Juniors Program - Future Rockhounds of America
This section is devoted to the Juniors Program and the Future Rockhounds of America, a group for the younger rockhounds. Material presented here is to help you organization a local FRA group and also help you will other items of support. Therefore it is not intended as a resource for the youth, but resource for those involved in working with the youth. Use the links on the left side of the page to view the different areas available.
As AFMS Junior Co-Chairmen 1997-2000, we have had the pleasure of working directly with young people at AFMS Shows/Conventions and indirectly via mail and computer. This has been a very pleasant and rewarding experience for us.
In October 2000 at the AFMS Convention, it was voted that the AFMS Junior Chair could purchase 500 Future Rockhounds of America pins to be given free to all FRA members. The pins will be distributed to all seven Regional Junior Chairmen and disbursed to FRA members in their region. We hope this will instill pride of what the pin represents and they will wear it to all rockhound events or functions.
The Junior committee responsibility is not only the Future Rockhounds of America (though a good part of it), the committee also works in conjunction with the AFMS Lillian Scheffres Turner Award. This is an award given each year to the outstanding Junior who exhibits at the annual AFMS Show. This Junior can be from any Federation or Society, but must be exhibiting in competition at the current show.
The award is a $ bond to be presented at a ceremony during the show. It is not the amount of the money that should make this desirable, but the honor of receiving it.
If you are a club/society with junior members and wish to join the Future Rockhounds of America, fill out the application form and contact your Regional Junior Chairman. If you are or have a Junior that wishes to compete at a AFMS Show, then contact your Regional Uniform Rules Chairman to guide you through the regulations. If there are questions, feel free to contact us.
We look forward to the future working with juniors and "Future Rockhounds of America".
Bob and Kathy Miller
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