Welcome to the Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association [CCGMA]. The CCGMA is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in the rock, gem, and mineral hobbies as well as locating and identifying various material through field trips.Our club is one of the few gem and mineral clubs to have its very own workshop, where our members have the use of many types of equipment to practice and perfect their lapidary skills. It also allows us to teach those skills to many newcomers to the hobby. In addition our club has classes on wire wrapping, faceting, chain making and silversmithing. We have creative learning activities for all ages. Each Fall, we sponsor a Gem and Mineral show here in Sequim, Washington.
Current Event Reminders:
New: The Shop will be closed for maintenance and repairs from September 29 through October 5.
Please note that wire wrap classes are suspended for the month of September – they will resume in October.
During Riverfest at Railroad Bridge Park, September 26-27, 10:00 – 4:00 our Club will have an educational exhibit for students, grades 3-5. Each student will have a turn at the dig box to see what they can uncover. Names of Club volunteers to help will be taken at the September meeting. It is a fun day – keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain!
Next Monthly Luncheon - Monday, October 6 at the Black Bear in Sequim at 12:30 (for the entire year’s dates and locations go to the bottom of the Events Tab).
Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in The Fifth Avenue, at 500 Hendrickson Road near North 5th Ave in Sequim, Washington. Visitors are welcome!
Recently the Club lost a long time member and friend, Foster Thompson. Please take a moment to read about Foster’s life and contributions to the community by clicking on Memorial Notes. He will be missed by us all.