Meetings are at
on the 2nd Friday of each month
at the Cahaba Heights United Methodist
3139 Cahaba Heights Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
Members of the
Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society meet the 2nd Friday of each month at the
Cahaba Heights United Methodist church in Cahaba Heights.
gathering at 6:00 PM. Meetings last about 2 hours, but it will vary depending on the
amount of business conducted and the length of the program. Of course if you
can't stay until the end, we understand and don't take offense.
Visitors are always welcome as we
encourage members to invite visitors.
What to expect at a typical monthly meeting:
Members gather in the
fellowship room of the church for a potluck supper and meeting.
The doors are usually open prior to the start time giving plenty of time for
those bringing a meal offering to settle in.
There will be a signup sheet as well as a field trip signup if one is being
offered. Fill out a name tag so we can say hi to each other in person.
Other club information may be here as well so be sure you don't for get to
Please feel free to meet and greet, stake you out a place to sit at a
table and fix you something to eat as the meeting time proceeds. Don't be
shy about pulling up a chair wherever you can.
Meetings will usually begin at about 7:00 PM, giving most a chance to get
something to eat and have a seat, but don't worry if you're a little behind
just try to pay attention to the announcements and not make a ruckus as you
get settled in.
After the club president calls the meeting to order and has prayer, we hold
a short business meeting where the minutes of the last meeting are approved,
and other business is concluded. Members are invited to present any new
business. We like to recognize any visitors at this time as well as any new
members since the last meeting.
Each meeting hosts a lapidary or geological speaker or member presentation.
These presentations are very interesting and hopefully hit the topic of your
interest. It is surprising how often one of these presentations stirs a new
interest. Once a year, in lieu of the monthly presentation, we hold a
fundraising auction of minerals and rocks contributed by members. Be sure to
watch the newsletter for this important event.
On occasion we hold a drawing for door prizes: great mineral specimens or
rockhounding equipment and gifts. Members participate by bringing a door prize.
As you can see, the meeting is a
part of the club life you will absolutely not want to miss out. So come