Supplies

The Midwest Federation has publications available electronically at no charge!  If requesting the MWF Official Directory for the current year, contact Sharon Marburger, P O Box 64, Hickman, NE  68372; (402) 429-3323; mamamar7880@outlook.com  The cost is $4 plus $3 shipping and handling (max $10 shipping & handling for 3 or more directories).  Make checks payable to the Midwest Federation and please include the postage and handling charges.  The Directory includes lists of MWF personnel (Officers, Committees, State Directors, Assistants, etc.), a guide to member clubs (officers, bulletin, meeting time and place), a calendar of shows and other events, the current list of program aids, the latest version of the by-laws, and other references and resources.  One free copy is sent to each club.  Every rockhound family should own a personal copy.

Displays: Exhibiting & judging

1. AFMS Uniform Rules  The official rules for competitive displays . 

3. AFMS Mineral Classification List.  AFMS Mineral Classification List 2003; AMFS Mineral Classification List (2014 Additions & Corrections); AMFS Mineral Classification List (2015 Updates)  Preferred mineral classification list for use in displays.

4. AFMS Approved Reference List of Lapidary Material Names (Gem list)   AFMS Approved Reference List of Lapidary Mineral Names 2033 (Updated 2012)  Authorized list of the approved names of lapidary & gems for use in displays. 

5. AFMS Approved Reference List of Classifications and Common   AFMS Approved Reference List of Classifications and Common Names for Fossils 2009  Names for Fossils Approved fossil names and classifications for use in displays.

Newsletter Editors

1. AFMS Editors Guidelines Learn the benefits of publishing a bulletin, how to make it look great, what to print, editing, events, officers messages, mailing lists, advertising and much more. Learn the advantage of exchanging bulletins with other editors. An additional flyer " Copyright law, Fact or Fiction" is included.

2. So You Think You Know All the Answers Pages of puzzles & quizzes you may use to add fun to your newsletter.   Available on the Forms Page.

Club Programs

1.  Club Leadership Manual  This booklet gives suggestions about organizing a successful club.  A club's membership is its biggest asset.  The manual includes officers, IRS requirements and having insurance and much more.  Available on the Forms Page.

2.  Junior Handbook  NEW!!  $4.00 + $2.00 S&H A Club without juniors is not going to continue. This booklet contains Junior Activites, material for your newsletter or shows, tips on getting started and much more.  Very good!  Available on the Forms Page.

 Club Field Trips 

1.  AFMS Safety Manual  Written by a MD, this booklet tells how to avoid problems and handle them when they happen. It contains information about field trip, camping, and lapidary planning and safety. It describes basic first aid and how to avoid dangerous critters and plants such as rattle snakes and poison ivy. Every field trip should have this booklet along. Every rockhound family should have a copy.

MWF Literature

1. MWF Operating Procedures Manual An overview of the MWF by looking at its officers and committees. This is useful for the MWF officers or committee members as it describes what they and their committee need to do and how to make it happen. The manual also gives individual clubs an idea of what the MWF has to offer them. If the club wants to try new programs (micromounting, field trips etc) or needs advice about insurance; the MWF is an excellent resource.

2. MWF Official (current year) Directory $4.00 + $3.00 S&H (Max $6.00 S&H, 3 or more directories)  The Directory includes lists of MWF personnel (Officers, Committees, State Directors and Assistants, etc.), a guide to member clubs (officers, bulletin, meeting time and place), a calendar of shows and other events, the current list of program aids, the latest version of the by-laws, and other references and resources. One free copy is sent to each club. Every rockhound family should own a personal copy.


Sharon Marburger

Director of Supplies

P O Box 64

Hickman, NE  68372

(402)429-3323

mamamar7880@outlook.com