Rock, Gem and Silver Club: the excitement is building

Geri Hall

It’s almost fall. It’s time to wake from our long summer doldrums and sense the nip in the air. Many members of the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club (SLRGSC) have been working in our shops all summer, creating new masterpieces and refining new techniques to share with students and colleagues. Other members have taken classes in other parts of the valley and country. Can’t you just feel the excitement building? It’s time to get back into creating!

For Sun Lakes newbies, the SLRGSC is one of the largest clubs in Sun Lakes. Members practice and offer classes for over 20 different arts including lapidary, faceting, opal cutting, silver construction, precious metal clay, lost wax casting, dichroic glass, stained glass and gourds. Starting on October 20, we have a general meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club on the third Monday of every month. Most members come at 10:00 a.m. for the social hour and to sign up for classes.

Classes take place in the three shops, one in each subdivision. Non-members who want to use the shops must join the club and take classes in the particular skill they hope to use. All members pay annual dues of $20. The cost of classes and materials are available from the instructors at the monthly meetings.

The SLRGSC is a group of friendly non-judgmental people who delight in seeing other people’s creating and most of whom are pleased to offer suggestions and help if needed. We welcome new members.

For all members, you should have received your dues renewal form. Please complete the form and return it with a check for your dues to Sheilah Buscaglia, Membership Coordinator.

For Board members, the first meeting of the season will be held on Monday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Oakwood shop.