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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

If you have any questions about Gem Section, please send email to


Gem Section Message


No Meeting in December

As we start thinking about the upcoming holidays, a big Thanks goes to Diana for showing us how to wire wrapping Christmas ornaments. We also welcomed the Junior Section members who were able to attend. I hope everyone had a good time and got some ideas. As I am writing this blurb, Diana is talking with Jessica about having a separate session for the Juniors that better fits their schedule (not on a school night like our normal meeting). I have included a picture of some of the wire wrapped ornaments that we made. This will be a hybrid meeting, in person at the clubhouse and a virtual meeting thru Zoom.

As I said above, November is our last meeting for the year. The December meeting falls between Christmas and New Year’s, so we skip this month. We wish everyone a merry Christmas and Holidays. We will resume our normal meetings in January 2022.

For those who show up in person at the clubhouse, we will fold, stamp, and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting starts. We will have to get the December Newsletter ready to mail.

I hope to see everyone online thru the virtual meeting or in person at the clubhouse and in the meantime, stay safe!

Jay Gorday and Diana Poppelreuter
Gem Section Co-Chairs

NOTE: Temporary procedures are in place for section meetings, including RSVP before attending. Please read those procedures and guidelines here.

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