Check us out on Facebook and Pinterest

Do you have a Facebook page? Have you discovered Pinterest, the virtual bulletin board? If so, check out the Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society on both sites! We have a Facebook page where we’ve posted photos from our lapidary shop, the 2012 Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show, and post articles related to rocks, geology, lapidary arts, and anything else that might be of interest to our members. As we get closer to our annual show October 11-13 we’ll also start posting information about the show, what volunteers can do to help out, programs for kids that will be available, and all sorts of information. You can visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleGMS  Please “Like” our page and share posts with your friends!

On Pinterest, we have been busy finding links to lapidary resources, interesting magazines, gem and mineral pages, other gem and mineral clubs, and interesting geology resources. There really is some great information out there and we’re trying to post information useful to our members and rock hounds around our area. Check out our Pinterest page here: http://pinterest.com/huntsvillegms/  Please follow our page and repin our posts! We’ll follow you back!

If anyone is interested in helping maintain these sites, just let us know!

Annual HGMS Picnic and Rock Swap, Saturday June 22nd

It’s time again for the annual HGMS picnic and rock swap/buy/sell. The picnic is at the Teledyne Engineering Park and starts at 10:00. The picnic will likely wrap up around 2:00. If you’re not a member, you are more than welcome to join us!

The club will provide meat and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Be sure that it is picnic-friendly for there are no microwaves available. The club will also provide drinks, plates, napkins, etc. While there are tables and benches, it is always good to bring additional chairs if you have them.

Members are invited to bring rocks & rock stuff for sale or swap, and bring your checkbook to make any purchases. This is not a Society fundraiser, but just a fun way to show off your wares. The money will be your own. This is a great opportunity to see some great gem, mineral, fossil, jewelry samples and buy new stuff that you might like, and to swap or sell some of your old items you no longer want.