• Presides at monthly meetings and special functions.
  • Arranges Executive Committee meetings and sets agenda.
  • Maintains an inventory list of DPS property.
  • Ensures spending fits within fiscal ability of the Society.
  • Arranges annual calendar.
  • Communicates to executive committee members about upcoming meetings. 
  • Signs all documents which the Executive Committee has authorized. 
  • Shall automatically serve as a member of the Advisory board for a period of two 2 years following the last term of office.   


  • Presides over Society functions in the absence of the President or in the event of the Presidents inability to perform the duties of the office, the Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President. 
  • Responsible for Society public relations.
  • Promotes the Charles Finsley Lecture Series.
  • Promotes Fossilmania.


  • Record and publish minutes from Society meetings.
  • Maintain supply of Society stationery.
  • Write thank you letters and other official letters.
  • Maintain complete set of minutes.


  • Prepare annual corporate exhibits, reports, and tax returns required by the Federal and local governments and pay yearly sales tax by January 20.
  • Arrange for an annual audit and assist in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Pay Museum of Science and Nature (MNS) meeting room annual use fee.
  • Keep Society's financial books in order.
  • Provide monthly and yearly summaries of income and expenses.
  • Collected dues, and income from promotions and make deposits. Forward membership forms to Chair.
  • Reimburse persons for expenses for the Society.


  • Publish monthly newsletter - The Fossil Record.
  • Solicit newsletter articles from members.

Each newsletter contains:

  • A write-up of the current month's program.
  • A calendar of the following month's activities.
  • One page with officers and committee chair contact information.
  • Announcements of society business.
  • Publish appropriate press releases from Museum of Science and Nature (MNS). 
  • Distribute the newsletter via electronic and print copies and ensure mailing of newsletter.


Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693 

Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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