Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the McKissick's Museum Auditorium, on the University of South Carolina campus. Socializing and refreshments at 7:00pm; Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Please enter from the Horseshoe. See map below.

Park in the parking lot where Bull St. crosses Pendleton St. and dead ends into the school. Park in any of the spaces.Call Sue 803-261-9317 if you cannot go up the stairs. Someone will open the bottom door so you can use the elevator


Regular Meetings for 2016


May 16, 2016 7 P.M.

Program… McKissick Museum 

Chris CiCiMurri, Curator of Natural Science

Tour and talk about the McKissick Museum 

Contact info:

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Natural Curiosity - The University of South Carolina and the Evolution of Scientific Inquiry in the Natural World. Ongoing exhibit, 3rd floor gallery     Humans possess a fascination with the natural world around them. We always have. From the 32,000-year-old cave paintings of horses in France to the giraffe stickers today's children paste into their activity books, we can see that humans are eager to see, touch, collect, and understand nature.

Refreshments…Max Mandell

Door Prize…Need someone to donate door prizes; Call Sue 736-9317

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June 20, 2016

July 18, 2016

August 15, 2016

September 19, 2016

October 17, 2016

November 21, 2016

December- No Meeting- Christmas Party 


Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Meeting location is The McKissick Museum at USC. 

Park beside the museum where Bull St. runs into Pendleton St.


The society can park in any of these spaces at night beside the Museum.




Sue Shrader 

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For more information




Get flyers and signs (or date corrections for old signs)

from Sue 803-736-9317


Grab Bag Work Day (will be determined in the future)

At Sue Shrader’s House.  Call Sue for any questions 803-736-9317


7719 Wessex Lane

Columbia, SC 29223

Bring yellow street signs to the meeting to be updated

Bring rocks, fossils, shark’s teeth, and crystals to the meeting for grab bags.

Pass out show flyers and post on social media.

Volunteer Sign-up Sheets will be at the September meeting and in the newsletter.


Sign up to help at the show. (Show Help Form Link!)


Bring the yellow road signs to the meeting so the dates on them can be updated



Executive Board Meetings

The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month

  at Grecian Gardens 

View Grecian Gardens Map and Photo , 2312 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia SC. Meal is at 6:30 pm, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. 


Board Meetings for 2016

May 22, 2016

June 27, 2016

July 25, 2016

August 22, 2016

September 26, 2016

October 24, 2016

November 28, 2016

December- No Meeting- Christmas Party


Executive Board History-


Current Board Members & Former President's 




CGMS Constitution and Bylaws






CGMS Membership Form 

(Download Here- You can fill out the form before you print it or email it.)