October’s Note from the Presidents Desk

Last month Mike and I have worked several days at the Puyallup Fair. It was great to see the happy smiles, big eyes and ooo’s and ah’s of excitement on the kids faces when they got a polished rock. It was so much fun and at the end of each day we went home with such a happy feeling.

Hopefully, our Club will get some new members from our efforts at the Fair. Thank you to everyone that helped out at the booth!

October 10th is Washington State’s Indigenous Peoples Day. October 23rd is Federal Native American Day. To acknowledge the Native Americans our October program will be on Thunder Eggs. For Show ‘n Tell bring in a type of rock that has an Indian Folklore and tell us the story.

The next item on our Club agenda is the Gem Fair on  November 11th to the 13th at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. This is only a 3 day event. We are doing this in conjunction with the Puyallup Club. There will be 2 display cases at our table showing what can be done with rocks, minerals, beading, wire wrapping, cabbing, faceting, silversmithing and etc. Please let me know if you make or have anything unique along this line and would like to lend it to the Club for display.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: October 9, 2016 — 3:27 pm

Presidents Message

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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