General Meeting – Thursday, August 12th (Click Here For More Info)

Topic: Our annual club picnic at Lake Wilderness. Our picnic is always a friendly event on the lawn among the trees.

For lunch, it is a potluck picnic. So bring a dish to share. If you don’t cook, pick up something from the market. If you are unable to bring anything, that’s okay too. We would rather have you join us for lunch than not.

We generally have around 25 to 35 members attend.
Bring your plate and silverware.
Setup is 11:30 am, and lunch is at noon. We usually wrap things up by 3 pm.
The Arboretum has plenty of free parking.

Following, we have a club auction. The auction is a great chance to pick up items at a fraction of their retail cost. You are welcome to donate items to the auction. All proceeds go to the club treasury to cover expenses.

Our Young Tumblers can also spend their saved “Rock Bucks” at the auction just like cash for items they want.

Afterward, Lake Wilderness is nearby for swimming, plus various play areas for the younger kids.

Our annual picnics are always a great family event!

Updated: October 8, 2023 — 1:10 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile .   .   .   .   . Planning for our Gem Show is well underway. I took on the position since no one volunteered to be the Show Coordinator. I am determined to keep our show from falling to the wayside because no one is interested in volunteering for the position. I give a lot of kudos to Mark Hohn for getting our show off the ground again in 2018. What Mark restarted is now a successful show every year and has grown year after year. Last year, Chris Vitellaro put together a great show

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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