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.

Have you renewed your membership for 2021 ???

Please check the mailing label, or e-mail notation from your most recently received UV Waves. If that label/notation indicates a 2020 date, your FMS membership will expire on December 31, 2020.


Membership categories and dues for 2020 remain unchanged through March 31st, 2020, then are subject to possible modifications. They are:

    • $20 – one year Basic Membership
      Basic Membership includes six (6) UV Waves issues delivered electronically and all electronic UV Waves’ supplements and the FMS Journal as published.
    • $50 one year General Membership
      General Membership includes six (6) UV Waves printed issues delivered via mail and all electronic UV Waves’ supplements and the FMS Journal as published.
    • $60 Patron Membership
      Patron Membership is for members without commercial interests who wish to provide additional support to the FMS.
    • $75 Sustaining Membership
      Sustaining Membership is for members with commercial interests (dealers) who wish to use the UV Waves promotional benefits offered by the FMS.



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!