Working Gemstones at our Shop

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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.

Notes of interest to all members:

1.   We  request your presence at a special “brainstorming” meeting on Tuesday, September 30 at 6 pm at the The Fifth Avenue in Sequim.    We want to improve the classes currently being taught and add new ones that you might be interested in participating in or teaching.  This is your Club and we need your input.
We would like to know the following:
 What classes would you like?
 What are your preferences for scheduling? (Day, time, place, frequency…)
 Do you have an idea for a class that you would like to teach? 

 Is there a class we are not teaching that you would like? 

If you are unable to attend please email Barbara Muehl, Club Secretary, with any suggestions/comments you may have.  Thank you in advance for your insights and ideas.  


2.  We are also encouraging  everyone to attend the 21 October meeting at 7:00 p.m.  at ”The Fifth Avenue” in Sequim.
We currently need to fill the Secretary and Treasure positions for the next year.    Please think seriously about volunteering for either one of these important positions.   If we don’t fill these positions, there may be NO CLUB.  If there is no club there will be no lapidary shop.  Hope to see you there.  Thanks.  CCGMA Board of Directors.

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.