President’s Message – August 2018

A Note from the President’s Desk . . .

There was a large turn out at last years picnic. It’s such a beautiful spot, good food and great friends. Let’s do it again this year.

In case you are a new member and/or have not attended our summer picnic before, it’s a pot luck with a silent auction following. It’s always a good time to visit with one another and to pickup some good bargains at our auction.

Our youth program is now up and going. The group is called “Young Tumblers.” Our newsletter now has a section just for the kids called “Mini Miner’s.” Help your youngster read and do the activities. So check it out.

We had several members volunteers to help out at our show. We still need a lot more volunteers as it takes 50 to 75 volunteers to cover our show. So far we have about 15 people signed up! We must cover our two entrance tables and we so far do not have enough volunteers for this position.

So remember to volunteer for our show!!!!! Sign up at our August picnic meeting or contact Mark or Kat. Time is getting short – don’t wait until it’s panic time.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: September 30, 2018 — 9:55 pm

Presidents Message

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific

Meeting Announcements

  • TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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