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Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Victorville, California U.S.A.

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Membership Information

Membership Application    

HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER? Any adult may become a member by filling out and submitting an application form and appropriate initiation fees. Once received the written application will be processed and you will be notified by mail. Your initiation fee is the first years dues, $20.00 per individual or $30.00 per couple. Name badges are currently $9 each if you desire one (not required). We request new members attend the next General Buisness meeting to be presented to the general membership. If you join July 1st or later in the year the first years dues are reduced to fifty percent (50%) of the yearly amount.

Dues for junior members (10-17 years of age) shall be $5.00 per year. Juniors must have a parent or sponsor that is an existing member. Junior members do not hold office or have voting privileges.

Adult members shall have all the powers and privileges conferred in the bylaws including the right to vote and hold office.

Dues — Our fiscal year is January 1st - December 31st.
Yearly dues are twenty dollars ($20.00) for single adults, thirty dollars ($30.00) for couples (same household) and five dollars ($5.00) for juniors.

To remain in good standing, a member must pay their yearly dues before the close of the December general business meeting. A five dollar ($5.00) penalty is charged after December 31st.

Membership Benefits

Use of the shop equipment listed below, jewelery, silver smithing, wire wrapping, beading and glass fabrication classes, educational classes and field trips.

Grinding Room

3 Genies
2 Corundum grinding wheels
6 Flex-O-Wheels
1 Flat Lap
2 Sphere Machines
2 Trim Saws
Many Templates

Saw Room

6 Saws from 10" to 24"
2 Trim saws

Silver Room

2 Oxyacetylene Torches
1 air-acetylene Torch
1 Wax pump for lost wax casting
1 Sand Blaster
1 Steam Cleaner
1 vacuum pump
2 kilns
1 vacuum caster
1 drill press
1 dual station buffing wheel
1 Rolling Mill

Club Room

2 All-You-Need grinding machines
1 Fordham handheld grinder
1 Inspection Microscope with camera adapter
Numerous molds and silver forming implements
1 Video Projector for DVD, VCR or computer
1 DVD player
1 VHS video cassette recorder
Extensive Library - cataloging in process.