Regular Business Meetings and programs are held the first Tuesday
of the month at the Polish~American Center, 472 East Glenwood Ave, Akron OH 44310. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.
Visitors and Guests are always welcome!
Our Club House is open on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please feel free to drop in!
Club House: 244 Chestnut Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
THE HISTORY OF OUR CLUB
The Summit Lapidary Club began in 1946 as The Falls Gem Club. In 1974, it was reorganized as The Summit Lapidary Club. In 1982, we became a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
Our membership consists of over 100 individuals all brought together by their interest in the art of lapidary. Our members’ interests range from gem and mineral collecting, jewelry making, faceting and silversmithing. Our membership has access to our on-site equipment which includes slab and trim saws, grinders and polishers.
Our Club is a member-driven organization. From club officers to class teachers, all are individuals who have volunteered their time to help sustain and grow our club. As a club we feel an obligation to the communities we live in. We annually sponsor a local "Adopt-A-Spot", make and donate trees and ornaments to the Annual Holiday Tree Festival benefiting Akron Children's Hospital. These are just a few things we gladly do to help in our communities.
As a member of The Summit Lapidary Club you are able to participate in the many classes that are offered at our Club House. All of our classes are taught in house, by our members who volunteer their time and knowledge to help us grow as a group. Club sponsored trips are another benefit of being a member. Some recent excursions include The Agate Expo, Mining in North Carolina, and many collecting trips for our State Gem-OHIO FLINT. But the best benefit is meeting and exploring the knowledge of other members. With knowledge comes growth!
Our Club, along with Akron Mineral Society sponsors the Gemboree twice a year. This educational fundraising activity helps both clubs defray the costs of operations. This is in keeping with our Mission Statement:
"To afford the opportunity to share interest in Lapidary Knowledge and Working Techniques".
2021 Summit Lapidary Club Officers
PRESIDENT: Gene Willis
VICE PRESIDENT: Courtney Cable
SECRETARY: Kathi Hampton
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: Cathy Milhoan
Co-TREASURERS: Nancy Halloran and Laura Thomas
TRUSTEES: Tom McLaughlin, David Rich & Bob Spore