President’s Message – November

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 a 2 year Board position and would also require you to attend our Board meetings. Any volunteers for either position will be interviewed by the Board and the selection of the volunteer to fulfill the position will be made by the Board.

We are also looking for in indoor facility for a lapidary shop. We must be able to heat the area and to work in the shop year round. Do you know of a vacant house, unused light industrial space, unused 2 or 3 car garage, we also interested in unused space in a city or state building. If you know of such a space contact or have any ideas for a shop please contact me through the website.

Our Young Tumbler’s earned badges from their display case entries.

Alex Danneman earned his fossil badge.

Isaiah Fu earned his collection badge.

Isabel Viejo earned her showmanship badge.

Alexa Viejo earned her showmanship badge.

I have also been notified by the Northwest Federation that Alex Danneman and Isaiah Fu have each won a Junior Achievement Award. This is a first time for any Young Tumbler from our club!!

Congratulations to each of you for your awards and badges. We are very proud of you.

Kat Koch, President

Updated: December 17, 2019 — 4:54 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . I guess the biggest news since last May’s news bulletin is our Board voted to cancel our Gem Show in September. The Board has already reserved the dates for our show next year, September 17-19, 2021. By then we should all know the changes that will be required to put on a public event. A gem show is unique as a good portion of our vendors, visitors and volunteers fall into the high risk range for this virus. We will have to be fully cognizant of

Meeting Announcements

  • This is going to be our first meeting since February!! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. We have reserved our regular spot at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley, WA. It’s adjacent to Lake Wilderness Recreation and Beach Area. Setup is at 12 noon and lunch starts at 1 pm. It’s potluck so bring your favorite entree, side dish, rolls, desert or soda pop to share. There will an auction following lunch. Also bring your own silverware and plates. All Young Tumblers attending will get $10 in Rock Bucks to use at the auction. So add these Rock […]

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. Please go to the above tab “Young Tumblers” on our website and download your copy. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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