Presidents Message – September 2017

Presidents Message – September 2017  

I want to thank everyone that attended our Annual Picnic and Auction at Lake Wilderness. It was a huge success in all aspects. We had our regular beautiful spot under the trees. We all enjoyed visiting with our new and old members plus guests. Thanks to Bob Wahlberg we are able to have use of this spot each year. Thank you Bob!

It’s a busy time for our Club.

We have the Puyallup State Fair booth to cover for the month of September. If anyone wants to help out we are still looking for volunteers. Just let me know if you want to sign up. It’s a fun event to do.

We have election of officer’s staring us in the face. Almost the entire Board is up for reelection. These are 2 year terms. Please seriously think about running for office. Next month the election committee will start gathering names for the various positions. If you would like to place your name on the ballot for a seat please let someone on the Board know.

Then we have Cascade Gem & Mineral Show in full swing now. Our Club has been talking about resuming our annual show ever since I joined CMS. It had really hinged on finding an affordable venue that met all our needs and enough members to help produce the show. Thanks to Mark Hohn we found the perfect and affordable venue. Please make note though that we had to change the show dates because of classes resuming and we need a full day to setup. Setup September 21st and show 22nd and 23rd, 2018.

Our venue, the Green River College Student Union, is a fantastic venue. State-of-the-art technically in visual arts and communication, spacious, beautiful, modern, great lighting and more than ample parking. Mark Hohn is our Show Chair so if anyone wants to help out please contact him. I am very excited as I know we are going to have a great show!!!

The Northwest Federation is having a mid-year meeting in conjunction with the Lewiston Idaho Rock & Mineral Show. If anyone is interested in attending21 to 23, 2018 the dates are October 21 & 22, 2017.

Kat Koch

CMS President

Updated: September 12, 2017 — 5:14 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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