September 2018 – A Note from the President’s Desk . . .

We are well into the downhill slide to our show. Can’t believe it’s getting so close.

We can get into our venue for setup at 10 am on Friday, September 21st. Vendors will come in around 1 pm. Vendor setup time is 1 pm to 7:30 pm.

So please mark your calendars and plan to help out on Saturday and Sunday. We are far short of the volunteers needed to cover the 2 entrance tables, raffle sales, door prize, kids activities, spinning wheel, security and the silent auction. We will need all hands on deck!

Our Young Tumblers group is active and growing. We presently have 6 members: Alex Danneman, Isaiah Fu, Aiden Cerenzie, Cora Unger, Cooper Crawford and Caitlin Crawford. We will be handing out “Rockhound Badges” and a couple of other goodies to the kids at our September meeting. So please plan on having your kids attend our September meeting. I will do the handouts at the beginning of the meeting so if the kids need to go home early they can.

I do hope everyone can stay around though to hear all about our show. Mark will be giving and over view of the show. We will also have a display case for the kids to have a last look at what they have to work with for their display.

I am excited and looking forward to our show after all the unending work this past year! Thank you Mark for taking this project on!!!!

Kat Koch, CMS President

Updated: September 3, 2018 — 3:39 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . I want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success. I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: John Cornell, CMS Member, will be showing off his bead work. He does wall hangings of portraits, landscapes, still life, etc. out of beads. He will bring examples of partially completed and completed works. His work is presently on display at an art gallery in Greenwood.   Show ‘n Tell: Your favorite rock, mineral or lapidary item that you received or bought in 2019

  • 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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