President’s Message – June 2018

Mike and I attended the April Northwest Regional Show in Yakima. I was so proud of our club when they handed out the NFMS and AFMS awards. If you attended our May general meeting you are already aware of these awards.

So just in case you have not heard, our club won the following:

AFMS Rockhound of the Year – Bob Pattie

AFMS 4th Place Website Award – Mark Hohn

NFMS 1st Place Website Award – Mark Hohn (2nd year in a row)

AFMS 7th Place Small Bulletin – Keith Morgan

plus received the AFMS Top 10 Pen

NFMS 2nd Place Small Bulletin – Keith Morgan

AFMS 1st Place Drawn Feature – Keith Morgan

plus received the AFMS Top 10 Pen

NFMS 1st Place Drawn Feature – Keith Morgan

AFMS Honorable Mention Adult Article – Kat Koch

NFMS 1st Place Adult Article – Kat Koch

Congratulations to everyone that won plus an additional thank you to all our members that volunteer their time to make our Club a success.

Remember to volunteer for our show!!!!! Contact Mark or Kat.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: August 26, 2018 — 5:59 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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