President’s Message – July 2017 The Board is still diligently working on a Show budget. Currently the Show meeting is held in conjunction with the Board meeting. All members are welcome to attend if you are interested in helping out or just curious as to what’s happening with the show planning or nuts ‘n bolts […]
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The Board is diligently working on finding a venue for our 2018 Rock & Gem Show. We have also sent out inquiries to 40 prospective vendors asking what date they would prefer for our show. In the near future we will be calling for Committee Leaders and committee members. Currently the Show meeting is held […]
I am sitting here planning our meetings and events for 2017. It looks like our Club is going to have a very busy year. The Board has officially started our 2018 Rock & Gem Show. It’s no longer all talk and speculation. We are a relatively small club and this is going to be a […]
Happy 68th Anniversary CMS! January 13th is the 68th anniversary of the first club meeting. The club was called “Sebac Mineralogical Society” and the meeting was held in the T-102 Building on Ellis Avenue. “Sebac” was an abbreviation of “Seattle Boeing Airplane Company”. We will be serving an anniversary cake and refreshments at our January […]
December President’s Message There isn’t much Club news. I am busy trying to plan 2017’s meeting agendas. I am looking for input from our members. If there is a topic you would like to have presented, any idea’s on how to improve our General meetings or the Club in general please let me know. In […]
Last month Mike and I have worked several days at the Puyallup Fair. It was great to see the happy smiles, big eyes and ooo’s and ah’s of excitement on the kids faces when they got a polished rock. It was so much fun and at the end of each day we went home with […]
Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim …
Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.
Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.