With sadness we must report that Sonny Chavarie, one of our founding club members, passed away last week, on October 13th. Services will be held at the Manchester Community Church on the corner of Rte. 17 and 202 at 11AM, Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
You may read his obituary at Central Maine Newspapers.
We need volunteers to man the booth for 2016!
Our President, Bill, wishes to extend an invitation to all Maine mineral clubs and their members to participate in the Earth Science Day exhibit. Stop by, help hand out samples to the students, teachers and parents that attend. Samples, handouts and an interest in talking to the students are all welcome. We hope to see you there!
Pictures from our exhibit in 2015 at the Maine State Museum
|President:||William Pettitt||778-3040||338 Mile Hill Road, New Sharon, ME 04955|
|1st Vice-President:||Paul Pinette||666-8193||358 Millay Road, Bowdoinham, ME 04008|
|2nd Vice-President:||Stacy Morang||620-0559||59 Highlands Hts., Winthrop, ME 04364|
|Secretary:||Peter Serrada||397-5546||1091 Augusta Road, Rome, ME 04963|
|Treasurer:||Ron LePage||873-6270||37 May Street, Waterville, ME 04901|
Board of Directors
Vladimer Reneyske 458-0735
S. Chavarie, Doc Painter, D. Pillsbury
|Field Trip & Safety:||Melissa Carter, Del Johnston, Kim Peach
||Hospitality:||Sun/Penny Guyaz Sat./???|
|Hospitality:||Vladimir Reneyske||Advertising:||Ron LePage|
|Show Chairman:||Ron LePage||Set-up:||Ron LePage|
|Bulletin Editor:||Ron LePage||Demonstrations:||Gary Hall|
|Web Master:||Stacy Morang, Ron LePage||Silent Auction:||Paul Pinette|
|Advisors:||Sonny Chavarie, Doc Painter, David Pillsbury||
|Mineral Games:||Joyce Callahan|
Monthly Meetings: Except Jan/Feb
3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 PM Join us.
Visitors are welcome.
Location: Kennebec Savings Bank, Main Street, Winthrop, ME
Field Trips: May to October, usually on the Saturday
or Sunday following monthly meetings.
Dates may change for better field trip sites.
Details posted in club bulletin, on our website or given at meetings.
Annual Show: Labor Day Weekend, Augusta Armory, Western Avenue, Augusta, ME (207-873-6270)
37 May St. Waterville, ME 04901
Many mineral collectors are independent rockhounds who go on field trips by themselves or with a friend. They Occasionally find a location to collect minerals from books or word of mouth. Belonging to a mineral club will help a collector or beginner in many ways that the lone collector may never know. Information is gathered by Federations across the nation and is passed on to the member clubs. Members of individual clubs receive this information via club bulletins and/or at regular meetings.
Monthly field trips are held, usually on the Sunday following the meeting, with chances of finding valuable specimens.Federations or clubs sometimes set up a special field trip to a quarry where the owner will set off a blast or turn over the dumps with an excavator to uncover new material. These outings are usually restricted to club members. Club Shows, Rock Swaps and Auctions are held by some clubs annually which can provide yet another source of hard to find specimens.
These are but a few of the numerous benefits enjoyed by club members. Contact the club nearest you and enjoy the benefits of being a club member and making new friends. All are welcome to check out our meetings at:
Meetings held: 3rd Friday, monthly,
Kennebec Savings Bank, Main Street, Winthrop Contact: Vladimir Reneyske, 458-0735 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings held: Last Sat., monthly,
Rm 1, Payson Smith Hall, USM Portland Campus. Contact: Edwin Clopton, 854-1219 email@example.com
Meetings held: 1st Saturday,
monthly, 7:00 PM
Mt Mirici School, Chase Ave., Waterville. Contact: Ellery Borow, 547-3154
Meetings held: 1st Friday,
Woodstock Elem. School, Brant Pond, ME Contact: Ken Briggs, 665-2607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Penobscot Mineral and Lapidary Club
Meetings held: 2nd Saturday, monthly, 2:00 PM 48 Henderson Lane, Milford, ME Contact: Ruth Siebert, 234-2253 email@example.com
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Field trips are for members, check out the Join Us tab above for information - it's very affordable!