Each May, we cap off the end of our membership year with our annual banquet and installation of officers.
This members-only event features hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, cash bar, party favors, door prizes, and a special guest lecture presented by an expert in their field.
2024 Annual Banquet
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The annual Banquet will be TBD at the Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228 in the Terrace Room with guest speaker, James Keeler past-president of the Wayne County Rock Club who is giving a presentation on Opals.
Australian Boulder Opals
by James Keeler
The presentation will provide a narrated, visual exploration of the diverse nature of boulder opals from different locations in Australia. Terms used by sellers of boulder opals can be unclear or confusing and will be explained (with images to illustrate). Basic tips for cutting boulder opal will be discussed and the magic (i.e. science) behind opal’s play of colors (opalescence) will be reviewed in an accessible
fashion. A variety of examples will be brought for folks to admire while connecting the pictures and
concepts to actual stones.
Doors traditionally open at 6:30 PM with dinner served at 7, followed by our guest presentation and installation of new officers.
Door prizes are drawn intermittently throughout the night; so be sure to stay until all the prizes are awarded (we don’t want to take anything back with us)!
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