A 2-step process:
As of October 2022, the Toowoomba Lapidary Club has introduced a different way for the public to join our Club. The following information outlines the processes to be completed before making the commitment to join the club.
Pre-Requisite for Membership
As a prospective member there is a requirement to undertake a ‘Pre-Requisite for Membership’ (PRM) period of up to two months. During this period, you would need to attend the following:
- A social event or field trip;
- A General Meeting (held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7.00 pm at the Clubhouse; and
- Observe at least one session of workroom activities at the clubhouse.
Having the chance to attend these activities provides an opportunity to meet club members, to ask questions and to gauge how you feel about the club and what it can provide for you. Also, it offers a point of reflection on how you may want to become involved in the club and give back to the club, once becoming a member.
During the PRM period, prospective members will be sent a copy of the Club’s Constitution, By-laws and Policies, as well as the current ‘What’s Happening’ calendar of events and club activities.
Some activities we offer are:
- Cabochon instruction
- Field trips
- Silversmithing workshops
- Faceting instruction
- Meet and Greet morning teas
- Auction of rocks and minerals.
Please note: If you have been a member of another lapidary club within the last three years and can obtain a reference letter from that club confirming your membership and existing lapidary skillset, the PRM period may be waived.
At the end of the PRM period, a prospective member may OR may not wish to actually join our club, and that is the whole purpose of having this period of time where there is no commitment or payment made. It provides an opportunity for further information gathering on the part of someone who would like to join our club.
Application for Membership
Only after successfully completing the PRM period of activities, can a prospective member ask for an Application for Membership pack. After completing and submitting all the PRM forms, you will be given a copy of the signed PRM Application. When attending events, a signature from the duty officer will confirm your attendance. Once you have attended these PRM activities, it is at this point that a prospective member can ask for the Application for Membership package.