Membership and Donations

The Fluorescent Mineral Society is a 501(c)(3) scientific and educational based non-profit organization. As the organization is managed entirely by volunteers, we are able utilize your membership dues and donations very effectively.

The majority of our funding provides the resources necessary to produce and distribute both the UV Waves and The Journal publications. We support our regional chapters and their activities to meet the needs of their local members.

As we look to the future, we will invest in growing our hobby, especially as we reach out to the next generation of fluorescent rock collectors through a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum.

Support our efforts and help your hobby grow by becoming a member or donating today.

Membership Options:

  • 1 Sustaining Membership ($75):
    Sustaining members provide needed additional support for the FMS’s efforts. Sustaining members are prominently listed both on the FMS website and in the UV Waves newsletter, with links to their businesses or fluorescent related websites. In addition, Sustaining Business Members are provided special advertising consideration in the FMS’s UV Waves newsletter.
  • 2 Patron Member ($60):
    Patrons also provide additional needed support to the FMS. Patrons will also be listed prominently both on the FMS website and in the UV Waves newsletter as a thank you for their support.
  • 3 Basic Member ($20):
    In addition to supporting the FMS, Basic members exclusive access to the latest UV Waves newletters and the Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. Importantly, Basic membership (and all memberships) are “family memberships”, with all members of the immediate family included.

Importantly, all memberships are “family” memberships and include those living under the same roof.

Thanks for considering a donation to the Fluorescent Mineral Society. As a member driven and volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Fluorescent Mineral Society is tasked with fostering and growing our hobby, while facilitating research to better understand and teach the science behind fluorescent rocks.

As we look to the future, we see a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the intrigue of fluorescent rocks and the science behind them to supplement and enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in our schools. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring these efforts in particular, please contact us here.

Thanks for your support!