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

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • 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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