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

  •   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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