AFMS Endowment Fund Items for 2002
Each year the AFMS Endowment Fund holds a fund raiser at the annual
Convention. This fund raiser has become a two tiered endeavor in recent years
with the addition of a special drawing item with tickets being sold by each of
the seven Regional Federations in advance of the show and convention. This year
is no exception.
Tickets for it are now available from your Regional Federation AFMS Endowment
Chairperson. A drawing will be held at the AFMS Convention banquet
in July 2002 in
Port Townsend, Washington. The prizes will be awarded to the lucky
persons holding the winning tickets.
In addition to the drawing, we intend to also conduct our popular "bag
raffle" at the show. Each Federation has been asked to donate at least one
item for this and tickets will be available in Port Townsend for this second phase
of our fund raiser.
Any funds raised will be held in the AFMS Endowment Fund to further the goals
of the AFMS and its member federations. Monies collected by the Endowment Fund are invested and only the interest may
be used by the Federation.
We would like to say "Thank you!" to all who have assisted in this
endeavor, whether by donating prizes, selling tickets, or by purchasing tickets.
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Note: The following winners are as reported,
and does not guarantee the final results.
Won By: Doris Whiting
AFMS President Steve Weinberger generously faceted and mounted this garnet
as a Special President Prize for us. It is a barion cut
pyrope garnet with a weight of 5.2 carats.
Won By: Tom Moncrief
Sterling silver chain 25 inches long made by Ruth
Bailey, AFMS Past President, AFMS Parliamentarian and Secretary of the
Scholarship Foundation Committee. She hand made sterling jump rings and then
assembled them into this chain. Exact number of rings not known but close to
1,000 silver rings are contained in the chain.
Won By: Waco Gem & Mineral Club
Mrs. Faller is the wife of the Eastern Federation Endowment Fund
representative, Anthony. She has assembled this fresh water pearl and gemstone
necklace for the Eastern Federation donation to the Endowment Fund fundraiser.
Won By: Bill Hurr
Marvin Starbuck, first regional Vice President of the
AFMS, has made this necklace of Apache Picture Rhyolite. He first designed the
stone and cut it and then wire wrapped ii in 14k gold filled wire.
Won By: Jimmy Don Collin
This agate (40X30 mm) is mounted in a beautiful belt buckle and has been
donated in honor of the Northwest Federation. It is a lovely stone.
Won By: R.J. Harris
Walt Wells, President of the Rocky Mountain Federation, has generously
donated this appealing seal pup. It is a collectors item of porcelain and is
Won By: Katrina Merker
The South Central Federation is represented by the bola tie and belt buckle
set mounted and donated by South Central Federation President, Joyce Speed and
her husband, Delbert.
Won By: Kaiser Rock and Gem Club
Southeast Federation Past President, Jim Robinson favored us
with one of his masterpieces of intarsia. This piece is of opal, malachite,
lapis and other stones. A total of twenty one pieces of gemstones are included
in the makeup of the piece.