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 rocks in general during the question and answer part of the presentation. We had a number of samples of various Washington rock specimens and at the end of the presentation, Jackie had samples of Petrified Wood which each student was allowed to select their own sample. The following pictures are of this year’s trip to this Elementary School.

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Updated: April 23, 2016 — 10:32 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 Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • 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.

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