President’s Message – April 2022 (Click Here For More Info)

From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch
We have several members who cannot attend our meetings and have asked for them to be live-streamed. Zach Pratt, a new member, has volunteered to get this going for us. Zach plans on doing a test run at the April meeting to work out all the kinks. The plan is for the May General meeting to be live-streamed on YouTube. At the May meeting, Joan from Jerry’s Rock and Gem Shop will be speaking on the colorful salt domes of Iran.
You will be able to watch our meetings live as they are going on or at a more convenient time for you. In addition, they will be permanently available on our YouTube channel.
The channel is Cascade Mineralogical Society. Be sure to like and subscribe.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cascade+mineralogical+society
Now I am looking for someone to volunteer to take pictures at our monthly meeting, including the Show ‘n Tell portion. Then write a short article with photos for our Tumbler each month. If you are hesitant about your writing abilities, I would be more than happy to proofread your article before submitting it to Keith, our editor. The publication deadline is the 18th of each month.
James Starke, our Show Chairman, is hard at work getting our Gem Show off the ground. It will be held at the Green River College gym on August 20 & 21, 2022. We need a load of volunteers for this event. James will have a sign-up sheet listing the positions he needs help on at the meeting. So be prepared to step up and volunteer.
In March, we are not only resuming in-person meetings, but we are also resuming the field trips on March 19th. If you have not renewed your membership for 2022, go grab your credit card now and “git ‘er done.” Go to our website, or you can use this link https://www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org/manage-cms-account/#myaccount
We continue to get new members every month. So if you are a new member, please be sure to come up and introduce yourselves at our meeting.

Kat Koch, President

Updated: May 16, 2022 — 2:01 pm

Presidents Message

  • 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

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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