Pesideent’s Message – July 2021 (Click Here For More Information)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . .
Boy was it good to see everyone after 16 months of no in-person meetings! We had a good turnout. I estimate we had 30 people. 27 members signed in but I think there were about 3 additional people who didn’t make it to the sign-in table. I would like to remind everyone to sign in at the front door. You get a door prize ticket for the drawing later in the meeting plus for insurance purposes, we need a headcount and the names of those who attended our meeting.
Our club hands out “Rock Bucks” to our young tumblers at every meeting. If they attend they get $2 in Rock Bucks. If you also bring something and tell us about your item during Show ‘n Tell you receive a total of $5 in Rock Bucks for being at the meeting. Our young tumblers can use these Rock Bucks at all our club auctions. They can take part in the bidding process and if they win they can purchase the item(s) using these Rock Bucks.
We continue to have about 5 new members every month. I want to welcome each of you to our great rock club. I tried to get around and meet our new members at the last meeting. I apologize if I missed introducing myself to you. I will try to do so at our July meeting.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our next meeting on Thursday, July 8th at 7 pm. We will be playing “Rock Bingo.” We always have fun playing bingo and everyone goes home a winner. Bingo details are in this Tumbler and on the website.
I would also like to point out our annual club picnic is being held on Sunday, August 8th at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Setup is at 11 am and lunch is at noon. We will have an auction following lunch. Check August’s Tumbler or the website for more information on this event.
Kat Koch, President
Updated: September 3, 2021 — 11:05 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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