Accepting Donations for HGMS Auction


Donations are currently being accepted on every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m at the HGMS meetings or at the Lapidary.  We appreciate you bringing them in early because it allows us time to catalogue them, take pictures and use it for advertising.  With a catalogue it makes it easier for our auctioneer and the other volunteers with processing/tallying up bids.  If you need assistance moving donations please let one of us know.

Thank you, Mindy Schell

HGMS Vice President

Fundraising Auction

Every year, the HGMS sponsors a fundraising auction that allows our members and our guests to bid on a wide variety of gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, books, magazines, and much more! The Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and helps us purchase supplies and equipment to maintain our lapidary shop and also provides funds for our other outreach and educational projects throughout the year. Everyone is invited to join us!

Where:  Huntsville Senior Ball Room (come in the front door)

Who: Everyone is welcome! You do NOT need to be a senior citizen or a HGMS Member to attend or to participate!

How Much: Admission is FREE!

Date:  April 28, 2015

Time: You can register and start looking at items at 5:00 p.m.

Auction Flier: work in progress

 The auction starts at 6:00 pm

If you win a bid, you can pay with cash, check, and credit cards. All proceeds help the HGMS purchase equipment and supplies for our lapidary shop or help with other outreach programs for our club. Please join us for an evening of fun!

Show and Tell Rock Night

At the HGMS Meeting on 27 January 2015, directly following meeting business and staying with the excitement of the evening we are doing Show and Tell Rock Night. Please bring your favorite rock, a slab, a cabochon (or any shape), faceted, and/or uncut specimen, mineral, jewel, fossil, or whatever for Show and Tell. Covered boxes will be available to protect valuable specimens while we circulate the room to OOOH and AAAH at others’ treasures.

This could also be a great time to bring that one mineral that needs to be identified.  Don’t you want to know what that specimen is?  Bring it with you.  See all your rockhounds there!

VR Mindy Schell

HGMS Vice President