While perusing the latest issue of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Newsletter, I noticed that one of our members has received honorable mention in the AFMS category of “adult articles”.   This is in addition to the second place award in this category from the Midwest Federation.

The article “MOONWALKING” is posted on our web site ( and was reprinted in the June 2017 issue of the Kettle Krier.  Congratulations to John Rettler for this award.  John has written a few articles for the web site and the Krier and I hope he continues to do so.