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Mineral ShowsNorth West Fluorescent Mineral Society Meeting and Abbotsford Gem Show

24th Mar 2013 18:13 GMTRob Woodside Manager

Come join us at the 30th annual NW Chapter FMS annual meeting in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

The meeting is from April 12th – 14th in conjunction with the annual BC Gem Show which is featuring some Fluorescent display by some FMS members.

The tentative agenda is:


At the gem show site: several presentations 6pm – 9pm

Refreshments & goodies available

FRIDAY: April 12th:

11am sign in

12noon – 5pm: Tour to the Pacific Mineral Museum (University of British Columbia)

5pm –9pm: sign in, trade & buy

Light dinner

(Note: Gem show is open 10am to 9pm)

SATURDAY: April 13th

6am – 10am: Please join us for “Breakfast in a Bag”

Meet and greet, sign in, visiting, trading

FMS NW annual meeting

Group photo

Light lunch

Presentations: There will be two very interesting presentations during the day

Small auction, Door prize drawing and Show & Tell

6pm: Dinner at a restaurant on the way to our fieldtrip

7:40pm – 9pm: Fieldtrip: Visiting a backyard with 30,000 lbs. of rock to Lamp

(Note: Gem show is open 10am – 6pm)


Breakfast on own

(Note: Gem show is open 10am – 5pm; there is also a large flea market in the building next door)

Fieldtrip TBA

If you would like more information: Jennifer can send you a DVD with directions/maps of the area, information on discounts on hotels, information on local restaurants and anything else you will need.

I am looking for a count of attendance so I can have enough food/beverages for everyone.

Note: A small contribution (between $5 and $7 each) will be requested to help defray the costs of meals and refreshments.

The Gem Show admittance is:

$6.00 a day for FMS members

FREE for members that are displaying in the main display

Three day passes are available at a discounted price

Will you be attending? ______YES ______NO

What days will you be there? Thurs. evening, April 11____. Fri. day and evening, April 12 ______. Sat. day and evening, April 13 ________. Sun. morning & afternoon, April 14 ______.

If attending, you will be:

____bringing a mineral for the Door prize

____will be bringing one or two specimens for the Show & Tell (One of your favorites in your collection)

Hosted by Jennifer Moore #1785

John Dool #1784

2613 Birch St.,

Abbotsford, B.C. (just over the border)


V2S 4J1

1 604 328-9766

Please let Jennifer or me know if you are planning on coming and on which days so we can provide enough food for everyone. .
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