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Membership is $25/year (October thru September)

Membership is limited to residents and lot owners of the Sun Lakes Country Club, Cottonwood/Palo Verde and Oakwood/Ironwood communities of Sun Lakes, Arizona.

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  • Everyone must fill out an application form each year. One form per person. Fees for family members may be combined in one check when mailing the form.
  • Make checks payable to Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club. The address to mail your completed form is listed on the form itself.
  • If you would like to have your membership card mailed to you, be sure to include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your form and check. Your membership must be received on or before October 18th in order to receive your membership card returned in the mail. For those received later, cards will be available at each of the general meetings.

 

For information on upcoming events and classes, attend our General Meetings held the third Monday of the month October thru April in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Note: This schedule may be changed depending on the Covid-19 virus. Please check back for updates.

Open Shop Passes (stamps):

  • Open Shop stamps are only available to members who have successfully completed the beginner classes or demonstrated craft competency as determined by craft instructor. Renewing members can purchase their shop stamps using the membership form.
  • New members should attend one of the monthly general meetings to visit with the instructors, learn about each craft, and sign up for classes. If there are no meetings immediately scheduled, please contact the instructor to find out when classes are being held, and if there are openings available. Once you’ve completed the class(es) you may purchase an Open Shop Pass which will allow you to use the shop during the designated times for your craft for a full year.

Classes:

Members may register for classes at any of the general meetings or by contacting the instructor. ​Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Fees paid to the Instructor on the first class day.

  • Availability of classes depends on availability of instructors.
  • Fees subject to change due to volatility of materials costs.
  • Class and material fees are collected by the instructor during the first class.
  • Checks should be made payable to Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club.

CLASSES & FEES FOR 2021-22 SEASON (October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022

Division

Class

Class Fee

Additional Info

Approx # of Sessions

Prerequisite

Open Shop Fee

Lapidary

Lapidary 1

$30

Includes kit & materials

4

None

$20

Lapidary 2 / Bears

$35

Includes materials

5

Lapidary 1

Stone Handles

$20

Plus materials

2-4

Lapidary 1


Faceting

$60


Includes materials and use of arm during class

6

Lapidary 1

Field Trips

$5

Per person/per trip

None

N/A

Minerals & Mineral ID

$5

Includes handouts

1

None

N/A

Rocks & Rock ID

$10

Includes handouts

2

None

N/A

Silver

Silver 1

$20

Plus cost of kit

6

None

$20

Silver 2

$20

Plus materials

6

Silver 1

Inlay

$20

Plus materials

6

Silver 1 & 2 and Lapidary 1

Silver Wire Bracelet / Necklace

$20

Plus materials

6

Silver 1

PMC 1

$20

Plus silver clay

4

None

$20

PMC 2

$20

Plus copper and bronze clay

6

PMC 1

Copper Bracelets

$15

Includes materials

1

None

N/A

Lost Wax

Lost Wax 1

$35

Plus cost of metal

6

None

$20

Lost Wax 2

$20

Plus materials

5

Lost Wax 2

Glass

Stained Glass

$55

Includes materials except glass & framing

12

None

$15

Dichroic Glass

$40

Plus materials

4

None

$20

Fused Glass

$25

Plus materials

3

None

Creative Crafts

Gourds

$20

Includes materials

3

None

$20

Ming Trees

$50

Includes materials

6

None

N/A

Beading 1

$5

Plus materials

1

None

N/A

Wire Wrap / Woven Bracelets

$20

Plus materials

2-3

None

$5 *


* Shop stamp not necessary if member has a current Silver shop stamp.