Membership Benefits


Membership Benefits:

  •  Educational video or speaker on rocks, minerals, fossils and rock collecting at the General meeting each month.

  •  Rock topic every month where Members share their finds and others have on opportunity to see topic rocks and discuss their find.

  •  Opportunity to see the lapidary arts other Members are doing.

  •  Door prizes at every General Meeting.

  •  Holiday Potluck Dinner and Summer Potluck Picnic.

  •  First opportunity to buy Club rock, grit and machinery at extremely good prices.

  •  Club auctions 2 times a year where the material goes at approx. 20% to 30% of its value.

  •  Opportunity to socialize and talk “rock” with fellow rockhounds.

  •  Monthly Newsletter the “Tumbler”.

  •  Access to Cascade Mineralogical Society Facebook Group.


Field Trips & Rock Collecting:

  •  Club field trips February through November. Led by knowledgeable Field Leader.

  •  Quick access to information on other Club fields.

  •  Current reporting on Washington State land decisions that impact rock collecting.

  •  Current reporting on US Forest Service land decisions that impact rock collecting.


Lapidary Arts:

  •  Access to the Club lapidary shop and all its machinery and saws.

  •  Lessons on how to use the machinery, saws, and tumblers.

  •  Classes on wire wrapping.


Volunteer Opportunities:

  •  Speak at various schools in our community about all aspects of geology and rock collecting.

  •  Volunteer at Club booths at State Fair and Gem Fairs to handout information on our Club, rock collecting and other Clubs in Washington.

 

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Updated: June 10, 2022 — 11:47 am

Presidents Message

  • Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile  Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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