Rockhound of the Year

Gilligan, Image Credit: Lori Carter

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About the Award

The AFMS Club Rockhound of the Year is a program to honor the members in our clubs that have so unselfishly sacrificed to benefit their club. Share what these members have done and why you are proud to have them as members in your club by submitting them as your Rockhound of the Year. The process is simple, so don’t let these members continue to go unrecognized.

  • Each club may submit the name of one individual or one couple in your club per calendar year.

  • Additionally, each club may also submit the name of one junior member in your club per calendar year.

  • Submissions can be made any time of the year

  • Each club determines their set of criteria for selecting the “Rockhound of the Year” and/or “Junior Rockhound of the Year”.

  • Submissions consist of approximately 75 to 100 words of why the club would like to honor the individual or couple members. In addition, include the name of the club, who is making the submission, and a mailing address for receipt of the certificates.

  • Include the date that your submissions will be awarded to coordinate publishing in the AFMS and SFMS newsletters.

  • Include picture(s) for the SFMS newsletter.

  • It is not a contest. All submissions that meet the requirements will be honored.

  • Fill out the form below. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent when it is read. Please allow 3 to 4 days for a response. If an acknowledgement is not received, assume your message has not been received.

  • Proper submissions will be forwarded to the SFMS Newsletter Editor, and the AFMS Rockhound of the Year Chair, who will forward the submission to the AFMS Newsletter Editor.

  • Certificates from the AFMS and SFMS will be mailed to the address provided.

  • Be sure and honor them at you club by including them in your newsletter, and presenting the certificates. Clubs can do even more to make the event special.

If you would like to see submissions from other clubs, check the AFMS and SFMS newsletters at:

SFMS Lodestar Newsletter

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Properly Prepared Rockhound

Gilligan is ready to rockhound with standard safety gear including protective glasses, hard hat, and sturdy boots with ankle support. What is he missing? Gloves!

Image Credit: Lori Carter