Become a Member

Membership in the Pasadena Lapidary Society opens the full benefits of the Society to you!  Our current membership forms can be found at the bottom of this page. Benefits to being a member are:

Informative monthly meetings.  Our meetings are held in the comfort of the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California.  Comfortable seating, lighting, a stage and audio-visual system allows us to attract quality speakers, provide demonstrations and interesting videos for our members!

Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month.  Members and guests arrive between 6PM and 6:30PM for refreshments and information exchange.  A display table at the back of the room allows our Education Committee and society members to display creations, finds, and the birthstone of the month.  It is also a place for members and guests to have unknown minerals identified.

Our meetings begin at 6:30PM and end by 9PM.  They include a business session and a program on a subject relating to our earth science hobby.  Refreshments are served at a break between the sessions.  The program may include demonstrations, slide shows, videos, auctions, show & sell, or lectures on various subjects.

Past programs have included How to Display your Show Case, Petrified Wood, Field Trip First Aid, Mount St. Helens, Rhodochrosite Mining, Thunder Eggs, Larimar, Micro Crystals, Chinese Farmed Pearls, Rock Carving Throughout History, Cultured Rubies, Pink Minerals, Mineral Classification and Identification, Camping Basics and more!

Our members come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and
occupations – united by an interest in rocks, minerals, gems and the earth sciences.  You could be one of them!  Click the link below for a partial list of our member’s occupations:

Junior members (under the age of 18) are allowed and welcomed. We have a lot of youth members and we gear a lot of our activities so that our junior members can attend. Members under the age of 8 are not allowed in the workshop.

Member Occupations

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meeting, but if you want to take advantage of all the club has to offer, you should become a member!  As a member, you will have access to:

A fully stocked lapidary workshop including:  rock saws, full range of cabbing and polishing machines, faceting equipment, project tables and more!  (Completion of instruction needed to use some machines.)

Classes taught by skilled club members.

Monthly newsletter, “Rockhound Ramblings”.
Back issues are available on the newsletter page of this site.

Social picnics and holiday parties.

Field trips to collecting sites.

Display case at our annual show at no cost to members!

Membership per calendar year is $25, $15 for a second adult member in the same house.    Junior members and the third and subsequent members at the same house are $10.   Initiation fee is $10.00 per person.   Renewals are due by the October General Meeting and delinquent after December 31st.  We accept junior members (under 18) but require a parent or guardian at all times for club activities. Junior members as young as 8 years old are welcomed in the workshop. For clarification please contact the membership chair. Membership forms can be found in the Member Tools section of our website. Mail checks or money orders for membership to: P.O. Box 5025, Pasadena CA
91117-0025 or give them to the club Membership Chair or Secretary. Our current membership chair can be emailed at

Membership forms are below. Print them out and bring them to our meeting

2018 Membership Application

2018 PLS Member Handbook

2018 PLS Waiver