Annual Convention

The upcoming event will adhere to CDC & State of North Carolina Guidelines during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

2020 EFMLS 70th Annual Meeting & Convention in Hickory, NC & via Zoom, October 23-24, 2020

Hosted by the Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club (Rescheduled from March, 2020)

The EFMLS Board of Directors voted on August 17, 2020, to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting virtually (via Zoom) as well as physically.


10/23- The 2020 EFMLS Annual Meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 23rd.  Register on Zoom here:

Click here for the Meeting Agenda (coming soon)

10/24- At 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 24th, we will hold the Annual Awards Ceremony by Zoom.  If you would like to participate in the Ceremony, please join us here:

The 2020 AFMS Scholarship Recipients for the EFMLS will be attending and give us a brief overview of their work and research.  This year’s recipients include Professors and Students from Virginia Tech and East Tennessee State University.
Website Contest Awards
-just added (10/19) BEAC Awards


We hope you can join us for our “Diamonds & Platinum” Event and the Catawba Club’s “Almost Gold” Show!!!

Due to COVID-19, the originally planned Annual Convention and Regional Show in March 2020, has been rescheduled to October 2020.

The Federation conducts their Annual Convention each year in concert with a Regional Show sponsored by an Affiliate Member Society. Federation business conducted at the Convention Annual Meeting is open to all members of Federation Member Society in good standing. Each Organization may be represented with two voting members (Delegates) by attending the Annual Meeting. As many members of Member Societies should attend as possible as there are individuals and programs available to help their local organizations. The weekend events include one or more field trips and a variety of awards are presented at the Saturday Evening Banquet and Editor’s Breakfast (BEAC). There is also great camaraderie during the event and the shows are always excellent. 

Host Society Info:

Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc. Annual Show: Event On Facebook

Details on the Convention Field Trip will be announced once they become available:

Future EFMLS Conventions:

  • 2021 Syracuse, NY – Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse
  • 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club

AFMS Endowment Fund 2019-2020
During the Annual Convention

Please consider Contributing to the AFMS Endowment Fund

Why contribute to the Endowment Fund? Simply, your donation of either an item donated (pretty rock) to the fund or the purchase of tickets helps tremendously with this important fundraiser for the Federation. The interest from the monies generated is used for AFMS special projects, such as, junior badges, judges training, digitizing of slide programs, just to name a few.

Tickets for the drawing are:

$5.00 per ticket or 5 for $20.00.
You may purchase your tickets from your Federation’s representative.