WE ARE a family oriented Club with activities for adults and children of all ages.
WE ARE passionate about Rocks, Gems, Fossils, and Geology. Every meeting features either a Guest Speaker teaching about a variety of topics or a Social Activity among our members.
WE ARE volunteers helping serve families primarily living in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley and other neighboring communities in and near the Conejo Valley area of Ventura County in Southern California.
WE ARE participants and hosts of several Field Trips throughout the year in California and occasionally in different states.
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club (CGMC) was founded in 1971. We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers. CGMC promotes and extends the knowledge of Minerals, Geology, Fossils, Gems, Lapidary Arts and all other associated fields.
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club is a 501(C)3, so all operating funds are generated from Membership Fees and monetary proceeds from our Annual Gem Show held every April called "The Pageant of a Thousand Gems." Our Members also participate in the Gem and Mineral Department exhibits at the Ventura County Fair and actively support other city, county, and state Gem and Mineral Clubs through field trips, discussions, and displays at their gem shows.
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club is a member of organizations such as:
* (CFMS) California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (regional).
* (AMFS) American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (national).
* Arts Council of the Conejo Valley.
[Fun Fact! "Conejo" (pronounced 'cone-ay-hoh') is the Spanish word for "rabbit." Our logo design pays tribute to the Spanish explorers of the early 1700's who designated this region the "Conejo Valley" upon observing the thousands of jack rabbits residing in the area.]
President: Mary Pat Weber
Field Trips: Chuck Borchart
Membership: Phyllis White & Barbara Duffin
Newsletter: Lawerence Killough
Programs: Sue Soy
Secretary: Jane Robin
Treasurer: Dick Weber
California Federation Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) Director: Dick White