A 45 to 60 minute presentation by a guest speaker. About a 60 Minute
Business Meeting. Short Show & Tell presentations. Refreshments.
All AGMS meetings are held at the AGMS facility located at 6719
Burnet Lane, Austin Texas (Click
here for a map).
The regular monthly meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every
month except October, November & December. The meetings start
at 7:00 PM. The Officer Induction Banquet is held in December
(date & time to be announced) in
lieu of a monthly meeting. October and November meetings will be
annouced in The Stone Chipper , and on the AGMSList group on Yahoo.
good way to stay in
contact with everyone and get information faster is to join
AGMSlist on yahoo. If you would like to join this
list and are a member in good standing, or would just like more
information please click request.
Austin Gem & Mineral Society Membership
Please join us for our 2016 annual Rock Swap, April9th 2016.
To see flyer click here.
be interested in one subject more than others. When a significant
of members share the same interests and a leader steps forward,
they can create
a splinter group called a Special Interest Group, shortened to SIG.
a SIG can schedule and use the AGMS facility for their sub-group. AGMS
several active groups and others appear as interests change. Click on
below to learn more about a group.
AGMS offers the following
Mineral Identification SIG
meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
Don't see your special
interest listed above, please email us
by clicking interest
and letting us know your interests.
Classes are offered by AGMS and are taught
by volunteer members for AGMS members. Classes are offered, based on
and availability of instructors and equipment. Class length and meeting
are set by the instructor, and vary dependent upon the class. A nominal
charged for the classes to cover the cost of operating the facility.
classes require the student to purchase consumables, generally
To email our education
chairman and learn more
about classes, suggest a class, or volunteer to teach a class
please click classes.
here to check our Calendar for latest classes.
Trips are sponsored by AGMS and AGMS members are also frequently
join other club's ventures. As a member of the South Central
members have outgoing liability coverage during field trips. This
trip target from liability issues as a result of the field trip.
2016 Filed Trips subject to
change verify on the YAHOO LIST to be sure.
To find out more information
about field trips or
have a suggestion about a field trip please click trip.
here to check our Calendar for upcoming field trips.
of AGMS is to provide a program that draws on the natural
curiosity that children have of their
tries to provide activities that will stimulate the interests in the
sciences, focus being on rocks, gems, minerals, and
This includes collecting, cleaning, analyzing and
compete in our annual "Egg Carton Collection" competition
at our annual show, Gem Capers. Every junior is encouraged to submit a
collection for judging and as the name implies, the collection is
housed in a one dozen size egg carton.
junior member in good standing
a junior is welcome to check out books from our library.
To learn more about our junior program please email us by
Harriet Strieber Library
"Books are the Gems
Knowledge", reads the official plaque, "The Harriet Strieber
Library." When AGMS acquired the current clubhouse in the late 1980's
set aside an entire room to house the now burgeoning collection of
library is located across from the office in the front of the building.
library is open for book check out anytime the club house is open for
function. Any meeting night (board, show committee or
shop nights, or other times. If you need a book and need to come
specific time (other \than those listed) please notify one of the
that special arrangements may be made. Any member in good standing with
welcome to check out books. Members may check out 3 items for two
months at a time,
as long as they have no over dues or lost books. If additional time is
please contact one of the librarians for an extension. Books may be
anytime the building is open or closed. Please use the mail slot
return books when the building is locked. A librarian may be
The library holdings include hard back, paperback
and loose leaf
books. VCR tapes, CD's, a juniors section, periodicals, vertical files
maps. For onsite research there is even a reference section.
our library for a complete listing of books and other selections. Happy
For a sample list click here.
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