President’s Message – April 2020 (Click Here for More Info)

From the top of the rock pile .  .  .  .  . 

It seems the coronavirus has turned everyone’s world upside down. I know by now we all must be getting so bored and possibly lonely. I hope everyone has managed to find some toilet paper! Who ever knew it was such a precious commodity.

It’s a good opportunity for us to do some rock polishing or lapidary work that we have been putting off because of lack of time.

Remember you can also always write an article for the monthly Tumbler news bulletin. It can be about your hobby, an interesting rock or mineral fact or discovery, activity for our Young Tumblers, or a field trip report that you did with a group or on your own. If you feel your article needs proof reading Keith or I can do so for you. You can email your article to Keith Morgan’s (Tumbler Editor) email address which can be found in any issue of The Tumbler.

If all else fails reach out and call a friend or relative that you haven’t spoken to in a long time. It’s a great time to reconnect with friends and family via phone, texting or email. We are all in the same boat so we can all commiserate together.

The Board meeting and regular Thursday club meeting in April have been canceled. Hopefully we will all see each other in May.

Kat Koch

Updated: August 19, 2020 — 7:50 pm

Presidents Message

  • Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile  Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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