The annual Athens Rock and Gem Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at the home of Dee and Tom Pelewski. The hours are 2-5 p.m. More information can be found in our December newsletter.

If you plan to attend the party, please RSVP with Dee and Tom by December 16th so Dee will know how many are coming to the party. Also, you should plan to bring food (pot luck -- can include meat, casserole, veggies, dessert, etc.). Please let Dee know what you are bringing for the pot luck so we have a good variety of different dishes. Don't bother bringing any smoked meat, because yours will pale compared to Walt Sikora's smoked turkey!

The Club will provide a ham, plastic plates and eating utensils, cups, drinks, ice and napkins. Dee says if you would like wine you are welcome to bring your own bottle.

We will have our usual pirate gift exchange. Everyone knows what fun "stealing" can be! If you would like to participate, then bring a gift (with a mineral/gem/lapidary theme) with a value in the $5-20 range. (No one would complain if it was worth more.) Wrap or bag the gift so it cannot be recognized. If it is most appropriate for a male or female, child, or anyone then specify this on outside.

Christmas Party, 2019
Christmas Party, 2019

The Athens Rock and Gem Club is a non-profit organization located in Athens, Georgia. Its objective and purpose is "to promote the recreational, educational, and scientific aspects of lapidary arts, rock and mineral collecting, and earth sciences, for adults and children".

Meetings are usually the third Tuesday of the month, excluding July and August. Locations of the December (Christmas party) and June (picnic) meetings are announced.

We meet at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 800 Westlake Drive, Athens Ga 30606.

From Broad Street, turn south onto Alps Road. One block south of Colonial Promenade (a.k.a. Beechwood) just past Alps Road Elementary on the left. The room we meet in is on the left side of the church.

The business part of the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The educational program begins at about 8:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend the business meeting, but some may prefer to attend only the educational program.

Hope to see you there!!

Amethyst from Diamond Hill
Amethyst from Diamond Hill

Annual dues are $15.00 (single adult) and $17.50 (family of two); $20.00 (family of three or more). Dues are due by the October meeting of each year. Checks should be made out to the Athens Rock and Gem Club and sent to the Treasurer. If a family membership, please provide the names of all individuals in the family who will take part in any club activities.