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CFMS Earth Science
Study Camps

CAMP PARADISE
is located in Northern California within the Plumas National Forest north of Grass Valley, California.

CAMP ZZYZX
is located in Southern California within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve near Baker, California
For more information, please visit the
  CFMS Earth Science Study Camps page.




 

PUBLIC LAND USE
From time public land use issues come to our attention. CFMS will post this information as it becomes available.

Be sure to let your fellow club/society members know about these issues.

For ongoing public land news, you are invited to visit the
AMERCIAN LAND ACCESS ASSOCIATION web site: 
http://www.amlands.org





 

Welcome!
The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) was organized in 1936 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lapidary Arts and Crafts in the Western part of the United States.

CFMS is an umbrella organization for gem, mineral and lapidary societies, as well as prospecting and treasure hunting clubs in California, Nevada, and one club in Arizona. Its region also covers Hawaii. 

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CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
2019 Newsletters: Jan Feb * Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2019 CFMS Calendar
February
 Due  CFMS Show & Convention Forms & Deadlines
Feb 6 Competitive Case Displays Application
  (rules)  Official Rules are on AFMS Web Site only AFMS Competitve Rules
  (rules)  CFMS Supplementary Rules/Awards Supplementary Rules
Feb 25 Noncompetitive Case Displays Application
Feb 25 Advance Registration & Tickets Application
Please visit, the show host's web site, Pasadena Lapidary Society, for more information
February 25 For Committee Reports to be included in the Director Meeting Packets for the upcoming meeting, please send a copy to the Executive Secretary by February 25. Otherwise, you can bring 100 copies to the meeting for distribution. See February Newsletter for more information. 

Mar 8-10
CFMS Logo  80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
hosted by
PASADENA LAPIDARY SOCIETY

at the FairPlex
POMONA, CALIFORNIA.
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Pasadena Lapidary Society
HOURS:
Friday & Saturday:  10 :00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visit Pasadena Society Site for more Show Details
CFMS Meeting Schedule CFMS Acommodations More Acommodations
Be sure to visit the Pasadena Lapidary Society's web site for maps, show events and other great information!

Mar 21-24
AFMS Logo AFMS/Midwest Federation Show & Convention CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
March 21-24, 2019

AFMS/Midwest Federation Show Detail

Mar 24-31

Camp Zzyzx, near Baker, CA. Annual Earth Science Study events include lapidary and jewelry-making classes. See ESS page for more information.   Registration Form.
Apr 1 Annual CFMS Dues are due on or before April 1, 2019    2019 Dues Form (pdf)
Apr 5 Articles for May 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
May 5 Articles for June 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Articles for July 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Other events will be posted as announced.


Incoming 2019 CFMS Officers
2019 CFMS Officers
 (L/R)  Jim Barton, Treasurer;  Juanita Pardun, 2nd Vice President; Marcia Goetz; 1st Vice President; Tony Fender, President; and Ellen Ferrell, Secretary
Photo taken at the November CFMS Installation of Officers events, Visalia, California, by John Martin, CFMS Photographer


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