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S.A.M.S. meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month except January and September in Haden Hall on the Deerfield campus at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and guests are always welcome. Here is a Map of the meeting site.

Next Meeting:

S.A.M.S. Holiday Potluck Dinner
Monday, December 3, 2018
Set-up & Socialize 6:00-7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM

River Walk Café in Haden Hall on the Deerfield campus

Directions to River Walk Cafe in Haden Hall

Physical Address: 29 Highbridge Crossing.
Enter Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community at 1617 Hendersonville Road.  You will be on Lambeth Road.  Go straight at the stop sign.  Turn left on Highbridge Crossing (you will see a green croquet court).  Continue under building connector to top of hill.  Pass the parking lot on left for Timson.  Stay RIGHT at Y to keep on Highbridge Crossing, and continue to the right until you are in the parking lot facing the Haden Hall building.  Park and enter under the large porte cochere.  
Turn right at the reception desk, and continue straight, past a sitting area to the café on the left.

The December meeting of the Southern Appalachian Mineral Society will consist of a potluck dinner followed by a regular, but brief business meeting and the swearing in of the 2019 officers.

FOR DINNER:  S.A.M.S. will provide a sliced ham and hot and cold beverages.

PLEASE BRING:  A casserole, a vegetable dish, salad, dessert, or bread to accompany the dinner.  (We will NOT have access to the kitchen, so please make sure your dish is ready to serve.)

PLEASE RSVP: If you plan on attending, please RSVP with the number attending in your group by Saturday, December 1 to Kathy Munroe at (828) 676-7605 or munroek114@gmail.com. We need to know how many tables to set up. You could also let her know what you are bringing, so we can coordinate if there are too many of one item.
MINERAL CONTEST & SILENT AUCTION: We will have two contest categories, Best Find in North Carolina and Best Find Outside of North Carolina. The specimens you bring don’t need to have been found in 2018.

Directions to Meeting Location:
1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC

From I-40 - westbound take Exit 50A or eastbound take Exit 50 and turn right.  Go south on US-25 (Hendersonville Road) approx. 3 miles and turn right (across from Walmart) onto Deerfield Campus.

From I-26 - Exit 37 (NC146 / Skyland / Long Shoals Road).  Take Long Shoals Road toward Skyland, (TC Roberson HS).  At first light after HS turn left on Hendersonville Road/US25; Drive approx. 2 miles and turn left at Deerfield entrance (across from Walmart). 

NEW MEETING LOCATION NOTICE

Starting with the November 2018 meeting, we shall now conduct our monthly meetings in the Riverside Conference Room in Haden Hall which is down the hall from the Cafe where we hold our Christmas party in December.  Directions: Enter Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community at 1617 Hendersonville Road.  You will be on Lambeth Road.  Go straight at the stop sign.  Turn left on Highbridge Crossing (you will see a green croquet court).  Continue under building connector to top of hill.  Pass the parking lot on left for Timson.  Stay RIGHT at Y to keep on Highbridge Crossing, and continue to the right until you are in the parking lot facing the Haden Hall building.  Park in the lot but do not park in the spaces designated for residents. Enter Haden Hall under the large porte cochere.

Turn right at the reception desk, go past the exercise room on the right and past the River Walk Café on the left where we have our Christmas party. Continue to the Riverside Conference Room on the right which is adjacent to the entrance to the Deerfield Spa.

 

Here is a Detailed Map of the Deerfield Retirement Community.

 

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Here are a few photos from the 2011 Hey Day & the 2011 Annual Meeting & Picnic at Lake Julian. Thanks to Rudy Olson and Judy Presnell:

Hey Day

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Picnic
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Illustration with text from LIVING FOSSILS by Anne L. Parker. Used by permission of Dr. James P. Parker.

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