at 6:30 PM
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. We do
not hold a meeting the month of our annual gem show.
start 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
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 check in.
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
As you can see, the meeting
is a part of the club life you will absolutely not want to miss out. So