A couple of months ago, I was in Mackay visiting my sister. We went to the rainforest, we watched platypus play, walked on the beach, we laughed and talked for hours and hours, but one of my favourite things I did with her was visiting the gem club. Georgie was always sending me photos of what she had made and often saying on the phone “I am off to the gem club“. I didn’t really know what that meant or how special it was until I visited with her. It is so much more than rocks …… If you watch the little story above you will see what I mean. It provides friendship, skills and healing, and it’s like a family. We all need a place to belong. For my sister and to many others that is what it is. Winnie said, “It healed her heart”. Wow, all through a little gem club. A very special little place.
To find out more contact Mackay Gem and Craft Society. 3 Leisure St, Mackay. Qld. 4740. Australia 07 49578824.
Classes for Lapidary, Silversmithing and Casting.
There is one day a year that they work hard towards and that is their Annual Gem Fair which is held at 3 Leisure Street. This will be on Sunday 13th October, 2013.