Sept. 29th. 2013, Special Social Event, “Swap and Talk”

Date: Sunday, September 29th 2013
Time: 10 am to 2 p.m.
Bring your own lunch
Doors open at 9 am, everyone who wants table space be there before 10 am.
Free admission, and *no charge for the table space.
There will be tables available at 9 am on a first come, first served basis, but it is recommended that you reserve your space in advance to avoid disappointment.

Location: Stanley Auction Centre
56 Alma Street, Norwood, ON K0L 2V0
Directions: From the traffic lights on Highway 7 in Norwood, travel one block south on County Road 45, then east three blocks on Alma Street. Centre is attached to the Curling Club and about 500 m north of the Community Centre.
It is not located on the 11th line, as Google map indicates.

Members & family and guests are welcome, especially those that may be interested in becoming a member of any club.
Kawartha R&FC, Bancroft G&MC, Kingston L&MC, Prince Edward County RG&MC and Haliburton GS and other club members welcome.

Bring all your collected specimens, Finished or Not, anything you want to Give-A-Way, Swap, Sell or just Display & Brag!

Bring your rocks & fossils, there will be space for all, they don’t have to be show quality to be appreciated. I’m sure there will be a story with every rock & fossil you bring.
For the members that have only small collections, we especially encourage you to bring them along as you do not have to fill a large table. There will be many tables setup to share with one or more of your fellow members if you wish.

Come out and help make this a memorable social event.
Bring your own lunch.
For table reservation contact Mark Stanley, Past President KR&FC, 705 639 2406
For more info contact Robert Montgomery, President KR&FC,

* If you would kindly donate a specimen to be used in our March 2014 Show silent auctions, to show your appreciation for the table space and hosting of this event.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Montgomery says:

    hi Everyone
    I would like to thank all of the members and participants that assisted in helping to make the first Swap & Talk held at Norwood, such a success, special thanks to Mark Stanely for his guidance in making this an event to be proud of.

    We are very thankful to the members that normally come out, without you we would not have had such a great showing of minerals and for the knowledge & advise you gratefully offered, what was most surprised and appetitive was the response from members that were first time participant in displaying there collections, with your help this has presented the possibility for greater participation from the members that have in the past been reluctant to get involved.

    For myself, as a novice hobbyist i was quite surprised at the interest that my collection attracted. Worried that all i was bring to this event was not much more than garden rocks.
    I was shocked to have Wendy Melanson, curator for the Bancroft Mineral Museum request one of my specimens for the museum exhibit.
    I was also able to give samples to a group from the University of Michigan and a representative of the Toronto Science Centre as well as a local school donation Bob Becket is working on. 
    Who would know massive pyrite from the Marmora Mine would have created such interest.

    Having the opportunity to speak to more people than i would normally, was what i was hoping for, although i ran out of time quickly, for me it turned out to be a very good day.

    I can’t thank you enough for your efforts and hope that we will be able to call upon your participation next year as we feel it is not unreasonable to expect to hit a target of 40 tables.

    Thank you

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