Join the FMS

There's more to the FMS website than meets the public eye!

We invite you to join the FMS and learn more about the fascinating world of fluorescence.

FMS members receive numerous publications, participate in forum discussions, and have access to a repository of special interest to the serious fluorescent mineral collector.

Your FMS membership includes:

  • Bi-monthly issues of the UV Waves Newsletter
  • Access to expanded member discussion forums
  • Annual or biennial issues of the Journal of the FMS
  • Online access to an archive of UV Waves Newsletters and past email discussions
Annual Membership:    
Basic Dues $20 UV Waves and supplements (delivered on-line only)
General Dues $40 Postal delivery of UV Waves (with email supplements)
Patron Dues $60 Postal or on-line delivery of UV Waves
Sustaining Dues $75 Postal or on-line delivery of UV Waves

Please fill out our online membership application form and then make an online payment (or mail your payment to the address below).  A separate website registration form allows interaction with other FMS members so please register after paying.

New member enrollment is handled by volunteers and snail-mail, so please allow time for a followup. You get a website password by registering, and an admin can grant provisionial access to member content if you applied online and paid by Paypal before registering. You will eventually receive a new member kit envelope by postal mail.

If you prefer to signup and pay offline, please print and fill out this written application form, then mail it with a check or money order to:

Fluorescent Mineral Society
PO Box 572694
Tarzana, CA   91357-2694 USA

For convenience, the FMS will accept an advance dues payment to cover one or two whole years, allowing members an option to renew for up to three years at a time. The FMS membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. If you join anytime between January 1 and October 1, you will receive all back issues for that year. If you join after October 1, your initial dues will include the following year at no extra cost. Annual membership renewals become overdue on January 1. Unpaid memberships lapse on the dues payment deadline of March 31st.

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