President’s Message – November 2017

President’s Message – November 2017  I would like to welcome the new members that joined at our October meeting. Two of the new families plus a guest family found out about our Club at the Puyallup Fair .

I would also like to recognize that news articles that our members have written for our newsletter “The Tumbler” in 2017 have so far been reprinted 7 times in various other club newsletters. This is very rewarding to hear as it’s gets the word out that CMS is a thriving healthy Club. Thanks to everyone in the club that has written something for the newsletter whether it has been reprinted or not. We appreciate and value everyone’s input.

I have also started the process of CMS having a children’s program. This is a structured program for budding rockhounder’s that has badges, monetary awards and much more.

In order to get the program up and going I will be the temporary Youth Leader. There is a manual and instructions for the Leader. Would anyone like to volunteer for this position? I will provide backup. I am planning to be fully registered and ready to go by the January general meeting. December is our holiday dinner and auction so it not feasible to have it start in December. The youth meeting will be held at 6 pm just before our General Meeting and last approximately 30 – 40 mins. Keep checking the website and newsletter for our first Youth Meeting.

I guess that’s all that’s presently on my mind.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: January 3, 2018 — 9:03 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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