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
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 Our February was another good meeting. Almost 40 members attended, most of which displayed what they make or collect. It was interesting to see everyone’s interests. Plus, I always enjoy these types of meetings as we have the opportunity to talk and visit one another. We missed our three Young Tumblers, Mason, Bentley, and Jude. I hope we see you at our April meeting, where we have fluorescent rocks and minerals and anything else we can find that change color under black light. We scheduled this meeting as the

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  • General Meeting – Thursday, April 13th This meeting has been planned for April because the Kent, Renton, and Covington School Districts are on spring break, so all our Young Tumblers plan on attending this fun meeting as there is no school the next day. Bring your friends too. Topic: Fluorescent Rocks!! Not all rocks are what they seem. We have all heard about shapeshifters in sci-fi movies. How about very real color shifters? The club will have a collection of fluorescent rocks for everyone to see. It is interesting to see the different colors rocks become under short or long-wave UV lights. We will then examine members’ rocks and see what happens under UV light. Show ‘n Tell: Bring your rocks, and we will see if they change colors too. This is a fun meeting, so gather up your rocks that you suspect might be fluorescent and bring them to the meeting!!

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