EFMLS Programs & Committees

For more complete information on EFMLS Programs, please see the Standard Operating Procedures and Policies.

Ways & Means Chairperson:  Cheryl Neary

Studies ways and institutes means to raise additional funds for the EFMLS and the AFMS.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

All American Award Chair: Cheryl Neary

Processes applications from EFMLS member societies entering the AFMS contest. –per EFMLS Annual Directory

(Held at the Annual Convention)

Chair:  Cheryl Neary

The EFMLS Annual Auction is held in conjunction with the EFMLS Annual Convention and an additional source of funds for Federation general operating expenses.  Items auctioned are typically donated by members of the Federation or by dealers at the Regional Show during the Annual Convention. –per EFMLS Annual Directory

 Audit & Review Committee:  Open

The Audit & Review Committee conducts an annual audit or review of all documents pertaining to the administration of monetary issues of all offices or committees responsible for the collection, maintaining, or disbursement of funds.  Performs other usual and customary duties as may be assigned or prescribed. –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Endowment Chair: Larry Huffman

Raises funds, the interest of which is to be used to offset the expenses incurred by the AFMS.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Rockhound of the Year Chairperson: Ellery Borow

Scholarship Foundation Coordinator: Steve Weinberger

Larry Huffman  

Assists neighboring Regional Federation Chairpersons in maintaining good relations between Regional Federations.  -per EFMLS Annual Directory

Bill Stephens 

BEAC Advisory:  Lucy Jackson

BEAC Chair: Betsy Oberheim

The Bulletin Editors’ Advisory Committee assists editors and fosters the publication of local newsletters by way of multiple activities, the most visible of which is the annual Bulletin Editors’ Contest.  -per EFMLS Annual Directory

Bylaws Committee Contact: Bill Stephens

Reviews proposed amendments from Member Societies, the Executive Board, Past President Advisory Council and Bylaws Committee for clarity and compatibility.  Suggested changes to recommended amendments when appropriate.  Assures that financial implications of proposed amendments are clear and complete and accompany proposed amendment.  -per EFMLS Annual Directory

Bylaws Committee shall retain the services of a legal professional (J.D. or Esq.) when reviewing amendments or changes proposed to the committee.

Convention Advisory Chair: Cheryl Neary

The Convention Advisory Committee processes invitations from local societies wishing to host a Federation Show.  -per EFMLS Annual Directory

Convention Show Chair: Cheryl Neary

 Annual Directory Chair: Beverly Eisenbacher

Each One Teach One Award Chair: Betsy Oberheim  

Committee honors the efforts of individual Society members who advance the interests of mineralogy and earth sciences through education, time and effort.  To be considered for the annual award, individuals must provide services without financial gain.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

EFF Contact: Barbara Ringhiser

History Committee Chair:  OPEN [Ellery Borrow (acting)]

Keeps all important records and documents of the Federation.  –per EFMLS Annual Director

Betsy Oberheim

Insurance Coordinator:  Ellery Borow 

Arranges for the annual insurance package available to EFMLS Societies.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

 Legal Advisory Chair: Bill Stephens (acting)

Assists the President and Executive Board with legal matters.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Social Media Coordinator: Andrew “Dirtman” Eppig

Facebook Page:  Facebook.com/EFMLS  

 Conservation & Legislation Chair: Bill Stephens

Purpose is to create an awareness among all Federation members of matters concerning conservation and the environment, and proposed legislation that will affect their interest and activities.  -per EFMLS Annual Directory

For full position description, see EFMLS Operating Procedures 

Contact the Supplies Chair:  Ellery Borow

The Supplies Committee keeps, maintains and sells EFMLS and AFMS supplies and materials.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Uniform Rules Chairperson: Ellery Borow

The EFMLS representative on the AFMS Uniform Rules Committee assists in formulating the rules used for competitive exhibits and is in charge of AFMS Competition when the EFMLS hosts the AFMS Convention. Oversees the judging and competition of exhibit displays at the EFMLS Convention Regional Show.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

EFMLS.org Webmaster & Site Manager: Bill Stephens

EFMLS.org Website Developers: MAD House Graphics

Sets up, maintains, and helps disseminate information about the Federation via the EFMLS Website.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Website Contest Chairperson:  OPEN

The committee conducts an annual competition among affiliate member societies. Entries are also submitted to the AFMS national competition.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Eric Hoffman,
Cheryl Neary,
Ellery Borow,
Carrie Meyers,
Janice Kowalski

Wildacres Chair: Steve Weinberger

Librarian/Programs Chair: Janice Kowalski 

Maintains and fills request for the extensive EFMLS media library.  List of available programs to sign out can be found at efmls.org/library.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Long Range Planning Committee: OPEN
Committee studies matters which may impact the future of the Federation.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

For full position description, see EFMLS Operating Procedures here:  COMING SOON

RJ Harris

Ellery Borow

*  Denotes: an affiliated Federation Program