P.O. BOX 4 NEWARK, NY 14513-0004


  Next Mtg: Oct. 12, 2018      7:00 PM  

  Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00 PM

Location: at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court St., Newark (CLICK for MAP)         (Please use North side entrance of church to enter basement) 


 Program: Chert


The nomination committee (Bob Linderbery, Ed Smith, Bill Lesniak) will presenting the following slate for a vote.

Pres.- Linda Schmidtgall, V.P.- Fred Haynes, Sec.- Deb Breese, Treas.- Bill Lesniak.

Dir.2yr- Bob Linderbery & Heidi Morgenstern, Dir.1yr- Holly Woodworth.  

Gary Thomas has one year remaining with his position on the board.

President Glenn Weiler will remain on the board for two years as Past President.


Anyone interested in any of the board seats and offices may be nominated at the meeting.


Newsletter:  October 2018    


 If anyone has a contribution for the next newsletter, please send them to Fred at fredmhaynes55@gmail.com 


  Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club Schedule - through Nov. 10, 2018 (more will be added)


Items listed in bold print are pretty much set, those not in bold print are considered tentative. 



October 6 & 7  WALWORTH QUARRY OPEN HOUSE The quarry is located at 1200 Atlantic Ave. in Walworth. The schedule will be the same as in past years. Saturday 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM, Sunday from 7:00 AM until noon. Arrive a bit early each day and congregate at the office. Dolomite Products Quarry Supt. Mike Bagne will hold a brief information and safety meeting at 7:00 AM promptly and then as the sun rises a few minutes later we can all caravan to the collecting level in the quarry. Hard hats, boots, safety glasses and long pants are required. Gloves are recommended. Kids are welcome if accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. They may use bicycle helmets in lieu of hard hats. Collectors are seeking fluorite in vugs in the hard dolostone, but dogtooth calcite, sphalerite, selenite, celestite and galena can also be found. Of course dolomite crystals are virtually ubiquitous in the vugs. And some fossils (corals, etc.) can also be found.

October 13th -  Ace of Diamonds in Middleville, NY (they open at 9 AM)

October 14th   Lord’s Corner, NY for horn corals (we will leave Denny’s in Auburn at 9:30 AM)   (there will be opportunities to set up carpooling for both events at the mtg. on Friday night)


October 20th - Saturday monthly workshop 

October 21st – 3rd Annual WCGMC Inventory Rock Sale.  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM    (Linda’s garage, 1267 Wiley Rd in Savannah, less@tds.net for details),


October 27-28  Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show, 435 West Commercial Street,  East Rochester, NY    www.Facebook.com/ROCGemShow


November 9th   – Monthly meeting in Newark 

  Program:  Jim Hird:  (The Keweenaw: It’s Mines and Minerals, Then and Now)


November 10th - Saturday monthly workshop      




Please note. The Deep Run Falls are on private property and is in the process of being posted for safety purposes.. We have been asked to advise people to not go there unless new owners are contacted first.


  check Events Calendar for Points Out and Around


 Workshop is open  Check dates    Map

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018


Bring your rocks to saw and/or polish. The workshop is

open to all paid club members; we do ask for $5/visit

from each adult to help maintain equipment. We plan

to hold similar workshops once a month through the

winter months. 


When:  10:00 AM til 3:00 PM, 


Where:  The Weiler’s Barn and Workshop            

                 6676 E. Port Bay Rd, Wolcott, NY  Map


Rules:  BYOR (Bring your own rocks, there are many that

            can be purchased) to saw, grind, polish or even facet.  

            Training on equipment is available.  Eye protection is

            highly recommended.   



Reminder: Membership runs from Oct. - Sept.

   (Microsoft Word Fill-in Form)  or   (PDF printable form)


Members for 2018-19 as of 9/26/18:

Anderson, Atwood, Bancroft, Beck, BraellA/R.Brown, Brown/Howe, Boronczyk, Breese, Burch, Cappon, Chambers, Chethey, Coleman, 

Cordaro, Curcio/Losert, Daniels, Dobbs, Donahue, Eck, Ellias,  

Ferris, Freiburg, Guilfoyle, Haynes, Hiler, Hilts, Hird, Sc.Jones, Su.Jones, 

Keeler, King,  Keneston/Desmond, Knight, LesniakLeszczenski, 

Lince, Linderbery, Loyd, Lyons, Meredith, Millis, Nemetz, 

Pandina, Petschelt, Prezyna, Reich, Rhoades, Rienhardt, Schmidtgall, 

G.Smith, E.Smith, Stanton, Thomas, Waddy, R.Webster, Weiler, 

Whitney, Wilkins, Wirth, Woodworth, Zollweg, 

 Wheaton, Davis  


Members for 2017-9/30/2018 

J.Aldrich, V.Aldrich, Allen, Armstrong, Avery, Bastedo, L.Becker, 

Brudecki, Cataldo, Chapman, Cormier, Davey, DelDuca, Diaz, Dow, 

Errico, Featherly, Franko, Gates, Gruneisen, Hoch, Inzero, 

Su.Jones, Kisselburgh, Klass,  Mayer, Morgenstern, 

Nielsen-Erskine, O'Laughlin, Phillips, Pitcher, Pollack, 

Poorman, Porter, Pospula, Provenzano, Riley, K.Rowe, 

Scherer, Schiltz, Schwartzmeyer, Shorey,  

Stephens, St.John, Suchon,Thomson, Tokaya, VanNeel, 

Walker, Watkins, Wells,  

Wheaton, Davis  


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Wayne County Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 4

Newark, NY 14513-0004 


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