President’s Message – March 2022

From the Top of the Rock Pile .  .  .  .
For the March meeting, we are back to in-person meetings. No vaccine
verification is required, so we are good to go. As of April, there will be no mask requirements either. Hopefully, very near future, everything will be back to normal.

I am looking for a member that is a techie. I have been asked by a few members for our meetings to be available streaming. Some members cannot attend our meetings because they are housebound due to the weather, have no childcare for small children at home, are disabled, can’t drive at night, etc.
Since we already have a channel, it’s my idea to stream live to Youtube. Members can then watch the meetings live or at their convenience. We could possibly use a free open source software called OSB (Open Broadcaster Software). I need someone to set up cameras and audio and use the software to stream directly to Youtube.
I don’t mind if you learn as you go. We can do a couple of test meetings to sync everything and ensure everything is working right. Then when you feel you are ready, we can go live streaming.
Are you the techie person I am looking for and willing to help? Contact Kat via email or phone.
James Starke, our Show Chairman, is hard at work getting our Gem Show off the ground. It is being held on August 20 & 21, 2022, at the Green River College gym. We need a load of volunteers for this event. James will have a signup sheet listing the positions he needs help on at the meeting. So be prepared to step up and volunteer.
In March, we are not only resuming in-person meetings, but we are also resuming the field trips on March 19th. If you have not renewed your membership for 2022, go grab your credit card now and “git ‘er done.” Go to our website, or you can use this link https://www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org/manage-cms-account/#myaccount
We continue to get new members every month. So if you are a new member, please be sure to come up and introduce yourselves at our meeting.

 

Updated: April 5, 2022 — 12:58 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.

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