A Note from the President’s Desk . . .
We need a lot of volunteers. You can now sign-up online at our website under the tab Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. I suggest that you sign-up online before too much time passes so we know where we stand on covering all our bases. You can also text or call Mark and let him know when you can help out.
We had to take a larger venue in order to have our show on the 3rd weekend of September as the college made a mistake and the Student Union was not available. In having to cover costs for a much larger venue we went from 43 booths to 63 booths plus all our other activities. So we really need volunteers in order to run the show.
The success of our show directly benefits our club as the proceeds from the show goes towards getting a permanent indoor lapidary shop. We all know how great it would be to have a nice indoor lapidary shop again. So your volunteering to help at the show has a stated goal. So please volunteer to help. 10 or 12 members can not run a 2-day show by themselves.
We all enjoyed talking “rocks” at our annual picnic. They had predicted rain for the day but the weather was good until we were packed up and gone. I know I hit a huge downpour halfway home. It was good though seeing everyone and visiting with one another and picking up some great bargains at our auction.
We had a good turnout for our gold panning field trip. I know I had fun. I did find 2 very small gold flakes. The trip completed a bucket list item for me.
If anyone is going to the Puyallup Fair they have moved the Hobby Hall to the 2nd floor of the pavilion building just as you enter the Gold Gate. They have all new display cases with a completely different floor layout. They had eliminated several competition categories and demonstrators but found out they have more room than expected. Right now they plan on restoring some of the displays and demonstrators next year. The lapidary categories are still there this year. I saw some awesome entries, so if you go to the Fair be sure to check them out.
Kat Koch, President