Federation Meetings Calendar
Earth's Twin, Image Credit: Mickey Cecil
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About Federation Meetings
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS)
The SFMS holds at least 2 semi-annual federation meetings per year to conduct federation business. In addition to the SFMS executive board and committee chairs, all of the president (or an appointed alternate) from each club in the federation is expected to attend these meetings. Anyone who is a member of a club in the SFMS may attend as well, but cannot vote.
There is also an annual meeting and convention that is hosted by an SFMS club and is normally held during the club's rock show. Elections are conducted and awards from the many SFMS and AFMS contests are announced at the annual meeting. The host club often provides special events for meeting attendees, for example field trips, special tours, speakers, and auctions.
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)
The AFMS consists of 7 regional federations including the SFMS. The AFMS annual meeting is held in conjunction with the annual convention of one of the regional federations. Regional hosting rotates through all 7 of the regional federations. The presidents and executive vice presidents of each federation as well as regional liaisons and club presidents attend. Besides conducting federation business, these meetings are an opportunity for members of the regional federations to interact with each other.
Contest results are announced at the AFMS annual convention and regional federation members bring the results along with certificates and plaques to their regional conventions. The host club usually provides special events such as field trips, auctions, and other social events.
About the image on this page
Turquoise serves as our planet's twin in this beautiful pendant. A faceted citrine shines to the left, and the orbiting moon is moonstone (of course). A silver setting pulls the whole piece together.
Lapidary Work and Image: Mickey Cecil