— June 2020 —
Table of Contents
- Vice Prez Says
- Wishing Everyone Well!
- Club Membership Forms
- Fredericksburg Rockhounds Minutes
- This Month’s Events
- Birthstone & Flowers
- Newsletter Hard Copies & Mail-Outs
- Club Info
- Club Officers and Committee Chairs
- Monthly Meeting Map
- Newsletter Articles and Club Info
- Print This Newsletter
Vice Prez Says
Hello rock lovers, this letter is to inform you all, that after heavy considerations, we the club will be postponing the June Picnic until further notice. We owe you the member an opportunity to be available to show up and with no reservations of health potential. Since most of us are over the hill, “very large life rock”, and have had several life threatenings, surgeries and dependent on a plethora of pills, “crushed rocks”, we feel it safer that we stay away from each other a little bit longer, “rock throw distance”. We do need to probably meet at the standard building at least once and get a good head count before we purchase our BBQ etc. Do stay positive during this time and know that we choose to be good stewards of the positions we hold, and the care of our members comes ﬁrst.
I am however open to club members visiting others at their homes for rock sales etc., for the ones that just have to get out and visit, I’ll run this idea by Lee Adams and maybe make one meeting place at his location, others could take a tables worth of their stuﬀ to trade. This would be one way to reconnect, still practice safety and begin our valued passion for geology.
—Steve Perez, Vice President
Wishing Everyone Well
As you all are no doubt aware, we are under a global pandemic brought upon by a coronavirus named COVID-19. We want everyone to stay safe during this crisis and since it is ever-changing (even by the hour!) here some places you can go online to keep up to date regarding COVID-19.
This first link is for the World Health Organization’s advice for the public:
Next up is a link for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The last two links are specifically relevant for us Texans and they go directly to Department of State Health Service on the Texas.gov website:
May we all gather soon and hunt rocks. Be safe everybody!
Club Membership Forms
Membership application forms for the Fredericksburg Rockhounds are now available to download and print from our website. Please navigate to the new Resources Page located at this address:
Once there, simply click the link for the 2018 Membership Form to download or print a PDF copy.
Fredericksburg Rockhounds Meeting Minutes
There are no minutes for this month’s meeting as it was cancelled due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This Month’s Events
*** With health guidelines issued concerning the COVID-19 virus, most shows and events are being cancelled and rescheduled. Before making your plans, please use the information provided in each listing to contact the presenters to verify the status of the event. As always, BE SAFE! ***
There are currently no events set for the month of June that we are aware of.
- For more shows at later dates, or outside Texas, visit www.rockngem.com
June’s Birthstone & Flowers
The June birthstone is the pearl; the flowers are the rose and the honeysuckle.
Pearls can be found in a variety of soft hues and palettes. They are formed inside of an oyster’s shell, usually via a grain of sand that enters the shell. The clam cannot eject this irritant and so it encases it in a hard substance that eventually forms the pearl.
Both of June’s flowers are tied strongly with love.
Roses of different colors have multiple meanings. For instance, white roses can stand for innocence or purity. Red roses are synonymous with love. Conversely, yellow roses mean a loss of love.
The number of roses also have meaning. A bouquet is given for gratitude; a single rose amplifies the meaning behind the color.
Honeysuckle is a strong symbol for the bonds of everlasting love.
- Majoros, Martie. “June Birthstone: Color and Meaning.” Almanac.com. Yankee Publishing, Inc. n.d. May19, 2018.
- “June Birth Flowers.” Alamanc.com. Yankee Publishing, Inc. n.d. May19, 2018.
- Joyce Mechler — June 6
- Jason McMurray — June 7
- Sara Verstuyft — June 8
- Karen Anderson — June 11
- Sam Rodgers — June 12
- Bill Fair — June 15
- Debbie Cooley — June 18
- Paula Ahrendt — June 23
- Dan Moreno — June 23
- Jennifer Pope — June 23
- Linn Brady — June 24
- Julie Lawhon — June 25
- Susan Ahrens — June 28
- Don Magee — June 28
- Claudette Hollis — June 29
- Frank Rowell — June 29
— Please note: If we missed your birthday or have listed it incorrectly, please let us know so we can correct it! firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Hard Copies & Mail-Outs
The club will no longer mail out hard copies of the newsletter to members. Those who have provided the club with an email address will continue to receive notifications via email when the newsletter is published for viewing online.
To print your own copy of this edition of the newsletter, go to the section titled “Print This Newsletter” and follow the simple directions.
If you need a hard copy of the newsletter each month and cannot access the online newsletters — http://fredericksburgrockhounds.org/newsletter/ — to print your own, then please let an officer of the club know and arrangements can be made to assist you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.
— Josh Hazer, email@example.com
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For more information, please contact the newsletter editors by emailing us at:
- Purpose of the Fredericksburg Rockhounds:
To share knowledge and appreciation of gems, minerals, fossils, and other natural wonders, and the art of jewelry making. We do this through educational monthly meetings, field trips, an annual gem, mineral, & fossil show, and donations to schools. We’re affiliated with the American Federation of Mineral Societies, and the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies.
- Membership and Meetings:
We meet at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of each month at the Golden Hub Senior Center, 1009 N Lincoln, Fredericksburg, Texas (except in June, when we have our annual picnic). See map, below.
- Annual dues are $3 for juniors (under 19 years), $8 for individuals, and $15 for families; due in January.
- Newsletter correspondence and newsletter advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All other correspondence: Fredericksburg Rockhounds, 412 S. Adams St, Fredericksburg TX 78624
- Visit our website at fredericksburgrockhounds.org for more club info, field trip news, club photos, resources, and previous newsletters.
Club Officers and Committee Chairs
Club Officers for 2020:
- President: Frank Rowell
- 1st Vice President: Steve Perez – (817) 404-9789
- 2nd Vice President: Joe DeHoyos
- Past President: Lee Adams – (830) 796-8890
- Treasurer: Jim Gedeon – (830) 456-5419
- Secretary: Brenda Smith – (830) 895-9630
- Programs: Joe DeHoyos
- Field Trips: Patti Felts – (325) 247-6040
and Sam Rodgers – (210) 240-7721
- Hospitality: Susan Olson – (830) 997-8516
- Membership: Virginia Adian – (830) 755-6105
- Historian: Sara Verstuyft – (830) 998-7350
- Media Equipment: John Crone – (830) 990-9823
- Annual Show: Vacant
- Newsletter: Josh Hazer
Monthly Meeting Map
Newsletter Articles and Club Info
Articles for each month’s newsletter must be received by the 15th of the month.
Send them to your newsletter editor via email: email@example.com
You may also use the form on our Contact Page to submit your articles:
A copy of the Club MEMBERSHIP LIST is available TO MEMBERS ONLY, via email (or paper mail if necessary). Contact Virginia Adian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-755-6105
The Club CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS are posted on our website: fredericksburgrockhounds.org/constitution