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This Meetup Group is affiliated with the Houston Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS)

ORIGIN
The Houston Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS) was originally founded as the Houston Rock and Lapidary Club on December 7, 1948. The name was changed to the current one in April, 1955. The club's first exhibition show was held at the Houston Garden Center in April 1957, and the first dealer show was held in April 1963 at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel. The club experienced rapid growth in the 1970s. Their first Regional Federation show was held in 1977, and their first National Federation show was held in 1982.

GENERAL MEETING and SECTIONS
The Houston Gem & Mineral Society not only has six Special Interest Sections (Paleo, Mineral, Lapidary, Faceting, Day Light, Beading, and Youth) meeting on a monthly basis, it also holds a monthly General Meeting during which Club business is conducted and a topic is presented from one of the special interest sections. All members are encouraged to attend. The General Meeting is held at the clubhouse on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30, and much effort goes into the selection of great programs. The clubhouse is located at 10805 Brooklet, Houston, Texas 77099. Visitors are encouraged and welcome at all of our meetings. You'll be glad you came!

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