President’s Message – September 2020

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . .

It’s hard for me to write this again: No meeting in September. If Governor Inslee changes things we will surely have a meeting. So check the website, call or text me for updates. My info is in the contact page of The Tumbler newsletter. You can also email me at

Our monthly field trips are continuing. As our summer wanes and we move towards fall please take advantage of our field trips. As long as we continue to have good weather Roger plans to have monthly field trips. You can find details on our club field trip for September in this newsletter or on our website. The website also has Roger’s planned future trips.

Angie and Bryan have been kind enough to store a lot of stuff for the club. Angie has informed me that she has buckets and buckets of local carnelian and rough rock for tumbling. If you are interested in any of it for your own use and/or to tumble for our show next year please contact Angie. If you want to tumble for the show next year the club will provide the grit. Her info is on the contact page of our newsletter under “Refreshments.”

I have been trying to think of ways to keep our club in contact with one another. Roger Danneman has come up with a great idea. He has started a Youtube channel for our club, Cascade Mineralogical Society. He has posted two videos on our club field trips. Do a search for our club name. Be sure to subscribe, then click on the little bell and chose all notifications, then click share the video. When a new video is posted you will be notified.

I hope everyone is staying healthy. Be sure to take good care of yourselves and wear a face mask when going out. I know we are all looking forward to seeing another again.

Kat Koch

Updated: January 17, 2021 — 2:14 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the top of the rock pile . . . . . . . . . . 2020 sure has been a weird year in many aspect in every area of our lives. As we approach 2021 I have high hopes for a much better year. The coronavirus has upended our way of life – but it’s also having a dramatic impact on animals across the globe too. From Africa to Columbia to India poachers have been taking advantage of the quiet nature reserves and there has been a huge increase in the poaching wild cats. In zoos across the

Meeting Announcements

  • The General Meeting for February will be an online meeting on February 11th at 7 pm. Check the website for topic and more information. The link for the meeting will be in your email around the first week of February. If everyone likes an online meeting, and it goes well, we will hold our monthly meetings online until we can all get together in person. The Board membership meetings for February has been canceled. Everyone stay home and be safe. If you have to go out be sure to wear a mask. Hopefully we will see each other by spring.

  • The Board has voted that for 2021 our annual dues is just $15 for your entire family. So please renew your membership if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings in person 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 as soon as the snows melt so check the website, be sure to read our monthly “Tumbler” and register for automatic notification of our next adventures. 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 Tumblers link on this website. It’s a great time to concentrate on earning 1 or more badges.  

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