Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a new Youth Day Chair


Looking for an energetic AGMS member to take over the Youth Day Chair. This chair involves the Quest for Knowledge as well as Friday, Youth Day. I have enjoyed this for the past 10+ years but need to pass this on.  I thought it would be nice to be able to train someone this year instead of dumping this on show committee next year.

Jobs functions are to verify the Quest; pre-register students starting Sept 1st; create Quest maps and set out maps at show; set up Friday Youth Day table; distribute Quest flags; greet students and  teachers; take down Friday Youth Day table, and a few other little things.

Time commitment at the show on Friday, from open to about 2pm.  Thursday set up takes about an hour. Tear down on Friday afternoon, about 20 minutes.

Please contact Susan @ or visit with me at a meeting.

Field Trip Committee needs a new Chairperson

We all want to go places to explore our interests in the hobby – whether it is collecting, caving,  or visiting geological sites/museums most members want more opportunities to learn about our hobby.  This year saw some great progress in developing that aspect of our club.  We need a motivated member to step up and take charge of planning and scheduling field trips.

No one person can come up with all the ideas or do all the work, though.  So even if you aren’t comfortable leading the charge, your help would be appreciated by whomever takes on this responsibility.

If you can help out, contact Laird Fowler.

Annual Show Committee Needs a New Boss


Our Annual show is a hugely important activity to our club.  It provides us exposure to new potential members.  It gives us an opportunity to educate the public and swap stories, specimens, knowledge with people of like interests.  And it provides a significant portion of the club’s annual operating budget.

This past year’s chairman’s duties have been fulfilled and we need a new show chairman to take up the reins.   Can you help out?

If you’d like to run the show, or you just want to help out with the show, contact Laird Fowler.

Demonstrators Needed for Paleontological Society of Austin (PSoA) annual show

AGMS has been formally invited to attend  the Austin Gem & Mineral Society to participate in the Paleontological Society of Austin (PSoA) annual show, Fossil Fest.  Their  26th annual show will be held Nov. 19 & 20, 2016 at Old Settlers Association in Round Rock, Texas.  PSoA has held a spot forAGMS to demo cabbing, dino rub, inform the public about AGMS and etc.

Set up will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 from 3pm to 8pm.  The booth will be in the hall with the other dealers where you will get the most traffic.  There will be 3 six foot tables with access to power.  We just need to bring your equipment, lighting, signage and staff!

If you can help, contact James Mercier or Laird Fowler.