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

  • 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

Meeting Announcements

  • General Meeting – Thursday, November 10th Topic: Gold!! Speaker: Chris Holden, NAMA Board Member and CMS Member Chris Holden from Black Jack’s Metal Detectors will be talking about gold, gold, GOLD! We have had a lot of requests to have a meeting on finding gold in PNW. NAMA owns many gold claims in the PNW. This is your chance to ask all your questions about gold and get answers. Join us to claim your seat and enjoy this glittery topic. Show ‘n Tell: Gold or Pyrite

  • Our Holiday Party is Sunday, December 4th. Potluck dinner with the election of officers and club auction to follow. It’s our chance to visit with one another and also pick up some great bargains at our auction. The setup is at 11:30 AM. Dinner is at noon pm. The club provides turkey and ham plus plates and plastic eating utensils. This is a potluck, so please text or call Angie at 253-569-0245 with your name and what you plan on bringing: a vegetable, gravy, butter, dessert, rolls, or drinks.

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