The club sponsors a gem & mineral show on the state fairgrounds each spring named: "Treasures of the Earth" show (aka TOTE Show). A lot of assistance is needed at the shows. These include set-up, tear-down, admissions, raffle and door prize, and back-door & overnight security. Folks who help at the show get free admission and a parking pass!
Why have we been doing this for 44 years? Besides being a whole lot of fun for club members and the public, the club raises money to award two scholarships, one each for a UNM and NM Tech geology student.
We are also developing a directory of Other Gem and Mineral Shows in the area within easy driving distance from Albuquerque (about 300 miles), that you might want to attend.