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welcome - meeting location for april, may & june 2015 at the Traverse Area District Library

The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club, Traverse City, Michigan (GTARMC) is open to rockhounds of all ages. Promoting our hobby is our main goal. Here is our mission statement.

Our April 21, May 19, and June 16 regular meetings will be held in the McGuire Room of the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City, Michigan. To find the library, turn south on Woodmere Ave. from Eighth St., and travel about one block and the library will be on the right. The McGuire Room is on the left immediately as you enter the building. Club meetings (except August and December) are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Please visit our next meeting, you do not have to be a member of the GTARMC to attend and rockhounds of all ages are welcome, including young rockpups.

Membership in the Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club offers many benefits including:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Classes and field trips for members only
  • Use of club workshop after cabochon class is completed
  • Access to Annual Picnic and Holiday Dinner
  • Chances to share your love of the hobby with others

  • In addition, you can join this special support group for those with the contagious affliction of "rocks in the head". When friends and family look at you funny when you are talking about spending hours or whole vacations collecting rocks, minerals and fossils, you can find solace in knowing that you can talk to any of the GTARMC members who know that you are really quite "normal".

    Membership dues are $5.00 for Junior members ages 8 through 17 years, $15.00 for an adult, $20.00 for a couple with an additonal $3.00 per child in the family.

    For a membership brochure with a form to tear off and mail in with your dues click HERE.

    The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies.