Club News & Announcements
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CoVid-19 and Maplewood Rock & Gem Club

posted Mar 24, 2020, 10:59 AM by Corubia Nall

Dear friends,

These are difficult times. Our meetings, shows, lapidary shop time and most other activities are cancelled - but we are not cancelled! 
We are still a community, we still care. 
Please don't hesitate to ask for help and also don't hesitate to offer help. We need to work together while being apart.

Please stay safe, healthy and somewhat sane. I am thinking about all of you and can't wait to see you again, whenever that may be.


No Shop on August 15th!

posted Jul 16, 2019, 5:43 PM by Corubia Nall

Neither James or Mike will be available to run the shop that night.

Thank you for you understanding and we'll see you next week!

Happy Lapidary,


Vibratory Tumbler Introduction

posted Jan 30, 2015, 6:07 PM by Maplewood Admin

Thursday February 19th from 7 to 9 PM

Location: Maplewood Rock and Gem Club

This free intro presentation will demonstrate a vibratory tumbler and discuss their use and limitations. Don W. will be presenting. He will be showing two models of vibratory tumblers and show how they can also be used to finish cabochons.

February 2015 General Meeting

posted Jan 30, 2015, 6:01 PM by Maplewood Admin

Rock of the Month will be Pastelite, presented by George H.

We will also have our monthly raffle prizes and silent auction.

We encourage those whose last name ends in A through M to bring a light snack to share during our social hour at the end of the business portion of the meeting.


May General Meeting

posted Apr 28, 2014, 9:11 PM by Maplewood Admin

The rock/fossil of the month for the May General meeting will feature trilobites. Lauryn M. will be the presenter.

Those with last names ending in A through M are encouraged to bring a lite snack to share for our social hour.

Volunteers Needed

posted Mar 4, 2014, 10:13 PM by Maplewood Admin   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 10:21 PM ]

Like most community organizations, Maplewood Rock and Gem Club relies on volunteers to operate. We are a 100% volunteer organization. Our mission is to foster community spirit by encouraging the exploration of lapidary arts and appreciation of the earth sciences of geology, fossils, minerals, and gem stones. Members join together to enjoy each other's company as we explore new avenues of learning through field trips, lectures, seminars, craft workshops, special shows and events.

Maplewood welcomes adults, youth and junior members who actively contribute to the growth and liveliness of the group.

O, contact any board member at one of our club general meetings (3rd Monday of each month at 7 PM) or at any Board Meeting (1st Thursday of each month except 2nd in July).

Lynnwood Library Display

posted Aug 8, 2013, 3:30 PM by Maplewood Admin

We're in the community again!  Throughout the month of August, Maplewood has a display of "Washington Rocks" at the Lynnwood Library. Be sure to stop by- bring your kids, tell your friends to bring their kids, then come on by the August Sale this weekend to let us know you did!  Can't make it this month?  Not to worry, Maplewood is booked at local libraries and community centers through the rest of the year.  The list will be posted later this month.

Lynnwood Library
Address: 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone:(425) 778-2148
Monday10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00–5:00 pm

2013 AFMS - SFMS Annual Meeting News Update

posted Jul 17, 2013, 11:06 AM by Maplewood Admin   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 11:10 AM ]

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Meetings September 18 - 22, 2013 hosted by Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society in Jacksonville Florida.  The attached update has the latest information about the upcoming AFMS - SFMS Annual Meetings and special announcements not previously published or distributed.

We look forward to seeing you at the annual meetings in September.

Respectfully, Jason Hamilton
2013 AFMS-SFMS meeting host chair.

For more information about the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, visit their website -->

November is Here!

posted Nov 1, 2012, 11:45 AM by Maplewood Admin   [ updated Nov 1, 2012, 11:46 AM ]

Greetings, Maplewooders.  Welcome to November!  We have a few very important bits of information to pass along:

The Maplewood Rock & Gem Club Annual Fall Show is right around the corner (Nov 10-11)
  • There are 10 display cases left to fill!  Please call Beverly at 425-338-4184 to reserve yours.  
  • We need raffle donations!  Howard says he needs at least a dozen, if not two!  Please donate an item (rocks, lapidary art, jewery, etc.) that you would really love to win.  Chances are, some,body else will, too.. as well, this raffle is a primary source of income from our fall show.  We need to keep those lights on, don't you know
  • Attention, board and committee members - the November board meeting is tonight at 7pm!  This is an important meeting, as it's the last one before both the Fall Show AND our 1st Annual Winter Bazaar. 
  •  Additionally, elections are coming up, and it's getting time to start work on a rocking-good 2013.

Mukilteo Library Case

posted Jul 5, 2012, 4:34 PM by Maplewood Admin   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 4:35 PM ]

Rocks on display..
Greetings!  Throughout the month of July, Maplewood has rocks on display at the Mukilteo Library.  We've posted some photos in our gallery here -->

Many thanks to Bev R, Howard B, Mary Ann C, Melanie M, Lauryn M, and Elizabeth H for your contributions!

Please be sure to stop by the library to check it out, and tell the folks there how great it is!

The Mukilteo Library is located at:
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275-4725

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