Eastern Field Trip Alliance - Field Trip Sharing Program

Eastern Field Trip Alliance (EFTA) Field Trip Sharing Program

How It Works

 EFMLS clubs that carry liability insurance take turns hosting a field trip. The hosting interval is based on the number of clubs in the program.

Benefits of being a  EFTA member club:

  • There is usually one EFTA field trip per month, so EFMLS clubs have many  field trips to offer their members.
  • The EFTA program gives rockhounds the opportunity to visit sites to which their home club may not have access.
  • Different club hosts each month, there are a variety of field trips.
  • Since the EFTA is part of the EFMLS, trips are all over the east coast.
  • Rockhounds get to meet rockhounds in other clubs.

EFTA Member Club Responsibilities:

  • Host a EFTA Field Trip
  • After the trip, submit a brief report of the trip
  • After the trip, renew EFTA membership by selecting a month/year from a range provided by the EFTA Coordinator

One of the things people join rock clubs for is the field trips. Clubs everywhere are painfully aware of how difficult it is to find new collecting sites, plus collecting sites they have are disappearing due to construction, new ownership, management changes, etc. Being a member of the EFTA field trip sharing program helps clubs provide an important benefit to their members by having field trips available. Just think of it, in exchange for hosting one trip every couple of years, your club gets dozens of trips from other clubs!

If you have any questions, please send email to David Nock at davidnock@gmail.com 

Club Forms

EFTA Membership Form (fillable form) (pdf)

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