Presidents Message – October 2017

Presidents Message – October 2017  

Thank you to everyone that helped out at our booth at the Puyallup Fair! We have already received inquires about our Club and expect to see a few guests and possibly new members attend our October meeting. These PR events are very important as they provide a way to get the word out about our Club. New members keep our Club growing and healthy, provides us with fresh new ideas and interests to pursue and a membership base large enough to have various classes.

At the Fair I have been able to spread the word that our Club does presentations to schools. I have spoken to 3 PTA’s and several home school programmers. Hopefully we will hear from some of them this school year.

If I am reelected President this December it’s my goal to start a children’s program in the near future.

Talking about election of Officer’s, our election is coming upcoming this December. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and one Director are up for election. So your choice of what position you would like to fill is wide open. It only requires you attending one additional meeting each month: a Board meeting on the Monday prior to the General.

We also need 2 non-Board positions filled: Historian and Youth Program Leader.

Nominations are open from now and until our November meeting. The ballot will be presented at our November meeting. Voting will be held at our Holiday dinner in December. So everyone seriously think about throwing your hat in the ring for one of these positions. We are always looking for new volunteers and ideas for our Board. If you are interested let any Board member know, at a meeting or via email, what position you would like to run for.

Kat Koch, CMS President

Updated: October 3, 2017 — 12:34 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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