Meeting Schedule - September 2018 thru June 2019


NPGS Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of each month

 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm - September through May.

 are usually held at Brock University, MacKenzie-Chown Building, Dept of Earth Sciences,

     Room MCD-309, St Catharines. There is a parking fee of $4.00 (new price as of 2014). Map 

 our December and February meetings, however, are held at Mountainview United Church,

     150 Glendale Avenue, St Catharines. Parking at the church is free. Map 


We also have a dessert potluck at Christmas, a potluck supper and elections in February, our annual auction in May, and in June, our annual show and our BBQ picnic, often with a walking geology tour. Any change to our meeting schedule, speakers, etc, are posted on our website, in our newsletter, and on Facebook.


1            Friday, September 21st @ Brock University

Our September meeting is when we get to see all the people we haven’t seen

during the summer and when we get to show off what we collected during the summer.


2            Friday, October 19th @ Brock University

Speaker & Topic: surprise DVD

Member Displays: Interesting


3            Friday, November 16th @ Brock University

Speaker & Topic: Extremely Early Life by Ashley Pollock

Member Displays: Spellbinding


4            Friday, December 21st @ Mountainview United Church

Annual Potluck Dessert Please bring a dessert to share.

Setup is at 6:00 pm - please volunteer. Meeting starts early @ 6:30 pm (so we can eat!)

Speaker & Topic: James Dwight Dana by Roman Olszewski

Member Displays: Jolly yet thoughtful


5            Friday, January 18th @ Brock University

Speaker & Topic: North to Churchill by Dave Baker

Member Displays: Startling


6            Friday, February 15th @ Mountainview United Church

Annual General Meeting & Potluck Dinner Please bring a dish to share.

Setup is at 6:00 pm - please volunteer. Meeting starts early @ 6:30 pm (so we can eat!)

Speaker & Topic: Mysterious Japan by Gabriella Gevaert

Member Displays: Icy


7            Friday, March 15th @ Brock University

Speaker & Topic: Geology of Star Trek (yes, Ashley was funny)

Member Displays: Amazing


8            Friday, April 26th @ Brock University

             Speaker & Topic: tentatively, Michael Bainbridge

Member Displays: Warm and fuzzy


9            Friday, May 17th @ Brock University

Annual Auction

Please bring any rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, & jewellery that you’d like to auction off.

Roman Olszewski will assign auction numbers.

Please contact, Roman, in person or by email, for paper auction slips & numbers

        - see the forms below.

Please arrive @ 7:00 pm if you are auctioning items.

Our Auctioneer will be “Brian Pihack” and the selection will be outstanding!


10          Saturday, June 8th from 10 am until 5 pm

Fireman’s Park, Niagara Falls

53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale, a Geo Venture

As always, we need volunteers on Friday late afternoon/early evening for set up.

As well as Saturday late afternoon/early evening for take down.

Please also see both our Show webpage and our Show Facebook page.


11          Annual Picnic Saturday, June 15th from noon ‘til 4 pm

@ Heartland Forest, Niagara Falls - website is:

We provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, pop, and water.

Please bring a salad or a dessert to share along with your lawn chair.

Please remember to bring sunscreen and bug spray.

Please contact Darlene Sloggett - so that she can

have accurate numbers

for who’ll be attending. Thanks.  


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Sphalerite - this one at ROM is a spectacular specimen - commonly found in Niagara sedimentary rocks.

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NPGS Niagara Peninsula Geological Society

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If you wish to reproduce anything on our website,

please ask permission. Thank you.

Roman’s email

Auction rules  

blank Auction slips  

(Please ensure that you get numbers from Roman, when using blank auction slips. Thanks)

If you wish to suggest a speaker, topic, activity - or to add your display to the list - please email our Vice-President, Gabriella Gevaert.  

Sadly, Michael was not able to make the meeting because of the Ontario floods. We look forward to the next time!