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. 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.

Kat Koch

Updated: July 21, 2020 — 4:35 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch Thanks to Zach Pratt’s efforts, our general meetings are on YouTube. We do have to work out the camera positioning for the entire meeting. Please give us a month or 2 to get things right. The club intends to make this YouTube Live Stream a permanent thing – so hang in there. Our show plans are well underway. Our show is sold out!  We need a load of volunteers for this event. I will have at the meeting

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Our member Zach Pratt belongs to the Black Diamond Historical Society. He will be giving a historical presentation on the Green River and what can be found along the river. Show ‘n Tell: Something you have collected from a river, stream, or beach.    

  • Please note we have changed the month and day of our annual picnic. We had to change the month because our show is in August this year. We changed the weekday in order to accommodate our members that attend religious services. Our potluck picnic and club auction are being held on Saturday, July 9th at the Lake Wildnerness Arboretum. Setup is at 11 am and lunch is at noon. We ask you to bring a main dish, side dish, rolls, drinks, or dessert for the potluck. If you are unable to bring a food item that’s ok too. We would rather have you join us than not see you at all! The Arboretum is kind enough to provide a beautiful shaded area with picnic tables. There is also plenty of free parking. This is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and engage in some “rock talk.” At the auction, you can always pick up some great bargains. The Young Tumblers can spend the “Rock Bucks” that they have collected on auction items they would like. Everyone comes out a winner. These club auctions help cover the costs of running the club and to keep our dues low. If you would like to donate something to the auction we would really appreciate it.   Afterward, if it’s a warm day you can go swimming at Lake Wilderness, stroll through the beautiful park or take the kids to the play area.  

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