Monthly Meetings

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Our Monthly Programs

Meetings are held at 8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, except July, August and November, at the Knox United Church Hall, 2569 Midland Ave., Scarborough, ON. (Located on the northeast corner of Midland and Sheppard Ave.)


We usually have a very brief business meeting followed by a snack break. After that, we have a guest speaker or presentation. Guest speakers are announced in our news bulletin, the Strata Data, some two weeks prior to the meeting. During the meeting, there are contests and a silent auction running. Meetings are usually adjourned by 10:00 p.m.

Special meetings are held throughout the year; e.g.

  • Potluck snacks, Christmas party, members night and social event each and social event each December
  • Live Auction Night in March

 To find out about our next meeting, click here.

Here are Future Meetings We’re Working On



  • October 5th:  Collecting Meteorites: extra-terrestrial rock delivered by nature: Alex Dolnycky, Club Member and Avid Meteorite Collector.
  • November 2nd: Gem Enhancement: David Bellamy, Club Member and Avid Mineral Collector
  • December 7th: Annual Potluck and Christmas Party Special 


  • January 4th: Marble Inlay Techniques: a traditional Italian art: George Lavorato,
  • February 1st: Collecting Minerals in Northern and Southern Ontario: Michael Gordon, Blogger, Certified Gemmologist, Author and avid Caver blog
  • March 1st: In House Auction
  • April 5th: Creation and uses of opal microphotonic crystals: Geoffrey Ozxin, Professor of Nanotechnology, University of Toronto Website
  • May 3rd: Elements of Crystallography, Derek Leung, Club member and Geology Student, Laurentian University Check out his blog
  • June 7th:  Colorado’s Scenic Mineral Collecting, Dick Stata  Club Member and Avid  and Long Time  mineral Collector
  • September 6th:  The Fossils of Arkona,  Kevin Kidd, Club Member and Avid Fossil Collector * a follow-up collecting trip; to be confirmed
  • October 4th:  The Minerals Of Zambia, Richard Le Seur,  Independent Mining and Metals Professional
  • November 1st:  Diving for Sharks Teeth, Dave Milligan, Club Member and adventurer to be confirmed
  • December 6th: Our Annual Christmas Party

    Directions to our Meetings

    • Where:Knox United Church Hall
      2569 Midland Avenue
      Toronto (Scarborough) M1S 1R3
      north-east corner of Midland and Sheppard Avenue

      Google Map

      • We meet in the Church Hall which is the building north of KnoxUnitedChurch.
      • To get to the Hall: When driving north on Midland just past Sheppard, you will pass the church which is on the corner. Then keep you eye out for a small laneway that runs south of the Hall. This leads to the parking lot behind (east) of the Hall.
        If you miss the laneway, keep going till you hit a small street on your right (east) called Rural Ave. Turn right (east) and look for a driveway into the Church Hall parking lot.
      • The door to the Hall is visible from the parking lot. The door is propped open for the meetings. Come in the door & walk up a half a flight of stair into the hall.


      Meetings are help on the First Wednesday of the month

      When: First Wednesday of each Month (except for July, August )
      8:00 pm to about 10:00 pm

      • Although the meeting starts at 8 pm, try to get there earlier – the before meeting time is often just as much fun as the meeting.  Come as early as 7:30 pm because there is always something going on.
      • Before the meeting you can:
        • chat with other members & guest speakers
        • look at the Silent Auction Items displayed by members
        • see the special guest speaker displays
        • borrow a club library book from the cabinet
        • sign up for workshops, classes or other volunteer opportunities at the side table
        • help set up the chairs & pitch in with any other administrivia that people need a hand with

        For information on our meetings  email us