April 20th, 2019 Saddle Mtn Field Trip Report

Turned out to be a beautiful day up on the Saddle Mountains for this trip. We had 16 vehicles in combination with Puyallup club. About half from CMS. Really nice tumbler material. Some of it just laying around on top of the ground. Much of it just under the surface. Logs are deeper if one wants to put in the effort. The material on top of the ground looked nice and clean, as if it was just washed by a spring rain, so was easy to spot.  After we collected for a few hours, we went to the diatom pits for common opal. Pictures 4 and 6 are from some of the opal I collected. The last pic one would think is a nice piece of petrified wood. But opal from these pits are formed on the bottoms of ancient freshwater lakes from the cell walls/shells of microscopic single celled diatoms, which are alga or plankton like in nature.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.

 

Updated: May 21, 2019 — 11:10 am

Presidents Message

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . I can’t believe summer has arrived. Our picnic is Sunday, August 11th at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley. Setup is 11 a.m. with potluck picnic lunch at 12 noon. We will have an auction following lunch. So mark your calendars now and plan on attending. The kids can use their “Rock Bucks” to buy any auction item. There will be no General Meeting in August. Jacquie Pattie provided refreshments for our meetings for 25 years. She retired in December 2017. It’s hard to thank her enough for such dedication to

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  • Lake Wilderness Arboretum Annual Picnic Potluck – Sunday, August 11th Setup 11 am. Potluck lunch served at 12 noon. If you attend church and are a little late  – that’s okay too. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending! It’s always so enjoyable visiting with each other outside of our club meetings. This is such a beautiful, relaxing location for our annual Club picnic. The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is so gracious to allow us to use this outstanding spot under the trees which includes picnic tables and parking. It’s a great family event. Afterwards the Lake is within an […]

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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