The South Texas Geological Society, founded in 1929, is a non-profit organization whose purposes are:
- To advance the science of geology;
- To promote the technology of exploring for, finding and producing raw material from the earth, their conservation and propitious use;
- To foster the spirit of scientific research; To disseminate facts relating to geological science;
- To inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members; and
- To provide the public with means of recognition of adequately trained and professionally responsible geologists.
Membership: Membership includes individuals who are concerned with the professional application of geological sciences and have been judged qualified by the Board of Directors. Membership class and related qualifications are detailed in the STGS By-laws, Article III, and are summarized in the membership requirements section of this application. Bulletin: The Society’s primary publication is the Bulletin of The South Texas Geological Society, published monthly from September through May. The Bulletin provides members with technical articles and news of the Society. Activities: Activities of the Society include monthly meetings from September through May. Guest speakers provide the foundation for the monthly meetings. Business of the Society is also transacted. Speaker topics and meeting location, times and dates are announced in the Bulletin and by mail and email notices sent to members. Additional activities include short courses, field trips, seminars and social events.