A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and […]
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I am on vacation. Show is moving along and we have sold 66% of our booths for our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show. We are still looking for vendors and volunteers. Under the “Show” page you can contact us.
Happy New Year! 2018 was a very good year for our club. I hope 2019 proves to be just as great of a year. Since we are nearing 100 active members we have expanded our Board. In 2019 we have a few new faces on our Board and I am hoping for new ideas and […]
We are well into the downhill slide to our show. Can’t believe it’s getting so close. We can get into our venue for setup at 10 am on Friday, September 21st. Vendors will come in around 1 pm. Vendor setup time is 1 pm to 7:30 pm. So please mark your calendars and plan to […]
A Note from the President’s Desk . . . There was a large turn out at last years picnic. It’s such a beautiful spot, good food and great friends. Let’s do it again this year. In case you are a new member and/or have not attended our summer picnic before, it’s a pot luck with […]
Remember our August picnic is coming up. We have reserved our regular location at Lake Wilderness Park on Sunday August 5th or 12th. Check the posting below for further details. In case you are new member and have not attended our summer picnic before, it’s a pot luck with an auction following. It’s always a good […]
Mike and I attended the April Northwest Regional Show in Yakima. I was so proud of our club when they handed out the NFMS and AFMS awards. If you attended our May general meeting you are already aware of these awards. So just in case you have not heard, our club won the following: AFMS […]
In case you have not noticed, our Club member Roger Danneman has taken over as CMS Field Trip Guide. He has been working hard on setting up field trips, checking out the sites beforehand and then leading the trips. Thank you very much for taking over this very time consuming job! At our April general […]
Remember to volunteer for our show!!!!! Let Mark know what you like to do and what you don’t like to do. You don’t need to head a committee, you can volunteer to be a helper on a committee. There is a spot where your help will be appreciated. Our show is 5 ½ months away […]
Mike and I just returned from a 3 week trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. It was quite an experience and nothing of what I had expected. I am quite excited that I was able to buy several mineral specimen’s (that we don’t usually find here in the Northwest) for the raffle at […]
A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific …
TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.
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.