President Message – November 2022 (Click Here For More Info)

From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch

At our October meeting, Angie 100% surprised me with a birthday cake. Thank you, Angie, and everyone that sang Happy Birthday to me. Our members are really awesome!

Our club elections are coming up at our holiday dinner in December. You will find a description of the positions that need to be filled elsewhere in this issue of The Tumbler. Club nominations are made at our November meeting, and voting is at our December meeting. Please seriously consider filling one of the positions.

This year we are doing our Holiday Potluck Dinner a little differently. The club provides turkey and ham. Angie is keeping a list of what people are bringing for the Potluck Dinner. We will have a better variety of dishes and not so many duplicates. You can talk to Angie at the November club meeting, call her, or text your name and what you are bringing. Angie’s cell number can be found on the contact page of The Tumbler.

There is an essential change in our club’s annual financial budget. The American Legion Hall has substantially raised our fees to use the facility. Our monthly meeting fee has been raised from $40 per month to $75, an increase of 87.5%. In addition, our room rental fee for our annual holiday party has gone from $120 to $300, an increase of 250%.

As long as we can hold club membership at 100 families or more, we should be able to cover these increases. Presently club membership stands at 110 families.

Updated: November 1, 2022 — 12:51 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile Our Gem Show is on June 29th and 30th, with set-up on June 28th. Roger is looking for volunteers, so be prepared to help when he calls or emails you. We need a volunteer to ensure all the signs we need inside the venue are made and printed. We also need a volunteer to order street signs for our new location, place them before the show, and take them down. Then I am looking for a volunteer to take charge of the club sales table and set up the sales table. We need

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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