President’s Message – February 2017

I am sitting here planning our meetings and events for 2017. It looks like our Club is going to have a very busy year.

The Board has officially started our 2018 Rock & Gem Show. It’s no longer all talk and speculation. We are a relatively small club and this is going to be a huge event for us. It’s going to require all members on deck. We are seriously looking at venues and dates and will be making a decision very soon.

I am excited about having our own show next year. I hope all of you are too.

Our meeting topic in February will be GOLD!! Our speaker, Chris Holden, will be speaking on gold panning. He is the owner of Black Jack’s Metal Detector’s in Renton. He carries supplies and tools for gold panning, metal detecting and rock hounding.

Let’s give him an enthusiastic welcome by having a good turnout for this meeting.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: March 13, 2017 — 9:07 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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