Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick.
I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube.
From the Top of the Rock Pile
Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this!
Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim Cerezie and his Aidan will tell us about their rockhounding adventures around the northwest. They have a YouTube channel called “Vug Meister.”
I want to note that over half of the volunteers listed below are members who volunteer for everything, plus 4 are not club members! We can still use additional volunteers on Thursday late afternoon/early evening to mark off the booth spaces, on Friday to help set up, and on Saturday for various tasks during the show.
If you have time to help, it would be greatly appreciated. Just email me that you are available on which days and times. firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call or text me. My phone number is on page 2 of this issue. Please let me know if you intend to show up to help so that I know we have all the bases covered.
I want to acknowledge and thank everyone that has offered to volunteer to date. I greatly appreciate your offer to help with our gem show. The show would have fallen apart without your volunteering. People like you are more valuable than diamonds. Thank you in advance for your time and hard work.
Van Cleland (non-member)
Sue Fox (WSC member)
Larry Smith (non-member)
Randi Smith (non-member)
Our annual club picnic went very well. We had 32 people join us at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum for a potluck lunch and then the club auction. It was good seeing everyone and visiting with each other. Thank you to everyone that purchased items at the auction. The auction brought in $515 for the club treasury.
I also want to give a big thanks to Rich Russell for his donation to the auction. Rich creates such outstanding faceted stones. This time, his donation to the auction was a beautiful faceted 6.62-carat Citrine stone set in sterling silver. Rich does such incredible work!!
We continue to get many new members every month. So if you are a new member, please be sure to come up and introduce yourself at our meeting. That way, I can tie your name to your face.
I hope to see all of you at our August meeting.
Kat Koch, President