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

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . I can’t believe summer has arrived. Our picnic is Sunday, August 11th at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley. Setup is 11 a.m. with potluck picnic lunch at 12 noon. We will have an auction following lunch. So mark your calendars now and plan on attending. The kids can use their “Rock Bucks” to buy any auction item. There will be no General Meeting in August. Jacquie Pattie provided refreshments for our meetings for 25 years. She retired in December 2017. It’s hard to thank her enough for such dedication to

Meeting Announcements

  • Lake Wilderness Arboretum Annual Picnic Potluck – Sunday, August 11th Setup 11 am. Potluck lunch served at 12 noon. If you attend church and are a little late  – that’s okay too. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending! It’s always so enjoyable visiting with each other outside of our club meetings. This is such a beautiful, relaxing location for our annual Club picnic. The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is so gracious to allow us to use this outstanding spot under the trees which includes picnic tables and parking. It’s a great family event. Afterwards the Lake is within an […]

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • 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.

Current News