The Beehive Gem Club was organized in April 1970 as a part of the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies. In the mid-'70s the name was changed to Beehive Rock & Gem Club to better reflect the diverse interests of the members. Around the same time the membership voted to change over to the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This was so members who belonged to both Beehive Rock & Gem and Golden Spike Gem & Minerals (Northwest Federation) could place competitive display cases in rock shows of either federation.
The founders wanted to have a club that was basically oriented around taking field trips. Social activities center around the monthly meetings, gathering rocks together and fireside visiting in the evening on the trips. The January Winter Party, April Birthday Party and Auction bring us together when the weather does not allow for field trips. The August Potluck Picnic gives us an opportunity to compare notes from summer trips and talk of the fall trips.
More experienced members are always ready to help newer ones learn what to look for and what to do with the materials they find.
Half the fun for us is taking someone new out in the hills and helping them find pretty rocks or what will be pretty when they get them polished up.
The objectives of Beehive Rock and Gem Club is to stimulate interest in the collection of rocks, minerals, gem materials, and legal fossils. To discuss and impart our knowledge of the different phases of collecting, cutting, polishing and displaying them. Also to organize educational meetings, field trips and similar events while enjoying and protecting our natural resources.
The Beehive Rock and Gem Club subscribes to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Code of Ethics, and requires all members and guests to comply with that Code.
President - Debbie Larsen 385-319-2808 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Babette Nelson 801-395-4102
Secretary - Dave Offret 801-791-6081 Happyhunting4rocks@gmail.com
Treasurer - Tom Larsen 801-390-8270 email@example.com
Board of Directors -
Field Trip Coordinator - Dave Offret - 801-791-8061Happyhunting4rocks@gmail.com
Program Chairman - Club Program Committee
Door Prize Chairman - Jim Alexander 801 399-0785 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Chair - Linda Pilcher 801 392-7620 email@example.com
Membership Chairman - David Offret 801-791-6081 Happyhunting4rocks@gmail.com
Silent Auction Coordinator - Aaron & Logan Knight
Mini-Show Chairman -
Safety Chairman - Dennis Anderson 801 540-1649
Editor of BUZZER - Ron Yeoman 801-675-1901
Assistant Editor of BUZZER - Dave Harris 801 737-1266
Associate BUZZER Editor - Leora Alexander 801 399-0785 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Page manager- Steve Smith 801-781-0233 email@example.com
Publicity Specialist - Steve Smith 801-781-0233 firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling Committee - Linda Pilcher 801-392-7620