President’s Message – April 2021 (Click Here for More Info)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . .
March’s Zoom General Meeting went well. We saw some of Terri Gerard’s sphere collection, Bob gave a lands’ access report plus a brief report from Roger, our Field Trip Guide. You can always check our website for the next planned field trip plus the details on where to meetup.
We also saw some new faces at the March meeting. Hopefully more of you will decide to attend our April Zoom meeting. You can join via your smart phone, laptop, tablet or desk top computer. If you don’t have a smart phone you can dial in and attend via voice only.
Now let’s all jump in with both feet and attend our Zoom April general meeting!
We will be resuming in-person general meetings in May or June. So stayed tuned for more information.
I would like to remind everyone that the AFMS is holding their annual meeting fairly close to us this year.

Sublette County Rock Hounds’ Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Rock & Roll with Wyoming Rocks
AFMS and RMFMS Annual Conventions

June 18-20, 2021
Sublette County Fairgrounds’ Event Center
10937 Hwy 189, Big Piney, Wyoming

Going to shows out of our area is always interesting (and hard on the pocketbook) because you see a lot of material we don’t see at our local shows. It should be an exceptionally good show since it’s both a national and local federation show. These regional and national shows always have great free lecture series plus field trips to the local collecting areas.
We continue to get new members every month via our website. I want to welcome each of you to our great rock club. I hope we get to meet each other in a Zoom meetings.
Anyone that joined our club from September 11, 2020 thru December 31, 2020 (last year) your membership is good for all of 2021.
Stay home, always wear a mask if you have to go out, and be sure to sanitize your hands constantly. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy as we all want to see each other this year.
Kat Koch, President
Updated: June 3, 2021 — 3:31 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . We will be resuming in-person club meetings on June 10th, Thursday at 7 pm. We will have our regular meeting at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Mike and I took a 3 week vacation/road trip via the giant redwoods on our way to Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains behind San Bernardino, CA. We had 2 weeks hanging around this beautiful lake. We went on a couple of leisurely drives looking for rocks but all we found were several types of granite. We then headed to Las Vegas

Meeting Announcements

  • Finally and at last we are resuming in-person meetings on June 10th at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Our topic for the evening will be a power point presentation on picture stones. Shown ‘n Tell will be something rock, mineral or fossil item you have done or acquired in the last 15 months. Google GPS lists the address as American Legion Hall, S 252nd St Kent, WA 98030 (No building address number.) Bing GPS doesn’t list it correctly no matter how you enter the address. When we resume our in-person meetings the club has obtained sanitizers to sanitize the tables, chairs and hands. Everyone will be required to wear a mask.

  • 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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