The Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show Association, a 501-C3 non-profit association, was founded in 1981 and Bylaws were adopted to include the following objective purposes:
- To affiliate all non-profit, educational mineral societies in the Portland region, who may want to do so, into an Association to increase the knowledge and popular interest in geology, mineralogy, the lapidary arts and related subjects.
- To conduct an annual Gem and Mineral Show, which is open to the general public, for the purpose of conducting educational programs in the form of displays, demonstrations, seminars and lectures.
- To conduct its affairs without profit and to refrain from using its assets for pecuniary benefit of any individual.
- This Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1954 (or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Law).
In simpler terms as stated by the Association’s Founder Lamar Tilgner:
Our goal is to put on the best darned Gem Show in the Northwest!
The Association meets to plan the annual show on the second Monday of every month at 6:30PM in a private room at the Rogue East Side Pub & Pilot Brewery, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland.
If you are interested in being a part of the greatest Gem and Mineral Show in the Northwest, please contact us for more information.
Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show Association
PO Box 5401
Portland, OR 97228-5401