Meetings

Meetings are currently being held online via Zoom - see below

COVID-19 Update

There will be no Society General Meetings held at the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club until further notice, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This applies to all other Society activities including field trips, and any other societies or lapidary club activities, shows, sales events previously announced and scheduled including open-air events such as the Gemboree and the Canberra Rock Swap (all of which are cancelled).

However, general meetings will be held using Zoom. This is a simple and free program, similar to Skype. To use it, members need to have an email address (so they can be sent the meeting link), and also have a computer or tablet that has sound. If you can watch and hear a news video on your computer, you should be able to view the meeting just fine in your own homes.

Visitors interested in attending the meeting should send an email through on the Contact page to request an invitation.

Monthly meetings

The society meets on the first Friday of each month (excluding January), unless that Friday is a public holiday or before a long weekend, in which case the meeting is on the second Friday.

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Visitors are very welcome

Location

In normal circumstances, meetings are held in the clubrooms of the Parramatta Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville.

Upcoming program

The following list of meeting programs will be presented online via the ‘Zoom’ facility until ‘live’ meetings can be re-instated. Members are emailed a link to the Zoom meeting prior to each meeting.

october

03octAll Day04Moved OnlineVirtual Seminar – October Long WeekendIn place of the Joint Mineralogical Societies Mineralogical Seminar this year the Committee has decided to host a Virtual Seminar on the Zoom platform to be run over two half days, Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th of October. The virtual Seminar will be held in place of a Friday General Meeting that month.

november

06nov7:30 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineNovember MeetingThe program for November is still to be finalised but should include a minitalk and lecture.

december

04dec7:30 pm9:00 pmSociety Annual Christmas Social and Swap n’ SellDate to be confirmed. It is definitely intended that the Society will hold a Christmas Social as usual this year but with pandemic regulations possibly still in place it may be held during the afternoon of Saturday the 5th or Sunday the 6th of December. The venue is also to be confirmed but the Social would probably be held outside the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club building, – depending on weather conditions.

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