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.

  • Member discount at selected lapidary retail stores.


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: April 1, 2023 — 3:13 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile .   .   .   .   . Planning for our Gem Show is well underway. I took on the position since no one volunteered to be the Show Coordinator. I am determined to keep our show from falling to the wayside because no one is interested in volunteering for the position. I give a lot of kudos to Mark Hohn for getting our show off the ground again in 2018. What Mark restarted is now a successful show every year and has grown year after year. Last year, Chris Vitellaro put together a great show

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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