The Athens Rock and Gem Club is a non-profit organization. Its objective and purpose is "to promote the recreational, educational, and scientific aspects of lapidary arts, rock and mineral collecting, and earth sciences, for adults and children".
Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month, excluding July and August. Meetings are held in the Fellowship Room at the rear of the Friendship Christian Church, located at 285 Tallassee Road, Athens. The church is located about 0.6 miles northwest of the Athens by-pass, on the left side of Tallassee Road. The business part of the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The educational program begins at about 8:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend the business meeting, but some may prefer to attend only the educational program.
Annual dues are $15.00 (single adult) and $17.50 (family of two); $20.00 (family of three or more). Dues are due by the October meeting of each year. Checks should be made out to the Athens Rock and Gem Club and sent to the Treasurer. If a family membership, please provide the names of all individuals in the family who will take part in any club activities.