Become A Member!

The Next Membership Meeting is:

Monday Night, April 9th at 7:30 PM

If you've come to a qualified SFGMS event such as a general meeting, our August gem show, or an open house event in recent months and signed in to our guest register, you are eligible to attend our membership meeting and apply for membership...

...here's the fast track how to become a member in March:.

Come to our April 2018 Monthly Meeting

Friday Night, April 6th, at 7:00 PM.

Be sure to sign the guest register, introduce yourself and have a great evening learning about jade and the upcoming Monterey Bay Jade Festival!

THEN, Come to our April Membership Meeting

Monday Night, April 9th, at 7:30 PM

Learn more about our club and complete your application.

Your completed application will be submitted for approval at our next Board of Directors meeting (you do not need to attend this meeting). You could be a member before the end of the month! (You'll receive a congratulatory letter and membership card in the mail within a few days).

The Cost to join for Regular Membership including dues and fees is $60.00.

To be considered for membership, full payment is required at the time of your application.

Currently we accept only checks or cash. Our membership year runs from October 1st through September 30th. Dues are not prorated.

Requirements of Membership

We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION. We rely on every member to step up and do their share in support of club activities, functions and events. Your commitment in this regard is implied in your application for membership. Membership is open to persons with an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, Earth sciences, lapidary, jewelry making, and all related areas of crafts or collecting. To become a member:

Attend one General Meeting or one qualified social event

General Meetings are held on the First Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM at the SFGMS Clubhouse 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA (between 46th and 47th Avenues)

Qualified social events include, but are not limited to:

Social Meetings are held at different dates and times, and sometimes at different locations than General Meetings. Call the Clubhouse (415-564-4230) to verify date, time, and location of an upcoming social meeting.

Your attendance must be recorded in the guest book to meet the requirement.

Attend a Membership Meeting

Applications are provided and accepted only at Membership Meetings, which are held once a month on the Monday following the General Meeting, at 7:30 PM at the Clubhouse. (Verify this when you attend your first General or Social meeting).

Pay the initiation fee and membership dues

A one-time initiation fee of $30.00 is collected with your application. The regular annual membership dues are $30.00. (The total cost for a single Regular Membership at the time you join would be $60.00). Associate Memberships, are $20.00/year. Junior Memberships are $12.00/year. but junior membership must be associated with a regular membership. (One regular membership is required for each family group).

Members in good standing are entitled to use the shop and receive instruction in various disciplines of the hobby. The nominal charge for shop use at this time is $3.00 per shop session. You must wear your membership badge while using the shop. (There is also a nominal fee for the use of some specialized equipment, like the large diamond saws).

These requirements are subject to change at any time. For further information, contact us by email at info@sfgms.org or call us at 415-564-4230.

The San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.

4134 Judah Street

San Francisco, CA 94122


Guests and visitors are welcome at all meetings which are usually held
on the first Friday of each month, 8 pm at the clubhouse.

Click here for a map to the clubhouse

Please call for more information.

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