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Letter from the president of FM
|Letter from the President of FM|
PRESIDENTíS MESSAGE January 2013
Greetings FM Members,
As we begin a new year, I would like to wish all of our mem-bers and their families continued health and happiness and as well as success in their mineral collecting activities. Tuc-son is just around the corner, and I hope to see many of you at our membership meeting at the Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly Inn Suites) at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 12. A social hour will follow the membership meeting. All FM mem-bers and prospective members are encouraged to attend and provide ideas to help make our organization as effective as possible.
We need your participation. The National Friends of Mineralogy organization, like most groups of this kind, relies solely on volunteers to serve as officers and directors, and to help out with other duties as the need arises. Many of our members who have served in these po-sitions have done so for many years. This dedication is indeed appreciated but, while the time required to execute these duties is generally not significant, it is asking a lot to expect one to continue to carry on year after year as officers and directors. In the future we will need to add some new folks with fresh ideas to our board. The only requirements are that one be willing to put in a few hours a year on FM business, and be able to attend our annual board meeting during Tucson Show week. If you think you might like to become an active partici-pant in this organization, please let me know.
Have a great holidays. See you soon.
Allan Young, National Friends of Mineralogy President
Friends of Mineralogy is affiliated with The Mineralogical Record Magazine, The Mineralogical Society of America(MSA), the American Geosciences Institute(AGI), and Rocks & Minerals magazine.
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