The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc

EFMLS Programs & Committees

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

The EFMLS operates its Programs on a Committee Co-Chair Model with a minimum of 4 standing members and 1 Ex-Officio member*.

Co-Chairs (2)
Affiliate Society Local President or Local Member (2)
*Ex-Officio Member: EFMLS President or Executive Committee Leader (1)

Held at the Annual Convention

Co-Chairs-

OPEN

Contact the Annual Auction Co-Chairs:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

Contact the Annual Directory Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

Contact the Audit & Review Committee at:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

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

Contact the BEAC Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

Larry Heath, Co-Chair

Christine Conlon, Co-Chair

Email the Council:

 

Email the Communications Office

Program Description –see EMFLS Annual Directory (2020)

Contact the Convention Advisory Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

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

Contact the Each One Teach One Award Chair:
Betsy Oberheim
717-469-2243
Communications@EFMLS.org

 

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

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

Contact the Eastern Field Trip Alliance (EFTA) Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

A pilot program to increase and share field collecting opportunities among our affiliate member societies.  Go to efmls.org/efta for more info.  –per EFMLS Annual Direcctory (2020)

Contact Elections

Communications@EFMLS.org

 

Contact the History Committee Chair:  Alan Holmes

508-331-5492

Communications@EFMLS.org

 

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

For full position description, click here –> EFMLS Operating Procedures

Contact the Acting Insurance Coordinator:  David Nock

Insurance@efmls.org

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

For full position description, click here –> EFMLS Operating Procedures

Contact the Legal Advisory Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

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

Contact the Librarian/Programs Chair:
Janice Kowalski
516-819-8883
Communications@EFMLS.org

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

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

Contact the Long Range Planning Committee:
Communications@EFMLS.org

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

Communications@EFMLS.org

The Nominating Committee prepares a list of candidates for office for the following year.  –per EFMLS Annual Directory

Committee consists of 6 members who serve a 3-year term. For full position description, see EFMLS Operating Procedures here:  COMING SOON

Communications@EFMLS.org

per EFMLS Annual Directory

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

Contact the Scholarship Chairperson – “Currently OPEN”

Scholarship@EFMLS.org

See Scholarship page

Contact the facebook Admin – Susie Lamb

Communications@EFMLS.org

For full Policy & Position description, see SOPP here:  COMING SOON

Contact the Bylaws Committee at:

Communications@EFMLS.org

Reviews proposed amendments from Member Societies, the Executive Board, Past President Advisory Council and Bylaws Committee for clarity and compatibility.  Suggests changes to proposed 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.

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

Contact the Supplies Chair:  Alan Holmes

Supplies@efmls.org

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

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

Contact the Technology Group

 

Contact the WebService Group:

WebService@EFMLS.org

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

Contact the Website Contest Chairperson:  Alison Pacut

pacutgarnet@gmail.com

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

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

Contact the All  American Award Chair:
Communications@EFMLS.org

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

For full position description, click here –> EFMLS Operating Procedures – pg (COMING SOON)

Contact the BEAC Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

Contact the Conservation & Legislation Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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 here:  COMING SOON

Contact Cyndy at:

Cyndy Hummel
919-779-6426
mchummel@mindspring.com

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

Contact the Endowment Chair:

Communications@EFMLS.org

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

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

Contact the Rockhound of the Year Chairperson:

“Currently OPEN”

ROTY@emfls.org

per EFMLS Annual Directory

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

Communications@EFMLS.org

per EFMLS Annual Directory

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

Contact the Uniform Rules Chairperson:

Barbara Sky (AFMS Representative of Eastern)

ShowExhibiting@efmls.org

636-207-8766 mobile: 314-265-7603

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

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

Contact the Ways & Means Chairperson:  Position OPEN

Fundraising@efmls.org

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

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

Contact the Website Contest Chairperson:  Alison Pacut

pacutgarnet@gmail.com

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

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

*  Denotes: an affiliated Federation Program