ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Next Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, September 20, 2022. We expect this to be an in-person meeting with an option for zoom. More meeting info will be added to this page as we approach our September meeting. For members, summer field trip announcements and September meeting details will be emailed and will also be available in the September issue of NEW DIGGINGS, the WMC monthly member newsletter. All monthly club meetings start at 7:00 PM. WMC has no regular meetings or newsletters in July and August. However, we do have a great lineup of field trips all summer and fall.

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WHAT HAVE WE DONE LATELY?

FIELD PROGRAM: WMC is well-known as a Field Trip Club! WMC safely conducted a dozen field trips in 2020; and in 2021 we had a blockbuster field trip season! We enjoyed field trips to 18 different collecting sites in 2021, including fossil sites and our Herkimer Diamond claims in New York, a half dozen collecting sites in Massachusetts, lithium pegmatities in Connecticut and Maine, and 5 mines in New Hampshire, including the famous Ruggles Mine in Grafton, NH.

MEMBERSHIPS: Worcester Mineral Club memberships has doubled since March, 2019, attributable in part to a common goal of spreading kindness, sharing knowledge, having a wonderful bunch of member volunteers helping in our committees, an ability to safely find ways to pivot through the challenges of Covid-19, and our technologically advanced on-line system for new member applications, renewals, and payment of membership dues.

AUCTION: We held our in-person annual auction (live and silent) in December, 2021 at the Trinity Episcopal Church after having cancelled the annual auction in 2020 because of Covid-19. The 2021 in-person auction was one of our most successful auctions ever held!

MEETINGS: At Worcester Mineral Club, we have been navigating the Covid-19 pandemic nearly seamlessly. We only needed to cancel one meeting, in March, 2020. Our monthly meetings were on Zoom by April, 2020 and we haven’t cancelled a meeting since! Meeting presentations resumed shortly thereafter on Zoom and have proven to be quite engaging, informative, and educational.

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