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

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific

Meeting Announcements

  • TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • 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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