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Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:52:47 PM »
Sat 26th August 2017
Waterloo Bay Gem Show, Hemmant, Brisbane, SE Queensland

Hemmant Community Hall, Corner of Ramsay and Brandt Streets, Hemmant, Qld

Our Annual Gem Show is held on the Last Saturday in August each year. This year – 2017 -  we will be holding  our 50th Gem Show  so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.

http://www.wynnummanly.com.au/index.php/waterloo-bay-lapidary-club-inc

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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 07:23:27 AM »
Hi Crochet,

See you there.  I'll just have to work out who you are.  I think I am manning one of the gates.

Are any other ALFers thinking of comming along?

Our show is not a huge show, but great if you have a young family.  We take over the Hall's car park but there is parking in the side streets.

We are near the railway station so we are one of the few gemshows you can take a train to.

See you there.
Flash
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 06:42:06 PM »
Gordon,
I am not a member there... I just pasted the information from where ever I found it.  Would love to go but not this year.  I will be in Townsville, or on my way up there.  Perhaps next year.


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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 06:52:33 PM »
Hi Crochet,

Are any other ALFers thinking of comming along?

Our show is not a huge show, but great if you have a young family.

What makes this show good for young families Gordon? Maybe I can convince the boss we need to go... 8)

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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 07:29:49 AM »
Rej

It is not too big, the kids shouldn't get bored or too tired.

We usually have a good cross section of traders.  Although I don't have a list of who will be attending, Bruno said he would be there, he's a member and sells good rough dry so you can see any cracks.  One of our other members sells crystals etc and will be there, I have forgotten her name but bought a nice quartz crystal from her last year at a very reasonable price.

The kitchen is at the end of the hall with a dining area separate from the hall with traders.

If you get there early there should be a good selection of cakes and sweets on the club table.

You can get there by train on the Cleveland line, handy for Gem Ranger if he doesn't want to drive after getting off the water taxi.

The members are friendly, what more can I say.

Regards
Flash.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 07:47:20 AM by FlashGP »
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:48:49 AM »
Crocket,

No worries.  Hope to see you there next year if you are in town.

Regards
Gordon
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 06:01:40 PM »
The chief cook and events manager, accountant and chaufer reminded me last night that the Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club Gem Show is this Saturday, and not Saturday week. hotthirsty

But for the "friendly" reminder I would probably have rocked up on the wrong day.  :)

See you there.

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Flash
« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 10:40:53 PM by FlashGP »
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 07:24:57 PM »
 :D Now that would be Funny Flash... :-[

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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 10:38:22 PM »
Shit happens,

  I have done stupid things like that before. beers
« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 10:42:04 PM by FlashGP »
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 09:17:11 AM »
Saved by the board of control. 

I made it.

Great little show
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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 06:21:32 PM »
For those of you who didn't make it to the Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club Gem Show this year, here's a quick report to wet your apetite next year.

Weather: what can I say, perfect as usual.
Location: pretty good for a smallish show.  We filled the hall and car park. 
Attendance: despite there being two other local festivals and a slowish start, bu 9.15 am trading picked up and we had good attendances for the rest of the day.  The atmosphere was relaxed, the patrons weren't crowded and those eanting a seat could find one.
Sales: stall holders and tail gaters reported good sales.  A few of the stalls had videos in operation.  Unfortunately i a theft of an item under $50 occured.  The club had a great selection of preserves and cakes for sale at the club's stall.  If you missed out in the passionfruit butter, all I can say is that it was delicious.
Club display:  a well presented display of lapidary, jewellery and fossils. 
The raffle: won by Thelma who was over the moon with the prize.
Families: a great atmosphere for families.  I saw a few vendors handing out samples to prospective rock hounds, adding to a great day by all.
Overall impression: you missed a great day if you didn't go.  See you  thete next year. 
Disclaimer: I'm  a member so a little biased. 

Happy rock hunting.
Regards
Flash
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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Re: Waterloo Bay Gem Show (QLD)
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
A great Report FlashGP... Next year for me... Theft is becoming an issue at a lot of these Shows now... I recon Lismore lost over $5000 worth of Goods including a Mammoth Tusk worth $2500... They are becoming very Brazen in their actions.... And unfortunately the Law is on their side... >:(

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