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MANUALS:
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RULES:
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ENDOWMENT:
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CFMS FIELD TRIPS:
Up-Coming Trips & Reports

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LINKS:
Federation & Other Links

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AFMS WEB SITE

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PUBLIC LAND ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS:

American Land Access Association (ALAA)

Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC)

California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA)

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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM):
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OTHER INFORMATION:
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ROCK & GEM ARTICLES:
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CFMS Logo  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.

The CFMS includes approximately 110 clubs and societies mostly in California. A few societies in Arizona and Nevada are members due to historical affiliation. Its region also covers Hawaii.  CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).


2017 Newsletters: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun -- Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Printable 2017 CFMS Calendar - key dates
2017 CFMS Calendar
Nov 1 Committee Reports Due for Fall Business Meeting, Visalia.
Nov 3 Deadline for Banquet Reservations for Fall Business Meeting, Visalia.
Nov 5 Cut-off date for special room rate at Wyndham for Fall Business Meeting, Visalia.
Nov 5 Articles for December 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 10-12 CFMS 2017 Fall Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
Fri, 11/10, 7:30 p.m.
      Informal Cracker Barrel and Auction
Sat, 11/11, 9:00 a.m.  (check in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
     Directors Meeting
Sat, 11/11, 7:00 p.m. 
      Banquet and Installation of 2018 Officers.
      Happy Hour begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sun, 11/12, a.m.
       President's meeting with committee chairpersons. Time tba                     
For other information, please see November newsletter
Dec 5 Articles for January 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Dec 28 CFMS Web Site Contest DeadlineEntry forms will be posted asap! Note that the deadline is subject to be changed to a later date based on when the AFMS forms become available. Please do not use the 2017 forms to enter the 2018 contest)  We'll be happy to send you the 2018 contest forms as soon as we  receive them.
If you are the webmaster of a CFMS member Society/Club and wish to receive the 2018 forms please click here and let us know the email address where we can send notification. Also, please include the domain address of your society/club's web site. Thank you.
Printable 2018 Planning Calendar

2018 CFMS Calendar
Jan 5 Articles for February 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jan 31 CFMS All American Club Contest Deadline 2018 AAC Contest Form
Note:  Please be sure to use the contact information that is on the CFMS AAC document.
Feb 5 Articles for March 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Mar 1 Deadline to apply for 2018 Zzyzx Earth Sciences Camp  
Camp will be held March 25-31. 
Now accepting applications
Mar 5 Articles for April 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Mar 25-31 2018 ZZYZX EARTH SCIENCES CAMP  - Application    Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.  Now accepting applications
Apr 5 Articles for May 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Apr 6 - 8 AFMS/EFMLS Show & Convention, Raleigh, North Carolina.
May 5 Articles for June 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Articles for July 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jul 5 Articles for August 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 5 Articles for September 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Sep 5 Articles for October 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 Articles for December 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due
Dec 5 Articles for January 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
   
... Other 2018 events will be posted as announced.
 

2017 CFMS Officers 2017 CFMS Officers - November 2016 Visalia, CA
L/R,  Margaret Kolaczyk, President; Marcia Goetz, Secretary; Jennifer Haley, 1st Vice President, Al Bolshazy, Treasurer; Tony Fender, 2nd Vice President
Past CFMS Presidents
CFMS Past Presidents - Visalia 2016
L/R: (Back Row) Jack Williams, 2003;  Susan Chaisson-Walblom, 2012; Fred Ott, 2010;  Jim Brace-Thompson, 2011;  Burl LaRue, 2008;  John Martin, 2016.  (Middle Row) Dick Pankey, 2007,  Shirley Leeson, 1987;  JoAnna Ritchey, 2002.  (Front Row) Colleen McGann, 2006;  Pat LaRue, 1996 & 2000; Jennifer Haley, 2014.

Photos taken during  the November Fall Meetings in Visalia, CA, November 2016.

From time to time important rockhounding matters come to our attention. We will post this information as it becomes available. We would appreciate your taking action.  In the meantime, you can read updates on land access issues on the A.L.A.A. site.

CFMS Earth Science Study Camps
CFMS offers opportunities to learn lapidary and jewelry-making techniques in two distinctively different settings:
  • Camp Zzyzx is located in Southern California's Mojave Desert near Baker
  • Camp Paradise is located in Northern California's Plumas National Forest near Clipper Mills
    2018 Camp Zzyzx
    March 25 - March 31
    Application
    DO NOT MAIL BEFORE NOV. 1, 2017
    2017 Camp Paradise (completed)
    Week 1: August 27 - September 2
    Week 2: September 3 - September 9

    More about Earth Sciences Study Camps

    For Class Content, Locations/maps, Contacts
     

     

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