Apologies from the webmaster, the Sept G&L News I uploaded last week was an incorrect version. You can now download the Gem and Lapidary News September Edition here
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GEMBOREE News Update 15 Sep

Camping: This past two weeks the issue of accommodation in Horsham has been brought to my attention. Motels and Caravan Parks are filling up fast; my informant stated that one park was nearly fully booked and the other three parts full. There are still vacancies in Hotel & Motels at this stage. We believe that as well as GEMBOREE bookings that there is some spill over from the Stawell Gift. My advice, if you choose not to camp at the GEMBOREE and intend to stay in the city, book early. If intending to stay on-site at the GEMBOREE you are also advised to book early, especially if you have any special requirements.

Scams: It has been reported that scammers (scalpers) are targeting Gem Shows offering free passes or cut price tickets. It is the practice for some clubs to issue free tickets, however, these are generally mailed or personally handed to the recipients, never given away on the Internet. Likewise, for the GEMBOREE; passes for Guests & Traders will be issued through the Administration Office & Campers Marque by arrangement with the intended recipients. Beware of the Scammers!

Off-site Bookings: Our advice is to use the GEMBOREE 2015 Registration Form page 15 of the GEMBOREE Booklet. This page may be photo copied if required or can be downloaded of the VGCA Website. Ensure that it is mailed to the correct address.

Des McKiernan
GEMBOREE Secretary


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The date of the Parramatta-Holroyd Open Day has changed from June 14 2014 to Sat June 21 2014, still 10am-4pm

Parramatta Holroyd Lapidary Club Open Day
June 21 (10am-4pm), entry is free. Displays, sales, demonstrations, mineral sales sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas, plant sales.
73 Fullagar Road Wentworthville NSW

You can now download your latest Gem and Lapidary News June Edition here
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A World Of Gems – This is GEMKHANA 2014

The Annual Gem & Mineral Show and Competition of lapidaries from all over NSW, presented by the Lapidary Council of NSW Inc.

Goulburn Showground Recreation Area, Braidwood Road, Goulburn, NSW 2580.
Labour Day Weekend 4 – 6 October 2014. Saturday October 4 – 10am to 5pm, Sunday October 5 – 10am to 5pm, Monday October 6 – 9am to 12 noon.

Sales and Displays, Demonstrations, Jewellery, Gem Faceting, Gemstones, Gem Identification, Minerals, Gemstone Carving, Crystals, Fossils, Beads & Equipment. Local and interstate Gem, Jewellery and Mineral Dealers, Raffle , Children’s Activities, Attractions for everyone of all ages, Refreshments, Plenty of parking Adults $3, Children $1, Families $8.

Contacts: Marilyn or John 02 9635 8218 or Arthur 02 4572 5812
NSW Gem Show Goulburn 2014 Flyer

Here are the Competition Conditions and Schedule for GEMKHANA 2014
Gemkhana 2014 Schedule

Visit our Galleries to see photos of beautiful exhibits from GEMKHANAs

GEMKHANA 2013 Main Hall

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