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officers for 2018

About Us


The Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in various earth sciences such as Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology, as well as related fields such as lapidary arts.  
Through classes offered at the “rock shop,” field trips to collect mineral and fossil specimens, and educational presentations during our monthly meetings, IBVGMFS encourages its members to increase their knowledge and understanding in these areas.

President: Thom Downs 
email: antiquestd at 
1st Vice Pres.: Cindy Reed
2nd Vice Pres.: Vacant
Secretary: Kay McQuown 
Treasurer: Debbie Rydberg 
Board Members:
Past President: Kim price 
1 Year: Ellen Walworth
2 Year: Jim Reed
3 Year: 
Program Chairman: Ellen Walworth
Annual Show: Kim Price
Education: Jim & Cindy Reed 
Field Trips: Terry Buck
Historian: Vacant
Shop Manager: Jim Reed 
email: rocks57 at
Stones and Bones Editor: Cindy Reed  
email: cdreed57 at 
Webmasters: Cindy Reed

Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Soc.

Polk County, Florida

The IBVGMFS is a member of

The Southeast Federation of Mineral Societies (SFMS) 

and is affiliated with The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).