Contact Us

The Madison Gem and Mineral Club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 pm, in Room AB20 (the big auditorium) at Weeks Hall, UW-Madison Department of Geoscience, corner of Dayton and Charter streets in Madison. Meetings are free, open to the public, and feature a speaker on a topic of jewelry, lapidary, geology, archeology and related areas. 

Membership is open to all. To join, come to a meeting and ask one of the club officers or send in a membership form.

Annual membership rates: 
Dues are $15 for an individual; $20 for family; and $5 for junior up to age 17

For information or inquiries, contact Contact us via Rick Zweifel

Postal address:
Madison Gem and Mineral Club
P.O. Box 8882
Madison, Wi. 53708

Lapidary Lab location: 217 N. Paterson Street (near Burnie's Rock Shop).
For information about lab hours, lab supervision, and other current updates, please join our Facebook group
If you are interested in signing up for courses, please click here to visit the UW Mini Courses page. 

Role  Name Phone  Email
 Club President  Rick Zweifel   608-206-4981 president@madisonrockclub.org
 Vice President  Karl Allemeier  309-721-9097 vicepresident@madisonrockclub.org
 Secretary   Jasmine Waldner secretary@madisonrockclub.org
 Treasurer  Rick Maske
treasurer@madisonrockclub.org
 Newsletter Editor  Karl Bethke  608-249-6195 newsletter@madisonrockclub.org
 Field Trip Chair  Joe Powelka  608-712-3082 fieldtrips@madisonrockclub.org
 Education Chairperson  Carlos Peralta  608-509-2836 education@madisonrockclub.org
 Sales, Donations, and Lab Administrator  Bob Thornton  608-469-5885 sales_donations@madisonrockclub.org
 Membership Chairperson  Jack Heabler  608-334-6153 membership@madisonrockclub.org
 Show Chairperson   Nevin Franke   608-251-2601 shows@madisonrockclub.org
 Publicity Chair  Nathan Kuenzi  719-557-2035 publicity@madisonrockclub.org
 Publicity Chair  Jill Arnold  719-557-1555 publicity@madisonrockclub.org
 Program Chairperson  Alan Hills   608-877-8939 programs@madisonrockclub.org
 Policies  Open     
 Web Site  Kate Thornton     kate@madisonrockclub.org

For web site info or comments, contact webmaster: kate@madisonrockclub.org 

Note that there is an ongoing issue that not all contacts are getting through via email and that some board members check their email infrequently. If you do not receive a response from the contacts above within 2 or 3 business days, please call the person you want to contact or forward your contact to kate@madisonrockclub.org and I will try to assist. For a quicker response, please join our Facebook group, as I'm just a web geek and the people who understand geology will be able to assist you directly more quickly. Thank you!