Category: Schools

Cascade Elementary School

Bob and Jackie Pattie and Bill Cook visited the Third Grade classes on April 25, 2012 to make a presentation on the Geology of Washington State. This is the fourth year that we have gone to the Cascade Elementary School in Renton and this year we had two sessions for about 130 students. After the […]

Maple Valley Elementary School

Bob & Jackie Pattie visited two fourth grade classes on May 17, 2012. The focus of this presentation was volcanoes and the Geology of Washington State. This was one day before the anniversary of the St. Helens eruption. With these two sessions we had about 70 students. They also asked many questions about the volcanoes […]

Custer Elementary

Custer Elementary Presentation by Dick Morgan Thursday May 23, 2013, Pat and I went to Custer Elementary School to give a presentation to the second grade classes on rocks and minerals. To better show the rocks to the class several of the teachers let me use the projector to enlarge the specimens and show them […]

Lake Wilderness Elementary School

Lake Wilderness Elementary School by Bob Pattie Bill Cook, Bob, and Jackie Pattie visited the Lake Wilderness Elementary School in Maple Valley on June 4, 2013. The presentation was to two classes of second grades on the basis geology of the state of Washington, about 65 students. They asked many question about geology and about […]

Honeydew Elementary School

Honeydew Elementary School 2014 by Bob Pattie There were about 80 third graders from all 4 classes.  As usual they were very interested with the Materials, the hands on participation and of course the free rocks that they got to take home.  They really liked to learn that rocks could float, and that some rocks […]

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . I want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success. I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: John Cornell, CMS Member, will be showing off his bead work. He does wall hangings of portraits, landscapes, still life, etc. out of beads. He will bring examples of partially completed and completed works. His work is presently on display at an art gallery in Greenwood.   Show ‘n Tell: Your favorite rock, mineral or lapidary item that you received or bought in 2019

  • 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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