Next Alumni Meeting

November 3: Egyptian Jewelry

Upcoming Events

Volunteers are needed for the following Community Outreach events. Please contact John Eyre if you are interested.

  • November 4-5, 2017: American Opal Society

2017 Events

Alumni Meeting: September 29, 2017

Orange County Fair: August 5-6, 2017

Annual Alumni Dinner & Silent Auction: June 11, 2017

Our largest silent auction ever! Held at the Old World Restaurant in Huntington Beach.

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show: May 19-21, 2017

Searchers Gem & Mineral Show: May 6-8, 2017

"Imaginology" at the OC Fairgrounds: April 21-23, 2017

Santiago Canyon College Community Science Night: March 24, 2017

Alumni Meeting: March 3, 2017

Guest Speaker Walt Lombardo, of Nevada Mineral & Books Co., discussed the gems of Dr. Joel E. Arem, author of "The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones".


2016 Events


Garnet Gathering Field Trip: November 19, 2016

Minerals to Collect: Garnets, Epidote, Diopside, Epidote var.Clinozoisite, Axinite, Quartz, Calcite, Skarn and more.

Alumni Dinner, 2016

Alumni Dinner, 2016

Orange County Fair: July 30th & 31st, 2016

Lothar Vollot & John Eyre hosted a booth as part of the Alumni Association's community outreach.

Annual Alumni Fundraising Dinner: June 11, 2016

Every one of the almost 400 lots of donations sold! Special thanks to Mike Alvarez and Mary Stambaugh and other volunteers for their help. Attendance was at least 80 people.

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show: May 13th -  May 15th, 2016

Community outreach event.

The Searchers: May 7th & 8th, 2016

Community outreach event.

"Imaginology": April 15th - 17th, 2016

This community outreach event is important not for the amount of new students we will garner, but for the inspiration we can give to our future leaders. It is a giant event at the OC Fairgrounds for kids from 2 to 18 years old. We will have a booth playing our games and talking to kids.