2020 Club Officers


PRESIDENT                     Ron Myrick, travis462@outlook.com      

VICE PRESIDENT            Bob Papac, getback@antelecom.net

TREASURER                    Gerri Lane,

SECRETARY                    Deb Burkin, kdjburken@yahoo.com

FEDERATION REP          Bob Papac, getback@antelecom.net­

WAYS AND MEANS        Stan Dickens, stanergy@att.net 

SCHOLARSHIPS              Bill Murray, wmurr@earthlink.net                

WEBMASTER                  George Curtis, tvgms.rocks@gmail.com                   


Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the study of the Earth Sciences with an emphasis on the collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and gems and promote the study of the arts and techniques of lapidary and jewelry making while encouraging the opportunity to exhibit, display and exchange specimens.


The interests of our members are widely v,aried ranging from field trips, rock, gem, mineral and fossil collecting and jewelry making. The Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society (TVGMS), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to bringing together, in good fellowship, individuals who are interested in promoting education knowledge and understanding of the earth sciences related to mineralogy, archaeology paleontology, geology and other related subjects.

TVGMS is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies. The CFMS website is a great source of information concerning all aspects of this hobby. Visit cfmsi nc.org and browse current and past newsletters.

Meetings are held on the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 East F St, Tehachapi, CA.

Where will you be this Thursday evening? Hopefully you'll be at the TVGMS August 26th meeting at Tehachapi Senior Center at 7 PM.
Come see what's going on in the club this summer.


Membership Entitlements


  • Monthly meeting for club business, education, displays and member interactions.
  • Field Trips for rock and mineral collecting.
  • Lapidary workshop for classes and member usage.
  • TVGMS Gem and Mineral Show participation.
  • Lapidary, jewelry and metal working classes.
  • Silent auctions.
  • Monthly door prize drawings.­
  • Annual barbecue and Christmas party social.­