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

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific

Meeting Announcements

  • TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • 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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