December is the month when one thinks about gold, frankincense and myrrh. Derived from tree sap, or a milky white gum resin, frankincense is prized for its alluring fragrance. Germans often think of another resin treasure, amber, which washes up onto the Baltic shorelines. Come to the meeting to hear how this fossilized tree resin has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Janet Mitchell will tell us all about this gemstone in her presentation: "Amber - A Prehistoric Pine Tree's Gift to the World." She will bring her amber jewelry collection so people can see the various colors and inclusions in person. If you have one, wear your amber necklace to the meeting.