by our members.

Our Annual Gem & Jewelry Show attracts vendors from all over the western United States.

We also award geological scholarships each year to individuals from local colleges.

Posted on Monday, November 25

Events News & Events : July 10th Educational Meeting - November Show & Member's Show & Tell
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (16:26:58) (24 reads)

Tonight I will be talking briefly about our November show and the rest of the time has been set aside to give members time to talk about the item they brought in for the July Challenge!

The July Challenge was to bring in something that was red, white or blue
- that you either made or found! Remember, the Monthly Challenge entries are ALL eligible to be placed into a drawing to receive 3 FREE shop hours!

The Educational Meeting will start at 7pm, following the Board Meeting which starts at 6pm! Anyone can come - members AND non-members .... it is a great time to check out our club and see some of the stuff we are doing!!!

There will be Raffles, a Rockhound Auction (members can bring in items to sell as well so you never know what might show up!), a potluck (SMS members, please bring a dish to share with everyone if you can!), and it's lots of fun! Hope to see everyone there!!!


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News & Announcements News & Events : July 5 - SMS Clubhouse CLOSED for the Holiday!
Posted by Alyssa on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 (15:49:28) (20 reads)

The SMS lapidary shop & clubhouse will be CLOSED for the holiday!

We will also be closed this Tuesday evening.

We will be open the following Saturday morning, July 12th from 9:30am-3pm and our schedule will resume as normal.


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Events News & Events : SMS Class: Wire Weaving ~ July 15!
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, June 21, 2014 (23:49:42) (25 reads)

Come and join us for an evening of fun, learning how to weave wire with Jan Schmidt! This class will show you how to weave a bracelet using a viking knit weave.

To learn more, click HERE!


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Events News & Events : June 12 Educational Meeting - Wire Weaving with Jan Schmidt
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (03:14:38) (30 reads)

Jan Schmidt will be doing a presentation on Wire Weaving on June 12, 2014 at the SMS clubhouse. She will be teaching a Wire Weaving class in July 2014 featuring one or two of the weaves that she will be presenting this evening.

The Educational Meeting will start at 7pm, following the Board Meeting which starts at 6pm! Anyone can come - members AND non-members .... it is a great time to check out our club and see some of the stuff we are doing!!!

There will be Raffles, a Rockhound Auction (members can bring in items to sell as well so you never know what might show up!), a potluck (SMS members, please bring a dish to share with everyone if you can!), Show and Tell and it's lots of fun! Hope to see everyone there!!!

Click HERE to check out our Gallery to see some of the weaves that she will be presenting!!


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Events News & Events : April 10: Board & Educational Meeting
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (22:10:44) (135 reads)

Kathy Morrow will be giving a presentation - "Basic Field Trip 1 Aid". We will cover and practice the following. Control of bleeding, bandaging, heat stress, splinting and strains and sprains. Please come ready to participate and practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

There will also be a raffle and we will be doing a monthly rockhound auction for the first time afterwards, so if you want to perhaps auction some rocks or equipment - bring them with you tonight!!

Both the raffle and auction will raise funds for the club, but the auction also means the sellers make money as well! Might be a little rocky (pun intended! Wink ) the first few times we hold it, but we'll get better each time!

Also there will be a potluck open to all after the educational meeting ends and the raffle and auction start - so bring a favorite treat to share!

So hopefully we will see you all on Thursday! Smile


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News & Announcements News & Events : Reminder! Lapidary Workshop Open Tuesday evenings!
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (07:48:48) (143 reads)

General reminder! The SMS workshop will be open from 6pm - 9pm tomorrow evening! We are now opening on Tuesday evenings to see if members will make use of that extra opportunity to use the workshop!

If you want more days to have the space available for members to come in and to keep Tuesdays open as well, then please show your support and try to come in and let us know by showing up and signing in!

Change is afoot, so come on in and be a part of our change! The more the merrier after all!

Been thinking about becoming a member?

Stop by and see if you would like to join! Our Clubhouse/Lapidary Shop address is:
5467 Ballantine Street #6
Sacramento, CA 95826


We have membership applications in the clubhouse, but if you prefer, you can download and then print out the Membership Application and fill it out at home and bring it with you as well!


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Events News & Events : March 13: Board & Educational Meeting
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (17:40:28) (109 reads)

Mike Hunerlach and Joe Shook will be giving a presentation - "Rockhound Rules & Etiquette For Field Trips & Collecting". They will be going over basic etiquette, weather, maps, gps, safety/precautions, location (where are the rocks in), firearm rules and concerns, and much more!

Also the presentation will be covering places to collect in California, Nevada, and Oregon. This sounds like it will be a WONDERFUL educational presentation that we should likely have every year - to remind us of what will be expected from us all whether we attend a SMS field trip or other field trips or are going out collecting by ourselves, and to help new rockhounds learn how to be responsible, ethical, rock collectors that collect in a legal fashion with an eye and a mind for stewarding the areas we collect for future generations of rock hounds!

An additional heads up - Joe needs a SOLID head count by April 10th for the McDermitt Oregon trip, so contact him if interested in going and you can commit to that field trip!

And finally, but certainly not least, we will be having a raffle during the social at the end of the evening, after the educational meeting has concluded. Some fossils and crystals, etc have been donated to be used as raffle prizes! The proceeds of the raffle will be to help generate funds for the running of the club. Anyone can donate items to be raffled off.

Details about how the raffle will be run will be explained during the meeting. But it should be fun and affordable to all to join in and allow there to be several winners!

So hopefully we will see you all on Thursday! Smile


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Events News & Events : 2013 Christmas Party!!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, November 24, 2013 (22:19:40) (185 reads)

Join us for our annual December get together! Mark your calendars now!

When: December 12, 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Golden Corral
7700 W Stockton Blvd
Sacramento
(916) 689-4300

RVSP on Facebook so you don't forget!
https://www.facebook.com/events/674296722589292/


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Events News & Events : The SMS 77th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Is Almost Here!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, October 27, 2013 (23:51:53) (284 reads)

Just wanted to remind everyone that our annual rock show is approaching!!!

Where:
The Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA

When:
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm

Cost:
Adult - Admission $6.00
Kids 12 and under free with paid adult

To get your "$1.00 off Adult Admission" coupon that is on the flyers for the show, click HERE. Just print the pdf and present it at the door when you pay for your admission to enter the show!


We look forward to having you join us!

Note: I know everyone is getting ready but don't forget that we still need volunteers for working the show and everyone's help would be greatly appreciated!


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News & Announcements News & Events : New Website Launches!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, October 27, 2013 (23:49:00) (247 reads)

We are pleased to present you all with a newly redesigned, and streamlined website!

It is our wish and hope that you will enjoy the time you spend here as much as you would when at the clubhouse or at an event - this will allow us to share and learn from each other even when we are at home and unable to make meetings or events.

Membership areas are for official members only - and once you log in, you will see other areas and features of the site that are not visible or available to the general public.


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