Category Archives: President’s Notes

News from the AGMS President

November 2016 President’s Notes

PARTNERSHIPS are a core element of any organization. AGMS is no  different. Our partnerships are numerous. Probably our Gem Capers illustrates how many we truly have. Stop and recall how many you can identify.

Fossilfest is just around the corner. One of our greater partners is hosting their annual show in Georgetown. I plan to be there both days staffing the AGMS booth. Won’t you come join me?

Continuing this PARTNERSHIP thread, we are planning 2017 field trips soon.  We will be reaching out to several of our partners in joint trips.  More about this at our November meeting. See you there!

Laird

October President’s Notes

October is here and so we focus upon OUR show. Your help is needed to ensure that our services, activities and booths are covered. If you haven’t done so, find Brian’s e-mail (jmw…) which has the volunteer schedule. Pick an activity on those days you can help and let Brian know.

We will have a General meeting on Oct 27th. We are trying to get one of the speakers at the show to present their Gem Capers’ program. It’s frustrating to be working and miss one of the talks. By having one of them present at our meeting helps all of us.

We are still scheduled for the field trip scheduled for Oct 29th. Frank Roberts will go with us and share the geology, history, etc. Details will be forwarded later this month.

Speaking about field trips, the Board is seeking suggestions for trips for 2017. We are seeking day as well as overnight(s) trips. We’ll also try co-oping with other rock clubs. Some suggestions have been: topaz hunting,
Emerald Ridge pegmatite, Thanksgiving -West Texas agate hunt, Hot Springs-Arkansas hunt as well as back to the petrified wood ranch. So let me or one of the Board members know of your interests.

See you at GEM CAPERS,
Laird