The Monongahela Rockhound News
is a Monthly Publication of the
2021 is Volume 54
10-11 Issues / Year
A Pittsburgh Area Mineral, Fossil, & Lapidary Club
September 2, 2021
SCHEDULE UPDATES - Return to Zoom Meetings!
The next meeting will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021 beginning at 7:00 PM EDT via Zoom Video Conference. We will have a presentation about “Hunting Meteorites in the Mountains of Antarctica” by Paul Scholar. For the Show-and-Tell in the upcoming meeting, our theme is Sphalerite. The theme is only a suggestion, so members and new guests and applicants—share whatever gems, minerals, fossils, and lapidary art findings and creations you wish to tell us more about!
Club Officers will keep the website(s) and club members' e-mails informed on any further changes.
June Zoom participants
Members for sharing your iron-based minerals and other specimens!
Join our next
Saturday, September 11, 2021
7:00 PM EDT
New Website Guests:
July 18, 2021
To Everyone who
The 2021 Annual Show
(open to the public)
Next upcoming event is:
The 2021 Holiday Party
(*members-only* & must RSVP closer to the date)
December 4, 2021
The online newsletters for 2021 will change format from the 2020 version for better readability and accessibility for members and future club officers. Please check your emails for .PDF newsletters until we streamline the member exclusive online access and directory. Thanks again for everyone’s patience!
(2020 Online Newsletters)
0 DAYS TO THE EVENT
• Presentation by Paul Scholar on “Hunting Meteorites in the Mountains of Antarctica” • "Rock of the Month" is Sphalerite • "Article of the Month" is TBD • September Host(s) are Club Officers
Sep 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Zoom Video Conference
FREE ADMISSION! • Featuring dealers of minerals, fossils, gem, jewelry, beads, and lapidary items • Lapidary demonstration, displays • Free rock and mineral identification • Children's activities • Food and beverages • Door prizes • Free grand prize drawing!
Time is TBD
W. Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co #4 Skyview,
660 Noble Dr, West Mifflin, PA 15122, USA
Become a member: Memberships will provide full access to current and past newsletter downloads and 2020-2021 website pages moving forward. There are other perks as well!
Please follow the instructions to MAIL applications and checks if you would like your membership to remain effective through December 2022. Printed applications will be available at upcoming Fall Meetings at the Munhall Borough Building (for anyone who wants to pay dues with cash or check, in-person).
Access to the monthly newsletter, website log-in, and zoom passcodes will remain exclusive to current members and applicants who have submitted their dues. If applied online, your email subscription will become effective within 1-4 weeks of your application (by the upcoming scheduled club meeting or event). However, any Site Member Requests (signing into the website - a members exclusive perk) will not be approved until your dues have been received.
[NOTE on 2019-2021 Memberships & 2020-2021 Online Applications:]
*2019 - March 2020* Memberships remain ACTIVE until December 2021.
*April 2020 - December 2021* online applicants MUST follow-up with their dues via mail (or in person at an upcoming meeting) to attend the upcoming HOLIDAY PARTY. This is a member-exclusive event that provides food, refreshments, auctions, and potential prizes in which your club membership contribute.
PO Box 18063
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
To promote, among its members and the general public, an interest in collection of minerals, fossils, and associated items.
To promote their use in lapidary work.
To promote the study and classification of minerals, gem stones and other items of such nature.
Member: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc.
Member: American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.
Munhall Borough Building
20th Ave. & West Street
Munhall, PA 15120
President Johanna Burnett
1st Vice-President Bret Howard
2nd Vice-President Debbie Braddock
Treasurer Tony Orzano
Record Secretary Debbie Thompson
Board of Directors
Webmaster Emmalyn Ilagan
Newsletter Editor Frank DeWinter
We normally meet the first Saturday of every month from September through June at 7:30 pm, in the Munhall Borough Building for a presentation, business meeting and a chance to socialize. There is a major focus on the younger members of our club with portions of the meeting specifically for school aged children.
Presentations & Activities:
Our Virtual Alternative:
About our Annual Show:
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