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Membership Information

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If a prospective member wants to join during the summer, they should print out the application above and bring it with them to the field trip of interest along with payment and give both to the field trip leader before signing the signup/waiver sheet. The field trip leader will give out a temporary membership card for each new member and instruct that each member is to present it on any future field trips to the field trip leader. Without a membership card, the field trip leader should request dues payment and an application in order to allow participation. (Anyone paying more than once will be refunded, but you MUST bring your membership card to all trips.)

Applications with dues should not be sent to the PO Box over the summer months (MAY-SEP). Please if you want to join during the summer and let him know which trip you would like to attend first. He will email you back the trip information and contact info for that trip.

Applications with dues should not be sent to
the PO Box over the summer months.

From OCT-APR, please mail a completely filled out and signed form, along with membership fees in a check or money order made out to Colorado Mineral Society to:
Membership Fees:

Family: $20 per year
Single: $18 per year
Senior: $15 per year
Junior: $15 per year (under 18)

Colorado Mineral Society
PO Box 280755
Lakewood, CO 80228

Optional Membership name badge: $7.50 each

COLORADO MINERAL SOCIETY (CMS) was founded in 1936 by a group of distinguished individuals within the mineralogical field. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit, educational organization in 1948. The Society is affiliated with the Colorado Federation of Gem and Mineral Societies, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, a founding member of each group.

PURPOSE: To promote the study of minerals and other geologic materials, to encourage mineral collecting as a hobby and to conduct public meetings, lectures, and field trips, and to engage in all activities which relate to said purposes of the organization.

MEETINGS: General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10th and Garrison (9200 W 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215) in Lakewood, CO. Displays are set up by members about one half-hour before meetings. Specimens may be available for sale and trade. Visitors and guests are welcome. Click here for a map to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

BOARD MEETINGS: The board members meet once a month to complete the executive business and affairs of the Society. Meetings will start promptly at 6:30 PM before the general meetings on the first Friday of each month. Additional meeting times, if necessary, may be called by the President or any three members of the board and will be announced at the general or board meetings.

MEMBERSHIP: Open to all persons who agree to abide by Society rules and rules of the Federations.
Annual fees: $20.00 for a Family Membership, $18.00 for a Single Membership, $15.00 for a Senior Membership (Single or Family over 65), and $15 for a Junior Membership (under 18). Optional name badges are available for a one-time fee of $5.00.

ANNUAL EVENTS: Yearly activities include a silent auction of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, equipment, and other items related to our interests; participation in the Colorado Contin-tail, the largest mineral swap show in Colorado; participation as a member of the Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council in sponsoring the largest gem and mineral show in Colorado, and the Founder’s Day dinner.

FIELD TRIPS: The Society sponsors several field trips from Spring through Fall for the purpose of collecting minerals, crystals, and fossils. These trips are one-day, two-day, and occasional several-day adventures. A field trip guide is published each year in May.

MINERAL MINUTES is the official publication of the COLORADO MINERAL SOCIETY and is published monthly October through May with special editions as needed. All correspondence to Mineral Minutes should be sent to Editor, P.O. Box 280755, Lakewood, CO 80228-0755. Any material herein may be reproduced by any club if proper credit is given. Material from many sources is used in the Mineral Minutes. While it is believed that these items are accurate, neither the editor nor the Colorado Mineral Society assumes any liability for their use. Advertiser’s claims are their own, and their products are not warranted by the Colorado Mineral Society.


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