Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

President Lynne Calvert, Expresses gratified appreciation

April 5th, 2024

The Panorama Gem and Mineral Club held a spectacular gem show in Colville on the 8th and 9th of March 2024. The club is a non-profit organization in Steven’s County. The proceeds go towards scholarships at Jenkins, Kettle Falls and Colville High Schools. As president of the Club, I want to celebrate the service of our volunteers who contributed to this year’s highly successful event. Thank you…
Johnie and Ginger Pitman – Chairpersons for the annual gem shows. 
Roger Calvert
Bob and Linda Bristow
Frank and Sheila Stratton
Kaitlin and Karl Loveall
Hunter McDaneld
Jim and Betty Peters
Bill and Anni Sebright
Glynis Hull
Cyndie Doppler
Gena Johnson 
Heather Armantrout
Greg VanWeerthuizen
Scott, Kelly, Dexter, and Simon Stubbs
Sharon Borgford
Doug Beeker
April Swigert
Barb Cozza
Kevin and Leigh Youngblood
Johnson’s Christian School – Carina Going, Amaris Tallent, Makayla Fairweather
Jim Retzer
Joe Barreca
Kris Davis
Dave, Luke, and Len Paquette
A special thanks to Dean Robinson and Family and our vendors. 

Lynne Calvert
President of the Panorama Gem and Mineral Club

Scholarship Program

January 21st, 2024

Announcement for January 2024

PGMC will be expanding this year to our 2024 Annual Scholarship Program to include a 4th high school graduating senior student. Because of generosity support received in donations we will be able to afford additional $1,000.00 gift for continuing education to be used towards College or University expenses. We will be adding Northpoint High School to the list of the three (3) already on our program list: Colville, Kettle Falls, and Chewelah High School’s.

Continuation of this can only be achieved by donation received at our annual Rock & Mineral Show, from club members, public events that we participate having a display booth, annual club auction, and the community at large. There has been some talk about opening up to private schools, but overcoming the logistics on administration and handling is a problem us.

November Meeting Activities 2023

November 7th, 2023

  • Election of Executive Board Members positions open for President & Trustee vacancies’ to be voted
  • Annual November Live Auction to be held with ALL proceeds going to support High School Graduation Scholarship Program. Everyone is invited to attend and bid on items up for sale.
  • Membership Dues of $20.00 for coming year 2024 are due and payable to Treasurer.

Donations Appreciated Towards Scholarship Program

August 19th, 2023

Help us continue High School Scholarship Program to 3 High School Graduates!

Collecting donated rocks to be used towards high school scholarships program.

Loading the truck to be used to support high school scholarships.

Taking a break in the collection.

Taking a break from the hard job of loading rocks

Separating and sorting out to keep similar rocks or material together.

August Yearly Event is Ready to Rock!

August 1st, 2023

Barbecue, Picnic, Purchase Rocks and Tailgate Rock Swap Event

The month of August is designated as our annual barbecue picnic. At the last meeting we had a good number of members in attendance, but this year we are changing our meeting location to better accommodate the event. If you missed that meeting you need to be updated on the details that follows:

This month meeting is August 15th and will start at the usual time of 6:00 pm. The location will be at Kevin and Leigh Youngblood residence and you can find directions by clicking here

Because we will be gathering outside everyone attending should bring a leisure chair or something of their desire to sit on. The Club will be providing the main items consisting of pulled pork & Polish Dogs. Bring your own drinks, but no alcoholic beverages. We will have bottle water available also. We ask members to bring a desert, salad, or side dish.

This is a great time to chat with various members and look over the donated rock’s collection to determine what you need to buy to add to your own collection. There are some amazing materials that are no longer available to collect anymore.

Afterwards, we will have a tail-gate ROCK trading & show time. Bring anything you want to share or trade.

We look forward to this event and the time to fellowship with other Club members.

If you have any questions, please use the below “LEAVE A COMMENT” to let me know so I can address them.

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