Thank You for your interest in the South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society!

MUCH TO OFFER, MUCH TO SHARE
Our club offers monthly, open-to-the-public meetings with stimulating, expert speakers and time to meet fellow rock hounds, gem lovers,  and earth science enthusiasts.
Field trips, a members-only library, lapidary classes, and more!
All meetings are free to attend and open to all – join us!

OUR PURPOSE
Founded in 1962, The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in the earth sciences and lapidary arts by furthering the knowledge of its members and the public, by disseminating knowledge methods and procedures for the study, collections, and classification, of rocks, minerals and fossils, and the methods to cut, alter and fashion and convert earth science for specimens for lapidary purposes.

WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
Members step up to do their share – We look to members for support of club activities, functions, and events. Membership is open to persons with an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, Earth sciences, lapidary, jewelry making, related areas of crafts or collecting, and a general desire to spend time with other enthusiasts.

MEMBERS – DUES ARE DUE!
Single Member: $20/year (such a great deal!)
Additional Person in Same Home: $10 (let’s get the entire family in on the fun!)
Please mail your check to: SOCGEMS Post Office Box 279 San Clemente, CA 92674

OR PAY USING ZELLE – SEE DETAILS BELOW

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CLUB MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL

We encourage you to JOIN US!

Each month club and community members are treated to special guest speakers – experts in their fields! Located in the multi-purpose room at the San Clemente Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 92672 – entrance on Avenida del Mar, next to the library), club meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, begin at 7:15pm, are free and open to the public.
Our Club serves San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Anaheim, Brea, Tustin, Orange, Buena Park, Ladera Ranch – and more.
Traveling and miss your local club and fellow enthusiasts? Join us for a meeting! It’s a great way to expand your circle of rock hounding and mineral sciences friends!

USE ZELLE TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES

Send your membership dues with Zelle! It’s a quick and easy way to send money between banks, and it is free to use.

Click Here to see if your bank or credit union is participating or download the Zelle app.

Click Here to get you started if you haven’t used it before 

READY TO RENEW? Zelle your dues to socgems.millard@gmail.com
For the recipient’s name use our treasurer, ‘Amy Millard’.
It will then indicate funds will go to South Orange County Gem & Mineral Society.
Please write your name in the notes section.

ATTENTION SOCGEMS MEMBERS

It is time for our annual election of Officers and Committee Chairs.
During the pandemic shutdown, the Board has worked hard to provide ongoing monthly programs through Zoom and has worked behind the scenes to keep our club active.
Your help is needed now to help us continue serving our rockhounding community.

Please volunteer to join us in an Officer or Committee Chair capacity.

Send your name to Ellen Dupuy HERE with your phone number and the position you’d like to serve, or let Ellen know if you have any questions about the duties of any office.
We particularly need volunteers for Treasurer and Membership! Please help!
We will vote, via Zoom at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Officer Positions: President, VP, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer. Committee Chair Positions: Programs, Field Trips, Membership, Historian, Newsletter, Librarian, Hospitality, Publicity, Website, Ways and Means