Why Join/Donate?

Top Ten Reasons to Join the Colorado Scientific Society (CSS)
  1. Ten high-quality, earth science talks annually
    (two per meeting night)
  2. Annual Emmons Distinguished Lecture
    (e.g., Paul Hoffman, John Dewey, Bill Dickinson, Gene Shoemaker, Clark Burchfiel, Preston Cloud, Aaron Waters, C.B.Hunt, Fred Vine, Peter Misch, Clarence Allen, W.W.Rubey, Bert Balley, John Crowell, and Hoover Mackin)
  3. Annual Family Night & Dinner
    (recent speaker was novelist Sarah Andrews)
  4. Annual Student Night
    (students receive cash awards for presenting papers)
  5. Two interesting geologic field trips annually
  6. Oldest scientific society in the Rocky Mountain Region,
     founded in 1882.
  7. Great cross-section of Front Range geologists and interested people with whom to network
  8. Past-presidents list reads like a “Who’s Who in Colorado Geology”
    (e.g., Emmons, Hewett, Lee, Tweto, Eckel, Twenhofel, Weimer, Pillmore, Ross, Hansen, Bryant, Grose,& Rold)
  9. Scholarship support for area students
  10. It’s cheap
    (only $20 per year, $5 for students)
Even More Reasons…!
  • Some prominent members have included–G.K. Gilbert, J. Gilluly, Whitman Cross, R.A.F. Penrose, Arthur Lakes, E.E. McKee, D.W. Brunton (yes, the very same Brunton)Add your name to the list for only $20!
  • 21 minerals have been named after CSS members
  • 154 fossils have been named after CSS members
  • More than $100,000 in scholarships given to local students
  • Outreach includes placing of geologic signs at local spots
Renewing Members

If you are uncertain of your member status or whether you owe dues, contact CSS Treasurer Don Sweetkind by e-mail at dsweetkind@gmail.com.

As you pay your dues, please consider making an additional contribution to one of our Memorial Funds (which support our student research grants program) or the Endowment Fund (which we use to defray operating costs). Any contributions made in 2009 (i.e., checks dated before Jan. 1, 2010) will be credited toward the 2009 tax year. Don will send out an acknowledgement receipt to all those members who contributed in 2009 for tax reporting purposes. Please remember that your entire contribution goes towards generating interest for the grants and that your contribution is 100% tax deductible since the Society is a non-profit Section 501 (c)(3) organization.

MEMORIAL FUNDS: These funds support earth-science research grants to graduate students throughout the nation. If your contribution is not specified, it will be distributed equally among the funds:

(A) Ogden Tweto Memorial Fund
(B) Steven Oriel Memorial Fund
(C) Edwin Eckel Memorial Fund
(D) Bill Pierce-Heart Mountain Fund
(E) George Snyder Memorial Fund
(F) Chuck Pillmore Memorial Fund
This contribution is made in the memory of:

ENDOWMENT FUND: This fund is used to support the Society’s monthly meetings and newsletter, field trips, family night, annual Emmons Lecture, and special activities.