MGMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS). Our affiliations with these organizations allow MGMS members to participate in the activities and utilize the regional and national resources provided by these organizations.
For example, the Southeast Federation sponsors gem, jewelry, and mineral workshops each year specifically for members. These workshops offer several choices of week-long, hands-on seminars taught by experienced instructors. Classes are offered for all skill levels.
Our Southeast Federation affiliation also allows MGMS members to participate in the Dixie Mineral Council (DMC) Program field trip activities. The DMC was established to encourage member clubs to share organized mineral and fossil field trips throughout the Southeastern United States. Each month, one of the members clubs sponsors a field trip open to all members of clubs associated with the DMC Program. Because of insurance requirements, members of the general public are not invited on any DMC Program field trip.