Please forward to your membership.  Thank you

Since most of us can't meet as we normally would
for our Annual Holiday Parties this year, why not join
your fellow EFMLS Rockhounds for our first virtual
Holiday Bash / Fesitvus...


       ~ A Petrified Yule Log Event ~



2020 EFMLS Holiday Bash / Festivus!!! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm on Zoom! Open to all current members of the Eastern Federation.


- Go Here for the Flyer!

- Go Here to Register on Zoom!

New Contest Announced last week:
Best Santa Beard!


1-  Best Petrified Specimen Contest -  Participants show their favorite petrified specimen and the audience votes on the Top 3 specimens.  Winners get prize & bragging rights and participants get a parting gift.
Donations provided by the Delaware MIneralogical Society.
2-  Show & Tell - Show off your best specimen received in 2020.
     A. Specimen was a gift
     B. Specimen was self-collected
     C. Specimen received by swap OR
     D. Specimen was purchased
*Entries valid back to March, 2019 due to the Pandemic.  Multiple mineral prizes awarded.
Donations provided by Dave Shapiro (FOMNJ)(NOJMS)
Festivus Contests –
     A.  Holiday "Get-Up" Contest:  (Participant's wearable holiday themed;
          sweater, outfit, accessories, etc.).  Prizes awarded for the following
          -Most Original
Donations provided by
Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Washington, DC


     B.  Festive Holiday Background Contest (NOTE: Not virtual background!):
          What everyone sees on Zoom (an interesting put together staged
          holiday background)

     C. Best Santa Beard Contest - "Self explanatory"


The EFMLS Party Planning Committee would like to thank all of the donors for this event.  They are looking for more mineral related donations (i.e. mineral or fossil specimens, books or media, etc.)  To donate, please email

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