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Who We Are

The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Inc was founded in 1957 by a group of people interested in the hobby and study of rocks and minerals.

We are a member club of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies which, in turn, is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

The purpose of the Society is:

  • To study and promote an interest in earth science, geology, paleontology, and mineralogy
  • To study and promote lapidary and the jewelry-making art
  • To conduct educational programs
  • To support youth activities and encourage interest in earth science and related areas on behalf of Youth


Officer member positions consist of:

  • President
    • Presides at all meetings of the Society and Board of Directors
    • Appoints all committees as approved by the Board of Directors
    • Ex-officio member of all committees
    • Exercise general supervision over all affairs of the Society
    • Coordinate work of the Officers and Committees
  • Vice-President
    • Act as aide to the President
    • Perform the duties of the President in case of absence or disability
    • Perform other duties assigned by the President or Board of Directors
  • Secretary
    • Keep and maintain all records of membership, attenance, minutes of all membership and Director’s meetings
    • Conduct correspondance required by President or Board of Directors
  • Treasurer
    • Have custody of all funds of the Corporation
    • Keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures
    • Make disbursements as authorized and approved by the Board of Directors
    • Prepare a montly financial statement and whenever requested by Board of Directors
    • Responsible for the maintenance of account books and records
  • Show Chairman
    • Produce an annual Gem and Mineral Show
    • Appoint committees as needed to assist them

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves for one year and meets monthly prior to the general meeting. It consists of:

  • Officers of the Corporation
  • Immediate Past-President
  • Two elected Directors
  • One Director for every 20 members


Click here for a copy of our Bylaws.