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 Our next meeting will take place there on SUNDAY Feb 23 at 1 PM at the BETTER FAMILIES THROUGH TAE KWON DO ACADEMY located at 6723 SW 81st St. Miami, FL 33143 just behind THE BIG CHEESE, a South Dade dining landmark. It’s just half-a-block off the intersection of SW 67 Ave and US 1. As always, there will be announcements, meet-and-greet, stone-of-the-month (this month amethyst), refreshments, and a door prize. OF SPECIAL NOTE: we have resumed one of our most popular traditional activities – the Club Raffle – featuring specimens, gemstones, educational materials, and artisan jewelry (always fabulous values). The educational presentation will be about Igneous Rocks – presented by Board Member Adam Lawrence. Newcomers are always welcome.  Please join us.

Yes, our new lapidary workshop is fully-equipped and up-and-running - for our dues-paid members. Please note – that last phrase is most important: for dues-paid members. Why? Because our $2 million comprehensive personal injury and property damage insurance coverage is in force only for our paid-up members. (Single membership is $15 per year, family $20.) Not sure if you’re paid up? Email us at “webguy@mmlg-inc.org” and we’ll let you know.


We’re still ironing out the kinks of the logistics. What that means is that, at least for the immediate future, all members wishing to use the equipment will go through a basic skills and safety session (regardless of previous experience level) before performing individual work with it. Because our Workshop Co-ordinator has limited hours of availability, all sessions will be scheduled by appointment only.


Any member wishing to get started with sessions needs to contact us by email

(at the above address), and we will verify membership status – and then

connect the member with the Workshop Co-ordinator.


There is no fee to use our MMLG workshop - it’s a membership benefit, and we will provide the initial material to be worked during the basic skills session.


     We look forward to a successful workshop!


FEBRUARY MEETING

It’s that time again…  


 The membership year starts every January 1. Single membership is $15.00 per year; Family membership is $20.00 per year. Dues are payable to the Treasurer and may be mailed to the address on our contact page. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING A MEMBER? While any member of the community may “sit-in” at our General Meetings, dues-paying members are entitled to a number of benefits:

- participation at all club activities

- discounts on publications and outside educational activities

- access to club library, displays, and collections

- accidental injury insurance on field trips and at club activities

- access to club sponsored classes and workshops

- special interest groups within the club

- access to club swaps, raffles, auctions, and vendor activities

- voting rights at club elections, meetings, and referendums

- co-ordination with other clubs, groups, or associations