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 Thanks to Zach Pratt’s efforts, our general meetings are on YouTube. Our show plans are well underway. The booth spaces are almost sold out. 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. The show will be held at the Green River College gym on August 20 & 21, 2022. Need Another Volunteer Now I am looking for someone to volunteer to take pictures (with

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Our member Zach Pratt belongs to the Black Diamond Historical Society. He will be giving a historical presentation on the Green River and what can be found along the river. Show ‘n Tell: Something you have collected from a river, stream, or beach.    

  • Please note we have changed the month and day of our annual picnic. We had to change the month because our show is in August this year. We changed the weekday in order to accommodate our members that attend religious services. Our potluck picnic and club auction are being held on Saturday, July 9th at the Lake Wildnerness Arboretum. Setup is at 11 am and lunch is at noon. We ask you to bring a main dish, side dish, rolls, drinks, or dessert for the potluck. If you are unable to bring a food item that’s ok too. We would rather have you join us than not see you at all! The Arboretum is kind enough to provide a beautiful shaded area with picnic tables. There is also plenty of free parking. This is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and engage in some “rock talk.” At the auction, you can always pick up some great bargains. The Young Tumblers can spend the “Rock Bucks” that they have collected on auction items they would like. Everyone comes out a winner. These club auctions help cover the costs of running the club and to keep our dues low. If you would like to donate something to the auction we would really appreciate it.   Afterward, if it’s a warm day you can go swimming at Lake Wilderness, stroll through the beautiful park or take the kids to the play area.  

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