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. https://www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org/cms-july18-2020-fieldtrip/
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.