The purpose of this club is to promote the study and enjoyment of the lapidary arts with good rockhounding and good fellowship; and to further education and lapidary skills for all; to conduct field trips for exploration and collection of minerals, gems, rocks and fossils; to promote shows and displays; to publish a monthly periodical known as "West Seattle PETROGLYPHS" relating to club activities.
The West Seattle Rock Club is affiliated with: Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies, American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the Washington State Mineral Council.
Join us for rockhounding, collecting petrified wood, agates, quartz, crystals, geodes, and attend rock and gem club shows. Take lapidary classes and learn about faceting, geology, minerals, fossils, silversmithing, making cabochons, knapping, and wire wrapping. All this and more at WSRC, West Seattle, Washington.
Visitors are invited and are always welcome to all meetings.
When: Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July and December), and the 3rd Wednesday of November, at 7:00 P.M., Juniors Meeting starts at 6:15 P.M.
Where: Adams Hall of Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st. Ave. SW, (the corner of 41st Ave SW and SW Andover St.). West Seattle Rock Club PO Box 16145, Seattle, WA 98116-0145
Become a member: Dues are $20 the first year (includes name badge). then $10 per year adult thereafter. Juniors are $3 per year. Membership includes subscription to "Petroglyphs", and the "Northwest Federation of Mineral Societies Newsletter".
Enjoy the benefits of membership with education, comradery and information about rockhounding and the lapidary arts including:
Club and area sponsored field trips.
Receiving our monthly emailed pdf newsletter.
Our summer picnic and Christmas party.
Friends to rockhound and meet and discuss your finds.
Education and training on creating gems from your material.
Member Applications: Our by-laws require a person to attend a meeting before applying, an application can be picked up at a meeting that you are attending.
Club Events: Monthly club meetings, field trips, annual show, annual potluck dinner, Christmas dinner, workshops.