President’s Message – July 2017

President’s Message – July 2017

The Board is still diligently working on a Show budget.

Currently the Show meeting is held in conjunction with the Board meeting. All members are welcome to attend if you are interested in helping out or just curious as to what’s happening with the show planning or nuts ‘n bolts of our club. Our next meeting is July 10th @ 7 pm, Panera Bread, Kent Station.

Election of officers is coming up the end of this year. If you are interested in running for a position or to work on a committee please let one of the Board members know. The entire Board except for 1 Director’s position are open for election this year.

Dates to mark on your calendar:

August 6, 2017 – CMS Club potluck picnic & live auction. Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley

September 2017 – Need volunteers entire month for Puyallup Fair booth. (No Tuesdays).

December 3, 2017 – CMS Dinner, meeting & live auction. American Legion Hall, Kent

April 27-29, 2018 2018 NFMS 80th Annual Show, Central WA State Fair Park, Yakima

August 27-30, 2018 – CMS Rock & Mineral Show. Green River College, Auburn

Summers here – lets all go rockhounding. There is a great field trip planned for July.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: September 1, 2017 — 8:56 pm

Presidents Message

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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