Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Victorville, California U.S.A.

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The club reopened on Saturday, April 17th

It has been a challenging year for all of us and yours truly is personally excited about getting back to hanging out with you at the club more and a little less sequestered at home. Of course, the opening comes with state and county mandates that we have to follow to remain open, so be prepared and to be very blunt, if you have personal feelings of anti-whatever, please keep it at home and not at the club. This has been a difficult year since the tailgate and is not over with quite yet. There are still people getting sick and dying from COVID-19, so, for the sake of our membership, we will be on the cautious side while we make time for some fun too. No controversies that will create division please!! It is what it is for now. This is difficult enough. To be honest, I’m not one for additional government in my life, but to reopen we have to follow the guidelines set forth or take the chance on closing again. As of April 6th, San Bernardino County has moved into the Orange Tier giving us a little more freedom. That said, we do have to clean the club first. While we have done some maintaining, we still need to clean the tables, floors and dust off the equipment and make sure everything is operational. We have scheduled Saturday, April 10th for 9am to noon to accomplish that goal. PLEASE, consider helping out, especially if you plan to be attending the club. To date our membership is at 23 paid adults and 2 juniors. Dues will be payable upon coming to the club if you haven’t paid already. The board gave everyone an opportunity through January to pay half price for the year, sorry that more of you didn’t take advantage. Reminder: Dues are $25 per individual, $35 per couple and $10 per junior member under the age of 18. It was unfortunate that the bills kept coming in this year even though we were closed.

Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Founded: 1947 as a 501(c)4 non profit educational club - Visitors are always welcome

Objective and Purpose:

To disseminate knowledge of mineralogy and the earth sciences.  To encourage study in these subjects through means of the presentation of public exhibitions, lectures, slide programs, demonstrations and similar programs.  To arrange field trips for exploration, study, and collection of specimens ...  The preparation, publication and distribution of articles pertaining to these fields.  The encouragement of interest of young people and fostering of classes in mineralogy and lapidary arts.  ...