WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
ABOUT OUR CLUB
The Warrnambool  GEM CLUB  aims to advance  lapidary skills and the knowledge of gems & minerals. Members collect gem rough & minerals; cut & polish collected materials and display their work at shows. The club has a comperhensive website at  http://members.westvic.com.au/wgemclub/

MEETINGS:
    Date: Third Wednesday of each month
    Time: 7-30 pm
    Location: Club Rooms  in the 'old pump-house' at the 'YMCA' stadium in Queens Road, Warrnambool.

WORKSHOPS
Each Saturday afternoon (and on every 2nd Wednesday), from 1-30pm, the Club has workshop sessions where club members can form rough gem materials into gemstones. 

The workshop has a number of diamond grinding wheels, sanding & polishing units for producing cabachons & freeform gems; several diamond saws and 2 faceting machines . These are available to all financial members of the club.

BI-ANNUAL GEM SHOW
Every second summer, the club holds it's  Gem Show to display members work and introduce the hobby to members of the public. Some traders are present at the Show to enable club members and  the public a chance to purchase gems, jewellery, machinery, and other lapidary items . The Clubs next Show will be held at the Archie Graham Centre, Timor St., Warrnambool, on the 25th, 26th and 27th of January, 2007. This show will celebrate the 40th 'Birthday' of the Warrnambool Gem Club.

name of gem
Malachite
name of gem
Tourmaline
name of gem
Topaz

HOW TO CONTACT US
   Phone: Club President, Alan Altmann on (03) 5562 2997     or Club Secretary, Janice Fisher on (03) 5565 9258
   Write to the Secretary:    Janice Fisher
   Warrnambool YMCA Gem Club, P.O. Box 18 Warrnambool 3280.
   E-mail:    altman@westvic.com.au.


 
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