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Why Join?

The Benefits of Membership

  1. Attend as many of our meetings as you like and no one will look at you funny
  2. Join us on our field trips (Insurance only covers members, so non-members can’t go)
  3. Free entrance to our yearly show (But we WILL make you work)
  4. Monthly newsletter
  5. Information from other members regarding local sales of rocks & minerals
  6. Membership in the Midwest Federation and the American Federation and access to their information
  7. Attend our Christmas Party (We usually do a White Elephant Gift Exchange, which is lots of fun!)
  8. Say you are a member of the Ozarks Gem & Mineral Society and wear a name tag at our meetings!

Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, color, religion or religious practice, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (members under 16 must be sponsored by an adult member), national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, or military status and is interested in any of the following:

  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Mineralogy
  • Lapidary
  • Jewelry-Making
  • Related Youth Activities



*Must be  ≤ 16 years old and sponsored by a current adult member

Our memberships run from January until December.

New members who join after our regular September club meeting are considered members until the following December. For example, if a couple signs up for membership on October 6, 2022 their membership will run until December of 2023.

Two Junior Members on a field trip to Washington County, MO looking for druzy quartz

Apply for Membership

Click here to apply: Membership Application

A copy of our Bylaws can be found here: Bylaws

If you would prefer to pay in cash or by check, please print a copy of the application, fill it out, and send it (along with a check payable to “Ozarks Gem & Mineral Society” for your membership dues) to:

Ozarks Gem & Mineral Society
404 W. South Street
 P. O. Box 2291
Nixa, MO 65714-9998

Or you can come and see us at any of our meetings or events and sign up in person!