President’s Message – March 2018

Mike and I just returned from a 3 week trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. It was quite an experience and nothing of what I had expected. I am quite excited that I was able to buy several mineral specimen’s (that we don’t usually find here in the Northwest) for the raffle at our Rock and Gem Show. In addition, courtesy of Herbert Shepard, I was able to obtain an Amethyst Cathedral for the drawing.

We really need volunteers for the Show so please contact Mark and commit to filling a position. It’s 6 ½ months away and we need volunteers now, not a few weeks before the show.

Our website, news bulletin, Keith’s monthly cartoons and an original article were submitted to the NFMS/AFMS contests. We will find out how well we did at the regional federation show in Yakima, April 27 – 29, 2018. If we place anywhere in the northwest federation contest then we will be in the running at the AFMS contest. The AFMS results are revealed at the AFMS show in North Carolina. It would be such a feather-in-our-club-hat if we were place in any of these regional contests. To place nationally is beyond words.

Remember to volunteer for our show!!!!!

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: March 22, 2018 — 1:32 pm

Presidents Message

  • Thank you Mark for another great show! Outstanding!!I I am so proud of what Mark has accomplished these past 2 years in getting our show back up and running. He has exceeded all my expectations and wishes. I also want to thank all the CMS members, family members and volunteers from other clubs that helped out at the show. Couldn’t have done it without your help. Mark has been a valuable member of the Board of Directors for several years now. I would also like to note that Mark is the person that rewrote and maintains our website and organized

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: Mark will be giving a recap of our show. The good, the bad and the ?? Then Joan from Jerry’s Rock and Shop, Kent will be speaking at tonight. We don’t know her topic but she is always very interesting so plan on attending. Show ‘n Tell: What did you get at our show? Or show us a recent  purchase you made.

  • I am very proud of our Junior Tumbler’s. Alex Danneman, Isaiah Fu, Isabel Viejo, Alexa Viejo. Our Juniors did an outstanding job on their display cases. Alex show off his large fossil collection taking 1st Place ribbon in this category and earning his Fossil & collection badges. Isaiah show off his collection of rocks, minerals and fossils taking 1st Place ribbon in this category and earning his Collection badge. Isabel & Alexa both won 2nd Place ribbons for their category and age group. They each earned their Showmanship badge. Congratulation to each of you for a job well done!  

  • 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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