Meeting of the Athens Rock and Gem Club are currently cancelled due to concerns caused by the COVID-19 crisis and its impact for older people (like most of us). Be safe out there and follow recommendations for protect-ing yourselves and your families.

This could be a good time to go "rock hunting" at home. By going through your collection you may find treasures you had forgotten about! We hope to resume our meetings in a safer future.

Message from the President

Season's Greetings

As far as I can determine, as this eventful year comes to a close, it appears that everyone is on the "nice" list when it comes to wearing their masks, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding unnecessary crowds. I urge you to continue these measures throughout the holiday season. Be safe and enjoy spending the time with family.

It won't be much longer. Recent reports indicate that an approved Covid-19 vaccine will be available within weeks. Get at the head of line. Some of the other organizations I belong to are starting to schedule "shows" and group activities in March. So, tentatively I'm looking at March for our first club meeting in 2021. Let's see how it goes.

Happy Holidays – the pres.


Meetings are usually the third Tuesday of the month, excluding July and August.

We meet at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 800 Westlake Drive, Athens Ga 30606.

From Broad Street, turn south onto Alps Road. One block south of Colonial Promenade a.k.a. Beechwood just past Alps Road Elementary on the left. The room we meet in is on the left side of the church.

The business part of the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The educational program begins at about 8:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend the business meeting, but some may prefer to attend only the educational program.


Last Year . . .

The January meeting was a social event. Members brought in items for a "Show and Tell". There were many "treasures" to share and stories told about how the items were acquired or made.

Jim Maudsley brought
Jim Maudsley brought fossils
Jim Maudsley brought
Dave Smith brought Diamond Hill specimens


Jim Maudsley brought
Donna Book brought Jewelry she made and the 2011 William Holland catalog


Jim Maudsley brought
Rick Fain brought specimens he found from around the area