President’s Message – January 2020

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . .

I want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success.

I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded wall hanging and art pieces (he currently has a showing at an art gallery in Greenwood), Terri Gerard does watercolor and oil painting (she currently has a showing at an art gallery in Greenwood too), I do stipple art (pen & ink using small dots) and ceramics besides my wire wrapping. Your other talent can also include lapidary arts, faceting, wire work, cabochons, opals, metal working, knapping, intarsia, etc. What do you do? Let me know by mailing me at president@cascademineralogicalsociety.org

We are fast coming up on a decision for our 2020 Rock & Gem Show. I have not been able to confirm we have the venue or the dates with the college. So I won’t be asking for volunteer sign up at our January club meeting. Just be aware that we will need sufficient volunteers to commit to covering the open slots before proceeding with the show.

If I am going to be Show Chair I can’t carry a heavy physical load. I have to back off the long show hours as my legs and feet can no longer handle 10 to 13 hour days. I will need everyone’s help to accomplish the 2020 show. Every little bit someone can do will be a help. So be prepared to sign up for something (hopefully) at the February meeting.

Side note: I am already getting requests to book our 2020 show. Mark has given our club a running start on doing a very successful show.

With 2019 now behind us, I want to thank each and every one of you that have volunteered all year long to help our club grow and run successfully. A special thanks to Jennifer Russell, Rich’s wife, for baking goodies for our monthly meetings. She doesn’t even attend our meetings!

Our club went into 2020 with 87 family memberships on our roster. Thank you to everyone for helping to make 2019 a very good year for our club!

Kat Koch, President

 

Updated: November 1, 2022 — 12:49 pm

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  • 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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