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 . . . . Everything is going well with our club. I am looking forward to putting the year 2021 in the rearview mirror. It feels good to be taking baby steps towards some sense of normalcy. I am also looking forward to the upcoming club elections and having some new people on the board with new ideas. If everything goes as planned we will resume our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show in August 2022. Planning is getting underway as it is only 9 ½ months away. I feel like there is nothing

Meeting Announcements

  • The 2021 holidays are coming upon us very fast!   I am so happy to say that this year we are having our annual potluck dinner, the election of officers, and club auction. Mark Your Calendars Now! Sunday, December 12th, the setup is at 11 am, and dinner is at noon. Our dinner will be held at our regular meeting place, American Legion Hall, Kent. The club supplies roasted turkey and baked ham. You bring a side dish of your choice. If you don’t cook, you can always bring a store-bought dessert, drinks, dinner rolls and butter, cranberry sauce, or something from the grocery deli counter. Just be sure to bring your own silverware and plate. If, for some reason, you can’t bring anything, please plan on joining us anyway. We would rather see you than not see you. It’s always enjoyable to sit and talk with each other and enjoy the season together. It is the club’s opportunity to say thank you for being a member this year. Kat Koch, President        

  • 2021-2022 club membership dues is $25 for a family or individual! Join or renew now and your membership is good through 12/31/2022 Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm.  On our website, you can use a credit card to join or 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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