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.

 

Sign up today! 

Updated: June 10, 2022 — 11:47 am

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch At our October meeting, Angie 100% surprised me with a birthday cake. Thank you, Angie, and everyone that sang Happy Birthday to me. Our members are really awesome! Our club elections are coming up at our holiday dinner in December. You will find a description of the positions that need to be filled elsewhere in this issue of The Tumbler. Club nominations are made at our November meeting, and voting is at our December meeting. Please seriously consider filling one of the positions. This year we are doing our

Meeting Announcements

  • General Meeting – Thursday, November 10th Topic: Gold!! Speaker: Chris Holden, NAMA Board Member and CMS Member Chris Holden from Black Jack’s Metal Detectors will be talking about gold, gold, GOLD! We have had a lot of requests to have a meeting on finding gold in PNW. NAMA owns many gold claims in the PNW. This is your chance to ask all your questions about gold and get answers. Join us to claim your seat and enjoy this glittery topic. Show ‘n Tell: Gold or Pyrite

  • Our Holiday Party is Sunday, December 4th. Potluck dinner with the election of officers and club auction to follow. It’s our chance to visit with one another and also pick up some great bargains at our auction. The setup is at 11:30 AM. Dinner is at noon pm. The club provides turkey and ham plus plates and plastic eating utensils. This is a potluck, so please text or call Angie at 253-569-0245 with your name and what you plan on bringing: a vegetable, gravy, butter, dessert, rolls, or drinks.

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