COINage Magazine

Best Issue, U.S. Coin Magazines, 2016

Best Issue, U.S. Coin Magazines, 2017

Best Periodical, 2018

(Numismatic Literary Guild)

Best Issue, COINage
Best Periodical, Numismatic Literary Guild

Rockhound Rambling

Ventura Gem & Mineral Society newsletter

1st Place, New Editor, 2020

1st Place, Original Adult Article Advanced, 2020

(California Federation of Mineralogical Societies)

2nd Place, Written Feature, 2021

4th Place, Large Bulletin, 2021

(California Federation of Mineralogical Societies)

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies awards

Rockhound of the Year

(Ventura Gem & Mineral Society)

“We are extremely pleased to announce the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society Rockhound of the Year in the person of Lynn Varon. For many years running, Lynn was none other than Managing Editor of Rock & Gem magazine, the official hobby magazine of AFMS and its affiliated clubs.

“Lynn has been a VGMS member for only two years, but within that brief period she has put a definite [mark] on the club as bulletin editor, upgrading an already award-winning bulletin with a refined graphic presentation.

“While stepping forward to take on a second year as bulletin editor for 2020, she also volunteered to be the Raffle Chair for our annual show next March. This activity is a major moneymaker for our society.

“In just two short years, Lynn has made herself indispensable and is always willing to help when something needs to be done. We proudly name her VGMS Rockhound of the Year!”

-Nancy Brace-Thompson, VGMS President

2019 Rockhound of the Year, VGMS