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Welcome to the online home of the West Central Illinois Rock and Mineral Club. If you are interested in rocks, minerals, gems or fossils, you've come to the right place. Organized in 1973, the WCIRMC is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS), the Midwestern Federation of Mineralogical Societies (MWF) and the Geodeland Earth Science Clubs, Inc. (GESCI). Our club's objective is to promote interest and education in the Earth Sciences as well as related fields of study. We have monthly meetings in addition to other interesting activities and field trips throughout the year. We welcome all ages and would love to have you join us! Rockhounding is a great family activity and we enjoy helping youth explore this great hobby. There are many related hobbies as well. Some of those are jewelry making, scrimshaw (carving), cabochon making, wire wrapping and flint knapping just to name a few. You are welcome to attend a meeting at any time. Due to the liability involved you will need to be a member to attend field trips or some activities. This can be taken care of the day of the event if necessary.
Annual dues are $10.00 for an individual and $15.00 for families or an adult sponsor/youth membership.
**Please note that memberships will not be active until dues are received**
Membership to our club offers many benefits:
- a copy of our monthly Rock Chatter newsletter
- access to a hard copy of the AFMS and MWF newsletters
- participation in our yearly club auction
- opportunities for field trips and other educational activities/programs
- a chance to have fun visiting with others who enjoy the hobby
- opportunities to exhibit or display your personal collections or creations
- the chance to join us for a great holiday meal and traveling rocky bingo
- and of course, a fun way to exercise!
We meet at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every month except September (which will be on the second Mon.). December's meeting includes a meal so it will start at 6:00pm. Meetings are held in the basement of the Trinity Lutheran Church 123 S. Campbell Street, Macomb, IL. May's meeting has typically been held on the campus of Western Illinois University.
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President - Rob Heath (309)772-2729
Vice President - Jackie Sullivan (309)313-2826
Secretary - Liz Burton
Treasurer - J.C. Moore (309) 789-6501
Newsletter Editor - Donna Moore (309) 789-6501