Covid 19 Update (7/14/21):
We are able to resume meeting in person. Our 7/26 social meeting will take place on Zoom, and then beginning with our August 10th business meeting, we will be back in person at the church. We request that anyone unvaccinated wear a mask. Fully vaccinated members may choose to wear a mask or not. We will be opening the windows and running some fans for extra airflow. We will be temporarily continuing to offer zoom attendance for meetings as well as we transition back, though it will be a trial to see how well the connection works, and we don’t plan to offer it permanently.
Our club lapidary shop is still running smoothly and safely with a capacity of 2 hosts plus 2-4 guests per shift and enhanced hygiene procedures. Masks are still required for all shop attendees, and most shifts are requiring vaccination. Check in with shop hosts for details about specific shifts. We are currently accepting rough rock from both members and the public for slab cutting at our normal rates. Please email us to arrange rock drop off for slab cutting.
All outdoor club activities, such as rockhounding field trips and rock sales, are running normally. Our annual rock show is on for August 13th-15th at the Jackson Armory and we can’t wait to see everyone there. Members receive info for all upcoming events via club meetings and emails.
If you’d like to join the club, you must join in person at any of our bi-monthly in person club meetings resuming in August at the church. Please arrive by 6:45pm to have time to sign up before the meeting begins, and bring cash or card for dues.
The club holds regular meetings on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00PM. Meetings are held in the basement of the Gresham United Methodist Church at 620 NW 8th St, at the corner of NW 8th St and Norman Ave. If you’d like to join the club, please attend a meeting to register. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Our 2nd Tuesday meetings are our monthly business meetings, while our 4th Monday meeting are our social meetings where we have a presentation, demonstration, or some other activity. Every meeting also includes time for member rock sharing to display and speak about their latest finds or lapidary pieces, as well as time for socializing.
Mailing address: Mt Hood Rock Club, PO Box 1256,
Gresham OR 97030
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The Mt. Hood Rock Club (a registered 501c3 educational non-profit) was founded in 1952 for the purpose of bringing together those that have an interest in the collection and identification of rocks, gems, minerals, petrified wood and fossils. Many of our rockhounds also have the lapidary skills required to cut, grind, and polish these materials into beautiful display pieces or jewelry. The club includes junior members that learn an interesting and educational hobby. More than 350 members make up the club. We are a member of the Oregon Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs and Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies. We operate a members-only lapidary shop, a large annual rock show, a very active field trip program, and much more.