President’s Message – June 2019

 

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 stipulation that it was for one of our young members.

Just a reminder that we have a day trip or weekend camping trip coming up August 3rd & 4th for gold prospecting near Leavenworth. We will be joining the North American Miner’s Assoc. for this excursion. So if you are interested in gold panning or sluicing mark your calendars. We will also have a speaker at our July meeting from NAMA on the tools needed, how to pan for gold, rules for gold prospecting in WA and etc.

Each member of our Club is an integral part of making our club a success. I am always looking for ways to improve our club and to meet what you are looking in becoming a CMS Member. If you have any ideas on how to improve our meetings by adding something or deleting something, a field trip suggestion, a class, etc. I would like to hear any and all ideas you may have, big or small. You can email me at president@cascademineralogicalsociety.org

Kat Koch, President

 

Updated: June 2, 2019 — 5:55 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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