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NOC 2016 Calendar

January, 2016
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1 New Year's Day 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Kids Meeting
10 11 12 13 NOC Meeting 14 15 16
17
18
19
20 QIA Pow Wow
NOC Board Meeting
21 Jewelry Class 22
23 Quartzsite, AZ get geodes
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

January
  01 - New Year's Day
  01 - Dues & Insurance Due
  9 - NOC Kids Meeting
  13 - NOC Meeting
  20 - NOC Board Meeting
  20-24 - QIA Pow Pow, Quartzsite, AZ
  21 - Wire Wrap Class
  20 - Deadline for February Newsletter
  23 - QIA Pow Pow (get geods), Quartzsite, AZ
  30 - All American Books Due
  Birthstone - Garnet
  Flower - Carnation or Snowdrop

NOC Field Trip Show Case


February, 2016
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

1
2 Groundhog Day
3
4
5
6 Kids Field Trp
7 Super Bowl 50
8
9
10 NOC Meeting 11
12 Lincoln's Birthday
13 Quarter Mania
14 Valentine's Da
15 President's Day
16
17 Ash Wednesday
NOC Board Meeting
18 19
20 Tecopa Field Trip
21 Tecopa Field Trip
22 Washington's Birthday
23
24
25
26
27
28
29





February
  02 - Groundhog Day
  06 - Kids Field Trip
  07 - Super Bowl 50 Santa Clara CA
  10 - NOC Meeting
  12 - Lincoln's Birthday
  13 - Quarter Mania 1:30 p.m. 631 N. Euclid St., La Habra, CA
  14 - Valentine's Day
  15 - President's Day
  17 - NOC Board Meeting
  17 - Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
  20 - Deadline for March Newsletter
  20-21 - Tecopa Field Trip: - Exploring Sperry Wash and
      China Camp areas for petrified wood and plant material,
      Trilobites, agates, jaspers.
      Leaders: Robert Burson & Andrew Hoekstra
  22 - Washington's Birthday (Actual)
   * *
  Birthstone - Amethyst
  Flower - Primrose or Violet

Stoddard Wells Tailgate



March, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 NOC Meeting
10 11
12
13 Daylight Savings Time Begins
14
15
16 NOC Board Meeting
17 Saint Patck's Day
18
19 Field Trip - Lavic Sideing
20 First Day of Spring
Palm Sunday

21
22
23
24
25 Good Friday
26
27 Easter Sunday
28
29
30
31


March
  01 - Dues & Insurance Past Due
  01 - Officers Change List and Membership Roster Due
  09 - NOC Meeting
  13 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
  16 - NOC Board Meeting
  17 - St. Patrick's Day
  19-20 - Field Trip: Lavic & Siam Sidings/Marble Montains -
      Jasper, thulite, agates, chapinite, trilobites, and others.
      Leaders: Joe Goetz & Steve Duncan.
  20 - First Day of Spring (Vernal Equinox)
  20 - Palm Sunday
  20 - Deadline for April Newsletter
  25 - Good Friday
  27 - Easter Sunday
   * * *
  Birthstone - Bloodstone or Aquamarine
  Flower - Daffodil or Jonquil

Zzyzx



April, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat




2
1 April Fool's Day
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13 NOC Meeting

14
15 Federal Income Tax Due
16
17
18
19
20 NOC Board Meeting
21
22 Earth Day
23 First Day of Passover -- Field Trip: Santa Monica Mtns
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

April
  01 - April Fool's Day
  ?? - Zzyzx
  13 - NOC Meeting
  15 - Federal Income Tax Due
  20 - NOC Board Meeting
  20 - Deadline for May Newsletter
  22 - Earth Day
  23 - First Day of Passover
  23 - Field Trip: Santa Monica Mountains
    Fossils (good for kids) & Agate
    Leaders: Jason Badgley & Andrew Hoekstra
   * * * *
  Birthstone - Diamond
  Flower - Daisy or Sweet Pea

Afton Canyon



May, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5 Cinco De Mayo
6
7 Kentucky Derby
8 Mothers Day
9
10
11 NOC Meeting
12
13
14
15
16
17
18 Board Meeting
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28 Field Trip: Wiley Well
29 Field Trip
30 Memorial Day
Field Trip

31



May
  01 - Golden Bear Award Nominations
  05 - Cinco De Mayo
  07 - Kentucky Derby
  8 - Mother's Day
  11 - NOC Meeting
  15 - Deadline for the Officers and Chairman Reports
  18 - NOC Board Meeting
  20 - Deadline for June Newsletter
  28-29-30 - Field Trip: Wiley Well - geodes, etc.
  30 - Memorial Day
   * * * * *
  Birthstone - Emerald
  Flower - Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn

Show



June, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat



1
2
3 NOC Show
5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

4 NOC Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5 NOC Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

6
7
8 NOC Meeting
9
10
11
12
13
14 Flag Day
15 Board Meeting
16
17
18 Field Tip - Himalaya Mine
19 Fathers Day
20 First Day of Summer
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


June
  03 - NOC Show 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  04 - NOC Show 10 a/m/ - 5 p.m.
  05 - NOC Show 10 a/m/ - 5 p.m.
  08 - NOC Meeting
  14 - Flag Day
  15 - NOC Board Meeting
  18 - Field Trip - Himalaya Mine Tourmalines
      Dig your own pink and green California tourmalines - from the world's most
      famous tourmaline mine near the beautiful Lake Henshaw in San Diego County,
      20 miles east of Pala. Over 200,000 lbs. produced since 1898 including quartz
      crystals, lepidolite, topaz, morganite, and other pegmatite minerals.
      Leaders: Mark & Linda Nelson.
  20 - Deadline for July Newsletter
  19 - Father's Day
  20 - First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)
   * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Pearl or Moonstone or Alexandrite or Agate
  Flower - Rose or Honeysuckle

Joan A and Don L at spriinig wheel



July 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat





1
2
3
4 Independence Day
5
6
7
8
9 Field Trip: Wrightwood
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28 Parents Day
29
30
31






July
  04 - Independence Day
  09 - Field Trip: Wrightwood - Collect Actinolite and visits to
      sites along the San Andreas Fault - see actual sites
      where the North American Plate collides with the Pacific
      Plate along the San Andreas Fault.
      Leaders: Don Ogden & Mark Nelson.
  20 - Deadline for August Newsletter
  28 - Parents Day
   * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Ruby   Flower - Larkspur or Water Lily

View of river near Moab Utah



August, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 NOC Meeting
11
12
13
14
15
16
17 Board Meeting
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31



August
   ?? - Nipomo - to the Orcutt Gem and Mineral Society's show.
      We will join in one of their field trips, which may include collecting Serpentine.
      Leaders: Joe Goetz, OMS president Alexis Van Natta.
  10 - NOC Meeting
  17 - NOC Board Meeting
  20 - Deadline for Sept. Newsletter
   * * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Sardonyx
  Flower - Poppy or Gladiolus




September, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat




1
2 Field Trip
Holbrook AZ

3 Field Trip
Holbrook AZ

4 Field Trip
Holbrook AZ

5 Field Trip
Holbrook AZ
Labor Day

6
7
8
9
10
11 (9-11 Day)
12
13 Grandparents Day
14 NOC Meeting
15
16
17
18
19
20
21 NOC Board Meeting
22 First Day of Autumn
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

September
   02-05 - Field Trip to Holbrook Arizona - to collect petrified
      wood near the fabulous Petrified Forest.
      Leaders: Carolyn Duncan & Mark Nelson.
  05 - Labor Day
  11 - 9-11 day
  13 - Grandparents Day
  14 - NOC Meeting
  20 - Deadline for October Newsletter
  21 - NOC Board Meeting
  22 - First Day of Autumn (Autumnal Equinox)
   * * * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Sapphire
  Flower - Aster or Morning Glory

Walt Wright's Petfrified Wood Display at the NOC show.



October, 2016

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat






1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 Field Trip
Whittier Claim

9 Whittier Claim
10 Columbus Day
11
12 NOC Meeting
13
14
15
16
17
18
19 Board Meeting
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31 Halloween





October
  08-09 - Field Trip to Wittier Claim
      honey onyx, agate, jasper, palm root, Early Man Site and more.
      Leaders: Joe Goetz & Jay Valle.
  08-09 - Field Trip to Searles Lake
      Hanksite and Pink halite crystals and other borate minerals.
      Leaders: Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society.
  10 - Columbus Day
  12 - NOC Meeting
  20 - Deadline for November Newsletter
  19 - NOC Board Meeting
  31 - Halloween
   * * * * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Opal or Tourmaline
  Flower - Calendula or Cosmos

Kathy at the Pasadena Lapidary Society Open House in 2005


November, 2016
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat


1
2
3
4
5
6 Daylight Savings Time Ends
7
8 Election Day
9 NOC Meeting
10
11Veteran's Day
12
13
14
15
16 Board Meeting
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24 Thanksgiving Day
25 Field Trip
Owens Valley Area

26Field Trip
27 Field Trip
28
29
30



November
  05-06 - : Rainbow Ledge Claim Area jasp-agate in a rainbow of
      pastel colors including a yellow and gunmetal blue with
      dendrites, material with vugs of druze quartz crystals.
      Leaders: Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
  06 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  08 - Election Day
  09 - NOC Meeting
  11 - Veteran's Day
  ? - Business Meeting in Visalia
  ? - Directors Meeting in Visalia
  16 - NOC Board Meeting
  20 - Deadline for December Newsletter
  24 - Thanksgiving Day
  24-27 - Owens Valley Area - tiny aquamarines, amazonite,
      garnets, epidote sprays, stilbite and quartz crystals.
      Leaders: Joe Goetz & Robert Burson.
   * * * * * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Topaz
  Flower - Chrysanthemum

Camp Paridise


December, 2016
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat




1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8
9
10
11
12
13
14 Christmas Party
15
16
17
18
19
20
21 First Day of Winter
22
23
24
25 Christmas Day
26
27
28
29
30
31 New Years Eve

December
  07 - Pearl Harbor Day
  14 - Christmas Party
  20 - Deadline for January Newsletter
  21 - First Day of Winter (Winter Solstice)
  25 - Christmas Day
  31 - New Years Eve
   * * * * * * * * * * * *
  Birthstone - Turquoise
  Flower - Holly or Narcissus

Christmas NV 2009


2016 MULTI-CLUB FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE included in the calendar.

Distributed to the representatives of the Del Air – Delvers – Monrovia – North Orange County – Pasadena – Whittier – Searchers Gem, Mineral and Lapidary Clubs. Updated January 18, 2016.

For up-to-date information on these field trips and how to joining the trip please see your club’s field trip leader or call Joe Goetz at (626)-622-9420.