January President’s Message

Happy 68th Anniversary CMS!

January 13th is the 68th anniversary of the first club meeting. The club was called Sebac Mineralogical Society” and the meeting was held in the T-102 Building on Ellis Avenue. “Sebac” was an abbreviation of “Seattle Boeing Airplane Company”.

We will be serving an anniversary cake and refreshments at our January 12th meeting. So be sure to attend the meeting and celebrate. I feel we should be proud that our club is still going strong and growing on our 68th anniversary.

As I sit here writing and looking back on 2016, I feel it has been good year for our Club.

We have tried several new events to get better exposure for our club and new members. Mark Hohn also built us a new website which has dramatically increased traffic and inquiries about our club. End results is that we did increase our membership.

I want to thank several of our Board of Director Members for their long and dedicated service to our club. Bob & Jacqui Pattie, Rich Russell and Pete Williams have served on our Board, in some capacity, for many years since the 1970’s. We owe a lot of our clubs continuing success to them.

We also have several long time members (some also since the 1970’s) that have been very supportive and active members. They continue to volunteer on various projects when needed. A special thanks to Dick and Keith Morgan, Roger Pullen, Stan Loreen, Bob & Linda Wahlberg, Bev Williams, Mike Blanton, Tony Johnson and Diana Horsfall. If I have left someone out I am so very sorry, it’s an unintentional oversight.

Thank you to everyone that has volunteered at the Puyallup Fair and Gem Fair booths. It was a big committment on the part of our club and I sincerely appreciated your help.

In 2017 I will be again committing our club to doing the Puyallup Fair and the Gem Fairs. So again I will be looking for volunteers to help at our booths.

We are continuing to seek a location to put on a club Gem & Rock Show in 2018. I am also continuing to seek a indoor location for our lapidary shop. If you have any location ideas for the Board to check out please let me know.

Kat Koch, CMS President

Updated: January 14, 2017 — 12:01 pm

Presidents Message

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific

Meeting Announcements

  • TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • 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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