In General
We are earth science enthusiasts whose hobby is gems, minerals and fossils!  Member interests
include Paleontology, Fossil Collecting, Geology, Mineral Collecting, Lapidary Arts, Faceting, Stone
Carving, Knapping, Gems, Gem Trees, and Jewelry Making ( channel work, silversmithing,
goldsmithing, wire wrap, beads, and more).

The club is involved in educational activities, field trips, demonstrations, swap meets, and other
kinds of fun and exciting get-togethers.


Purpose
The purpose of this society shall be an educational relationship among its members for exchange
of the results of such studies and classifications with similar societies and the public.


Affiliation
The Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society, Inc. is affiliated with, and is a member of, the Oklahoma
State Council of Mineralogical Societies, the
Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
and the
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

Monthly Meetings
Our general meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Will Rogers
Garden Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36th St., Oklahoma City, OK.  Board meetings are held on the
second Thursday.  There will be no regular meetings in June or in
December.


Work Nights
We also have two Work Nights at 6:00pm on the first Monday AND the second Tuesday of each
month when we meet informally to share information, teach each other, and work together on
projects.


Other Events
June (club picnic) and December (Christmas Party) are exceptions; times and places for these
events will be announced and published.


Membership
Adult Members - Open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  Contingent upon payment of
membership fee and Board approval



Are you interested in joining?  Send us an email.
About OMGS

Officers

President:  Jami Poor
Vice President:  Ken Smith
Secretary:  Nicole Paizis
Treasurer: Anna Waggoner
Directors (one year)
: Keith Causey, Brenda Hibbler, Melinda Keith
Directors (two year): Alvina Knispel, Ron Krakowski, Dick Opalka, Steve Oram
Parliamentarian:  Don Knispel
Procurement Officer:  Theron James
Rockologist:  Ken Smith
Photographer:  Debbie Krog
Membership
Chair:  Nicole Paizis and Brenda Hibbler
Field Trips
Chair:  Richard Simpson
Librarian:  Teresa Gabrish

Audio Visual: Ralph Poe