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Upcoming Lecture

The Field Geology Club of South Australia presents:

Field Geology Club of South Australia - Annual General Meeting and Members' Night

Thursday 7th November 2019 at 7.45pm 
Mawson Lecture Theatre
Department of Geology 
University of Adelaide
The Annual General Meeting of the Field Geology Society of South Australia will be held in the Mawson Lecture Theatre, Adelaide University at 7:45 pm 7th November.
In short, the usual venue at the usual time for our monthly lectures.  There will be no lecture.  There will be a brief General Meeting and then the AGM when the main item of business is the election of the new committee for 2020.
Do not feel any apprehension that you might be dragooned into standing for the committee.  We have sufficient numbers of people willing to serve.  However the constitution allows for a committee of between 10 and 12 so there is still room for more members if you would like to stand for the committee and concurrent with the next Bulletin, we will be sending nomination forms.
On the completion of the AGM we will present a slide show covering the events of the past year and will include aerial footage shot by Steve Elsby from his drone.  There will also be a look at Witchelina, the destination for our long excursion next year.
After the photography Ray Emmerson will set us a wide ranging quiz.  In the past Ray’s questions have been hard to answer but the answers were very interesting.
The evening will end in the Clubroom.  To make this end of year event memorable, please bring two things:
A plate of snacks, sweet or savoury.
An interesting rock or fossil to show.

Members and visitors are warmly invited to attend.  We are obliged for security reasons to keep the front door of the building locked.. Everyone is invited to supper following the meeting. 


Upcoming Workshop

The workshop will start at 6.30 pm, but people are welcome to come in later, as everyone works independently or with a friend.
The workshop will be held in the Sprigg Room. Go past the Tate Museum and take the next staircase on the right. The Sprigg Room is right at the top of the stairs. If you get lost, call Frances on 0403 153 726. Anyone who arrives after 6.30pm and can't get into the building can ring the FGC bell if it is in place, or phone 0403 153 726 and someone will let them in.

Cynthia Pyle


Minerals are important in our lives for many reasons, including the following:
They make up all the rocks in the Earth’s crust,  we obtain all our metals from minerals, nearly all the materials we use every day are made of minerals and many minerals are beautiful.
In this activity, we will find out that many common minerals can be identified using easily visible features.

10 Minute Topic

There is no ten minute talk at the AGM meeting