President’s Message – September 2021 (Click Here For More Information)

From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . .
The weather lookout was iffy when we went to bed the Saturday night before our club picnic. There was no evidence that it had recently rained when we arrived on Sunday to set up the tables. The grass was dry and the sky was partly cloudy. Around twenty members were at the picnic and we had a very nice day talking “rocks” and visiting with one another. It’s so good seeing everyone once again. We raised $761 from the auction! Thank you to everyone for making our auction a success. Everyone went home with great bargains. The monies from the club auctions help us fund our meetings and various other club events throughout the year.
I would like to personally thank Rich for the custom faceted amethyst set in a sterling silver necklace. Rich cut the gem just for our event. The necklace is stunning! Scott Miles went home the lucky winner of this gorgeous necklace for his wife.
We have a club booth at the Maple Valley Days, Lake Wilderness Park. October 9th and 10th. I need volunteers for the following time slots. Sunday hours are 9:45 am to 1:30 pm (1 volunteer).

We also have a club booth at the Gem Faire, Puyallup Fairgrounds. November 12th through 14th. I need volunteers to cover this event. Friday hours are noon to 3:15 pm (1 volunteer), and 3 pm to 6:15 pm (2 volunteers), Saturday 9:45 am to 2:15 pm (1 volunteer), and Sunday 9:45 am to 1:30 pm (2volunteers).

I will have a sign-up sheet at the meeting or you can email me if you would like to volunteer for either event. Talkingkat2 at yahoo dot com

At both events, the club will have our spinning wheel and two display cases. The kids get to spin the wheel for free and receive a polished rock. These are fun events as the kids are always so happy with big smiles when they receive a free polished rock to keep. Talk to people that stop by the booth about our great club: its activities, answer questions and hand out membership information.

I want to welcome each of you to our great rock club. I apologize if I have missed introducing myself to you. Please feel free to come up and say hello.

Kat Koch, President

Updated: January 9, 2022 — 3:45 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch At our October meeting, Angie 100% surprised me with a birthday cake. Thank you, Angie, and everyone that sang Happy Birthday to me. Our members are really awesome! Our club elections are coming up at our holiday dinner in December. You will find a description of the positions that need to be filled elsewhere in this issue of The Tumbler. Club nominations are made at our November meeting, and voting is at our December meeting. Please seriously consider filling one of the positions. This year we are doing our

Meeting Announcements

  • General Meeting – Thursday, November 10th Topic: Gold!! Speaker: Chris Holden, NAMA Board Member and CMS Member Chris Holden from Black Jack’s Metal Detectors will be talking about gold, gold, GOLD! We have had a lot of requests to have a meeting on finding gold in PNW. NAMA owns many gold claims in the PNW. This is your chance to ask all your questions about gold and get answers. Join us to claim your seat and enjoy this glittery topic. Show ‘n Tell: Gold or Pyrite

  • Our Holiday Party is Sunday, December 4th. Potluck dinner with the election of officers and club auction to follow. It’s our chance to visit with one another and also pick up some great bargains at our auction. The setup is at 11:30 AM. Dinner is at noon pm. The club provides turkey and ham plus plates and plastic eating utensils. This is a potluck, so please text or call Angie at 253-569-0245 with your name and what you plan on bringing: a vegetable, gravy, butter, dessert, rolls, or drinks.

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