South Suburban Earth Science Club Holds Holiday Pot Luck

Sally Czachura
Sally Czachura’s gift exchange choice was a large piece of green calcite. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The South Suburban Earth Science Club (SSESC) met Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Freedom Hall, Park Forest, IL. Members and guests enjoyed the annual Holiday Potluck Dinner, gift exchange and social time.

The club’s business portion included election of officers for 2011.

Newly elected officers are President, Daniel Bolm, Secretary, Peggy Keating-Bolm, Membership, Calvin Harris, Program Planner, Jan Podbielski, Show Chairman, Jan Podbielski, Librarian, Helen Funk, Treasurer, Bob Beadle, Editor, Peggy Keating-Bolm, Assistant Editor, Calvin Harris, Publicity, and Peggy Keating-Bolm.

The club’s members voted unanimously to hold the 2011 SSESC Fossil, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show the weekend of October 15th and 16th.  There are plans to offer new children’s activities and more hands on family fun.

On Sunday, February 13, 2011 the club will hold their annual SSES Silent Auction held at Freedom Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Items in the Silent Auction include minerals, fossils, jewelry, an original 1929 six book set titled, The Library of Pioneering and Woodcraft by Earnest Thompson Seton. Mr. Seton is remembered as a famous outdoorsman, painter, and story teller plus helped start the Boys Scouts of America.

The next SSESC meeting is February 15th, 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest, IL. and is open to the public.