The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society is a member of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies. The SCFMS is geographically contained by the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas and is made up of some 40 clubs with around 3900 members.

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies is composed of the following seven similar regional organizations of gem, mineral, and lapidary societies in which there are over 700 clubs, and over 50,000 individuals represented.

CFMS - California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
EFMLS - Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
MWF - Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies
NFMS - Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies
RMFMS - Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies
SCFMS - South Central Federation of Mineral Societies
SFMS - Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

The AFMS awards 12 scholarships to graduate students in the Earth Sciences every year and the LGMS has an endowment fund that awards scholarships at Texas Tech as well.

More information on the SCFMS and AFMS can be found at:

  South Central Federation of Mineral Societies.
 



And the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.