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

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  12 noon and dinner at 1 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • 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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