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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



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 Mar * May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2019 CFMS Calendar
Nov 5 Articles for December 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 8-10 CFMS Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
  Fri,  11/08  - 7:30 p.m. - Informal Cracker Barrel
  Sat, 11/09 - 9:00 a.m. - Business Meeting
  Sat, 11/09 - Banquet & Installation of 2020 Officers. Time tba.
                    Banquet Reservations due by November 3
  Sun, 11/10 - President-elect mtg with 2020 committee chairpersons, Time tba.
For details about Lodging and Banquet reservations, see
"CFMS Fall Business Meeting" article -
page 3 of the November Newsletter
Dec 5 Articles for January 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Additional events will be posted as announced.
2020 CFMS Calendar
Jan 5 Articles for February 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Feb 5 Articles for March 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Mar 5 Articles for April 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Apr 5 Articles for May 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Apr 5 - 12 Camp Zzyzx - This Annual Earth Science Studies event is located near Baker, California. Studies focus on lapidary and jewelry-making techniques. 
2020 Camp Zzyzx Application Form       See ESS page for more information
NOTE:
Do NOT send Application before November 1, 2019.
May 5 Articles for June 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Articles for July 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due

Jun 25-28
2020

Mark your
Calendar
Now!
 
81st CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
 June 25 - 28, 2020

     Grape Festival Fairgrounds
      413 E Lockeford Street,
      Lodi, California

    Hosted by:  
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies


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Aug 5 Articles for September 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Sep 5 Articles for October 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 Articles for December 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 13-15 CFMS Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
Note: These are the standard dates for this annual meeting. To be confirmed by CFMS
Dec 5 Articles for January 2021 CFMS Newsletter Due
Additional events will be posted as announced.

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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