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

  • 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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