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

  • 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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