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Annual Renewals - Insurance & Member Society Directory Renewal  (2021 Membership dues waived)

National Event this Wednesday - The Federation EFAC presents: A National Roundtable discussion on 2/17/2021 designed for Field Trip Leaders and Presidents.
"Can we stop the trend of losing access to collecting sites?"

And Updates...



Eastern Field Access Council (EFAC)

"Losing Ground"
How can we can keep our traditional collecting sites from closing?

Wednesday, 2/17 @ 6:30 via Zoom


*If you are a Local Society Field Trip Leader or President, email for Registration link.  Registration closes Tue 2/16 for efmls members and nationally on Mon 2/15.


   2021 Insurance & Membership Renewal
Society Annual Renewal Form

It's that time again and this year, only one time!

Local Treasurers and Presidents have been sent the link to complete the online webform.  If you are a Treasurer or the designated record keeping individual to complete for your society, please email:

Please have someone from your society complete by March 1, 2021




If you are a EFMLS Dues Paying member of one of our 112 Affiliate Member Societies, we want to hear from you!  Go here to take the survey.  We appreciate your feedback!

And finally...  the Federation would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Heather Shields in her role as webmaster and facebook Admin for the past 2 years.  And for continuing her roles past November.   Heather has received several awards for her many efforts.

Above: receiving a Presidential Service Award at the 2019 Convention.
Thank you Heather!
Photo by Mark Kucera


UPCOMING Federation Meetings & Events:

For the most updated listing of things going on, please visit:  and bookmark the page.

-Wednesday, 2/24 at 5:30 pm - Change Management & Leadership Council meeting.  Special Topic:  Understanding the Affiliation between the local Societies & the Federations (plural).  "An education what Federations are, were and may become."  
For more information, please contact the Council Co-Chairs at

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