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Welcome to the Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society. Referred to as AMLS.
The primary purpose of this Society is for persons interested in the study, collection and lapidary treatment of rocks and minerals, to associate as members.
AMLS uses the digital age to communicate with the members through Facebook, email and via the website. Once we receive your application, you will receive a welcome email with your club ID. You will need to reply to this email which will complete the registration.
Members find out what’s going on and how to participate in the club through the members-only Facebook group,their email, reading the Rockhound Roundup newsletter and attending club meetings. The Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society Members-Only Facebook group is where members can read and post. This will be invaluable for notifications and up to the minute communication.
As a member of AMLS you should plan on coming to meetings as often as practical where we share our interests and experiences. You will be expected to participate with the club as an active member. Our activities are held by the club members for the benefit of club members and everyone is encouraged to engage themselves with their interests.
Once you are a member, you may be asked to take part as a committee member in one of the clubs committees. This is a fun and essential part of club life. By doing this you will help the club function in the way it is intended, to share the work necessary to provide member services.
The next progression in your membership will be as a committee chairperson. If you have particular interests or skills that your club can use, this is where you will be rewarded the most in club life participation. As a chairperson you can request other members to assist you as committee members and together bring the club to a higher level of resources and activities.
After you have been a member for a couple of years, you may be called upon to serve as a as an officer. This takes a dedicated individual willing be a leader.
Communication between members is important. We as a club welcome every member to make suggestions and comments that will keep everyone excited to be an active part of the society.
Guests are always welcome at meetings, we encourage members to invite others see what we enjoy as a rock club.
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