Member News

Attention Members – 2022 Dues Are Coming Due!

What do your dues give back to you?  Dues and income from the Annual Auction cover about half of the HGMS annual budget.  (This year, we had a “Rock Auction” aka Yard Sale in lieu of the Annual Auction. But our regular auction is coming back in 2022!)  This income is used to help provide support for our many activities – access to our new Education Center, Lapidary, Jewelry, Metals, Pebble Pups, GeoSciences, Field Trips (DMC will be back next year), AFMS/SFMS/DMC Federation membership and insurance, newsletter, monthly programs, web page, Annual Auction, Fall Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, Annual Picnic, Annual Christmas Dinner, and Outreach.  Quite a bargain, don’t you think?!!!  (If you’re a new member who signed up at the Fall Show, your dues won’t come due again until January 2022.)

Thank You Show Volunteers

Hello all,
I want to say THANK YOU TO ALL THE SHOW VOLUNTEERS! I would like to especially thank the ones who took multiple shifts and just hung out to help. You really made this show successful. We couldn’t do this without you and it was so nice to meet all the new faces. To those that couldn’t help, mark your calendar for next year. It is always the second weekend in October. Thanks again! You all are amazing. Theresa Chivers, Volunteer Chairman 2021

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Liz Cooper, Lola Flippo, and Nannette Schwartz winners of the 2020-2021 scholarships to attend either the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts or the Wildacres Retreat Center this year!