Our monthly meetings get us together in-person for a fun & educational evening of fascinating presentations, auctions, raffles, lively conversation and sharing club-related interests. Our Youth Chapter "JR ROCKHOUNDS" meets on the same day.
Our two-day show, GemWorld, draws a huge crowd every year from all over, and we always welcome extra hands to keep it amazing for the community! Clubhouse also welcomes volunteers for officer positions and club activities.
Does a trip with friends to local gemstone quarries, places of geologic intrigue, and fossil hunting sites excite you? Members can enjoy scheduled field trips to see interesting geology & hunt for specimens.
Members enjoy an extensive library at the Clubhouse to browse and borrow educational materials, with a diversity of topics for quality research and inspiration. In addition, our monthly newsletter CRACK‘N CAB keeps members informed on the society’s programs & activities.
The Marie Cole Skill Center, located at the Clubhouse, provides members with access to lapidary equipment, and classes on how to use it for making your own components for jewelry and other designs. Learn more.
Yes, we hold contests! Contests in Lapidary & Mineral Displays give members the chance to share their work and collections with others in friendly competition. Our auctions let members purchase materials in an exciting bidding game, while supporting the Club. Browse our Auction & Display contest rules.
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Print, fill out and follow the rest of the instructions on the form to begin your membership. We're happy to have you!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS: Held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30PM (excluding July, August and December, when other club functions take it's place.)
JR. ROCKHOUNDS: We have a Youth Club! Jr. Rockhounds of CNY meets at 6:30PM on same nights as General Membership Meetings, sponsored by the Syracuse Gem and Mineral Society. Jr. Rockhounds fosters youth activities in the earth sciences and lapidary arts in a family fun style. Open to all young club members from 4 to 18 including parents and grandparents who may accompany them.
BOARD MEETINGS: Board Meetings held the first Tuesday of each month at 7PM. All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend our Board Meetings.
All meetings & workshops take place at the Clubhouse in the old Ponderosa Plaza in Liverpool. Look for the Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse sign (and rock displays) in the window!
209 Oswego Street
Liverpool, New York 13088
Check the rules for our Auction and Display Contest club activities, as well as our Society's constitution and by-laws.
List of current officers for The Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse and contact information.
GMSS - Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, Inc.
209 Oswego Street, Liverpool NY 13088
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