Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, Inc.

About our Organization

We were first organized as a hobby interest club in January 1961 by a small group of lapidary enthusiasts. In August of 1996 we became a non-profit, educational, public benefit corporation in California registered as a 501(c)(3) entity with the IRS.

Our organization consists of elected officers, a board of directors and the group membership.

We are a family oriented group with activities that include school-age youngsters, teens and adults.

Our "Little Chippers" are the youth program participants. We follow the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies' sponsored program "Future Rockhounds of America" for young people.

We are a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

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Information on the benefits, qualifications annual dues and responsibilities are here.

California Federation of Mineral Societies

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Many of the groups of rockhounds throughout California are members of this Federation. Assistance for these societies is available in many forms including insurance, programs, safety issues and many more.Every year one of the member societies hosts a statewide show which is co-sponsored by the CFMS.

American Federation of Mineral Societies


Nine regional mineral societies join together to make up a national organization that promotes our hobby. Every year one of the regional federations hosts a national show co-sponssosred by the AFMS.