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 want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success. I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: John Cornell, CMS Member, will be showing off his bead work. He does wall hangings of portraits, landscapes, still life, etc. out of beads. He will bring examples of partially completed and completed works. His work is presently on display at an art gallery in Greenwood.   Show ‘n Tell: Your favorite rock, mineral or lapidary item that you received or bought in 2019

  • 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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