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Membership is open to all children and adults!

Member Perks can include:

  • Monthly Newsletter and the digital [ Archive ]

  • Meetings currently via [ Zoom ]

    • Presentations

    • Silent Auction

    • Refreshments Provided by Member Hosts

    • Meeting Current Members

    • Show & Tell

  • Events & Shows

    • Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show (April)

    • Summer Picnic (August)

    • Holiday Party (December)

    • Volunteering Opportunities

  • Rock & Mineral Collection Trips

  • Carnegie Museum of NH (1x) Reimbursement

Become a Member:

  1. Complete the membership application 1 of 2 ways:

    • .PDF download / print application

    • Website application submission

      • Please note this is an experimental feature.

      • At current, our club officers will still need a completed, print copy upon receiving payment.  They are available at the meetings and events!

  2. Make checks payable to: Monongahela Rockhounds

  3. Bring payment method (and printed applications) to a meeting, give to a club officer, or mail:

Monongahela Rockhounds

P.O. Box 18063

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Annual Membership Dues:

  • $10.00 - Individual

  • $20.00 - Family

  • +$10.00 additional for print/mail newsletter option

 

Next Steps:

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Application

or

Update Membership / Contact Info

Privacy Policy:  The Monongahela Rockhounds maintains a database of member names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for club operations.  For member privacy, this information is only made available to the current club officers.  The Monongahela Rockhounds officers will never knowingly distribute your personal information to any other group or organization for any purpose.

Note:  This is an experimental feature.  At current, our club officers will still need a completed, print copy upon receiving payment.  They are available at the meetings and events!

Mission Statement

The Monongahela Rockhounds promotes, among its members and the general public, an interest in the collection of minerals, fossils, and associated items, their use in lapidary work, and the study and classification of minerals, gemstones, and other items of such nature.

Meetings

Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, except for July and August, at 7:30 pm at the Munhall Borough Building, 20th Ave. and West Street, Munhall, PA, 15120.

Note: Occasionally, there are changes to the schedule due to conflicts with collecting trips and holiday weekends.

Affiliations

The club is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

Meeting Agenda and Activities

The Monongahela Rockhounds monthly meeting typically consists of the following activities:  Meetings usually begin with a presentation by an invited speaker or club member on a topic of mineral, fossil, or lapidary interest.  Following the presentation is a social break with snacks and drinks and a silent auction of donated hobby related materials, the proceeds of which are used to support club activities and operations.  Following the break, there is a show-and-tell period.  The evening concludes with the club's business meeting, during which various topics of club interest are discussed including volunteer activities, upcoming events, shows, and club trips.

The Monongahela Rockhounds usually sponsors two collecting trips per year and hosts an annual summer picnic and holiday party for members.

Operations

The Monongahela Rockhounds membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Club officers are elected every other November for two year terms.

Membership Fees

Individual: $10.00 per year with e-mailed (+online) newsletters.

Family: $20.00 per year with e-mailed (+online) newsletters.

Individual or family requesting a printed newsletter to be mailed to them must pay an additional $10.00 per year (for printing and postage costs).

Note: For new members, dues paid September 1st or later are good through the following membership year.  Family memberships include only immediate family members living in the same residence.  For family memberships, please list only the family members that will be participating in club activities.

Privacy Policy

The Monongahela Rockhounds maintains a database of member names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for club operations.  For member privacy, this information is only made available to the current club officers.  The Monongahela Rockhounds officers will never knowingly distribute your personal information to any other group or organization for any purpose.

 

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