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Save the date *RGMS Used Equipment Sale*

Our annual ‘Used Equipment Sale’ will be held at the Society’s facility (480 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have material (equipment, gems, minerals, etc.) you want to sell, I will have the doors open at 8 a.m. on March 16th. The material you bring to sell should be related to our hobbies (lapidary, beading, wire wrap, silversmithing, etc.).
Large ticket items will be handled by silent auction, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Large items you will see include a Master Facet Machine, a double arbor cabochon unit, a Makita Electric Sharpener, a Rock Rascal Trim saw and More !!  John Peterson


NV Energy has accepted the RGMS application for a charitable grant contest!  They are offering up to $10,000 for the organizations that receive the most public votes.  This grant contest is limited to organizations that actively promote sustainability in Nevada.  Well, that’s RGMS!

The voting is conducted online, from September 25 to 28 ONLY, and open to all Nevada residents.  Voting is limited to one vote per person per day.  That could be 4 votes per member (one each day and no age limit).  Please ask your friends and acquaintances to vote, too.

https://nvenergy.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25z7cszsnUwy5gh  Here is the link for you and your friends to access the voting site.  Please spread the word – this is one very easy way to support RGMS.

We’ll send you one more email reminder on September 24, the day before voting begins.


Membership meeting reminder!

Hope all of our Reno Rockhounds had a great Labor Day! Maybe you even spent it rockhounding or doing one of the many mineral based hobbies? Either way, it’s already time for another general meeting! Tomorrow, Wednesday September 5th, starting at 7pm in Baldini’s Casino we’ll have our monthly, free, and open to the public general meeting. If you came along with one of our society members to a recent field trip or the picnic, or are otherwise interested in learning more about and potentially becoming part of the society, please join us! We cover a lot of topics during our meetings including important announcements, upcoming field trips, get-togethers, and events in addition to having a guest speaker each month that goes in depth on a particular topic. This month we have our member Carl Olsen talking about geologic structures, for example. You can apply to be a member there, as well as see what volunteers we might need. There’s even a small raffle for prizes at our meetings! But most of all, we’re a group of like-minded people who are always happy to have someone new to chat about our hobbies with. Come see us tomorrow night and see what you learn or who you meet!
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Welcome to the Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. 480 So. Rock Blvd, Sparks, Nevada www.renorockhounds.com The Reno Gem & Mineral Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in earth sciences, … Continue reading