Hi All, Two and a half weeks and counting down! It is not too late
to get in on the action. All you have to do is ante up $36 per
person and show up on November 1st at the Monsoon Cafe in Santa
Monica around 6:30 pm. All the details, including where to send
checks and how to find the restaurant, can be found at
There are a whole bunch of new Silent Auction donations to tell you
about, so here goes and THANK YOU ALL for your generosity:
-- Microstamp (http://www.microstampusa.com/) has donated $150
towards the purchase of their great stamp products, courtesy of Bill
-- Donna Schultze at Lasco Diamond Products
(http://www.lascodiamond.com/products/) has chipped in with a $259
Deluxe Set of diamond burs (44 pieces in assorted grits).
-- Armik Malekian of Armix Computer and Laser Art
(http://www.armixart.com/) has offered $100 towards the cost of
developing a jewelry model on his Computer Aided Design equipment or
producing a rapid prototype wax copy.
-- Bella Findings () has come through with
$100 worth of black cultured pearls, thanks to David Nemani.
-- Larry McCoy has donated a 3.38 ct natural African zircon cut by
Gerry Galarneau and valued at $250.
-- Another Gerry Galarneau-cut stone, an Arizona Verde Garden Agate
valued at $150, was donated by Linda & Bob Woods.
-- Charles Lewton-Brain is donating TWO items for the auction. One
is a wall-mounted, copper, fold-formed sculpture valued at $400 and
the other is a set of four of his books! An image of the sculpture
was just posted on the Auction site.
-- And finally, we're awaiting the details, but a donation from
Alan Revere of the Revere Academy (http://www.revereacademy.com/)
We're posting the new contributions on the auction site
(http://www.gembiz.com/auction/) as fast as we can so check it
often. An image of Nancy Jo Stroud's charming "Pearl Girl" necklace
is now available. Also, special thanks to Rick Martin. Last week we
announced that Rick had donated a custom cut "Royal Rhodolite"
octagon-shaped stone. Well ... it "took a walk" in the grass outside
his home, where he was set up to shoot a picture for us, and hasn't
been seen since. Despite this (hopefully temporary) loss, Rick has
donated another gorgeous stone (image now posted): a modified
diamond-shaped beauty of the same material.
That's it for now. As always, if you have any questions, contact
either of us.
Beth Rosengard <@Beth_Rosengard>
Brad Smith firstname.lastname@example.org