Membership Information

Membership is open to anyone. Please download our membership form below and bring to our next meeting.

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 material goes at approx. 20% to 30% of it’s value.
* Opportunity to socialize and talk “rock” with fellow rockhounds.
* Monthly Newsletter the “Tumbler”.

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.

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.

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.

Print and complete this CMS Membership Form, mail or bring to our meeting    or
Sign up online today! 

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Updated: December 19, 2019 — 11:48 am

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . We will be resuming in-person club meetings on June 10th, Thursday at 7 pm. We will have our regular meeting at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Mike and I took a 3 week vacation/road trip via the giant redwoods on our way to Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains behind San Bernardino, CA. We had 2 weeks hanging around this beautiful lake. We went on a couple of leisurely drives looking for rocks but all we found were several types of granite. We then headed to Las Vegas

Meeting Announcements

  • Finally and at last we are resuming in-person meetings on June 10th at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Our topic for the evening will be a power point presentation on picture stones. Shown ‘n Tell will be something rock, mineral or fossil item you have done or acquired in the last 15 months. Google GPS lists the address as American Legion Hall, S 252nd St Kent, WA 98030 (No building address number.) Bing GPS doesn’t list it correctly no matter how you enter the address. When we resume our in-person meetings the club has obtained sanitizers to sanitize the tables, chairs and hands. Everyone will be required to wear a mask.

  • Time is Running Out – Lower Dues for 2021 2021 club membership dues is $15 for a family or individual! The Board has approved a temporary reduction in our dues for 2021 only to $15 per family or individual. As of October our dues will go back up to $25 per family or individual. Our club is resuming in person general meetings on June 10th. Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm. From our website you can use a credit card to renew your membership. You can also mail a check to CMS, c/o Charles Benedict, 25838 W. Lake Wilderness Dr. SE, Maple Valley WA 98038.

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