-- Quick Links --

AFMS WEBSITE
- Code of Ethics
- Land Use Policy
- AFMS Uniform Rules
- AFMS Uniform Rules:
    Updates
  See link to CFMS Supplementary Rules below *

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CFMS LINKS:

* CFMS SUPPLEMENTARY RULES - 2017  

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MEMBERS AREA
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SOCIETY/CLUB SHOWS

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SOCIETY/CLUB LISTINGS

 

EARTH SCIENCE STUDY CAMPS -
 ZZYZX & CAMP PARADISE
See
ESS Overview

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CFMS TEAM:
 
Officers
  
Committees
  Past Presidents
  Golden Bear Awd
  AFMS Past Pres.

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CFMS NEWSLETTERS

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CFMS PROGRAMS:
  
Visual Programs
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CFMS
   INSURANCE & OTHER FORMS

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CFMS
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CFMS FIELD TRIPS:
 
 Up-Coming & Reports

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FEDERATIONS, SOCIETIES & OTHER LINKS

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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 MGMT (BLM):
California
Nevada
Arizona
Utah
OR / WA

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OTHER LINKS:
  Yahoo Maps
  2017 Calendar
  
Weather Channel
  Nat'l Weather Svc

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CALIFORNIA:
  Home Page
  Caltrans

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EARTH:
  Forest Use
  
CA Wildfires
 
CA & NV
  
Earthquakes
  
Forest Fires
  
Earthquake
  Animated Knots
  Earthquake Safety

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ROCK ARTICLES:
  Rock & Gem

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 Welcome to the California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

Logo - California Federation of Mineralogical Societies 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; American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

 
2017 Newsletters: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun -- Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pintable 2017 CFMS Calendar - key dates
 
2017 CFMS Calendar
Mar 1 2017 Dues and Insurance were due by January 1 and  delinquent if not paid by March 1st. Combined Dues/Ins Form
Mar 5 Articles for April 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Mar 10 Deadline for entering ALL AMERICAN CLUB CONTEST is MARCH 10  See Contests Page for Entry Forms & Instructions.
Mar 24 Deadline for entering WEB SITE CONTEST is MARCH 24.  See Contests Page for Entry Forms & Instructions.
Mar 26- Apr 1 Camp ZZYZX - Registration  due by March 1, 2017
Mar 31 Deadline to send Officer Changes, 2017 Officer Change Form
Apr 5 Articles for May 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Apr 30 Deadline to Register for AFMS JUDGES TRAINING SEMINAR, which will  be held JUNE 6 & 7 in  VENTURA - Registration Form
May 5 Articles for June 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Because of CFMS/AFMS Show, there will not be a July 2017 Newsletter; however, articles can be sent for the August edition.
Jun 6 & 7 AFMS JUDGES TRAINING,  Ventura, CA   Registration deadline April 30 - see above - Registration Form
Jun 9-11 CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention, hosted by Ventura County Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA.
Please visit Web Site for details and registration forms:
2017CFMS-AFMSShow.com                                Google maps
Jul 5 Articles for August 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 5 Articles for September 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 27-Sep 9 Camp Paradise (registration form to be posted soon)
    Week 1:  Aug 27 - Sept 2
    Week 2:  Sept 3 - Sept 9
Sep 5 Articles for October 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 Articles for December 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 10-11 CFMS 2017 Fall Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
Dec 5 Articles for January 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due

Welcome, 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 at November 2016 Installation of Officers, Visalia, CA

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

 Also see CFMS STATEMENT concerning collecting in Southern California Desert and Forest areas.



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
    2017 Camp Zzyzx
    Camp Zzyzx  March 26 - April 1
     APPLICATION
     Due by March 1, 2017
    2017 Camp Paradise
    Week 1: August 27 - September 2
    Week 2: September 3 - September 9
    Application to be posted soon.

    More about Earth Sciences Study Camps


     

     
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