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WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2017 18 Club activities    
Close up view of Canadian Ammonite shell
Peridot jewellery featuring gems cut from volcanic bombs found at Mt Shadwell, Mortlake. Last photo shows some Ilmenite crystals found in a vent at Mt Shadwell.
This site was last updated in  February, 2018 This site is managed on a voluntary basis. If you find any problems in using the site please contact us (e-mail preferred). warrnamboolgemclub@gmail.com
Upcoming meetings & events:
Annual membership fees are :  Adults                        $35  Children (school age)   $15  (minimum age for joining is 12 years, or 8 years if accompanied by an adult who is also a member)  Associate members      $20  (do not have use of workshop facilities) The club library     The club has an extensive collection of books related to gemstones, minerals, jewellery and fossicking. Club members can borrow books from the club or read them in our club rooms. Field Trips     The club operates field trips  when convenient. Many of our club members get together to  organise their own field trips, particularly during winter when many members head to warmer parts of the country to fossick. If you are interested in fossicking/gem cutting/lapidary work/glass work/silversmithing, consider joining a club. Being a member of a gem club can provide an introduction to a great hobby for people of all ages The Warrnambool Gem Club was formed in 1968. Warrnambool is a city of some 33,000 people in the south-west of Victoria, Australia. The aims of the club are •	    to promote the enjoyment of lapidary crafts •	    improve members knowledge of lapidary skills &    gemstones •	    provide facilities for club members to carry out their lapidary hobby •	    conduct fossicking excursions to gem localities You can contact the Warrnambool Gem Club by writing to P.O. Box 18, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia, 3280 or by using the Contact Us page.     Our club rooms in Warrnambool The club workshop    The club holds it's workshop sessions, and monthly meetings, in ' the old pump house ' at the northern end of Queens Rd, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 3280.     For club members there is a $5 workshop fee per session. The workshop is normally open on Saturday afternoons (and the first and third Wednesday afternoons) from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m.  Newcomers are always welcome! To ensure the safety of all club members there are a number of safety rules which members follow when using the club workshop. Members must wear eye & hearing protection, enclosed footwear is required and long hair must be safely secured. The workshop may be closed if members are on a field trip. It is normally closed from mid-December till mid- January during the Christmas period. The club's monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7-30 p.m.
The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in running our biennial gem show.  WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL  MACEY’S BISTRO     SWINTONS  (Warrnambool ) Supa  IGA  ALLFRESH SEAFOOD	 red rooster Warrnambool Cheese  & Butter Swintons Home Furniture DOMINO’S PIZZA MURRAY GOULBURN CO-OPERATIVE. MONOGHAN’S   PHARMACY Woolworths Warrnambool Woolworths Dennington CAPITAL CINEMA WARRNAMBOOL DES COOPERS PANEL WORKS

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Member information form:

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General club information brochure:

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MOONLIGHT LIGHTING
BUNNINGS WARRNAMBOOL
Copy of club’s constitution
WORKSHOP DUTY OFFICER DATE SATURDAY 28/4 JANET F. SATURDAY 5/5 STEVE H. SATURDAY 12/5 STEVE H. SATURDAY 19/5 ALAN A. WEDNESDAY 2/5 HELEN B. WEDNESDAY 16/5 ALAN A.
CLUB MEETINGS
Committee: SATURDAY 5/5 General: SATURDAY 19/5