The Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society (CCGMS) exists to provide a learning environment and format that is fun, educational, and socially interactive. We seek to share our passions with the community and give back through shows, exhibitions, and classes.
Since our formation in 1970, we have brought together people with various areas of expertise or interest in the fields of lapidary, geology, mineralogy and paleontology to expand our skills in each members areas of interest and to extend that knowledge beyond our club to the community at large. We seek to share the enjoyment that comes from learning about our local area through the collection and study of minerals, fossils, and gems. Beyond our monthly meetings, we seek to achieve our goals by conducting classes both internally and externally.
Our Club Officers
President, Ray Borders
The president presides over the monthly meetings, executive board meetings, and a multitude of other duties.
Ray enjoys family, friends, being a rockhound, and motorcycles.
Vice President, Bob Shively
The vice president arranges our monthly speakers and takes over the duties of the president in his absence.
Bob has been interested in rocks since he was in the US Air Force, having been part of Lockheed Lapidary Club. In 2013, LLC and CCGMS merged and Bob has been part of CCGMS since.
His latest interest is Suiseki (水石), or viewing stones.
Recording Secretary, Lynn Avery
The recording secretary records all of the minutes of the meetings, organizes, and sends them to the newsletter editor for publication.
Once a teacher, always a teacher. Lynn's lifelong passion has been teaching children, having taught in public school for 30 years. She came to CCGMS in her pursuit of learning about minerals and jewelry making.
Correspondence Secretary, Donna Barrett
The correspondence secretary prepares all of the correspondence for CCGMS and is our "Sunshine Person" who communicates with members when they are ill or grieving.
Donna has enjoyed collecting rocks and fossils since her childhood. She loves making jewelry, collecting rocks and fossils, and enjoys astronomy.
Treasurer, Wayne Dodd
The treasurer is the financial adviser for CCGMS, keeping the club's finances in shape.
Wayne's primary interests are in studying and collecting mineral specimens and meteorites. He has been a CCGMS member since 1994.
|Field Trips||Toby Stewart|
|Show Chair||Mary Ingram|
|Hospitality||Keith & Sandy Johnson|
|Door Prizes||Bob Hohn|
|Social Media||Tami Watkins|
|Jr. Rockhound Chair||Bob Hohn|
|Jr. Rockhounds Coordinator||Ginger Lessard|
|1st Tuesday Classes||Donna Barrett|
|Class Scheduler||Donna Barrett|
|Cabbing Coordinator||Wes Manley|
|Faceting Instructor||Roy Meade|
|Grab Bags||Pat Brown|
|Clubhouse Facility Chair||Richard Cepurna|
|Clubhouse Events Chair||Open|
|Legislative / Parliament||Hart Phinney|
Board of Trustees