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 have crystals in them.  They also were amazed that Talc Powder comes from rocks.  The students want to thank the club members for donating the polished rocks. We have received several notes from the students telling us they have started their own rock collection.

honeydew2014ehoneydew2014d
honeydew2014c honeydew2014b honeydew2014a

Honeydew Elementary School 2013 by Bob Pattie

Bob and Jackie Pattie and Bill Cook visited the Third Grade classes on April 23, 2013 to make a presentation on the Geology of Washington State. This was the first year for Honeydew Elementary School in Renton, although it was the fifth year for this teacher (Mrs. Greer), she transferred to Honeydew School from Cascade Elementary School in Renton. He has three classes divided into for two presentations. We had about 100 students in the two sessions. After the presentation the students asked many question and then were able to touch each of the rocks and ask specific questions about the various samples. We ended the session by allowing each student to select a piece of Petrified Wood to take home. The following pictures are from this year’s trip to Honeydew Elementary School.

2013Honeydewelemschool2 (1)

2013HoneydewElemSchool3

2013HoneydewElemSchool1 (1)

Updated: April 23, 2016 — 8:36 pm

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  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 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.

Current News