President’s Message – February 2020 (Click Here to see more)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . .

I am busy with planning and writing the website to sell booth space for our 2020 Show. I am also the Bulletin Aids Chair for NFMS this year. It is the busiest time of the year for this position as I am in charge of all the NFMS contest submissions except websites. Thank goodness, this closes our shortly. FYI: There isno conflict of interest as I do not judge any of the entries from our club.

Mike has threatened to tie my hands down in order for me not to volunteer for anything else anywhere. I agree so he doesn’t have to worry.

I want to thank everyone in the club for stepping up to fill all the chair positions. Now I need to fill the various volunteer time slots at the show. So please consider to signing up now so you can then mark your calendar and won’t have any conflicting commitments.

Mike and I will be going to the Tucson Gem Show this year and then on to San Antonio, Texas to visit Mike’s daughter. I will be missing the February Board and Club meeting. VP Merriann Fu will be handling everything while I am gone. I am always in contact via email and my cell number.

See all of you in March –

Kat Koch, President 

Updated: February 3, 2020 — 11:04 am

Presidents Message

  • 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

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  •         Our annual picnic has been canceled due the virus. Stay safe and hopefully we will see each other again soon. Kat Koch, President

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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