Well we’re down to the wire on the Club Show. Let’s review some last minute things.
Set up will take place on Thursday, the 10th and will take the place of the meeting. All members are asked to come out and lend a hand. If you can come in the morning, we’ll be starting set up at 8:30.
For those bringing in crock pots of soups and chili, please have them delivered by 10am so there is time to get them warmed back up to serving temp by noon, or when the main set-up work is done.
Carl Weaver is still concerned that there are not enough display applications turned in to fill the space he is creating for them. If you haven’t put in an application, he needs you to help him out on this. Give him a call and let’s fill this area .
We still need raffle prizes. Something nice that you would want to win. It does not have to be rock related. A fishing pole, gardening tools or even a first aid kit would be fine. Call Rose if you’re not sure if she needs what you can offer.
Tom Wilson needs things for the silent auction table. Tom says that thundereggs are a particularly popular item. Whatever you can bring in, please take the time to clean it prior to delivery Thursday.
Kids corner is looking for tumbled rock and thunder egg slices and kid friendly items to sell.
And finally, if you can give us a couple of hours, ask Rose where you are most needed and lend a hand on whatever day you can.
Thanks everyone. Have a great show. I’ll see you there.
Our website is going through some major changes. We’ve changed the layout, put in more useful content and so much more. If you have not been there in a while, please go and check it out. I’d like you to notice that there is a button you can push to subscribe. If you click on it, you will be notified every time something new gets posted. That could be a big help in being current on what’s going on.
Also, check out the calendar section, which will be updated regularly with what the program will be about at meetings and any field trips that get scheduled.
And we have finally put up buttons for online payments and donations. Yaaay! I, for one, have not used a checkbook in years, so snail mail and checks don’t work for me very well. I believe this will be attractive to quite a lot of people, but in particular to those under 35 years old. It will be interesting to see if this impacts our membership roster in any way. I’m thinking it will, and in a good way.
Major thanks to Julian Gray and Susan Schmidlin for helping me with this major upgrade. I’ve also entered our club into a contest put on by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies for best website. I think we are going to do well in it. The first round will be against NWFMS clubs. Winners of all Federation regions then compete at the national level. The winning website will be announced in Albany this July. Stay tuned for updates on that.
Walt Butler will be transitioning out of the webmaster role due to an increase in his time constraints. Walt has done a tremendous job over the past few years and I want to publicly thank him for that.
Please join me in giving a big thank you to not only him, but to all the people who have stepped up and taken on leadership roles this year. Our show and our club would be so much less without them.
Finally, I would like to point out that we have a major event coming up in July, when the American Federation and the NW Federation will be doing a combined show down in Albany, Oregon. This convergence of organizations in our state has not happened in a very long time, and it’s a big deal. Please block out July 29, 30 and 31 on your calendars and plan on going down there. Click on our calendar tab for more info on that.