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

  • Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile  Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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