President’s Message – July 2020 (Click Here for More Info)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . .

The bad news, again no meeting in July. The good news is as of June 19th King County is in Phase 2. It is very hopeful that King County will be in Phase 3 by the time of our annual picnic. This will allow for public gatherings of up to 50 people.

So please mark your calendar for August 9th at Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Setup is noon and lunch is at 1 pm. Bring your favorite dish: main dish, vegetable dish, bread, desert, drinks, etc. Our annual auction will follow.

The club will require that you wear a face mask. We will have hand sanitizer on hand for everyone. We will sanitize everything before everyone arrives and the food serving utensils before opening the food line.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone and visiting with each other. Please plan on joining us for a beautiful day in the arboretum!

Our monthly field trips are continuing. There nothing like getting our doors and collecting rocks. Our state is so beautiful and summer has arrived! Take advantage of it and join us on a field trip.

Our next trip is July 18th to the Greenwater area for Black Agate, Jasper, Opal and Petrified Wood. Check our website for meet up location & time and what tools you will need.

Families or individuals that have quarantined together can carpool together. All others must travel individually. When searching for material families can search together but individuals must maintain a distance of 6 ft from each other.

This year our club won the NFMS contest in three categories.

1st Place – Keith Morgan – Drawn Feature – Mr & Mrs Rockhound

1st Place – Mark Hohn – Website

2nd Place – Keith Morgan – Bulletin: Small – The CMS Tumbler – December 2019

Congratulations to Keith and Mark for a great job. I thank you for your continuing to hard work. It is much appreciated. I will be presenting the awards at our August picnic.

See all of you in August.

Kat Koch

Updated: July 21, 2020 — 4:35 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . It’s hard for me to write this again: No meeting in September. If Governor Inslee changes things we will surely have a meeting. So check the website, call or text me for updates. My info is in the contact page of The Tumbler newsletter. You can also email me at Our monthly field trips are continuing. As our summer wanes and we move towards fall please take advantage of our field trips. As long as we continue to have good weather Roger plans to have

Meeting Announcements

  • CANCELED Due to present state mandate regarding the virus our meeting is again canceled for this month. I sure hope we get to see one another soon. In the meantime, take advantage of our monthly field trips. There is also our monthly Tumbler news bulletin which has many interesting articles plus activities for our Young Tumblers.

  • This is our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and club auction. Mark your calendars now and plan on attending. The club provides the turkey and ham. Everyone else fill in with whatever you would like to bring. Setup is at 11:30 am and lunch is 12:30 pm. After visiting with one another, sharing a great meal we have an auction. Everyone can pickup great bargains on minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry, etc

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for September and October’s next adventures. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under […]

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