Friday night's Cracker Barrel launched the Convention activities with a full house and lively discussions.
Vice president Matt Charsky, President Larry Vandergrift and 2nd Vice President Carl Miller moderated the Cracker Barrel session.
Head table at the Annual meeting Saturday afternoon. (L. to R.) Region I Vice President Bill Longley; Treasurer Lou Budell; Parliamentarian, Reivan Zeleznik; President Larry Vandergrift; 1st Vice President, Matt Charsky; Secretary, Madelyn Todd; Editor, Carolyn Weinberger; 2nd Vice President, Carl Miller; Region IV Vice President, Jennie Smith. (photo by Fran Sick)
Another shot of the head table with Past President Bob Livingston at far left. (Clyf W. Bourne photo)
The meeting hall was filled to capacity with delegates to the convention.
Pictures from Saturday's Awards Banquet activities:
Chairman Frances Sick presented the 2003 Each One Teach One plaque to Bob McGuire of Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club (in absentia) (photo by Sue MacInnis.)
George Powell accepting an EOTO certificate from Clyf Bourne, committee member, for the late Terry Cirrincione. (photo by Joy Bourne)
Paul Smith, Northern Virgina Mineral Club, Inc., accepted Kathy Hrechka's EOTO certificate. (photo by J Bourne)
Uniform Rules Chairman, Sue MacInnis presented the results of the Competitive Exhibits judging. There were only two entries this year, and no trophies to present.
George Powell of the American Fossil Federation accepts the certificate for the 2003 AFMS All American Award Club on behalf of his club.
Joy Bourne, vice president of the Past Presidents' Advisory Committee presented the 2003 Eastern Federation Citation Award to B. Jay Bowman (in absentia.)
Betty Jones, received the Ways & Means committee plaque for her club, Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, which sold the greatest number of raffle tickets in the annual raffle. Carolyn Weinberger presented the award on behalf of the committee.
Past President, Steve Weinberger conducted the installation of 2003 EFMLS officers: (L.- R) 1st Vice President, Carl Miller; 2nd Vice President, Bill Longley; Editor, Carolyn Weinberger; Treasurer, Lou Budell; President, Matt Charsky. (Photo by Fran Sick.)
Past President, Steve Weinberger conducted the installation of 2003 EFMLS officers: (L.- R) 1st Vice President, Carl Miller; 2nd Vice President, Bill Longley; Editor, Carolyn Weinberger; Treasurer, Lou Budell; President, Matt Charsky. (Photo by Clyf Bourne.)
sampling of pictures from the Editors' Contest Awards presentations
at the Sunday morning Editors' Breakfast.
BEAC Chairman Mary Bateman presented Jack Rowland, of the Mid Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, with the trophy for non-Technical (ON) Articles. (photo by Fran Sick)
Betty Jones, Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, received first place for her Original Educational (OE) article, "Minerals of Cornwall, England - Copper," in the Shin-Skinner News.
Joy Bourne, editor of the Shin-Skinner News, received the trophy in the Large Bulletins category. (photo is by Fran Sick)
Clyf Bourne, Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, received a certificate for his OE article, "What Is a Fossil?" (photo by J Bourne)
Mary Batement announced the AFMS honor received by Carolyn Weinberger for a special Bulletin Editors' Hall of Fame Award in recognition of her outstanding work as editor of the "EFMLS News," the "AFMS Newsletter," "Gem Cutters' News" and the "Wildacres Prospector."
A view of the dealer floor from the balcony of the Convention Center.
One of the many beautiful club exhibit cases.
Members of the Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, show hosts, meeting and greeting patrons at the fluorescent minerals display area.
The Kids Table attracted lots of visitors.
"Scavenger Hunt" was a most popular feature
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