Northern Districts Lapidary Club
This club was formed in 1966 and met in a number of premises, including at Carlingford Court. When advised that those premises would no longer be available negotiations were entered into with the School of Arts Committee to use the old supper room spaces of the Beecroft School of Arts. The new premises were occupied from October 1971.
Apart from the use of the workshop (including a kiln for enamelling) the Club organises trips (especially to the national Gemboree), conducts training and lectures and exhibitions.
Presidents since 1971
1971-71 Ron Hemsley
1972-74 Jack Turner
1974-77 Harry Eastwood
1977-79 Gordon Bollinger
1979-81 Bert Deane