President’s Message – August 2020 (Click Here for More Info)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . .

The bad news, again no meeting in August. Very sorry we have had to cancel our annual picnic at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum. I am so hopeful that in the near future we will be able to have a meeting.

I really miss seeing everyone.

Our monthly field trips are continuing. There nothing like getting our doors and collecting rocks. Our state is so beautiful and summer has arrived! Check our website and register for field trip reminders or new field trips. Also check out the Washington Mineral Council for their trips too.

Also check our our website for the latest Mini Miner’s by Diamond Dan for activities to keep our Young Tumbler’s busy. The June and July editions are now available. We thank Diamond Dan for providing the issues for free for our Young Tumblers.

The Puyallup club is holding a small 3-day outdoor show in August. You will find all the details elsewhere in this newsletter.

I guess that’s all the news. Mike has been busy tumbling, He always brings his latest polished rocks up to the kitchen to show me. I have been gardening. My small back patio is full of colorful flowers and a water fountain plus I am growing tomatoes and green beans. So far I have 9 tomatoes getting ripe and my beans are blossoming.

I hope everyone is staying healthy. Be sure to wear a face mask when going out as we all want to see each other again.

Kat Koch

Updated: January 9, 2022 — 3:43 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.

Current News