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


  Next Mtg: April 13, 2018      7:00 PM  

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

Program: Lapidary Projects

  Bring along a lapidary project or piece that you are creating/have created, purchase, or working on at the workshop to show and share. Spend a minute describing what it is, how you created it, and/or why it interests you. 

 Or bring a piece you plan to work on and seek ideas and advice on how to proceed.


Newsletter:   March 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.    


 March 24, 2018 (Saturday)   - Workshop. 

 March 24 & 25, 2018 (Sat. & Sun.) 49th Che-Hanna Gem & Mineral Show (Che-Hanna web-page)

 March 24 & 25, 2018 (Sat. & Sun.) 50th Buffalo Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (BGS.Web page) Check out their Cincinnati fossil trip, info at website)


March 31 (Saturday)  -  Opening Day at Ace of Diamonds for Herkimers (Club members are planning on this day) Contact Bill Chapman 

April 1 Easter Sunday, opens at 9 AM (Web-site )  


April 14-15 (Sat-Sun) – Franklin, NJ trip with UV Nomads Club  info-Linda Schmidtgall (lees@tds.net (NOT the SuperDig)

April 24 (Tuesday) Ilion - Contact Fred Haynes 


April 27-29 (Fri-Sun) – Fossil collecting around Cincinnati (BGS trip, contact Fred Haynes for info)      


May 3-6 (central Pennsylvania, Mt. Pleasant Mills, etc.)  (Leader – Bill Chapman or Linda Schmidtgall)   --  it is possible some of us may go down early and spend a day or two in Virginia or Maryland  


May ??  - Penfield Quarry Open House date is not yet set   


May 11-13 New England Mineral Conf. (Newry, ME) contact Fred Haynes  


May 18-20   Herkimer collecting opportunities - with Niagara Peninsula Geol. Club (contact Fred Haynes


May 25-28 (Memorial Day weekend) – collecting Herkimers, Hickory Hills should be open (This site may help    


June 1-3 GEMFEST in Canandaigua (See Show info    


 June 10 (Sunday)  IIion  Contact Fred Haynes 


June 15-17 or June 22-24 - Massachusetts, pending permission release at multiple sites (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


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, Mar. 24, 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 2/27/18:

J.Aldrich, V.Aldrich, Allen, Armstrong, Bancroft, Bastedo, Beck, Breese, Brown, Brudecki, Burch,  Cappon, Cataldo, Chapman, Chethey, Cordaro, Cormier, Curcio, Daniels, Davey, Delducka, Diaz, Dobbs, Dow, Ellias, Errico, Featherly, Ferris, Franko, Gruneisen,  Haynes, Hoch, Inzero, K.Jones, Sc.Jones, Su.Jones, Keneston, Kisselburgh, Klass, 

Lesniak, Leszczenski, Linderbery, Losert, Loyd, Lyons, Mayer, Meredith, Millis, 

Morgenstern, O'Laughlin, Pitcher, 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, R.Webster, Weiler, Wells, Whitney, 

Wilkins, Wirth, Woodworth, Zollweg, 

Wheaton, Davis  


Members for 2016-17 (Time to renew):

Baker,Becker, Bigler, Brewster, Bricks, Bruster, DiGristina, Donahue, Dougenik, Fry, Gates,  Jarvis, Kerr,  Krisher, Leung, Leung, McGrath, Mobley, Murtha, 

 Olmstead, Phillips, 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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