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AFMS ENDOWMENT DRAWING FOR 2014
Drawing to be held during the RMFMS/AFMS Convention and Show sponsored by the
Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society
July 12, 2014
Winners to be announced at the Awards Banquet

by Donna Moore, Endowment Fund Chair

The interest from the AFMS Endowment Fund investments is used by the AFMS to support programs that benefit the clubs in all of our federations. In the past several years, interest money has been used to purchase badges for the juniors program which are given at no charge to clubs with organized junior activities programs, digitize the old AFMS slide programs that have been distributed at no charge to the regional federations, purchase new commercially produced programs for the regional federation libraries and support the Judges Training Program.

In order to fund these projects, the AFMS Endowment Fund has been holding an annual drawing for prizes that have been donated by members throughout the U.S. Tickets remain $5 for one or $20 for five. Please consider buying one or more when your regional salesperson comes asking you to support the AFMS Endowment Fund. Please support the people who will be selling tickets in your federation.

Tickets will be drawn before the banquet on July 12, 2014. Winners will be announced at the banquet.

Anyone who has an item to donate can mail it to me at Donna Moore, 25235 N. State Route 97, Cuba, IL 61427, or you may contact the sales representative from your federation. Questions can be directed to my e-mail at mwfsecretarygmail.com or my phone 309-231-2116.

Most of the representatives from the various federations have agreed to again sell tickets for the AFMS Endowment drawing and try to locate some donations for the prizes. I have urged them to get helpers throughout their federations so more of our territory can be covered. I am looking for someone to sell tickets in the Rocky Mountain Federation. The ones who have agreed to sell tickets so far include:

California Federation

Colleen McGann
P.O. Box 224
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Colleen.mcgannhds.com

Eastern Federation

Carolyn Weinberger
P.O. Box 302
Glyndon, MD 21071-0302
editoramfed.org

Midwest Federation

J.C. Moore 25235 N. State Route 97
Cuba, IL 61427
jcmoore3rdgmail.com

Northwest Federation

Chris Blickfeldt
236 Tollgate Rd.
Boise, ID 83716
grumpiesq.com

Rocky Mountain

DeLane Cox
8152 Spanker Ridge Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712
delanec3earthlink.net

South Central

Catherine E. Rouchon
5845 Winchester Lane
Clinton, LA 70722
rouchoncstarband.net

Southeast

Jerri Heer
7301 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604-5224
jheerx6aol.com

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2014 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing Prizes
As of August 17, 2014

Prize Descriptions and More Information
Note: Items will be added to this page as they become available.

Click on the images below for a larger picture.

 

Prize #1 - Framed Fossil Fish
 
 

Prize #2 - Mosasar Tooth
 
  Prize #1:  A framed Fossil Fish. The framed piece measures approximately 12” x 12”. Donated by AFMS President Richard Jaeger, it has an estimated value of $100. (RMFMS)   Prize #2: A Mosasar Tooth from Khouribga, Morocco donated by MWF immediate past president Dennis Westman. This was obtained on his recent trip to Morocco. (A quarter is included for size reference.) Valued at about $50. (MWF)
       
 

Prize #3 - Mineral Stamps
 
 

Prize #4 - Montana Agate Limb Cast
 
  Prize #3: A page of mineral stamps donated by Barbara Sky, EFMS and MWF Uniform Rules Chairman. The value of this page is about $40. (MWF)   Prize #4: A Montana Agate that is also a limb cast . This specimen was donated by Jim and Sharon Marburger, Vice President and Newsletter Editor of the MWF. It is valued at $75.
       
 

Prize #5 - Calcite Cluster
 
   

Prize #6 - Two Float Coppers & Stock Certificate
 
  Prize #5: A calcite cluster. This specimen was donated by Jim and Sharon Marburger, (MWF). It is valued at $20.   Prize #6: Two 2 pound Float Coppers, a metal tag from the last operating copper mine in the UP and a stock certificate. Donated by Pam Hecht, MWF Past President and former AFMS Endowment Chairman. (MWF) Valued at $65.
       
 

Prize #7 - Synthetic Blue Spinel Pendant Set
 
 

Prize #8 - Cream Colored Sphere
 
  Prize #7: Blue spinel (syn.) pendant set in sterling silver on a crystal bead necklace. This necklace was donated by former AFMS President Bob Miller (MWF). Estimated value is $75.   Prize #8: Cream colored sphere measuring 10 ½ inches in circumference. Donated by Emerson Tucker and made by Jim Matlock (SCFMS)
       
 

Prize #9 - Brownish Red and Cream Colored Sphere
 

Prize #10 - Green Sphere
 
  Prize #9: Brownish red and cream colored sphere measuring 9 ½ inches in circumference. Donated by Emerson Tucker and made by Jim Matlock (SCFMS)   Prize #10: A sphere that is green with glassy quartz-like layers. It measures 8 ½ inches in circumference. Donated by Emerson Tucker and made by Jim Matlock. (SCFMS)
       
 

Prize #11 - Citrine and Amethyst Necklace
 
 

Prize #12 - Matched Pair of Quartz Geodes
 
  Prize #11: Necklace of citrine and amethyst with a silver clasp. Donated by Jennifer Haley, CFMS President. (CFMS)   Prize #12: A matching pair of cut and polished quartz geode beds from the Dugway geode beds, Juab Co. Utah. Donated by Steve & Carolyn Weinberger, the pair has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #13 - Titanite Crystal
 
 

Prize #14 - Wulfenite on Limonite
 
  Prize #13: A Titanite crystal from Druntobel,Vorderrihein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland. Donated by Steve & Carolyn Weinberger, the crystal has an estimated value of $75. (EFMLS).   Prize #14: Specimen of wulfenite on limonite matrix. This is donated by the Wichita Gem and Mineral Society. (RMFMS)
       
 

Prize #15 - Fluorite from Minerva Mine
 
 

Prize #16 - Fluorite from Minerva Mine
 
  Prize #15: Specimen of fluorite from the now closed Minerva Mine in Hardin County, Illinois. This beautiful dark purple specimen has been donated by Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society of Springfield, Illinois, and Charles Mansfield. It weighs about 1 # 3 oz. and is valued at approximately $50. (MWF)   Prize #16: Specimen of fluorite from the now closed Minerva Mine in Hardin County, Illinois. This beautiful dark purple specimen has been donated by Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society of Springfield, Illinois, and Charles Mansfield. This specimen weighs about 3 # 5 oz., and the approximate value is $100. (MWF)
       
 

Prize #17 - Faceted Green Fluorite Necklace
 
 

Prize #18 - Framed Poster of Dom Pedro Aquamarine
 
  Prize #17: This is a necklace fashioned and donated by Doris Keane of Clinton, Illinois. She wire wrapped the faceted pale green fluorite stone and made the necklace from gold-filled wire. The approximate value of this piece is $90. (MWF)   Prize #18: A framed poster of the Dom Pedro aquamarine recently donated to the Smithsonian Institution. The poster is signed by Curator Jeffrey Post and has an estimated value of $50. Matt Charsky donated this poster. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #19 - Druzy Quartz
 
 

Prize #20 - Copper Specimen
 
  Prize #19: A druzy quartz from Mexico that has been dubbed "Van Gogh's ear". Donated by K. C. Foster, it has an estimated value of $50.00. (EFMLS)   Prize #20: A copper specimen from the Champion #3 Mine, Painesdale, MI. Collected in the 1970's it was donated by K. C. Foster and has an estimated value of $75.00. (EFMLS).
       
 

Prize #21 - Intarsia
 
 

Prize #22 - Malachite Desk Set
 
 

Prize #21: A fabulous intarsia. The upper center is chrysoprase; the bottom Wyoming green jade and the framing and back are Australian black jade. Crafted and donated by Richard Shackleton, the piece has an estimated value of $100.00. (EFMLS)

 

Prize #22: A malachite desk set, with handles turned on a lathe by Mary Boesdorfer of Springfield, Illinois. Donated by J.C. and Donna Moore. Approximate value of the set is $130. (MWF)

       
 

Prize #23 - Blue Lace Agate Necklace
 
 

Prize #24 - Jet Amber Necklace
 
 

Prize #23: Cathy Patterson from the Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, New York has made a necklace of blue lace agate with black agate wrapped in gold. The approximate value of the necklace is $60. (EFMS)

 

Prize #24: Cathy Patterson has also donated a necklace made of jet amber and shell. This necklace, along with prize #23, were award winners in Cathy’s club competition. The estimated value of this necklace is $50. (EFMS)

       
 

Prize #25 - Walnut Bowl
 
 

Prize #26 - Gem Tree with Abalone Leaves
 
  Prize #25: Marion Roberts, AFMS President-Elect, has turned a beautiful bowl from California walnut wood. It is 13 inches in diameter, and has an estimated value of $200-250. This would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s home. (CFMS)   Prize #26: A gem tree fashioned by Jerri Heer of Florida. It is a large maple style made with 24 gauge silver plated copper wire mounted on a specimen of blue fluorite from the Blanchard Mine in Bingham, NM. Leaves are made of Abalone. She will be a dealer at the show in Tulsa. Estimated value of this gem tree is $100 (SFMS)
       
 

Prize #27 - Gem Tree with Amethyst Leaves
 
 

Prize #28 - Imperial Jasper Cabochon
 
 

Prize #27: Another gem tree fashioned by Jerri Heer of Florida. It is a large Bonsai style, also with 24 gauge silver plated copper wire, on a Uraguayan Druzy Amethyst and set with Amethyst leaves. Approximate value is $75. (SFMS)

 

Prize #28: A Imperial Jasper cabochon donated by Bob & Nancy Hicks of the Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society. The approximate value is $50. (RMFMS)

       
 

Prize #29 - Malachite and Azurite Cabochon
 
 

Prize #30 - Fluorite on Quartz Print
 
  Prize #29: A Malachite and Azurite cabochon donated by Bob & Nancy Hicks. The approximate value is $40. (RMFMS)   Prize #30: Fluorite on Quartz print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).
       
 

Prize #31 - Mimetite Print
 
 

Prize #32 - Aquamarine Crystal on Albite Print
 
  Prize #31: A Mimetite print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).   Prize #32: A Aquamarine Crystal on Albite print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).
       
 

Prize #33 - Diamond Crystal Print
 
 

Prize #34 - Stalactitic Malachite Print
 
  Prize #33: A Diamond Crystal "The Delaire Sunrise" print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).   Prize #34: A Stalactitic Malachite print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).
       
 

Prize #35 - Elbaite (Rubellite) Tourmaline Print
 
 

Prize #36 - Cuprite Crystal on Atacamite Print
 
  Prize #35: A Elbaite (Rubellite) Tourmaline print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).   Prize #36: A Cuprite Crystal on Atacamite print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).
       
 

Prize #37 - Chalcoalumite Print
 
 

Prize #38 - Agatized Coral Head
 
  Prize #37: A Chalcoalumite print donated by artist Larry Sawyer of Ellsworth, Kansas.  Larry does the paintings in acrylic paints from photographs of world class minerals. The estimated value is $50. (RMFMS).   Prize #38: A large agatized coral head donated by the Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society. It was from an old collection of Withlacoochee River coral donated by a member who passed some years ago. It's value is at least $100. (SFMS)
       
 

Prize #39 - Barn Painting on Howelite Slab
 
 

Prize #40 - Log Cabin Painting on Howelite Slab
 
  Prize #39: Barn painting on howelite slab. Donated by Jim Hird.   Prize #40: Log cabin painting on howelite slab. Donated by Jim Hird.
       

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