President’s Message – October 2021 (Click For More Information)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . .

I am so looking forward to Maple Valley Days at Lake Wilderness. It is going to be such a fun event. I still need 1 more volunteer for our club booth on Sunday morning, October 10th. Please contact me asap if you would like to volunteer.

The club still needs rocks for the spinning wheel at this event. Please let me know if you have some and I can arrange to pick them up.

Mike and I will also be selling at this event. If you should attend the Maple Valley Days, please stop by and say hello at the club booth or the Fancy Kat Rocks booth.

As some of you know, Mike and I went on a family cruise right after our club picnic in August. We stopped in Honduras, Mexico, and the Bahamas. My favorite stop was the Bahamas. My body came home as planned but it has been hard to get my mind back home. It was so good spending quality family time together plus visiting new countries. It is very interesting talking to people and learning about their country. We saw the Mayan ruins and I even zip-lined for the first time. I loved it!

I want to welcome each of you to our rock club. I apologize if I have missed introducing myself to you. Please feel free to come up and say hello.

Kat Koch, President

Updated: October 14, 2021 — 1:54 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . I am so looking forward to Maple Valley Days at Lake Wilderness. It is going to be such a fun event. I still need 1 more volunteer for our club booth on Sunday morning, October 10th. Please contact me asap if you would like to volunteer. The club still needs rocks for the spinning wheel at this event. Please let me know if you have some and I can arrange to pick them up. Mike and I will also be selling at this event. If you should attend the

Meeting Announcements

  • We need to get our lapidary shop winterized. We are having a volunteer work party on Saturday, October 23rd, at 10:30 am. Contact Diana Horsfall for the address and further details. Her info is in the Tumbler.    

  • Dr. Russell Calvin Boggs will be speaking at our meeting. He is the founder and curator of the North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute and Museum. Dr. Boggs will talk about the minerals of the Golden Horn Batholith at Washington Pass (Highway 20) in the North Cascades. He will also give a brief talk on the plans for the North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute. The North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute and Museum is a non-profit corporation to promote mineralogical research, operate a mineralogical research lab (XRD, petrographic microscope, and Electron Microprobe), and operate a mineralogical museum primarily related to the Pacific Northwest. Mark your calendars and plan on attending. I would like to give him a warm welcome as he will be traveling from Marblemount during peak traffic time to speak to us. Show ‘n Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil you have in your collection from Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.

  • Time is Running Out – Lower Dues for 2021 2021 club membership dues is $15 for a family or individual! The Board has approved a temporary reduction in our dues for 2021 only to $15 per family or individual. As of October our dues will go back up to $25 per family or individual. Our club is resuming in person general meetings on June 10th. Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm. From our website you can use a credit card to renew your membership. You can also mail a check to CMS, c/o Charles Benedict, 25838 W. Lake Wilderness Dr. SE, Maple Valley WA 98038.

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