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"Rockhound of the Year"

 From SFMS Rockhound of the Year Coordinator -  Marty Hart

The AFMS Club Rockhound of the Year is a program to honor the members in our clubs that have so unselfishly sacrificed to benefit their club. Share what these members have done and why you are proud to have them as members in your club by submitting them as your Rockhound of the Year. The process is simple, so don’t let these members continue to go unrecognized.

  • Each club may submit the name of one individual or one couple in your club per calendar year.

  • Additionally, each club may also submit the name of one junior member in your club per calendar year.        

  • Submissions can be made any time of the year
  • Each club determines their set of criteria for selecting the “Rockhound of the Year” and/or “Junior Rockhound of the Year”.

  • Submissions consist of approximately 75 to 100 words of why the club would like to honor the individual or couple members. In addition, include the name of the club, who is making the submission, and a mailing address for receipt of the certificates.                                                                                                        

  • Include the date that your submissions will be awarded to coordinate publishing in the AFMS and SFMS newsletters.
  • Include picture(s) for the SFMS newsletter.
  • It is not a contest. All submissions that meet the requirements will be honored.

  • Email your submissions to ACROY[] An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent when it is read. If an acknowledgement is not received, assume your message has not been received.

  • Proper submissions will be forwarded to the SFMS Newsletter Editor, and the AFMS Rockhound of the Year Chair, who will forward the submission to the AFMS Newsletter Editor.

  • Certificates from the AFMS and SFMS will be mailed to the address provided.

  • Be sure and honor them at you club by including them in your newsletter, and presenting the certificates. Clubs can do even more to make the event special.

If you would like to see submissions from other clubs, check the AFMS and SFMS newsletters at:

Submission Check List

  • Name of person or couple being honored.
  • Submission year (important with end of year submissions)
  • Name of club
  • Submitted by
  • Date when person or couple will be honored
  • USPS Mailing Address for receipt of SFMS and AFMS certificates
  • Approximately 75 to 100 words of why the club would like to honor the person or couple.
  • Picture(s) for publishing
  • Email submission to ACROY[]

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