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: July 3, 2021 — 7:54 pm

Presidents Message

  • 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.

Meeting Announcements

  • Lake Wilderness Arboretum Annual Picnic Potluck – Sunday, August 8th Setup noon. Enjoy a picnic lunch together at 12:30 pm. You bring your picnic lunch and the club provides drinks and a limited selection of store-bought desserts. If you attend church and are a little late  – that’s okay too. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending! It’s always so nice visiting with each other outside of our club meetings. This is such a beautiful, relaxing location for our annual Club picnic. The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is so gracious to allow us to use this outstanding spot. We are under the trees which with picnic tables and parking. It’s a great family event. Afterward, the Lake is within an easy distance for swimming, beach fun, and the children’s play area. We advise that you move your car to that section’s parking lot if you decide to take advantage of the lake beach and playground areas. Our club Arboretum parking area closes after we are done. It is a picnic with a rock and mineral auction following. It’s also a great time to sit and chat with each other and talk “rock”.   Lake Wilderness Beach area.           Lake Wilderness Park – all new!      

  • Dr. Russell Calvin Boggs will be speaking at our meeting. He is the founder and curator of the North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute and Museum. Mark your calendars and plan on attending. I would like to give him a warm welcome as he traveling from Marblemount during peak traffic time to speak to us. A non-profit corporation to promote mineralogical research, operate a mineralogical research lab (XRD, petrographic microscope, and Electron Microprobe), and operate a mineralogical museum primarily related to the Pacific Northwest.

  • 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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