The AOS monthly club meetings are normally held every second
Thursday at 7:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.
Meetings are held at the Garden Grove Civic Women's Club, located
at 9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92841 (at the North-East corner
of Gilbert and Chapman).
For directions, click on this
Google Maps link.
Typical meetings start with a social half hour, then a business
session, followed by a coffee/social break, and then our evening's
speaker. Some of our recent topics have included:
- Opal Mining in Coober Pedy
- Gem carving
- Gold casting
Once a year we hold a
Opal and Gem Show where dealers from around the world sell opal
rough, finished stones, jewelry, gems, and supplies. In addition,
a number of symposia are held.
The Society maintains an extensive library of books, some of which
are one of a kind, videotapes of speakers such as opal expert Len Kram,
and misc. newsletters and journals. These are available for
loan to members at each meeting.
For more information please contact: Jim Pisani e-mail at
opalsociety _dot_ org