President’s Message – December 2021

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . .

The Gem Faire in early November went very well. It was good to see some version of normalcy. I enjoyed all the people, visiting with the vendors, seeing the bright lights and sparkles. Our booth spinning wheel gave out a whole bucket + of polished rocks. It was more than I expected as this was an event that children don’t usually attend.

I suppose it’s because more families are attending as there are more and more rock and mineral vendors with each Gem Faire event.

Several vendors came to our booth and asked if we were having a Gem Show in 2022. I told them we sure are at the Greenriver College! It was very encouraging to see the vendors seeking us out and asking. I also was able to add two new prospective vendors to our list.

Once we have passed the holidays, it’s going to be crunch time. It will be showtime! We can’t put on a gem show with just the board volunteering. To produce the show, we will be looking for many volunteers. So please be prepared to help at some level.

I don’t know if the new November members found out about us at the Gem Faire or not, but we have had five (5) new families join our club.

I want to welcome each of you to our rock club. Please feel free to come up and say hello at the holiday dinner.

Kat Koch, President

Updated: December 7, 2021 — 11:52 am

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . The Gem Faire in early November went very well. It was good to see some version of normalcy. I enjoyed all the people, visiting with the vendors, seeing the bright lights and sparkles. Our booth spinning wheel gave out a whole bucket + of polished rocks. It was more than I expected as this was an event that children don’t usually attend. I suppose it’s because more families are attending as there are more and more rock and mineral vendors with each Gem Faire event. Several vendors came to

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