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


  Next Mtg: June 8, 2018      7:00 PM  

  Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark, NY.    (please use North basement entrance to church)                        (Map)


June 2-3 GEMFEST in Canandaigua (See Show info)


The  Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club (WCGMC) will host the 25th annual GemFest June 2-3 at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 W. Bloomfield Rd. in Canandaigua.  Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are free.  Scouts in uniform are also permitted free entrance.  We work hard to create a fun family event featuring minerals, fossils, gemstones, beads, and jewelry.  

At GemFest we provide multiple hands-on experiences for both adults and youngsters (crafts like soapstone carving and wire wrapping, rock painting with a local artist, a scavenger hunt through the full venue, an operating sluice you can work, a 6 foot dinosaur you can be photographed with, a 45 mineral show on fluorescent minerals, educational exhibits by club members, geodes to cut, giveaways galore, and more).  In addition, we encourage our 15 mineral, fossil, and jewelry vendors to interact with kids who inquire about things at their booths.  The goal is to mix a fun time with learning in a family setting. 



Newsletter:    June 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 Aug, 2018 (more will be added)


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


June 2-3 GEMFEST in Canandaigua (See Show info    


 June 10 (Sunday)  IIion  Contact Fred Haynes 


June 16-18 - western Massachusetts, rhodonite, tourmaline, galena, & much more (info-Fred Haynes     


June 22 (Friday) Ridgemount, Ontario, Canada  for Eurypterids  contact Stephen Mayer 


July 14-22 (Ontario, Bancroft and Temagami, 3-4 days at each location (info- Fred Haynes    


August 11 – Saturday (WCGMC PICNIC, MARK THIS DATE)(Pics2017


August 31-Sept 3(Labor Day) - 3 day plus trip to Kentucky with CVGMC of NC (Fluorite, geodes,etc.)


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, May 19, 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 2017-18 as of 5/10/18:

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

Boronczyk, Breese, Brown, Brudecki, Burch,  Cappon, Cataldo, Chapman, Chethey, Coleman, Cordaro, Cormier, Curcio, Daniels, Davey, DelDuca, Diaz, Dobbs, Donahue, Dow, Ellias, Errico, Featherly, Ferris, Franko, Gates, Gruneisen,  Haynes, Hilts, Hoch, Inzero, K.Jones, 

Sc.Jones, Su.Jones, Keneston, Kisselburgh, Klass, Lesniak, Leszczenski, 

Linderbery, Losert, Loyd, Lyons, Mayer, Meredith, Millis, Morgenstern, 

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

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

Scherer, Schiltz, Schmidtgall, Schwartzmeyer, Shorey, E.Smith, Stanton, 

Stephens, St.John, Suchon,Thomas, Thomson, Tokaya, VanNeel, Walker, Watkins, R.Webster, Weiler, Wells, Whitney, Wilkins, Wirth, Woodworth, Zollweg, 

Wheaton, Davis  


Members for 2016-17 (Time to renew):

Baker, Bigler, Brewster, Bricks, Bruster, DiGristina, Dougenik, Fry, Jarvis, Kerr,  

Krisher, Leung, McGrath, Mobley, Murtha,  Olmstead, , Retzbach, J.Rowe, Schroeder, Schwartz, T.Smith, Sutherland,  

Thompson, Valenti, Waddy, Young, Zabarkes, Zeman, 



 Link: Newsletter editor has his own site. Check it out. http://fredmhaynes.com/ and facebook.



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) 


Mail us at:                                                                   

Wayne County Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 4

Newark, NY 14513-0004 


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