The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc

April 30, 2021 – We learned today that the 2021 Syracuse Society’s Annual Show has been cancelled.  The Federation will hold certain events of the Annual Convention as planned by Zoom.

2021 Regional Show & Annual Convention

DISCLAIMER:  As Covid-19 Restrictions in New York State remain in place, it is uncertain whether the physical Convention will take place in Syracuse, NY in July.  As the Convention Advisory Committee Chair, I will continue to coordinate with the Host Society on updates from the state as they develop.  In the event the 2021 EFMLS Convention can not be held physically in Syracuse, the Convention will be held virtually on the same dates (just as we did for last year’s Convention in Hickory, NC)

Thank you, Cyndy
EFMLS Convention Advisory Chair 2020 – 2021

Hosted by the Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse (GMSS)
Scheduled for July 9-12, 2021 – Syracuse, NY

The Eastern Federation conducts their Annual Convention each year in concert with a Regional Show sponsored by an Affiliate Member Society. As many members as possible of Member Societies are encouraged to attend as there are individuals and programs available to help their local organizations with their local business. The weekend events include one or more field trips and a variety of awards are presented at the Saturday Evening Banquet and Editor’s (BEAC) & Website Contest Breakfast. There is also great camaraderie during the event and the shows are always excellent.

For more info: contact Cyndy Hummel, Chair of the EFMLS Convention Advisory Committee:

Hosted by: GMSS

Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, Inc.

GMSS – NY Annual Show on Facebook

GMSS – Website

Convention Agenda:

Friday, July 9th

• Hybrid* Annual Meeting at 7 PM (Convention Hotel most likely* 2020 Bylaws mandate in person Annual Meetings be held in concert with virtual meeting.  Due to Covid-19, the continuation of the 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at 7 PM before the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Saturday, July 10th
• Editor’s Breakfast at 8 AM
• GMSS Annual Show
New York State Fairgrounds – 10 AM to 6 PM
• EFMLS Annual Auction at the show venue – 1:30 PM
• EFMLS Banquet (Convention Hotel)
6:00 Happy Hour
7:00 Dinner

Sunday, July 11th
• GMSS Annual Show – 10 AM to 5 PM
• Field Trip to Tully to look for trilobites and brachiopods (time: TBD)

Monday, July 12th
• Field trip to Herkimer to look for Herkimer Diamonds (time: TBD)

We will keep you informed of more details as they become available.
Cheryl Brown, Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Syracuse
Show Chairperson

REGISTRATION FORMS & MORE INFO will be posted on this page as they become available.