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 Thanks to Zach Pratt’s efforts, our general meetings are on YouTube. Our show plans are well underway. The booth spaces are almost sold out. We need a load of volunteers for this event. James will have a sign-up sheet listing the positions he needs help on at the meeting. So be prepared to step up and volunteer. The show will be held at the Green River College gym on August 20 & 21, 2022. Need Another Volunteer Now I am looking for someone to volunteer to take pictures (with

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Our member Zach Pratt belongs to the Black Diamond Historical Society. He will be giving a historical presentation on the Green River and what can be found along the river. Show ‘n Tell: Something you have collected from a river, stream, or beach.    

  • Please note we have changed the month and day of our annual picnic. We had to change the month because our show is in August this year. We changed the weekday in order to accommodate our members that attend religious services. Our potluck picnic and club auction are being held on Saturday, July 9th at the Lake Wildnerness Arboretum. Setup is at 11 am and lunch is at noon. We ask you to bring a main dish, side dish, rolls, drinks, or dessert for the potluck. If you are unable to bring a food item that’s ok too. We would rather have you join us than not see you at all! The Arboretum is kind enough to provide a beautiful shaded area with picnic tables. There is also plenty of free parking. This is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and engage in some “rock talk.” At the auction, you can always pick up some great bargains. The Young Tumblers can spend the “Rock Bucks” that they have collected on auction items they would like. Everyone comes out a winner. These club auctions help cover the costs of running the club and to keep our dues low. If you would like to donate something to the auction we would really appreciate it.   Afterward, if it’s a warm day you can go swimming at Lake Wilderness, stroll through the beautiful park or take the kids to the play area.  

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