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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.

President's:

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.

CFMS:

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.

EFMLS:

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.

MWF:

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.

NFMS:

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.

RMFMS:

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 adorable.

SCFMS:

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.

SFMS:

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.

 

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