General Meeting (7:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday)

The monthly General Meeting brings all the Sections together each month with a program of special interest. The business meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.. Following that, members are encouraged to exhibit and discuss their Show and Tell items to highlight their current activities. Following a brief break, a guest speaker presents the program topic for the evening. Snacks provided by volunteer members are available during the break.

Take an informal tour of the Clubhouse, view interesting items brought by members, enjoy a social snack break, and see interesting presentations. Every month a door prize drawing is held, and a member or visitor in attendance wins.

Send suggestions for General Meeting Programs to programs@hgms.org.

 

Next Meeting:

Date: November 28, 2017
Program: Sarah Metsa will present a talk titled “Jewelry Design through Advertising; Getting It Created and Sold.

Future Meeting

Date: December 26, 2017    NO MEETING
Program: —————

Previous Meeting

Date: October 24, 2017
Program: Steve Blyskal and Sigrid Stewart presented “Colorado’s Highway of Legends: from the K-T Boundary to the Spanish Peaks, and Beyond,” with lots of pictures and rocks, of course.

HGMS Shop Days and Hours

The shop is usually open four days of the week. An important note is that the Youth Section meets the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. If the Youth are using the shop, adults must wait to use the shop machines until the Youth either are finished working in the shop, or they are not using the equipment that morning.

Days Shop is open:   (December exceptions in 2017–Saturday Dec. 23, Sun. Dec. 24, Sun. Dec. 31)

Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HGMS Board Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month.

HGMS Holiday Party: December 9, 2017

Due to the crowding during past Holiday Parties, the HGMS Board decided to look for a larger venue. They decided on the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston Church. It is located north of I-10, and the address is 1504 Wirt Road. It also has a full kitchen.

As usual, it is a potluck dinner.The Club will provide the turkey, ham, and brisket. Members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Setup of the room (using the church’s furnishings), will begin at 3:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Following the auction, please stay to move the furniture back. HGMS is obligated to return the room to its original configuration for the church services the next morning.

Archaeology Section (7:30 p.m. on the 1st Thursday)

Date: December 7, 2017
Program: The Section will be having a Holiday Party (Potluck) and Bob Moore (Chair) will give a presentation entitled “Splendid Roman Treasure Hoards.” Everyone knows about Roman craftsmanship through their marble statues, bronze utensils and weapons, glassware, and amazing architecture. This talk will focus on rare Roman silver treasures and continue the theme of the importance of archaeological hoards. Bob will first talk about the amazing treasure hoard from Augusta Raurica in Switzerland found in 1961. Then, he will cover the older Berthouville Treasure hoard from Normandy, France that was accidentally found in 1830. Learn about spectacular rare artifacts and watch a video showing how the Romans crafted a magnificent silver cup. You will be dazzled by Roman treasures. So, don’t miss this night of learning, food, and fun!

Date: January 4, 2018
Program: No program due to the proximity of the New Year’s Holiday

Date: February 1, 2018
Program: To be announced

Beading Section (1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday)

Date: December 9, 2017
Program: Beaded snowflake ornaments

2017-12-16-Beaded Snowflakes

Click on the link for a pattern for the Snowflake Ornament for the December Meeting.

Here is a chance to clean out your stash of the odds and ends you have put in your box. I will be providing the snowflake frames and glue for this project. This meeting will be on the Second Saturday from 1 to 3 pm.  So mark your calendar to come learn to use up odds and ends in your stash. Hope to see your smiling faces, and I enjoyed the last meeting with all of you. Hope you did as well.

Happy Thanksgiving, and remember to give thanks for your love and life. Safe travels and joy to all. Happy trails, Kim Fuselier

Date: January 20, 2018
Program: To be announced

Date: February 17, 2018
Program: To be announced

Day Light Section 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday)

Date: November 1, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: December 6, 2017
Program: Christmas Party

Date: January 3, 2018
Program: To be announced

Gemstones and Faceting Section (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday)

Date: November 8, 2017
Program: No November meeting–helping with Show

Date: December 13, 2017
Program: NO MEETING

Date: January 10, 2018
Program: To be announced

Lapidary and Silversmithing Section (7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday)

Date: November 20, 2017
Program: Finish framing last month’s cabochon with Viking Knit. Show ‘n Tell–bring your new treasures purchased during our annual show earlier this month. Tell us about them, and let us all “oooh” and “ah.”

Date: December 18, 2017
Program: NO MEETING–Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Date: January 15, 2018
Program: To be announced

Mineral Section (7:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays--September into June)

Date: November 1, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: November 15, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: December 6, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: December 20, 2017
Program: NO MEETING! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Date: January 3, 2018
Program: To be announced

Date: January 17, 2018
Program: To be announced

Paleo Section (7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday)

Date: November 21, 2017
Program: Ken Thies will present a program on Pleistocene mega fauna.

Date: December 19, 2017
Program: NO MEETING

Date: January 16, 2018
Program: To be announced

Youth Section (10:00 a.m.-12 noon on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays)

Date: November 4, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: November 18, 2017
Program: To be announced

Date: December 2, 2017
Program: Christmas Party

Date: December 16, 2017
Program: NO MEETING! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Date: January 6, 2018
Program: To be announced

Date: January 20, 2018
Program:
To be announced