Create A Facebook Page (NOT A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP)
If your mineral club does not have a Facebook page…. It needs one! Facebook is a great way to create events and advertise your show, your club meetings, and find new members. You can post pictures of your field trips etc. A Facebook “Group” is private and can be very limiting, especially if you are looking for new members or trying to attract people to your Mineral Shows. A Facebook Page is Public, A Facebook Group is Private.
Visit Our Shows and Events Page facebook.com/EFMLS
Create a Facebook Event for your Monthly Mineral Meetings
How do you create an event on Facebook? To create an event from your Facebook Page, click the Events button and then click the Create New Event link. You can also click the Create Event button in the top-right corner if you have past events that are listed in the screen. How do I create an event for my Facebook Page?
Send us a message on the Contact Page. Please list the show dates, times, locations, a link to your Society’s website, and show contact information.
Rock & Gem Magazine ( print and online )
Click Here to list your show in Rock and Gem Magazine and online. This is a FREE service.
Click Here to list your show on the the-vug.com. This is a FREE service
Click Here to list your show on the Mindat.org. This is a FREE service
Eventbrite.com list your show on the Eventbrite.org. This is a FREE service
https://rocktumbler.com/blog/rock-and-mineral-clubs/#ny list your show on the RockTumbler.com. This is a FREE service
NJ- PA – DE – MD Vendors.com
Rocks and Minerals.org
NOTICE TO SOCIETIES—Listing of all shows is a free service provided by ROCKS & MINERALS. Information on upcoming shows must be received at least four months before date of publication. Include date, place, sponsoring Society, contact person, phone number, and email and/or website. Send all notices to email@example.com. Click Here to List your Show for Free.
ALAA – American Lands Access Association
Show Dates for Gem and Mineral Shows Sponsored by Member Societies and Members of the American Lands Access Association, Inc. For inclusion in the list send your show information to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a website dedicated to Fossils. You must create an account and advertise your Fossil Show here. myfossil.org/events/
Local Newspapers – Online Community Bulletin Board
Most local newspapers have an online community bulletin board / online calendar and will allow you to add your show for free.
Local County Tourism Website
Most local county tourism offices have an online community bulletin board / online calendar and will allow you to add your show for free.
craigslist.com Choose your city on the right-hand side of the page – under the heading COMMUNITY – click on EVENTS – it will open a new screen – click POST in the upper right-hand corner of the screen – add your show / mineral event. ( will require setting up a free account)
Local Chamber of Commerce
Most local Chamber of Commerce Offices have an online community bulletin board / online calendar and will allow you to add your show for free.
app.evvnt.com/users/sign_in create an account and advertise your local mineral show. ( Will require setting up a free account)
12 X 18 CORRUGATED YARD SIGNS
The signs are great for high traffic areas, exit ramps near your event – lawn signs near or around the event. We do not promote or endorse any sign company. The signs can be purchased for as little as .84 cents each online from a sign company. Please check with your local city, town, or municipality regarding signs and sign ordinances.
Facebook Live is the best way to interact with viewers in real time. During your Mineral & Gem show you can go LIVE and show your Facebook viewers the beautiful and interesting things happening LIVE at your show. You can post this live video to your mineral Society’s Facebook Page. facebook.com/help/1636872026560015
Instagram is a cellphone or mobile device application. You can link your Instagram and Facebook accounts together. Instagram is all about posting pictures of your mineral shows, field trips etc, video your society meetings and post them.
EFMLS Show Coordinator
The Federation has a Show Coordinator who, when consulted, will help schedule shows so that nearby organizations will not schedule shows at the same time and be competing for the same audience. This, of course, only works when the people who are putting on the shows check with the coordinator. The Show Coordinator also sees that organization show information appears in the EFMLS News. Contact Cheryl Neary